US trade with Bolivia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 24, 2017

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

US Trade with Bolivia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Bolivia was $263.5 million, down 35.54% ($145.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bolivia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $151.1 million, down 5.85% ($9.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bolivia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $112.4 million, down 54.73% ($135.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Bolivia went from a deficit of $87.8 million in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $38.7 million in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Bolivia was the US 91st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 81st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0281% of US total trade (down from 0.0467% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 87th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 86th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0406% of US total exports (down from 0.0462% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 90th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0199% of US total imports (down from 0.0471% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia 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) - 59.97% of US total exports to Bolivia (67.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.54% of US total exports to Bolivia (10.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.54% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.86% of US total exports to Bolivia (5.71% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.28% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.27% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.09% of US total exports to Bolivia (2.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total exports to Bolivia (1.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.85% of US total exports to Bolivia (1.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $7.3 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 $6.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $9.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Bolivia 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 6.5-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 378.7 0.25 323.916.92
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 191.3 0.13 202.8-5.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 682.2 0.45 108.2530.64
10 Cereals 54.8 0.04 26.4107.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.5 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 317.7 0.21 865.4-63.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40.0 0.03 31.228.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.8 0.00 14.1-51.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8.0 0.01 5.156.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 145.2 0.10 27.1436.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,020.6 0.68 1,112.3-8.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 502.6 0.33 633.7-20.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34.8 0.02 336.3-89.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,741.8 4.46 5,017.434.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 79.0 0.05 144.8-45.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 148.3 0.10 302.3-50.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 260.3 0.17 237.49.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,416.8 2.92 3,519.325.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 381.2 0.25 497.2-23.34
29 Organic chemicals 307.4 0.20 756.7-59.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,316.3 0.87 2,163.0-39.14
31 Fertilizers 568.5 0.38 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,341.9 0.89 579.2131.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 462.0 0.31 757.8-39.04
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 511.8 0.34 473.38.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 612.6 0.41 263.1132.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 301.8 0.20 1,131.9-73.33
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 906.0 0.60 649.639.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,933.6 2.60 4,926.2-20.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,462.2 2.29 3,764.1-8.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,825.5 1.21 1,600.214.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.3 0.02 144.8-83.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 314.1 0.21 510.1-38.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 119.2 0.08 521.2-77.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 854.7 0.57 954.0-10.41
52 Cotton 3.0 0.00 25.4-88.21
54 Man-made filaments 3.7 0.00 23.4-84.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 77.3 0.05 29.2164.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 63.0 0.04 69.6-9.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 227.8 0.15 59.0286.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.5 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 225.3 0.15 196.314.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 26.7 0.02 50.4-47.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 356.7 0.24 63.4462.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 249.9 0.17 246.61.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 362.4 0.24 687.4-47.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59.7 0.04 80.1-25.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21.4 0.01 111.6-80.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 32.2 0.02 8.5277.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 222.0 0.15 158.440.14
69 Ceramic products 53.4 0.04 319.1-83.26
70 Glass and glassware 86.4 0.06 212.1-59.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,420.9 9.54 7,151.2101.66
72 Iron and steel 20.1 0.01 56.7-64.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,815.2 1.86 1,831.253.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 25.6 0.02 9.1182.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 40.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,344.4 1.55 1,512.355.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 66.3 0.04 99.9-33.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.1 0.01 30.2-56.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 579.1 0.38 747.6-22.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 597.4 0.40 919.4-35.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,958.8 24.46 50,736.8-27.16
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 27,959.1 18.50 21,660.429.08
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 628.8 0.42 4.813,080.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,388.7 4.23 8,235.8-22.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,160.4 5.40 17,796.9-54.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.3 0.00 13.4-75.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,535.6 6.97 10,585.7-0.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 119.4 0.08 203.0-41.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 229.8 0.15 3.56,525.12
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 18.1 0.01 3.4426.05
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 451.0 0.30 573.0-21.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 620.8 0.41 543.714.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 629.3 0.42 430.246.28

US Imports from Bolivia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.83% of US total imports from Bolivia (66.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.32% of US total imports from Bolivia (14.18% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.85% of US total imports from Bolivia (8.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.39% of US total imports from Bolivia (5.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.37% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.76% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.78% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.22% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $119.9 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $7.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2.7 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) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Bolivia 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 56.5 0.05 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 207.0 0.18 39.6423.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14.2 0.01 155.4-90.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,953.0 3.52 8,439.3-53.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,224.3 1.09 1,061.715.31
10 Cereals 8,275.3 7.36 5,495.150.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 106.3 0.09 129.4-17.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,096.2 1.86 4,750.1-55.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47.3 0.04 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.4 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,581.0 1.41 646.2144.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 225.9 0.20 184.122.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.3 0.00 6.1-45.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 25.9 0.02 8.4209.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,926.9 1.71 1,391.838.45
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,253.6 4.67 5,064.23.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 7,646.8-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,534.7 2.25 1,333.990.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 448.8 0.40 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 27.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42.1 0.04 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 103.3 0.09 316.5-67.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 25.7-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 55.7 0.05 31.477.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.2 0.01 25.0-67.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,733.8 3.32 4,339.9-13.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50.9 0.05 21.0141.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 18.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 213.3 0.19 132.261.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26.9 0.02 19.637.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.2 0.00 6.0-79.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 36.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 198.3 0.18 140.740.95
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 44,771.9 39.83 164,647.8-72.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.0 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,908.8 1.70 2,617.2-27.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 418.8 0.37 229.082.89
78 Lead and articles thereof 523.3 0.47 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 23,250.5 20.68 32,366.9-28.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,608.0 4.10 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 790.9 0.70 260.9203.13
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 470.3 0.42 141.7231.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 113.3 0.10 133.1-14.89
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 1,972.4 1.75 3,132.9-37.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.00 4.2-20.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.4 0.01 113.8-88.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce