US trade with Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Azerbaijan

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Azerbaijan totaled $383.0 million, up 105.36% ($196.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 totaled $263.4 million, up 124.76% ($146.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 totaled $119.6 million, up 72.56% ($50.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 was $143.8 million, a 200.37% increase ($95.9 million) over the first half of 2016.

Azerbaijan was the US 103rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 117th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0199% of US total trade (up from 0.0104% in the first half of 2016).

Azerbaijan was the US 94th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 115th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0348% of US total exports (up from 0.0165% in the first half of 2016).

Azerbaijan was the US 106th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 112th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0102% of US total imports (up from 0.0064% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of US exports to Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 92.77% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (83.97% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.74% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (5.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.56% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (6.21% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.38% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (1.27% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.20% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (1.13% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $155.9 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 75.0 0.03 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 102.9 0.04 1,088.8-90.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 47.5 0.02 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.4 0.00 4.7141.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 100.8-100.00
10 Cereals 18.8 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 71.3 0.03 29.2144.51
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 18.5 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 29.9 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30.0 0.01 9.0233.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 27.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 567.3 0.22 183.4209.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.3 0.00 22.2-80.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21.0 0.01 16.031.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35.7 0.01 14.0154.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 346.3 0.13 721.2-51.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 435.2 0.17 446.6-2.55
29 Organic chemicals 100.3 0.04 257.1-60.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 142.4 0.05 162.8-12.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.7 0.00 15.8-82.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 149.9 0.06 486.7-69.21
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 253.0 0.10 605.2-58.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 315.5 0.12 652.1-51.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,514.8 0.58 3,423.5-55.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 617.4 0.23 659.9-6.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 573.7 0.22 563.41.82
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.8 0.00 162.5-94.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.6 0.00 2.829.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40.6 0.02 16.7143.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 105.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 202.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 19.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31.7 0.01 16.987.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 71.4 0.03 29.3143.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 399.5 0.15 903.6-55.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13.6 0.01 38.9-65.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.0 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.4 0.01 17.79.66
69 Ceramic products 60.4 0.02 10.2491.26
70 Glass and glassware 79.9 0.03 20.2296.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 237.3 0.09 540.2-56.06
72 Iron and steel 7.9 0.00 3.7113.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,453.8 1.69 3,297.435.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 68.1 0.03 8.5701.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,882.5 1.47 1,484.0161.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18.6 0.01 144.8-87.18
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 51.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15.2 0.01 6.2144.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,370.0 0.52 1,427.3-4.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43.6 0.02 113.4-61.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,605.0 16.17 50,653.9-15.89
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 8,469.6 3.22 6,226.836.02
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 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,679.8 1.40 1,558.5136.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 180,958.1 68.70 25,031.1622.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 98.4 0.04 121.2-18.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,563.9 3.25 14,808.8-42.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 51.6 0.02 28.481.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 649.1 0.25 52.71,131.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 287.3 0.11 32.1795.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31.0 0.01 14.8109.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.3 0.04 28.0280.23

US Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of US imports from Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.98% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (93.52% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.14% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (2.57% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.05% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (0.02% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $12.9 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Azerbaijan in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 260.0 0.22 240.18.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 39.9 0.03 16.9136.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 77,734.5 64.98 64,832.219.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.6 0.00 3.0-13.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.5 0.01 7.021.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.8 0.00 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,260.5 1.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 454.9 0.38 69.0559.75
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 106.2 0.09 21.1403.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 799.0 0.67 1,686.3-52.62
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 37.7 0.03 22.369.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 278.4 0.23 103.3169.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce