US trade with Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 28, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ethiopia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Ethiopia totaled $200.9 million, up 33.91% ($50.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $149.6 million, up 46.90% ($47.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $51.3 million, up 6.43% ($3.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $98.4 million, a 83.19% increase ($44.7 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Ethiopia was the US 100th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 104th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0214% of US total trade (up from 0.0171% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was the US 89th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 96th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0402% of US total exports (up from 0.0293% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was the US 106th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0091% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of US exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.38% of US total exports to Ethiopia (41.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.24% of US total exports to Ethiopia (41.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.76% of US total exports to Ethiopia (1.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.62% of US total exports to Ethiopia (1.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $83.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $17.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • 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 $1.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,975.1 3.33 8,493.8-41.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 35.0 0.02 0.0
10 Cereals 13,949.9 9.32 31,115.8-55.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.9 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,048.5 1.37 2,960.2-30.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 177.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,738.4 1.16 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35.1 0.02 6.1476.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.3 0.00 21.4-75.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 308.4 0.21 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 13.3 0.01 19.0-30.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 13.2 0.01 116.1-88.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 236.2 0.16 174.035.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 44.1 0.03 47.6-7.32
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 14.8 0.01 309.2-95.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 102.5 0.07 64.658.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.7 0.00 97.5-93.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.7 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,511.1 1.68 445.0464.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 693.9 0.46 602.515.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 154.4 0.10 113.336.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 104.0 0.07 391.5-73.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 61.7 0.04 36.668.47
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 287.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 249.2 0.17 157.258.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 210.4 0.14 88.7137.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 254.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.5 0.01 31.0-75.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24.9 0.02 10.5137.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 118.2 0.08 7.71,432.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 651.0 0.44 961.7-32.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 96.3 0.06 41.3133.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31.3 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 502.4 0.34 776.7-35.32
69 Ceramic products 3.9 0.00 6.5-40.48
70 Glass and glassware 40.9 0.03 3.51,067.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23.7 0.02 37.7-37.15
72 Iron and steel 3.1 0.00 2.521.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 319.9 0.21 331.6-3.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31.5 0.02 28.211.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 123.3 0.08 46.1167.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 231.6 0.15 74.1212.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 120.7 0.08 145.4-17.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,412.6 4.95 16,498.0-55.07
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 3,935.2 2.63 5,538.5-28.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 319.1 0.21 2,773.1-88.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 99,844.1 66.73 16,525.1504.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 39.3 0.03 7.9397.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,733.1 1.83 1,343.3103.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.00 3.9-33.68
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 1,182.9 0.79 1,307.0-9.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 239.8 0.16 305.9-21.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36.7 0.02 3.21,045.93

US Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of US imports from Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 36.78% of US total imports from Ethiopia (31.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.72% of US total imports from Ethiopia (41.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.68% of US total imports from Ethiopia (3.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.7 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) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • 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 $0.9 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million.
US imports from Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.3 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,469.1 4.82 3,126.4-21.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 390.0 0.76 347.612.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,411.9 20.31 9,704.17.29
10 Cereals 71.7 0.14 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 95.3 0.19 40.1137.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,518.9 8.82 6,113.3-26.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19.4 0.04 73.0-73.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 516.6 1.01 335.254.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 111.9 0.22 110.61.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 75.9 0.15 104.5-27.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.0 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 129.9 0.25 130.3-0.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8.4 0.02 11.3-25.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.0 0.02 6.763.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 826.3 1.61 1,708.1-51.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.7 0.02 4.0144.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9.3 0.02 10.3-10.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.9 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.9 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,420.8 14.48 5,577.233.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,982.8 7.77 1,366.7191.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 184.0 0.36 108.469.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,262.3 14.17 8,078.8-10.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.4 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 7.8 0.02 17.4-55.16
70 Glass and glassware 14.6 0.03 5.6160.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,887.4 3.68 1,476.627.82
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.3 0.00 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 41.2 0.08 50.3-18.04
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 165.0 0.32 329.6-49.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27.3 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.5 0.02 25.1-54.17
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 9.8 0.02 7.237.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.2 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.5 0.04 322.8-93.97
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce