US trade with Belarus in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 28, 2017

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

US Trade with Belarus

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Belarus totaled $66.3 million, up 55.62% ($23.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Belarus in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $13.9 million, up 19.34% ($2.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Belarus in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $52.4 million, up 69.28% ($21.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Belarus in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $38.5 million, a 99.44% increase ($19.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Belarus was the US 131st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 139th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0071% of US total trade (up from 0.0049% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Belarus was the US 157th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of US total exports (up from 0.0034% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Belarus was the US 105th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 115th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total imports (up from 0.0059% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus 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) - 81.27% of US total exports to Belarus (74.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.68% of US total exports to Belarus (6.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.99% of US total exports to Belarus (13.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.55% of US total exports to Belarus (2.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.30% of US total exports to Belarus (1.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus 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) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Belarus 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 99.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.3 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 102.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.2 0.05 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 820.5 5.90 499.264.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 97.7 0.70 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 103.7 0.75 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6.4 0.05 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 44.2 0.32 38.614.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 152.3 1.10 33.9348.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 62.6 0.45 229.8-72.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 96.5 0.69 39.2145.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 29.4-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 278.3 2.00 835.8-66.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 122.1 0.88 220.4-44.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70.7 0.51 122.4-42.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36.2 0.26 42.6-15.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 169.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.5 0.04 3.556.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.2 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.7 0.04 10.7-46.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5.0 0.04 10.4-52.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 48.4 0.35 3.31,362.06
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 45.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.5 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 22.0 0.16 212.3-89.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 42.4 0.30 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 290.0 2.09 65.3343.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,233.9 30.44 3,943.07.38
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 2,647.9 19.04 1,209.3118.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 240.9 1.73 718.9-66.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 827.0 5.95 814.01.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,353.0 24.11 1,939.772.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 40.4 0.29 10.6280.48
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 172.8 1.24 49.0252.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.0 0.11 0.0

US Imports from Belarus

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 59.24% of US total imports from Belarus (40.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.94% of US total imports from Belarus (23.17% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.86% of US total imports from Belarus (14.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.12% of US total imports from Belarus (3.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of US total imports from Belarus (5.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.37% of US total imports from Belarus (2.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $18.5 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Belarus 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 87.9 0.17 48.481.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.7 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 280.7 0.54 285.4-1.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46.4 0.09 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 168.9 0.32 136.423.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 83.8 0.16 123.4-32.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.4 0.08 109.1-60.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 186.5 0.36 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 92.6 0.18 48.889.59
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
31 Fertilizers 29,983.1 57.22 11,473.3161.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 561.3 1.07 314.478.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 335.5 0.64 489.3-31.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.8 0.05 13.098.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46.0 0.09 30.650.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55.3 0.11 18.1204.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 798.8 1.52 839.0-4.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 314.0 0.60 373.6-15.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 556.9 1.06 1,115.9-50.09
54 Man-made filaments 43.7 0.08 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 463.4-99.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.4 0.02 11.4-17.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 176.2 0.34 114.354.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 52.1 0.10 7.8567.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.1 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.4 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 343.5 0.66 241.342.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 63.2 0.12 0.0
72 Iron and steel 7,985.6 15.24 4,543.775.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 473.8 0.90 876.0-45.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 157.5 0.30 106.447.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41.6 0.08 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,240.7 2.37 1,620.0-23.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23.8 0.05 27.1-12.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 333.0 0.64 257.329.46
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 68.3 0.13 394.1-82.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 173.5 0.33 61.1183.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,066.4 7.76 3,761.78.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.9 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 2,918.8 5.57 1,023.7185.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39.5 0.08 16.4141.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58.1 0.11 11.3412.31
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce