US trade (export - import) with Belarus in 2016

Published or Updated: May 11, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belarus in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belarus

In 2016, US trade with Belarus totaled $338.6 million, up 50.42% ($113.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Belarus in 2016 totaled $195.0 million, up 229.10% ($135.8 million) from 2015.

US imports from Belarus in 2016 were $143.6 million, down 13.42% ($22.3 million) from 2015.

US trade balance with Belarus went from a deficit of $106.6 million in 2015, to a surplus of $51.4 million in 2016.

Belarus was the US 124th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 138th in 2015), accounting for 0.0091% of US total trade (up from 0.0059% in 2015).

Belarus was the US 123rd largest export market in 2016 (up from 155th in 2015), accounting for 0.0134% of US total exports (up from 0.0039% in 2015).

Belarus was the US 114th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 112th in 2015), accounting for 0.0064% of US total imports (down from 0.0072% in 2015).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 92.19% of US total exports to Belarus (78.47% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.25% of US total exports to Belarus (10.73% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.35% of US total exports to Belarus (4.05% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.36% of US total exports to Belarus (2.22% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $138,958.3 thousand;
  • 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 $4,623.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,789.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $755.4 thousand;
  • 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 $715.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $705.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Belarus in 2016 over 2015 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 $7,142.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,590.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $645.8 thousand.
US exports to Belarus in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,314.8 1.70 525.1531.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 154.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 50.0 0.03 0.0
10 Cereals 23.2 0.01 22.62.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 50.1-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 41.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 102.9 0.05 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 694.6 0.36 1,145.8-39.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 55.3 0.03 103.0-46.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 274.8 0.14 175.556.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 62.1 0.03 173.3-64.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 233.3 0.12 16.21,342.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34.0 0.02 50.7-32.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 81.5 0.04 167.0-51.18
29 Organic chemicals 102.9 0.05 100.82.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,198.4 0.61 804.349.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 729.5 0.37 496.846.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 447.8 0.23 934.3-52.07
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 33.1 0.02 87.6-62.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 70.4 0.04 46.750.89
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 97.2 0.05 46.6108.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,425.0 1.24 2,080.416.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 972.6 0.50 1,498.0-35.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 170.0 0.09 94.280.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.0 0.01 3.2547.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 279.6 0.14 244.014.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 325.8 0.17 92.6252.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.2 0.01 108.3-88.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31.6 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 94.8 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21.8 0.01 37.8-42.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.5 0.01 22.8-10.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6.7 0.00 34.7-80.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18.7 0.01 303.0-93.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 127.7 0.07 28.5348.40
69 Ceramic products 61.8 0.03 15.5299.09
70 Glass and glassware 21.0 0.01 64.9-67.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 41.4 0.02 2.61,478.38
72 Iron and steel 8.1 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 425.6 0.22 806.3-47.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.2 0.01 74.1-86.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15.9 0.01 2.7495.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.2 0.01 37.6-54.26
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 246.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 223.7 0.11 110.7102.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.9 0.01 35.6-72.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,092.1 4.66 13,682.4-33.55
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 14,115.3 7.24 9,491.748.71
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 830.0 0.43 114.8622.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,647.4 1.36 1,941.636.35
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 143,515.8 73.59 4,557.53,049.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32.6 0.02 7.7321.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,563.0 4.90 16,705.5-42.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 36.9-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 75.3 0.04 145.5-48.23
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10.3 0.01 0.0
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 173.4 0.09 819.2-78.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 343.9 0.18 345.0-0.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.4 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 762.5 0.39 7.110,654.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 885.2 0.45 310.6185.01

US Imports from Belarus

The major share of US imports from Belarus in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 45.97% of US total imports from Belarus (41.94% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.95% of US total imports from Belarus (30.17% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.75% of US total imports from Belarus (11.52% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.21% of US total imports from Belarus (3.50% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.22% of US total imports from Belarus (4.10% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.63% of US total imports from Belarus (2.13% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Belarus in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,924.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,954.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,179.0 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1,614.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,380.5 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,320.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $431.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $32,189.5 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,557.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,090.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,075.7 thousand.
US imports from Belarus in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 2.7 0.00 4.3-36.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.3 0.00 4.928.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 95.1 0.07 51.285.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.6 0.00 12.9-56.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 124.9 0.09 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16.9 0.01 20.0-15.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,788.5 1.25 1,828.1-2.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 107.7 0.07 113.7-5.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 772.8 0.54 610.326.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 450.8 0.31 409.510.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54.0 0.04 38.042.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.0 0.00 11.8-49.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 343.6 0.24 427.0-19.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 117.6 0.08 100.816.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 29.9-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 139.1 0.10 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.00 30.6-88.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.2 0.00 13.7-69.22
31 Fertilizers 62,672.9 43.65 66,229.9-5.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33.2 0.02 38.5-13.84
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 29.0 0.02 2.41,105.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 760.9 0.53 1,122.5-32.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,866.4 1.30 1,839.61.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 297.4 0.21 134.0122.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 198.9 0.14 141.140.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 106.6 0.07 50.3111.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,325.1 2.32 4,400.8-24.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,303.0 0.91 2,393.6-45.56
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,516.8 2.45 3,842.5-8.48
54 Man-made filaments 104.7 0.07 30.7240.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,907.0 2.02 1,292.0124.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 102.2 0.07 64.658.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 738.4 0.51 473.356.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43.3 0.03 50.8-14.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26.2 0.02 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 46.8 0.03 53.0-11.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5.5 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,653.2 1.15 332.8396.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.0 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 14,979.1 10.43 10,055.048.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,006.6 2.09 35,196.1-91.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 576.0 0.40 412.839.53
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 28.4 0.02 16.176.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,646.8 3.93 4,266.332.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 105.0 0.07 95.59.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,658.7 1.85 479.7454.26
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 758.4 0.53 548.038.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 523.9 0.36 919.2-43.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,106.7 14.00 17,151.917.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
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 7,498.2 5.22 7,155.94.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 317.7 0.22 196.461.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.1 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.2 0.02 2.11,542.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,561.5 2.48 3,129.813.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce