US trade (export - import) with Djibouti in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 15, 2019

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

US Trade with Djibouti

In 2018, US trade with Djibouti was $157.8 million, down 20.03% ($39.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Djibouti in 2018 were $109.2 million, down 32.85% ($53.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Djibouti in 2018 totaled $48.6 million, up 40.17% ($13.9 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Djibouti in 2018 was $60.6 million, a 52.63% decrease ($67.4 million) over 2017.

Djibouti was the US 151st largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 145th in 2017), accounting for 0.0037% of US total trade (down from 0.0050% in 2017).

Djibouti was the US 146th largest export market in 2018 (down from 126th in 2017), accounting for 0.0066% of US total exports (down from 0.0105% in 2017).

Djibouti was the US 146th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 151st in 2017), accounting for 0.0019% of US total imports (up from 0.0014% in 2017).

US Exports to Djibouti

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.86% of US total exports to Djibouti (48.13% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.08% of US total exports to Djibouti (33.48% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.35% of US total exports to Djibouti (4.66% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.91% of US total exports to Djibouti (1.93% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.79% of US total exports to Djibouti (3.29% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.03% of US total exports to Djibouti (0.51% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Djibouti in 2018 over 2017 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 $2.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • 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 $0.8 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • 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 $14.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Djibouti 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 166.5 0.15 125.232.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 74.3 0.07 108.0-31.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,641.6 5.16 14,881.1-62.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 94.6 0.09 75.026.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10.8 0.01 106.9-89.91
10 Cereals 7,108.2 6.51 17,538.8-59.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 502.0 0.46 556.5-9.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 243.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,073.6 11.97 14,703.1-11.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 57.9 0.05 8.8556.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 112.2 0.10 81.936.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 78.2-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,744.7 5.26 4,497.427.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.0 0.01 45.1-86.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 201.9 0.18 1,090.8-81.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33.2 0.03 258.1-87.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28.3 0.03 42.0-32.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 55.4 0.05 72.5-23.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 126.3 0.12 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,091.8 3.75 3,059.833.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52.6 0.05 43.521.12
29 Organic chemicals 258.2 0.24 29.6771.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 247.0 0.23 359.7-31.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 55.2 0.05 113.4-51.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 260.5 0.24 732.9-64.45
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 100.1 0.09 249.9-59.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 386.8 0.35 186.6107.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23.4 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 367.7 0.34 318.415.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,639.9 3.33 2,267.260.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 454.0 0.42 3,276.7-86.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 128.7 0.12 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.4 0.01 17.3-39.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.8 0.06 91.0-32.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 852.3 0.78 276.8207.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 112.2 0.10 425.6-73.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 95.2 0.09 39.9138.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.4 0.00 13.3-74.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 96.6 0.09 124.3-22.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 106.7 0.10 384.3-72.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 114.9 0.11 9.01,176.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.7 0.02 16.7-0.27
69 Ceramic products 45.5 0.04 35.428.55
70 Glass and glassware 42.7 0.04 43.3-1.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15.2 0.01 3.3364.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 563.7 0.52 4,421.0-87.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 95.0 0.09 36.6159.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 116.2 0.11 232.5-50.01
79 Zinc and articles thereof 502.9 0.46 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 561.0 0.51 413.435.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 114.9 0.11 230.3-50.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,711.0 7.97 12,035.2-27.62
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 13,705.9 12.55 28,022.9-51.09
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 27.5 0.03 34.8-21.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,928.3 4.51 2,018.5144.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 24,232.3 22.18 25,561.5-5.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 27.6 0.03 385.3-92.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,931.3 3.60 10,241.6-61.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 36.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25.6 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 57.5 0.05 1,044.5-94.50
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 1,742.1 1.59 963.380.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 136.7 0.13 2,236.2-93.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.2 0.03 69.7-58.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,055.8 4.63 8,009.9-36.88

US Imports from Djibouti

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.27% of US total imports from Djibouti (1.11% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.91% of US total imports from Djibouti (6.90% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.17% of US total imports from Djibouti (3.55% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $16.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.4 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US imports from Djibouti 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 94.5 0.19 40.7131.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 168.0 0.35 111.251.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 805.5 1.66 154.3422.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 77.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.1 0.02 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26.9 0.06 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50.2 0.10 1.43,585.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.5 0.00 4.5-66.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.4 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 78.9 0.16 1,230.7-93.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.2 0.03 60.1-79.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.0 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 121.5 0.25 2,120.5-94.27
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 182.1 0.37 87.5108.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6.1 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 134.4 0.28 183.4-26.72
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 373.3 0.77 0.0
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 1.4 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46,520.4 95.72 30,565.252.20
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce