US trade (export - import) with Belarus in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 10, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belarus in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belarus

In 2018, US trade with Belarus totaled $535.0 million, up 45.44% ($167.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Belarus in 2018 totaled $133.9 million, up 84.17% ($61.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Belarus in 2018 totaled $401.1 million, up 35.90% ($106.0 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Belarus in 2018 was $267.3 million, a 20.13% increase ($44.8 million) over 2017.

Belarus was the US 119th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 124th in 2017), accounting for 0.0125% of US total trade (up from 0.0093% in 2017).

Belarus was the US 137th largest export market in 2018 (up from 153rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0080% of US total exports (up from 0.0047% in 2017).

Belarus was the US 101st largest supplier in 2018 (up from 103rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0153% of US total imports (up from 0.0123% in 2017).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.72% of US total exports to Belarus (74.78% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.35% of US total exports to Belarus (11.43% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.85% of US total exports to Belarus (6.04% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.70% of US total exports to Belarus (2.19% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.52% of US total exports to Belarus (1.85% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus in 2018 over 2017 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) - an increase of $19.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belarus in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Belarus in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 689.7 0.52 239.8187.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
10 Cereals 131.5 0.10 36.8257.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8.5 0.01 20.9-59.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18.8 0.01 44.6-57.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36.5 0.03 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,437.1 1.07 939.952.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,068.5 8.27 6,640.766.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 401.7 0.30 267.949.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 97.7-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 56.3 0.04 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 410.4 0.31 259.258.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,618.2 1.21 1,086.348.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 367.3 0.27 179.3104.78
29 Organic chemicals 427.0 0.32 343.224.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 710.9 0.53 518.937.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 394.6 0.29 196.3101.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 617.2 0.46 601.42.64
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 186.9 0.14 106.076.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 114.3 0.09 72.457.96
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31.1 0.02 30.61.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,724.6 2.04 1,469.685.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 638.1 0.48 733.1-12.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 282.0 0.21 139.3102.42
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.1 0.00 7.2-16.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 352.2 0.26 258.536.24
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 74.0 0.06 39.587.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 44.3 0.03 29.649.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.2 0.00 5.2-0.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35.2 0.03 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 17.8 0.01 12.146.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 173.4 0.13 321.1-46.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17.9 0.01 47.9-62.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.5 0.01 14.3-40.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.0 0.01 4.791.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22.6 0.02 18.720.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 224.5 0.17 85.3163.09
69 Ceramic products 5.4 0.00 8.7-38.56
70 Glass and glassware 144.2 0.11 27.6423.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 354.1 0.26 198.278.60
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 862.9 0.64 319.7169.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.01 21.6-25.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.3 0.00 3.5-4.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 120.1 0.09 18.6544.34
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10.9 0.01 11.0-0.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,234.8 0.92 1,130.49.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.7 0.02 38.0-24.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,104.8 18.75 11,450.6119.24
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 40,417.3 30.19 21,324.389.54
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 649.2 0.48 324.6100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,845.6 5.86 3,137.0150.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,836.4 6.60 4,659.889.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.1 0.00 13.2-53.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,825.6 11.82 13,444.417.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 142.9 0.11 22.7530.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 199.6 0.15 141.441.16
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
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 810.0 0.61 669.720.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,243.0 3.17 111.63,703.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.1 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,476.0 1.10 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,153.3 1.61 661.5225.53

US Imports from Belarus

The major share of US imports from Belarus in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.77% of US total imports from Belarus (47.50% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.07% of US total imports from Belarus (19.06% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.99% of US total imports from Belarus (15.53% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.31% of US total imports from Belarus (8.43% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.64% of US total imports from Belarus (1.72% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.27% of US total imports from Belarus (1.27% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.21% of US total imports from Belarus (1.49% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Belarus in 2018 over 2017 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 $80.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $22.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US imports from Belarus in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 7.2 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 32.0 0.01 8.5274.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 299.9 0.07 164.782.12
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.3 0.00 5.532.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12.2 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.7 0.00 12.4-21.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,927.4 0.48 1,667.715.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 218.8 0.05 199.49.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 887.0 0.22 853.93.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 328.8 0.08 358.1-8.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 96.1 0.02 70.835.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23.9 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,242.3 0.31 394.9214.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26.5 0.01 282.6-90.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 136,646.4 34.07 55,970.3144.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.4 0.00 92.6-97.39
29 Organic chemicals 11.1 0.00 3.5221.48
31 Fertilizers 141,164.7 35.19 135,007.44.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16.7 0.00 39.2-57.46
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 248.5 0.06 142.574.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,427.2 0.61 1,411.671.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,793.4 0.70 2,157.529.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 724.7 0.18 1,157.7-37.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 84.4 0.02 195.3-56.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 134.3 0.03 178.3-24.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,265.1 1.31 4,149.826.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17.4 0.00 7.4134.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,282.5 0.32 924.338.74
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,030.7 0.76 3,395.5-10.75
54 Man-made filaments 509.3 0.13 147.1246.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 178.1 0.04 58.3205.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 822.9 0.21 655.825.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 79.9 0.02 117.6-32.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 198.8 0.05 5.23,745.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20.2 0.01 15.530.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.8 0.00 10.4-54.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 35.5 0.01 2.51,334.77
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,814.0 0.45 1,472.523.19
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 69.4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 6,548.1 1.63 15,810.0-58.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 44,851.6 11.18 22,816.096.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,167.2 0.29 794.846.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19.7 0.00 83.8-76.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,039.4 1.75 5,757.222.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 483.9 0.12 565.1-14.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,475.4 0.87 2,275.052.76
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 742.8 0.19 387.391.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 632.5 0.16 249.7153.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 57.1 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,408.9 5.09 21,971.1-7.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 599.6 0.15 189.8215.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 38.4 0.01 8.1375.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
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 9,309.2 2.32 9,762.5-4.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 411.3 0.10 333.823.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 61.2 0.02 160.3-61.79
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,638.4 0.66 2,565.62.84
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce