US trade (export - import) with Comoros in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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

US Trade with Comoros

In 2018, US trade with Comoros was $6.2 million, down 3.41% ($0.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Comoros in 2018 totaled $2.8 million, up 101.99% ($1.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Comoros in 2018 were $3.5 million, down 31.87% ($1.6 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Comoros in 2018 was $0.7 million, a 81.39% decrease ($3.0 million) over 2017.

Comoros was the US 209th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 205th in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0002% in 2017).

Comoros was the US 202nd largest export market in 2018 (up from 208th in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in 2017).

Comoros was the US 191st largest supplier in 2018 (down from 185th in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0002% in 2017).

US Exports to Comoros

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 93.37% of US total exports to Comoros (55.45% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.15% of US total exports to Comoros (38.63% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,000.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $45.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $25.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22.1 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $20.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $10.6 thousand.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $308.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $151.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $148.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $42.5 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 $35.9 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) - a decrease of $11.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10.8 thousand.
US exports to Comoros 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 69.5 2.50 220.6-68.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 308.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45.7 1.64 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.7 0.92 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20.0 0.72 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.6 0.38 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22.1 0.79 0.0
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 48.8 1.76 84.7-42.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 512.6 18.45 660.9-22.44
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,000.0 72.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.0 0.36 16.9-40.74
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 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12.7 0.46 55.2-77.06

US Imports from Comoros

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.80% of US total imports from Comoros (95.34% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.80% of US total imports from Comoros (2.85% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.23% of US total imports from Comoros (0.50% in 2017).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $764.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $26.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $17.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $13.4 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 $13.1 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,364.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $48.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $22.7 thousand.
US imports from Comoros 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,491.2 71.80 4,855.5-48.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 895.1 25.80 131.0583.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 48.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.12 0.9333.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26.6 0.77 0.0
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 16.1 0.46 3.0440.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.4 0.39 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23.2 0.67 6.1279.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce