US trade with Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 31, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Comoros

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Comoros totaled $5.1 million, up 1,152.57% ($4.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.6 million, up 82.94% ($0.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $4.5 million, up 6,381.47% ($4.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Comoros went from a surplus of $0.3 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $3.8 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Comoros was the US 187th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 214th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (up from 0.0000% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Comoros was the US 202nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 205th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Comoros was the US 157th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 212th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Comoros

The major share of US exports to Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.86% of US total exports to Comoros (62.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.82% of US total exports to Comoros (29.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.76% of US total exports to Comoros (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Comoros (6.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $455.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $40.2 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 $14.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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 $139.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $43.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $42.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $21.5 thousand.
US exports to Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 97.2 15.82 57.070.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 43.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 10.8 1.76 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 42.3-100.00
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 14.5 2.36 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 482.3 78.50 27.31,667.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 139.0-100.00

US Imports from Comoros

The major share of US imports from Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.62% of US total imports from Comoros (31.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.17% of US total imports from Comoros (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Comoros (26.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $4,280.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $131.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $15.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $15.5 thousand.
US imports from Comoros in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,302.1 96.62 21.719,727.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 131.0 2.94 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.0 0.22 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.0 0.11 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.4 0.05 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce