US trade with Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 14, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ethiopia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Ethiopia totaled $348.0 million, up 6.62% ($21.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $268.3 million, up 5.68% ($14.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $79.8 million, up 9.93% ($7.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $188.5 million, a 3.97% increase ($7.2 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Ethiopia was the US 85th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 89th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0353% of US total trade (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was the US 78th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 79th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0697% of US total exports (down from 0.0698% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was the US 99th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 103rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0133% of US total imports (up from 0.0129% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of US exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 93.53% of US total exports to Ethiopia (55.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.73% of US total exports to Ethiopia (22.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.62% of US total exports to Ethiopia (1.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $125.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $25.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $16.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2.4 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 $2.1 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) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.7 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,778.0 1.41 20,606.6-81.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26.8 0.01 15.671.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6.7 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 25,147.6-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.1 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 41.1 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 395.5 0.15 7,305.9-94.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.8 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 183.9 0.07 2,564.6-92.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 159.6 0.06 1,037.9-84.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.3 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.3 0.00 2.7207.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 17.3-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 150.9 0.06 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 71.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 45.0 0.02 47.0-4.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 85.2 0.03 12.6578.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 250.8 0.09 48.3419.84
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 8.5 0.00 51.4-83.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33.5 0.01 3.01,007.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 769.0 0.29 1,656.5-53.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 251.3 0.09 826.5-69.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70.6 0.03 251.4-71.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41.1 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.9 0.00 46.2-93.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 237.1-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 5.8 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 56.8 0.02 29.791.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 317.9 0.12 618.8-48.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 464.6 0.17 269.172.67
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 48.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.7 0.00 62.8-90.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.5 0.00 26.8-75.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25.5 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37.4 0.01 160.0-76.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41.3 0.02 1,202.0-96.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.3 0.00 92.9-95.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.7 0.00 14.7-67.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,017.6 0.38 511.399.03
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 43.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 168.5 0.06 301.4-44.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21.0 0.01 184.0-88.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 169.0 0.06 122.837.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 320.6 0.12 88.1264.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 135.4 0.05 141.0-3.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,505.1 1.68 17,566.2-74.35
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 4,217.8 1.57 6,310.1-33.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 911.5 0.34 770.518.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 235,379.3 87.74 109,789.8114.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12.0 0.00 5.6114.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,884.4 2.19 5,524.26.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.5 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 24.2 0.01 2.5858.14
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 857.2 0.32 2,173.9-60.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 156.7 0.06 365.5-57.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.8 0.01 4.3342.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 136.9-100.00

US Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of US imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.60% of US total imports from Ethiopia (67.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 23.61% of US total imports from Ethiopia (18.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.57% of US total imports from Ethiopia (1.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $2.9 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 $0.9 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.2 million.
US imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,781.3 2.23 2,146.0-16.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 137.2 0.17 268.7-48.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 47,173.9 59.15 37,688.025.17
10 Cereals 42.3 0.05 13.6210.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52.6 0.07 74.1-29.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,216.3 6.54 8,144.6-35.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 25.4 0.03 96.9-73.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 159.8 0.20 343.8-53.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 60.0 0.08 66.4-9.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 66.5 0.08 59.811.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.6 0.01 16.9-66.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.6 0.01 11.8-52.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 67.2 0.08 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,060.8 1.33 1,305.2-18.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8.3 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10.3 0.01 6.460.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.8 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 46.4 0.06 3.81,107.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,361.1 10.48 6,896.721.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,029.4 5.05 1,607.1150.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 211.1 0.26 142.747.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,183.5 7.75 4,667.332.49
69 Ceramic products 18.7 0.02 28.0-33.27
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 456.9 0.57 1,375.9-66.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 70.5 0.09 13.8409.32
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 178.5 0.22 220.8-19.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.3 0.00 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 6.9 0.01 8.9-22.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.6 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 113.0 0.14 344.8-67.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce