US trade with Bolivia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Bolivia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Bolivia was $554.6 million, down 36.17% ($314.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Bolivia in the first half of 2017 were $306.9 million, down 7.06% ($23.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Bolivia in the first half of 2017 were $247.7 million, down 54.01% ($290.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Bolivia went from a deficit of $208.3 million in the first half of 2016, to a surplus of $59.3 million in the first half of 2017.

Bolivia was the US 89th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 82nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0288% of US total trade (down from 0.0483% in the first half of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 89th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 88th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0405% of US total exports (down from 0.0464% in the first half of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 87th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 74th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0212% of US total imports (down from 0.0494% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia 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) - 57.33% of US total exports to Bolivia (60.90% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.50% of US total exports to Bolivia (11.56% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.40% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.82% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.50% of US total exports to Bolivia (5.92% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.06% of US total exports to Bolivia (8.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.15% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of US total exports to Bolivia (0.91% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $9.8 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 $8.9 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 $1.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $19.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $10.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Bolivia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 4.1 0.00 18.7-77.94
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 710.8 0.23 794.5-10.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 735.4 0.24 834.3-11.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,106.0 0.36 245.3350.81
10 Cereals 121.8 0.04 84.144.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.5 0.01 13.819.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 900.8 0.29 1,325.7-32.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 124.9 0.04 110.113.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.0 0.01 23.3-5.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8.0 0.00 5.156.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 220.6 0.07 165.333.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,024.0 0.66 1,952.43.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 635.2 0.21 1,233.5-48.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 405.3 0.13 450.5-10.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,403.7 4.04 11,502.37.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 238.8 0.08 300.7-20.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 257.9 0.08 461.6-44.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.6 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 490.5 0.16 399.522.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18,123.9 5.90 27,580.4-34.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 647.1 0.21 980.2-33.99
29 Organic chemicals 1,294.3 0.42 1,248.73.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,340.6 1.09 4,173.9-19.96
31 Fertilizers 568.5 0.19 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,002.0 0.65 1,611.924.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,352.3 0.44 1,195.513.11
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 1,046.5 0.34 873.819.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 763.1 0.25 290.8162.45
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,382.1 0.45 1,384.2-0.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,918.1 0.62 1,431.733.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,633.7 3.14 13,391.6-28.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,854.8 2.56 8,780.6-10.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,494.7 1.14 2,815.124.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 137.9 0.04 233.8-40.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.8 0.00 136.4-95.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.3 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 511.4 0.17 681.2-24.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 363.1 0.12 755.3-51.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,416.8 0.46 1,565.6-9.50
52 Cotton 3.0 0.00 25.4-88.21
54 Man-made filaments 27.6 0.01 66.9-58.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 165.4 0.05 42.3291.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 82.2 0.03 94.7-13.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 242.3 0.08 161.250.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15.2 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 512.5 0.17 506.41.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 26.7 0.01 131.0-79.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 762.7 0.25 82.7822.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 395.4 0.13 580.6-31.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 781.7 0.25 1,040.6-24.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 309.8 0.10 124.2149.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 73.5 0.02 143.0-48.64
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 32.2 0.01 8.5277.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 579.2 0.19 380.452.25
69 Ceramic products 270.4 0.09 607.6-55.50
70 Glass and glassware 212.5 0.07 373.9-43.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,778.7 8.40 15,932.261.80
72 Iron and steel 35.9 0.01 118.4-69.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,999.0 1.30 2,851.940.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 75.0 0.02 14.4421.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 288.7 0.09 48.5495.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,269.6 1.39 3,224.232.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 51.3-93.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 73.0 0.02 252.6-71.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 50.5 0.02 51.0-0.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,029.3 0.34 1,357.2-24.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,490.8 0.81 2,421.02.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 76,854.3 25.04 95,859.4-19.83
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 44,384.0 14.46 35,489.525.06
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 1,422.6 0.46 49.32,782.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,220.0 5.28 20,470.7-20.76
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 19,609.5 6.39 29,604.9-33.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 18.3 0.01 51.8-64.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,462.5 5.69 19,591.6-10.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 392.2 0.13 400.0-1.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 356.6 0.12 48.9628.46
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 98.1 0.03 334.4-70.66
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 867.3 0.28 1,038.5-16.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,580.1 0.51 1,638.5-3.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,084.2 0.35 691.056.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00

US Imports from Bolivia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.79% of US total imports from Bolivia (70.60% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.68% of US total imports from Bolivia (11.68% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.54% of US total imports from Bolivia (8.95% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.92% of US total imports from Bolivia (3.75% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.12% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.60% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.10% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.62% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $2.9 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 $1.7 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $281.7 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 $5.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Bolivia 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 56.5 0.02 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 207.0 0.08 39.6423.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 63.0 0.03 249.6-74.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,004.1 4.85 17,445.4-31.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,362.3 0.55 1,563.6-12.87
10 Cereals 16,624.8 6.71 16,068.83.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 367.8 0.15 527.1-30.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,430.5 1.79 9,686.1-54.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47.3 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.4 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,802.4 1.13 1,957.143.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 441.2 0.18 551.7-20.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.3 0.00 16.8-50.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41.6 0.02 55.9-25.51
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 37.1 0.01 33.311.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,111.8 1.66 3,078.433.57
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,558.7 4.26 9,488.211.28
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 4,467.4 1.80 2,816.658.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 448.8 0.18 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 27.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 74.5 0.03 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 211.8 0.09 483.7-56.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 37.7-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 160.6 0.06 100.260.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.4 0.01 29.3-47.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,632.0 3.08 8,582.7-11.08
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 97.2 0.04 30.5219.11
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 36.1 0.01 32.112.45
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 412.8 0.17 358.415.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33.6 0.01 29.613.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.7 0.00 13.1-72.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 37.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 378.1 0.15 469.6-19.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.3 0.00 49.4-81.14
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 98,557.8 39.79 380,268.6-74.08
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 11.9 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,891.2 1.57 4,093.8-4.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 920.5 0.37 524.375.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 992.5 0.40 767.629.31
80 Tin and articles thereof 60,446.4 24.41 57,522.15.08
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,770.1 1.93 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 960.2 0.39 553.673.45
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 1,126.3 0.45 539.9108.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 24.9-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.8 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 211.4 0.09 162.230.31
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 4,722.5 1.91 5,106.6-7.52
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 33.4 0.01 113.8-70.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce