US trade with Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Algeria

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Algeria totaled $1,525.0 million, up 42.06% ($451.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $262.5 million, down 43.94% ($205.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1,262.5 million, up 108.58% ($657.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $1,000.0 million, a 629.49% increase ($862.9 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Algeria was the US 56th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1626% of US total trade (up from 0.1227% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Algeria was the US 76th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0705% of US total exports (down from 0.1347% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Algeria was the US 44th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 63rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2232% of US total imports (up from 0.1147% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Algeria

The major share of US exports to Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.10% of US total exports to Algeria (64.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.02% of US total exports to Algeria (2.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.88% of US total exports to Algeria (8.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.42% of US total exports to Algeria (15.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of US total exports to Algeria (5.56% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.15% of US total exports to Algeria (2.25% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $40.4 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $28.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.9 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $179.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $58.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $16.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $12.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 698.1 0.27 1,171.1-40.38
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 742.3 0.28 31.62,247.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,827.6 1.08 924.4205.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,573.9 2.50 5,176.227.00
10 Cereals 40,556.0 15.45 135.529,829.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,231.7 0.47 3,081.4-60.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 191.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 48.8 0.02 53.1-7.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18.3 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 60.7 0.02 45.234.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14.5 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,056.8 0.40 921.314.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 750.1 0.29 225.2233.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,851.3 2.23 1,694.1245.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40.3 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,187.6 5.40 72,354.7-80.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,098.8 0.42 243.3351.67
29 Organic chemicals 215.6 0.08 98.6118.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 362.5 0.14 6,767.2-94.64
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 111.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 240.4 0.09 531.3-54.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 79.2 0.03 77.12.84
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 398.4 0.15 409.1-2.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 136.5 0.05 268.8-49.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 346.6 0.13 503.7-31.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.8 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,729.0 1.04 1,697.660.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,617.6 5.19 30,230.2-54.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,450.4 0.55 725.699.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.2 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 392.1 0.15 535.7-26.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10.7 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,252.8 2.76 9,011.1-19.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 612.7 0.23 382.560.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.7 0.00 594.0-98.37
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 48.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 16.7 0.01 7.0138.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26.9 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27.3 0.01 50.3-45.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.5 0.00 11.94.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.4 0.00 42.5-77.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41.2 0.02 112.9-63.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40.2 0.02 66.4-39.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 945.6 0.36 42.12,145.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72.0 0.03 90.7-20.65
69 Ceramic products 192.1 0.07 18.7928.15
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 48.7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 221.0 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,967.8 1.51 16,370.8-75.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 88.4 0.03 47.287.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 63.4 0.02 33.390.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 89.8 0.03 119.8-25.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 44.5 0.02 6.0644.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,867.3 1.47 8,958.1-56.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 238.7 0.09 477.6-50.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91,299.7 34.78 83,386.89.49
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 9,056.3 3.45 188,461.2-95.19
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 28,724.0 10.94 537.65,242.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,015.4 0.77 6,597.1-69.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,814.1 2.60 5,260.929.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 313.8 0.12 275.513.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,405.2 2.44 15,518.5-58.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 29.3 0.01 1,027.1-97.14
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 317.8 0.12 391.3-18.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00

US Imports from Algeria

The major share of US imports from Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.69% of US total imports from Algeria (94.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.73% of US total imports from Algeria (5.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $624.7 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $27.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Algeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 559.3 0.04 553.90.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,195,502.1 94.69 570,785.7109.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 683.4 0.05 44.01,453.47
31 Fertilizers 59,002.3 4.67 31,104.489.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 44.9 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30.3 0.00 15.891.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.3 0.00 279.0-98.82
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 4.7 0.00 26.5-82.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.2 0.00 35.1-79.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.2 0.00 100.1-93.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce