US trade (export - import) with Eritrea in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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

US Trade with Eritrea

In 2018, US trade with Eritrea totaled $8.4 million, up 57.71% ($3.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Eritrea in 2018 totaled $8.1 million, up 60.77% ($3.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Eritrea in 2018 totaled $0.3 million, up 3.62% ($0.0 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in 2018 was $7.8 million, a 64.20% increase ($3.0 million) over 2017.

Eritrea was the US 206th largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (up from 0.0001% in 2017).

Eritrea was the US 196th largest export market in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in 2017).

Eritrea was the US 213th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 215th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Eritrea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.53% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.27% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.98% of US total exports to Eritrea (70.90% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.53% of US total exports to Eritrea (16.56% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.44% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.69% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.60% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Eritrea (2.07% in 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,101.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $552.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $163.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $123.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $110.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $107.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $79.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $52.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea 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 $1,286.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,191.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $197.2 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 $161.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $153.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $101.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $68.0 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $38.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea 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
(%)
10 Cereals 5,101.4 63.19 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14.7 0.18 13.59.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12.5 0.15 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 30.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.6 0.06 72.5-93.72
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 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 199.1 2.47 396.3-49.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 387.0 4.79 279.338.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 178.8 2.21 15.21,076.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 101.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.1 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 131.4 1.63 20.9528.87
70 Glass and glassware 2.7 0.03 0.0
72 Iron and steel 15.7 0.19 14.76.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 79.3 0.98 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 110.3 1.37 57.990.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14.3 0.18 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 801.9 9.93 1,993.3-59.77
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 50.9 0.63 1,337.1-96.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 552.9 6.85 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 153.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45.5 0.56 56.7-19.66
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 60.0 0.74 221.0-72.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 304.8 3.78 181.767.78

US Imports from Eritrea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.26% of US total imports from Eritrea (27.78% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.10% of US total imports from Eritrea (19.74% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.96% of US total imports from Eritrea (1.02% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.12% of US total imports from Eritrea (5.62% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.39% of US total imports from Eritrea (39.64% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.15% of US total imports from Eritrea (2.66% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $93.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $28.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $24.9 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) - an increase of $8.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $7.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $6.2 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 $4.7 thousand;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $4.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.5 thousand.

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $112.6 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 $26.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $16.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2.1 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea 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
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 103.8 35.26 78.931.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.53 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.8 0.62 7.6-75.66
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.2 1.41 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 112.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.1 1.39 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11.7 3.96 2.9300.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.2 2.12 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12.9 4.38 23.2-44.45
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 6.3 2.14 32.9-80.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28.2 9.58 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 4.7 1.58 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.5 2.55 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 101.5 34.48 7.91,178.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce