US trade with Eritrea in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with Eritrea

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Eritrea was $1.2 million, down 53.24% ($1.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Eritrea in the first half of 2017 were $1.0 million, down 51.61% ($1.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Eritrea in the first half of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 61.40% ($0.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in the first half of 2017 was $0.8 million, a 49.15% decrease ($0.8 million) over the first half of 2016.

Eritrea was the US 213th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 207th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in the first half of 2016).

Eritrea was the US 204th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 196th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0003% in the first half of 2016).

Eritrea was the US 213th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 205th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Eritrea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.49% of US total exports to Eritrea (71.72% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.67% of US total exports to Eritrea (13.69% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.88% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.42% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.87% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.14% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.90% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.15% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $151.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $38.8 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) - an increase of $38.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $12.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $6.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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) - a decrease of $314.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $314.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $261.9 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 $195.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $85.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $39.1 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $29.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $23.9 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 $10.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3.1 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea 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
(%)
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.8 0.67 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 85.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
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 38.0 3.80 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 151.3 15.13 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 152.2 15.22 191.3-20.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15.2 1.52 2.8436.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.7 1.87 20.4-8.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.0 0.90 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38.8 3.88 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 351.4 35.14 665.9-47.22
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 20.5 2.05 216.4-90.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 314.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23.0 2.30 284.9-91.93
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 140.0 14.00 150.0-6.67

US Imports from Eritrea

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 70.51% of US total imports from Eritrea (9.95% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.89% of US total imports from Eritrea (76.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.73% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.18% of US total imports from Eritrea (1.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.82% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.39% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Eritrea in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $71.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $7.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.5 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 $2.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Eritrea 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 $244.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $42.5 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $19.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $4.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.2 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) - a decrease of $1.9 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $1.1 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea 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
(%)
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.6 4.73 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 112.6 70.51 41.2173.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.1 1.32 0.5343.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.9 1.82 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 2.18 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.2 14.52 65.7-64.71
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 3.8 2.37 5.6-32.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 244.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce