US trade (export - import) with Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 27, 2019

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

US Trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina

In 2018, US trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina totaled $151.7 million, up 30.40% ($35.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 totaled $46.1 million, up 67.15% ($18.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 totaled $105.6 million, up 18.97% ($16.8 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 was $59.5 million, a 2.77% decrease ($1.7 million) over 2017.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 153rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 161st in 2017), accounting for 0.0035% of US total trade (up from 0.0029% in 2017).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 170th largest export market in 2018 (up from 175th in 2017), accounting for 0.0028% of US total exports (up from 0.0018% in 2017).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 123rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 126th in 2017), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (up from 0.0037% in 2017).

US Exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.61% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (41.55% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.53% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (30.74% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.95% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (0.33% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.27% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.69% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.52% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (3.22% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 $10,986.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,100.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,573.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $917.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $900.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $234.1 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $202.0 thousand.

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

  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $1,766.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $799.9 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $507.0 thousand;
  • 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 $449.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $200.6 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $146.5 thousand.
US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 27.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 167.7 0.36 33.3402.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 840.9 1.82 606.938.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.0 0.05 23.5-10.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,246.3 33.06 10,145.550.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.6 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 440.8 0.96 404.19.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 151.3 0.33 225.2-32.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14.1 0.03 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,048.3 23.95 61.817,785.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18.3 0.04 39.4-53.47
29 Organic chemicals 198.3 0.43 169.417.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 175.8 0.38 45.3287.92
31 Fertilizers 5.0 0.01 2.875.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 64.1 0.14 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 249.6 0.54 226.410.26
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 25.8 0.06 40.8-36.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 229.2 0.50 27.2742.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.8 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,189.4 2.58 271.4338.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 267.8 0.58 468.4-42.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.6 0.01 2.958.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,530.2 5.49 4,296.3-41.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.3 0.01 25.4-75.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 194.0 0.42 701.1-72.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.8 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36.6 0.08 183.1-80.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.7 0.01 4.213.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.1 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 98.7 0.21 27.7256.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 185.6 0.40 69.9165.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45.0 0.10 7.8480.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.7 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 97.0 0.21 101.4-4.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.6 0.02 56.4-84.68
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 66.9 0.15 68.1-1.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3.4 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 54.5 0.12 69.9-21.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28.1 0.06 11.2151.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 165.5 0.36 135.122.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 64.8 0.14 3.02,074.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,011.6 4.36 1,930.74.19
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 1,148.1 2.49 1,597.9-28.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,991.2 4.32 2,791.1-28.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,487.6 9.73 914.3390.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.0 0.03 28.6-47.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,121.0 4.60 1,220.773.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 69.0 0.15 45.153.17
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 172.9 0.37 252.4-31.51
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 55.3 0.12 75.1-26.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 52.5 0.11 40.828.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.8 0.03 4.4192.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 54.8-100.00

US Imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 27.97% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (26.62% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.26% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (23.11% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.64% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (5.74% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.31% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (11.37% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.97% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.57% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.30% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.02% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $7,277.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,023.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3,093.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,753.8 thousand;
  • 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 $1,512.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,476.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $695.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $560.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $535.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $455.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $407.3 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $332.2 thousand.

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

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $3,190.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $822.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $677.2 thousand;
  • 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 $588.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $501.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $437.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $374.3 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $317.4 thousand.
US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 112.3 0.11 28.2298.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 437.3-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,720.3 1.63 1,388.123.93
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 144.6 0.14 85.569.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 82.2 0.08 15.8419.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31.3 0.03 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 83.6 0.08 58.842.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6.4 0.01 9.6-32.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 936.1 0.89 760.723.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 335.3 0.32 344.2-2.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20.4 0.02 37.1-45.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 710.2 0.67 875.8-18.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.8 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58.3 0.06 2.72,027.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23,157.7 21.93 15,880.545.82
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 544.2 0.52 827.3-34.21
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 10.1 0.01 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 317.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,313.9 3.14 2,753.020.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 629.6 0.60 690.6-8.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 73.1 0.07 34.7110.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 668.6 0.63 261.3155.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.2 0.01 65.0-84.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 159.1 0.15 216.8-26.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.9 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 209.7 0.20 60.2248.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.3 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.3 0.00 0.7247.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,462.0 1.38 926.757.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,110.9 13.36 10,087.839.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 878.6 0.83 422.9107.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,616.0 11.95 11,920.95.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.1 0.01 10.5-3.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 450.2 0.43 254.876.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.2 0.02 46.6-65.15
70 Glass and glassware 462.9 0.44 239.793.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 314.7 0.30 903.2-65.15
72 Iron and steel 291.4 0.28 665.7-56.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,493.4 1.41 2,315.7-35.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 35.8 0.03 6.7434.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20.1 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,325.0 1.25 1,826.8-27.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.4 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 185.5 0.18 389.5-52.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,519.7 2.39 2,373.56.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,837.1 1.74 2,514.3-26.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,227.9 4.95 2,474.2111.30
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 1,377.5 1.30 1,157.918.97
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 205.4 0.19 153.733.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,239.7 1.17 1,293.7-4.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.3 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.9 0.01 14.5-59.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 61.7 0.06 37.863.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,942.9 4.68 8,133.3-39.23
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 10,978.9 10.40 9,466.315.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,340.1 5.06 2,246.9137.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.9 0.01 2.8390.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,121.2 4.85 3,644.740.51
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce