US trade (export - import) with Gabon in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In 2013, US trade with Gabon was $1,452.3 million, down 35.56% ($801.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to Gabon in 2013 were $308.0 million, down 3.47% ($11.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Gabon in 2013 were $1,144.3 million, down 40.85% ($790.3 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Gabon in 2013 was $836.3 million, a 48.23% decrease ($779.2 million) over 2012.

Gabon was the US 91st largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 80th in 2012), accounting for 0.0372% of US total trade (down from 0.0581% in 2012).

Gabon was the US 117th largest export market in 2013 (down from 112th in 2012), accounting for 0.0195% of US total exports (down from 0.0207% in 2012).

Gabon was the US 76th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 67th in 2012), accounting for 0.0492% of US total imports (down from 0.0829% in 2012).

US Exports to Gabon

The major share of US exports to Gabon in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.54% of US total exports to Gabon (72.80% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.76% of US total exports to Gabon (3.21% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.79% of US total exports to Gabon (8.79% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.66% of US total exports to Gabon (4.40% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.10% of US total exports to Gabon (6.50% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.85% of US total exports to Gabon (2.19% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in 2013 over 2012 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 $69.2 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) - an increase of $9.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.8 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 $1.6 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;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $56.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $19.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $13.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • 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 $3.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Gabon in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 31,801.0 10.33 27,456.415.82
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 189.5 0.06 370.3-48.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.0 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 30.9 0.01 21.345.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 50.4 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.2 0.01 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23.7 0.01 184.8-87.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.6 0.00 4.3-16.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 35.0 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.6 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 234.8 0.08 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 471.3 0.15 13.23,470.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 329.5 0.11 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 44.4 0.01 129.6-65.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 79,286.5 25.74 10,119.3683.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,389.1 0.78 1,024.5133.19
29 Organic chemicals 343.0 0.11 1,269.1-72.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.1 0.01 33.1-48.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37.6 0.01 24.553.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 511.6 0.17 451.313.37
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 1,523.7 0.49 5,257.6-71.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 211.0 0.07 282.0-25.17
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,597.6 0.52 607.7162.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,215.6 0.72 4,517.8-50.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,477.8 0.80 5,973.5-58.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,291.5 0.42 1,302.8-0.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 43.7 0.01 114.0-61.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 129.0 0.04 103.424.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 14.9 0.00 17.9-16.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26.7 0.01 41.7-36.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 67.3 0.02 144.6-53.46
52 Cotton 73.3 0.02 440.4-83.35
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 68.6 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.3 0.01 2.9600.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28.5 0.01 8.0254.38
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 42.8 0.01 36.916.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 182.9 0.06 183.1-0.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,680.8 0.55 5,525.3-69.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 463.8 0.15 741.9-37.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37.3 0.01 2.51,380.15
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21.3 0.01 27.4-22.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 60.8 0.02 53.513.49
69 Ceramic products 47.0 0.02 370.6-87.32
70 Glass and glassware 36.4 0.01 5.6549.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 43.7 0.01 92.9-52.98
72 Iron and steel 67.8 0.02 170.4-60.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,393.8 3.05 6,792.338.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 246.9 0.08 25.5870.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 142.4 0.05 1,969.1-92.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,912.9 0.62 124.51,436.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,000.0 0.65 1,235.361.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29.0 0.01 24.518.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,144.2 1.99 3,558.172.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 590.1 0.19 144.4308.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 81,251.1 26.38 87,526.5-7.17
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 26,425.2 8.58 17,159.054.00
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 5,275.4 1.71 25,196.2-79.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,283.0 5.61 30,928.7-44.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 625.3 0.20 56,681.9-98.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,108.1 0.68 1,637.228.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,599.0 6.36 13,122.149.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27.5 0.01 28.0-2.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10.4 0.00 94.3-88.97
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 2,015.4 0.65 445.4352.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 398.5 0.13 156.8154.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.6 0.01 15.718.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.5 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,153.1 1.35 5,041.8-17.63

US Imports from Gabon

The major share of US imports from Gabon in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.29% of US total imports from Gabon (99.23% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $26.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $821.2 million.
US imports from Gabon in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.9 0.00 34.5-91.73
26 Ores, slag and ash 100,689.6 8.80 74,510.235.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,024,016.1 89.49 1,845,190.2-44.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 129.1 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27.0 0.00 58.4-53.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,518.8 0.22 361.1597.62
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 4.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,815.6 0.60 5,566.322.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.4 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 37.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 185.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 96.0 0.01 2.73,511.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 82.9 0.01 274.9-69.86
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 586.1 0.05 157.4272.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20.0 0.00 797.5-97.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43.4 0.00 54.0-19.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.5 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 6.3 0.00 16.3-61.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,456.9 0.39 4,739.2-5.96
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,809.2 0.42 2,567.487.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce