US trade with Belarus in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Belarus

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Belarus totaled $150.8 million, up 98.63% ($74.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Belarus in the first half of 2017 totaled $30.3 million, up 10.87% ($3.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Belarus in the first half of 2017 totaled $120.5 million, up 147.96% ($71.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Belarus in the first half of 2017 was $90.2 million, a 323.94% increase ($68.9 million) over the first half of 2016.

Belarus was the US 129th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 146th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0078% of US total trade (up from 0.0042% in the first half of 2016).

Belarus was the US 156th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 153rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total exports (up from 0.0038% in the first half of 2016).

Belarus was the US 105th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 121st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of US total imports (up from 0.0045% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus 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) - 68.78% of US total exports to Belarus (68.63% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.08% of US total exports to Belarus (14.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.16% of US total exports to Belarus (9.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.19% of US total exports to Belarus (0.12% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.57% of US total exports to Belarus (1.49% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.46% of US total exports to Belarus (1.02% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2.9 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 $1.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.8 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) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Belarus 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 141.9 0.47 3,071.3-95.38
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 50.0-100.00
10 Cereals 9.4 0.03 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.8 0.05 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 37.7 0.12 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 436.8 1.44 102.9324.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.2 0.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,187.0 10.52 608.0424.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25.0 0.08 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 97.7 0.32 50.095.38
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 62.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 259.2 0.86 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 707.8 2.34 34.01,980.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 114.6 0.38 54.3111.03
29 Organic chemicals 76.1 0.25 59.727.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 246.4 0.81 172.343.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 161.1 0.53 308.9-47.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 312.3 1.03 129.3141.56
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 72.9 0.24 21.7236.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 54.8 0.18 54.50.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10.3 0.03 78.9-86.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 704.8 2.33 1,237.5-43.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 293.5 0.97 414.9-29.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 120.8 0.40 128.0-5.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.5 0.01 4.7-25.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 99.1 0.33 84.217.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35.6 0.12 183.9-80.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.5 0.02 9.7-42.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.2 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 62.0 0.20 24.7150.69
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 11.3 0.04 10.75.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.5 0.03 10.4-18.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 60.0 0.20 9.2556.04
69 Ceramic products 3.1 0.01 53.6-94.18
70 Glass and glassware 14.2 0.05 21.0-32.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 198.2 0.65 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 235.8 0.78 250.2-5.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 17.7 0.06 4.3309.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.8 0.01 13.7-79.15
79 Zinc and articles thereof 42.4 0.14 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.3 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 473.9 1.56 133.5254.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,104.1 20.16 6,875.7-11.22
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 4,441.9 14.67 5,485.1-19.02
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 0.00 569.6-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,032.8 6.71 990.8105.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,396.7 7.91 1,546.654.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,852.9 19.33 3,277.578.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 67.5 0.22 17.6284.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
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 389.0 1.28 49.0694.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73.4 0.24 234.2-68.64

US Imports from Belarus

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 50.72% of US total imports from Belarus (27.32% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.79% of US total imports from Belarus (26.87% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.95% of US total imports from Belarus (0.06% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.06% of US total imports from Belarus (17.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.32% of US total imports from Belarus (4.80% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.56% of US total imports from Belarus (7.96% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.26% of US total imports from Belarus (2.97% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $47.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $16.5 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5.4 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 $3.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.4 million.
US imports from Belarus 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 94.7 0.08 87.18.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.7 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.4 0.01 3.8228.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 729.4 0.61 622.117.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 91.0 0.08 37.0145.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 265.1 0.22 266.3-0.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 158.2 0.13 229.3-31.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.7 0.01 9.88.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 154.1 0.13 180.8-14.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 279.9 0.23 30.7812.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,526.7 13.72 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 92.6 0.08 139.1-33.48
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.00 3.50.00
31 Fertilizers 58,495.8 48.55 11,473.3409.84
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 4.2 0.00 2.851.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,160.0 0.96 410.4182.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 907.9 0.75 955.3-4.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 312.1 0.26 226.337.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 137.2 0.11 57.7137.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 79.8 0.07 27.0196.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,235.9 1.86 1,699.831.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 555.2 0.46 634.1-12.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,460.7 1.21 1,933.3-24.44
54 Man-made filaments 43.7 0.04 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 1,630.6-99.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11.0 0.01 47.0-76.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 283.8 0.24 212.033.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 68.4 0.06 26.5157.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
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 5.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.5 0.00 5.5-54.67
70 Glass and glassware 824.4 0.68 730.912.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69.4 0.06 0.0
72 Iron and steel 14,119.9 11.72 8,769.461.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,714.7 1.42 992.672.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 350.0 0.29 240.245.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41.6 0.03 25.066.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,736.7 2.27 2,953.3-7.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60.2 0.05 74.0-18.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 965.9 0.80 703.637.28
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 151.8 0.13 574.2-73.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 185.7 0.15 248.8-25.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,412.5 6.98 6,947.521.09
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.00 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 5,513.8 4.58 2,302.8139.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 199.4 0.17 45.6336.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 81.1 0.07 18.1348.79
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce