US trade with Estonia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Estonia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Estonia was $414.5 million, down 34.82% ($221.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Estonia in the first half of 2017 totaled $117.3 million, up 9.99% ($10.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Estonia in the first half of 2017 were $297.2 million, down 43.85% ($232.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Estonia in the first half of 2017 was $179.9 million, a 57.44% decrease ($242.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Estonia was the US 99th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 88th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0215% of US total trade (down from 0.0353% in the first half of 2016).

Estonia was the US 120th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 119th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0155% of US total exports (up from 0.0150% in the first half of 2016).

Estonia was the US 84th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 76th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0255% of US total imports (down from 0.0486% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Estonia

The major share of US exports to Estonia 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) - 58.69% of US total exports to Estonia (64.29% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.24% of US total exports to Estonia (11.57% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.38% of US total exports to Estonia (8.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.86% of US total exports to Estonia (4.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.44% of US total exports to Estonia (2.91% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.06% of US total exports to Estonia (2.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.07% of US total exports to Estonia (1.63% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Estonia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.6 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Estonia 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 $2.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Estonia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 66.2-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 293.6 0.25 190.054.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 46.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,946.0 9.33 5,282.9107.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 116.4 0.10 172.9-32.69
10 Cereals 40.9 0.03 31.131.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 214.6 0.18 457.6-53.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 938.9 0.80 232.6303.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 602.1 0.51 548.39.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 116.7 0.10 166.4-29.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,377.0 1.17 1,468.9-6.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 84.2 0.07 4.51,780.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 277.0 0.24 1,101.6-74.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,096.0 1.79 1,545.735.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 775.1 0.66 979.8-20.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 25.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 280.6 0.24 16.91,558.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 714.5 0.61 1,168.6-38.86
29 Organic chemicals 676.2 0.58 989.8-31.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 359.0 0.31 221.562.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 192.2 0.16 406.9-52.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,172.6 2.70 2,598.422.10
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 81.0 0.07 325.2-75.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.7 0.03 37.1-0.92
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17.9 0.02 17.90.02
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 177.7 0.15 129.537.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,911.7 5.04 525.71,024.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,016.8 3.42 2,164.785.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 345.2 0.29 431.9-20.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 105.1 0.09 114.4-8.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 19.1 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,179.8 4.41 3,559.645.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 70.5 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 255.5 0.22 802.4-68.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 199.0 0.17 370.1-46.21
52 Cotton 8.9 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.6 0.00 2.640.73
54 Man-made filaments 437.2 0.37 838.0-47.83
55 Man-made staple fibers 62.2 0.05 15.5301.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 85.7 0.07 55.554.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20.5 0.02 21.6-4.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15.8 0.01 7.9100.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 173.9 0.15 353.3-50.77
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 11.6 0.01 57.5-79.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21.4 0.02 34.8-38.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33.3 0.03 54.1-38.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41.6 0.04 79.1-47.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 664.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 292.8 0.25 16.81,647.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.8 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25.4 0.02 14.674.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 205.6 0.18 139.947.01
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 48.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 138.5 0.12 509.6-72.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80.9 0.07 1,744.2-95.36
72 Iron and steel 45.7 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 228.3 0.19 755.1-69.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 31.7 0.03 50.5-37.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 299.4 0.26 660.5-54.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 57.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,375.0 1.17 303.6352.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 751.7 0.64 1,079.5-30.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 136.4 0.12 197.0-30.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,974.7 16.17 21,405.6-11.36
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 17,723.6 15.11 11,746.450.89
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 7.5 0.01 31.5-76.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,805.8 7.50 11,052.5-20.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,835.8 7.53 6,959.426.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 118.0 0.10 207.7-43.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,403.2 12.28 17,176.7-16.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.6 0.00 101.8-94.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 89.6 0.08 199.4-55.08
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 985.1 0.84 56.31,649.90
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 1,335.6 1.14 851.156.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 600.7 0.51 1,052.4-42.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 76.3 0.07 56.036.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.5 0.08 47.490.83

US Imports from Estonia

The major share of US imports from Estonia 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) - 60.77% of US total imports from Estonia (85.92% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.53% of US total imports from Estonia (0.28% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.99% of US total imports from Estonia (2.26% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.48% of US total imports from Estonia (2.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.47% of US total imports from Estonia (2.27% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.91% of US total imports from Estonia (0.96% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $38.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.5 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 $2.1 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Estonia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $269.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Estonia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 52.4 0.02 12.8308.48
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 634.0 0.21 386.963.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 439.9 0.15 358.022.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 94.3 0.03 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 184.1 0.06 86.3113.27
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17.0 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14.7 0.00 23.1-36.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.9 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.4 0.00 34.2-60.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,907.6 1.31 4,054.7-3.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 323.7 0.11 120.1169.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,214.9 13.53 1,501.82,577.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,069.1 1.37 2,646.753.74
29 Organic chemicals 4,328.3 1.46 5,374.3-19.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 135.6 0.05 34.5293.58
31 Fertilizers 28.9 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,763.5 0.93 2,741.40.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 187.1 0.06 48.8283.51
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 30.4 0.01 7.0332.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.6 0.00 1,603.5-99.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 230.5 0.08 306.4-24.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 959.8 0.32 939.72.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 574.7 0.19 783.6-26.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56.3 0.02 167.6-66.40
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.7 0.00 22.2-79.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,298.3 4.81 11,779.721.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 495.2 0.17 143.9244.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50.5 0.02 45.411.08
52 Cotton 1.4 0.00 1.041.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 305.6 0.10 1,025.7-70.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.8 0.00 39.1-85.19
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.6 0.00 7.4-78.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35.8 0.01 2.21,545.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.2 0.00 1.2410.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.0 0.02 36.030.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 653.1 0.22 564.115.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,067.2 0.36 984.68.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.9 0.00 8.6-66.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29.2 0.01 2.8945.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.3 0.01 3.5473.49
69 Ceramic products 24.5 0.01 50.0-51.02
70 Glass and glassware 1,454.3 0.49 1,541.1-5.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48.0 0.02 10.5355.36
72 Iron and steel 134.6 0.05 575.3-76.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,883.6 0.63 3,185.1-40.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 61.1 0.02 115.7-47.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,533.2 2.20 6,562.9-0.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,484.3 0.50 1,282.715.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 208.6 0.07 308.3-32.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,896.2 5.35 16,745.3-5.07
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 142,168.0 47.84 411,804.4-65.48
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 19.6 0.01 346.9-94.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 854.9 0.29 1,435.0-40.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 45.1 0.02 17.3160.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,601.8 7.27 24,422.6-11.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 976.0 0.33 1,057.7-7.72
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 129.3 0.04 8.81,363.71
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 8,763.3 2.95 6,677.431.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,746.4 3.28 11,301.8-13.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 79.2 0.03 108.4-26.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 49.3 0.02 58.9-16.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce