US trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina totaled $53.4 million, up 11.86% ($5.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first half of 2017 totaled $13.3 million, up 30.35% ($3.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first half of 2017 totaled $40.1 million, up 6.84% ($2.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first half of 2017 was $26.9 million, a 1.92% decrease ($0.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 160th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 158th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (up from 0.0027% in the first half of 2016).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 173rd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 180th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (up from 0.0014% in the first half of 2016).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 127th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0034% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina

The major share of US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.17% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (39.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.97% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (33.91% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.91% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (2.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.48% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (6.57% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.00% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (2.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.54% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (3.22% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $2,064.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,459.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,387.7 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) - an increase of $584.3 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $270.6 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $49.0 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $43.5 thousand.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $674.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $470.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $298.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $293.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $235.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $192.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $138.1 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $74.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $62.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $47.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $46.1 thousand.
US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.6 0.22 104.4-71.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 32.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 279.9 2.11 418.0-33.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.7 0.08 3.2237.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,368.2 32.86 2,908.550.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 227.2 1.71 520.8-56.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26.6 0.20 42.2-36.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 22.8 0.17 11.3101.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.5 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13.2 0.10 22.0-40.14
29 Organic chemicals 54.8 0.41 43.725.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 36.9 0.28 84.4-56.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 171.4 1.29 217.5-21.20
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 0.08 27.2-62.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10.5 0.08 11.1-5.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 75.6 0.57 111.3-32.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 99.9 0.75 162.3-38.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.9 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,810.5 21.14 745.7276.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.03 36.3-90.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.6 0.03 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 472.9 3.56 202.3133.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 43.1 0.32 4.0984.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.2 0.17 5.3318.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33.7 0.25 226.5-85.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.8 0.06 18.5-57.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 69.4 0.52 25.9168.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 56.4 0.42 7.3668.02
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.9 0.16 256.6-91.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.4 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 44.4 0.33 60.5-26.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 793.3 5.97 1,263.6-37.22
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 993.9 7.48 409.6142.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,634.7 12.30 246.9561.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 129.5 0.97 427.9-69.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16.1 0.12 18.1-10.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 417.5 3.14 1,092.3-61.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.7 0.14 32.7-43.03
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 184.0 1.38 169.38.71
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 22.6 0.17 55.5-59.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.5 0.02 14.8-82.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.4 0.03 0.0

US Imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 30.06% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (40.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.65% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (8.04% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.17% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (8.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.52% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (7.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.47% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (5.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.98% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.20% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.36% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $1,095.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,073.9 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 $1,042.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $914.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $637.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $569.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $491.1 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) - an increase of $423.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $389.8 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $317.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $219.4 thousand.

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $2,600.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,279.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $800.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $407.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $132.6 thousand.
US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 3.9 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15.1 0.04 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6.9 0.02 3.3107.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 132.6-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 747.9 1.86 767.0-2.49
10 Cereals 2.2 0.01 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 40.8 0.10 70.1-41.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 28.9 0.07 19.052.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 309.4 0.77 406.8-23.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 193.7 0.48 142.336.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10.9 0.03 125.3-91.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 434.7 1.08 357.721.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 17.5 0.04 15.810.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,287.5 5.70 1,191.791.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 621.6 1.55 52.61,082.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 317.4 0.79 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,005.1 4.99 1,513.932.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 247.8 0.62 160.754.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.2 0.00 100.9-98.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 150.6 0.38 206.4-27.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 57.5 0.14 100.0-42.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72.4 0.18 480.1-84.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.0 0.02 12.7-29.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.4 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 754.8 1.88 116.9545.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,861.2 9.62 5,140.8-24.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,340.9 18.28 9,941.6-26.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.6 0.02 3.1204.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 100.9 0.25 92.59.03
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.8 0.05 8.5145.15
70 Glass and glassware 60.5 0.15 109.7-44.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 394.3 0.98 502.5-21.54
72 Iron and steel 22.7 0.06 55.9-59.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,418.7 3.53 344.8311.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.7 0.02 10.1-33.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 674.1 1.68 284.3137.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 389.5 0.97 311.225.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,239.1 3.09 1,019.721.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,136.4 2.83 1,033.29.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 859.3 2.14 948.7-9.42
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 658.1 1.64 234.5180.62
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 39.0 0.10 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 658.7 1.64 1,459.3-54.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25.8 0.06 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,657.7 11.60 4,734.1-1.61
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 4,495.3 11.20 3,452.530.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,173.0 2.92 258.5353.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce