US trade (export - import) with Bolivia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 06, 2019

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

US Trade with Bolivia

In 2018, US trade with Bolivia was $1,057.6 million, down 9.40% ($109.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Bolivia in 2018 were $561.0 million, down 5.67% ($33.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Bolivia in 2018 were $496.6 million, down 13.28% ($76.0 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Bolivia in 2018 was $64.4 million, a 191.77% increase ($42.3 million) over 2017.

Bolivia was the US 97th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 88th in 2017), accounting for 0.0247% of US total trade (down from 0.0295% in 2017).

Bolivia was the US 98th largest export market in 2018 (down from 88th in 2017), accounting for 0.0337% of US total exports (down from 0.0385% in 2017).

Bolivia was the US 92nd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 87th in 2017), accounting for 0.0190% of US total imports (down from 0.0238% in 2017).

US Exports to Bolivia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.83% of US total exports to Bolivia (58.40% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.49% of US total exports to Bolivia (12.53% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.16% of US total exports to Bolivia (6.81% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.20% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.14% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.10% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.65% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.55% of US total exports to Bolivia (1.32% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.94% of US total exports to Bolivia (7.07% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia 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 $10.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2.8 million.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $36.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US exports to Bolivia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 14.7 0.00 117.6-87.53
02 Meat and edible meat offal 73.5 0.01 51.443.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14.1 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 429.0 0.08 1,138.7-62.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 646.0 0.12 1,825.8-64.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13.8 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.2 0.00 52.3-80.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31.7 0.01 96.4-67.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 587.8 0.10 1,571.3-62.59
10 Cereals 2,876.1 0.51 1,700.569.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 40.4 0.01 34.616.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,246.8 0.40 1,854.421.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 191.7 0.03 208.2-7.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 58.2 0.01 44.331.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 106.3 0.02 146.5-27.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 504.7 0.09 439.814.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,297.1 0.77 3,438.824.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,052.4 0.19 1,509.7-30.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,258.9 0.22 1,439.3-12.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,995.7 4.46 23,826.74.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 122.1 0.02 471.6-74.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 585.9 0.10 541.58.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,913.5 0.34 1,322.644.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,482.1 2.76 26,336.7-41.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,077.7 0.19 1,019.45.72
29 Organic chemicals 6,305.0 1.12 3,543.577.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,875.4 1.40 7,045.811.77
31 Fertilizers 1,552.5 0.28 2,043.7-24.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,663.0 0.65 3,641.40.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,649.7 0.83 3,256.242.79
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 1,713.7 0.31 2,076.5-17.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,520.3 0.27 1,425.86.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 56.8 0.01 2,664.6-97.87
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,828.0 0.68 4,104.3-6.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31,523.2 5.62 21,695.645.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,272.4 3.26 15,478.418.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,876.5 0.87 6,524.1-25.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 297.1 0.05 275.47.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124.2 0.02 220.6-43.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 227.6 0.04 511.4-55.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 971.1 0.17 1,023.1-5.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,919.1 0.52 2,878.91.40
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 137.6 0.02 0.0
52 Cotton 48.6 0.01 7.0593.14
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13.2 0.00 23.9-44.67
54 Man-made filaments 173.5 0.03 106.363.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 247.9 0.04 258.1-3.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 418.9 0.07 92.5352.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 502.9 0.09 390.128.92
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23.0 0.00 30.0-23.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 814.0 0.15 903.8-9.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48.3 0.01 50.3-3.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 937.9 0.17 1,499.2-37.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,776.8 0.32 984.980.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,088.6 0.37 2,122.9-1.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,052.7 0.19 720.446.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 342.5 0.06 575.8-40.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 27.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 40.5 0.01 55.6-27.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,297.5 0.23 1,257.13.21
69 Ceramic products 355.0 0.06 534.4-33.58
70 Glass and glassware 288.2 0.05 379.3-24.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,269.5 0.94 42,066.0-87.47
72 Iron and steel 216.3 0.04 125.272.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,053.0 0.72 7,614.4-46.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 114.7 0.02 218.3-47.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 30.9 0.01 370.9-91.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,904.9 0.70 8,347.1-53.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.8 0.00 3.4309.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.6 0.00 73.0-95.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.5 0.00 4.545.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 67.3 0.01 69.1-2.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,137.9 1.09 2,813.7118.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,412.6 0.61 4,957.4-31.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 135,723.9 24.19 141,077.4-3.79
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 96,596.7 17.22 86,410.411.79
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 532.1 0.09 1,929.9-72.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,972.2 4.99 32,980.8-15.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 48,978.0 8.73 48,626.30.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 136.2 0.02 52.5159.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,530.8 7.58 36,222.817.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,120.1 0.20 761.147.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 521.9 0.09 484.07.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 450.0 0.08 155.9188.74
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 2,442.7 0.44 1,926.026.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,637.7 0.65 3,549.62.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,054.9 0.37 1,691.921.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 41.4 0.01 22.781.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,355.5 2.74 14,535.45.64

US Imports from Bolivia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.14% of US total imports from Bolivia (26.13% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 24.09% of US total imports from Bolivia (37.30% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.78% of US total imports from Bolivia (19.19% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.34% of US total imports from Bolivia (5.33% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.72% of US total imports from Bolivia (2.50% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.37% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.95% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.01% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.70% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia 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 $32.2 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $16.4 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4.2 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) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2.0 million.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $93.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $18.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $3.0 million.
US imports from Bolivia 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 10.0 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.7 0.01 87.3-30.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 481.2 0.10 365.331.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 312.5 0.06 91.6240.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31,728.4 6.39 48,864.9-35.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,175.2 0.64 3,275.4-3.06
10 Cereals 37,533.1 7.56 36,964.31.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 840.6 0.17 1,109.6-24.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,632.0 2.75 11,404.619.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 67.3 0.01 64.83.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,219.7 0.85 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.5 0.00 194.1-96.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,388.3 0.68 4,793.0-29.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 981.3 0.20 961.72.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11.0 0.00 11.1-0.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 198.5 0.04 185.17.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,597.6 0.32 1,510.85.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,823.3 1.78 6,780.830.12
26 Ores, slag and ash 40,117.7 8.08 23,737.269.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,178.1 6.48 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,540.8 2.32 10,058.114.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.2 0.00 448.8-98.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 65.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 66.3 0.01 105.4-37.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 132.4 0.03 506.0-73.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28.9 0.01 5.9392.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 327.2 0.07 291.812.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 73.0 0.01 62.716.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,412.9 2.70 14,185.6-5.45
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 11.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.1 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 98.7 0.02 155.0-36.29
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 371.3 0.07 224.265.61
52 Cotton 4.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,091.6 0.22 1,137.1-4.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 175.2 0.04 76.4129.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.2 0.01 20.0201.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.8 0.00 10.027.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,283.0 0.26 864.548.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.5 0.00 9.3-62.62
69 Ceramic products 10.9 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 33.4 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 119,636.4 24.09 213,578.0-43.98
72 Iron and steel 28.4 0.01 102.1-72.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.6 0.01 27.11.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,153.3 2.04 9,718.44.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,367.1 0.48 1,553.052.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 127.3 0.03 3,082.7-95.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 130,417.9 26.26 129,469.00.73
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,562.7 0.31 5,689.8-72.53
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15.1 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,576.9 0.32 6,144.5-74.34
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 7,321.4 1.47 3,141.0133.09
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 7.1 0.00 45.3-84.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.00 21.7-64.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 203.2 0.04 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 880.1 0.18 396.5121.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.6 0.00 4.6106.86
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 6,279.3 1.26 5,873.76.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 749.6 0.15 44.01,602.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,103.2 1.43 25,070.2-71.67
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce