US trade with Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 21, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belarus

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Belarus totaled $109.7 million, up 1.43% ($1.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $22.1 million, down 64.98% ($40.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $87.6 million, up 94.08% ($42.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Belarus went from a surplus of $17.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $65.6 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Belarus was the US 124th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 118th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0105% of US total trade (down from 0.0112% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Belarus was the US 147th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 120th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0054% of US total exports (down from 0.0166% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Belarus was the US 100th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 109th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0138% of US total imports (up from 0.0077% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 84.14% of US total exports to Belarus (95.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.28% of US total exports to Belarus (2.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.72% of US total exports to Belarus (0.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.72% of US total exports to Belarus (0.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.69% of US total exports to Belarus (0.44% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $5.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 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 $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 $0.2 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $48.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 55.0 0.25 243.5-77.41
10 Cereals 10.1 0.05 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.8 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.0 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.1 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22.7 0.10 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.5 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 718.9 3.26 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 37.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 233.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 378.6 1.72 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 64.8 0.29 17.0281.16
29 Organic chemicals 86.2 0.39 37.1132.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 76.8 0.35 73.74.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 367.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 195.8 0.89 162.220.71
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 11.4-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14.6 0.07 9.751.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10.2 0.05 8.816.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 459.4 2.08 606.9-24.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 242.2 1.10 229.05.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.6 0.07 35.6-58.87
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 4.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 152.1 0.69 97.056.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 141.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.1 0.11 2.5855.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 147.1 0.67 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15.1 0.07 15.10.30
70 Glass and glassware 13.3 0.06 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 66.9 0.30 175.3-61.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.9 0.02 5.9-33.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.5 0.02 15.9-78.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.6 0.01 3.5-27.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.7 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 252.5 1.15 65.4286.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38.0 0.17 9.9283.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,640.0 16.51 1,402.2159.59
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 9,986.4 45.28 5,001.899.65
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 185.5 0.84 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 546.1 2.48 1,037.6-47.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 944.1 4.28 49,199.3-98.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.5 0.03 29.1-77.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,246.0 14.72 3,442.5-5.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.7 0.10 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28.1 0.13 26.27.52
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 270.1 1.22 119.9125.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26.1 0.12 18.441.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 63.1 0.29 48.729.47

US Imports from Belarus

The major share of US imports from Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 43.20% of US total imports from Belarus (65.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.14% of US total imports from Belarus (7.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.13% of US total imports from Belarus (0.19% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.66% of US total imports from Belarus (13.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of US total imports from Belarus (1.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.43% of US total imports from Belarus (3.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of US total imports from Belarus (2.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $15.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14.8 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Belarus in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.4 0.01 4.24.27
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10.7 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.5 0.01 5.6-2.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 124.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 552.0 0.63 602.1-8.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 78.8 0.09 39.898.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 312.3 0.36 386.2-19.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 119.8 0.14 145.3-17.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45.1 0.05 13.8226.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 128.5 0.15 109.217.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 84.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,883.4 18.13 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
31 Fertilizers 36,508.0 41.66 28,374.128.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18.7 0.02 0.0
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 70.0 0.08 26.2166.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 247.4 0.28 256.5-3.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 669.7 0.76 560.619.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 316.3 0.36 62.7404.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20.5 0.02 100.7-79.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52.4 0.06 44.817.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,051.7 1.20 682.154.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 142.2 0.16 577.8-75.39
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,170.7 1.34 366.4219.47
54 Man-made filaments 51.5 0.06 44.216.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 38.8 0.04 24.856.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109.6 0.13 108.21.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 31.9 0.04 11.9167.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5.2 0.01 6.3-17.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.8 0.00 28.8-97.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.9 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 4.5 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 231.0 0.26 364.0-36.54
72 Iron and steel 1,129.2 1.29 379.6197.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,245.5 18.54 1,450.41,020.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 172.7 0.20 203.6-15.16
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 42.2 0.05 3.41,132.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,715.9 1.96 1,554.010.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92.3 0.11 13.9563.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 904.5 1.03 264.6241.83
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 98.4 0.11 54.182.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47.0 0.05 232.9-79.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,415.7 8.46 5,362.938.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 189.8 0.22 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.1 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 1,004.8 1.15 2,015.6-50.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 94.6 0.11 95.2-0.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.4 0.01 7.034.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 564.4 0.64 347.462.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce