US trade (export - import) with Gabon in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In 2014, US trade with Gabon was $1,250.2 million, down 13.92% ($202.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to Gabon in 2014 totaled $417.3 million, up 35.51% ($109.4 million) from 2013.

US imports from Gabon in 2014 were $832.8 million, down 27.22% ($311.5 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Gabon in 2014 was $415.5 million, a 50.32% decrease ($420.9 million) over 2013.

Gabon was the US 94th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 91st in 2013), accounting for 0.03% of US total trade (down from 0.04% in 2013).

Gabon was the US 108th largest export market in 2014 (up from 117th in 2013), accounting for 0.03% of US total exports (up from 0.02% in 2013).

Gabon was the US 81st largest supplier in 2014 (down from 76th in 2013), accounting for 0.03% of US total imports (down from 0.05% in 2013).

US Exports to Gabon

The major share of US exports to Gabon in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.68% of US total exports to Gabon (49.54% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.43% of US total exports to Gabon (6.66% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.20% of US total exports to Gabon (10.79% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.22% of US total exports to Gabon (4.10% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.86% of US total exports to Gabon (25.76% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $138.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $37.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.8 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 $2.6 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in 2014 over 2013 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 $75.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.2 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 $3.9 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $2.0 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 $1.6 million.
US exports to Gabon in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 37,676.6 9.03 31,801.018.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.2 0.01 189.5-80.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 24.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
10 Cereals 512.9 0.12 30.91,558.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11.5 0.00 50.4-77.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 44.2-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.7 0.00 3.6-25.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.7 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 31.6 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 82.7 0.02 234.8-64.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.4 0.00 471.3-98.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 329.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 72.1 0.02 44.462.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,509.8 0.84 79,286.5-95.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 799.5 0.19 2,389.1-66.54
29 Organic chemicals 711.3 0.17 343.0107.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 41.2 0.01 17.1140.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 279.2 0.07 37.6641.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 475.3 0.11 511.6-7.10
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 2,067.8 0.50 1,523.735.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 270.9 0.06 211.028.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,374.5 0.33 1,597.6-13.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,483.7 1.31 2,215.6147.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,608.7 0.86 2,477.845.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,486.1 0.60 1,291.592.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 74.6 0.02 43.770.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 167.0 0.04 129.029.39
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 16.8 0.00 14.912.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 98.2 0.02 26.7267.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92.0 0.02 67.336.71
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 73.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 8.6 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 68.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 120.7 0.03 20.3494.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12.3 0.00 28.5-56.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 60.3 0.01 42.840.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 256.5 0.06 182.940.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,358.5 0.33 1,680.8-19.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 156.2 0.04 463.8-66.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.3 0.00 37.3-72.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 52.8 0.01 21.3148.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 327.9 0.08 60.8439.58
69 Ceramic products 63.7 0.02 47.035.46
70 Glass and glassware 8.9 0.00 36.4-75.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 61.5 0.01 43.740.70
72 Iron and steel 1,727.8 0.41 67.82,449.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 46,776.9 11.21 9,393.8397.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 91.2 0.02 246.9-63.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21.8 0.01 142.4-84.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,616.8 0.39 1,912.9-15.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2,000.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 27.1 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 33.8 0.01 29.016.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,649.3 1.35 6,144.2-8.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 95.9 0.02 590.1-83.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 219,358.8 52.56 81,251.1169.98
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 25,489.7 6.11 26,425.2-3.54
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 1,354.5 0.32 5,275.4-74.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,084.2 2.90 17,283.0-30.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,369.5 0.33 625.3119.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,192.4 0.53 2,108.14.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24,776.1 5.94 19,599.026.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19.6 0.00 27.5-28.55
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 13.3 0.00 10.427.38
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 4,661.1 1.12 2,015.4131.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 469.0 0.11 398.517.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27.3 0.01 18.646.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,973.6 1.67 4,153.167.91

US Imports from Gabon

The major share of US imports from Gabon in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.49% of US total imports from Gabon (98.29% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $11.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in 2014 over the 2013 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 $289.1 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $32.0 million.
US imports from Gabon in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11.8 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.6 0.00 2.9235.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 68,695.0 8.25 100,689.6-31.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 734,919.5 88.24 1,024,016.1-28.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 129.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 27.0-96.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,034.6 0.24 2,518.8-19.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.4 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,053.9 0.85 6,815.63.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.8 0.00 12.467.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.6 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.5 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 6.4 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 57.0 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 277.9 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 143.6 0.02 96.049.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 131.7 0.02 82.958.95
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 35.1 0.00 586.1-94.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.2 0.00 43.4-80.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
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 14.9 0.00 6.3135.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,561.2 0.43 4,456.9-20.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,827.4 1.90 4,809.2229.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce