US trade (export - import) with Gabon in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In 2015, US trade with Gabon was $557.0 million, down 55.45% ($693.2 million) from 2014.

US exports to Gabon in 2015 were $203.9 million, down 51.14% ($213.4 million) from 2014.

US imports from Gabon in 2015 were $353.0 million, down 57.61% ($479.8 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Gabon in 2015 was $149.1 million, a 64.12% decrease ($266.4 million) over 2014.

Gabon was the US 112th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 94th in 2014), accounting for 0.01% of US total trade (down from 0.03% in 2014).

Gabon was the US 124th largest export market in 2015 (down from 108th in 2014), accounting for 0.01% of US total exports (down from 0.03% in 2014).

Gabon was the US 93rd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 81st in 2014), accounting for 0.02% of US total imports (down from 0.03% in 2014).

US Exports to Gabon

The major share of US exports to Gabon in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.74% of US total exports to Gabon (68.68% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.27% of US total exports to Gabon (9.20% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.23% of US total exports to Gabon (4.22% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.49% of US total exports to Gabon (13.43% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.34% of US total exports to Gabon (0.86% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $26.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $130.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $41.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $18.6 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 $14.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $4.1 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 $4.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.5 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 $1.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Gabon in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,797.3 15.10 37,676.6-18.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 150.0 0.07 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 58.2 0.03 36.260.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 24.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.4 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 512.9-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.5 0.01 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.2 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 19.7 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 31.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 63.4 0.03 82.7-23.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15.8 0.01 8.488.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5.1 0.00 72.1-92.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,734.0 1.34 3,509.8-22.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 947.6 0.46 799.518.52
29 Organic chemicals 545.4 0.27 711.3-23.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.1 0.03 41.231.30
31 Fertilizers 22.8 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 184.0 0.09 279.2-34.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 809.5 0.40 475.370.32
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 924.5 0.45 2,067.8-55.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 378.9 0.19 270.939.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 492.1 0.24 1,374.5-64.20
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 103.4 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,173.7 1.07 5,483.7-60.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,490.1 1.22 3,608.7-31.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,540.5 0.76 2,486.1-38.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 144.2 0.07 74.693.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 122.7 0.06 167.0-26.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 8.3 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 59.8 0.03 98.2-39.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 46.3 0.02 92.0-49.67
52 Cotton 15.0 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 48.6 0.02 8.6467.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22.5 0.01 120.7-81.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.5 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.9 0.00 12.3-68.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 107.8 0.05 60.378.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 319.9 0.16 256.524.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,267.9 0.62 1,358.5-6.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 154.8 0.08 156.2-0.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.4 0.01 10.30.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.7 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 14.1 0.01 52.8-73.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72.6 0.04 327.9-77.86
69 Ceramic products 137.4 0.07 63.7115.90
70 Glass and glassware 11.3 0.01 8.927.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.2 0.00 61.5-88.25
72 Iron and steel 212.9 0.10 1,727.8-87.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,956.0 2.43 46,776.9-89.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 65.4 0.03 91.2-28.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 73.0 0.04 21.8234.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 120.6 0.06 1,616.8-92.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 78.0 0.04 33.8131.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,502.2 0.74 5,649.3-73.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 116.5 0.06 95.921.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88,522.0 43.41 219,358.8-59.65
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 10,572.6 5.18 25,489.7-58.52
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 28,017.6 13.74 1,354.51,968.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,788.8 3.33 12,084.2-43.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 528.3 0.26 1,369.5-61.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,629.2 1.78 2,192.465.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,214.2 3.05 24,776.1-74.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20.6 0.01 19.64.80
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.1 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
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 612.8 0.30 4,661.1-86.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 171.3 0.08 469.0-63.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 172.6 0.08 27.3532.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,418.7 2.17 6,973.6-36.64

US Imports from Gabon

The major share of US imports from Gabon in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 93.87% of US total imports from Gabon (96.49% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of US total imports from Gabon (0.85% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in 2015 over the 2014 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 $481.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US imports from Gabon in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 77,631.6 21.99 68,695.013.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 253,757.7 71.88 734,919.5-65.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 54.9 0.02 0.86,413.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,390.5 0.96 2,034.666.64
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 0.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,503.6 1.28 7,053.9-36.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.2 0.00 20.8-70.35
54 Man-made filaments 36.1 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 6.5-95.33
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 57.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 277.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 58.2 0.02 143.6-59.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.6 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 589.8 0.17 131.7347.78
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 157.5 0.04 35.1348.33
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 54.2 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27.0 0.01 8.2227.05
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 0.6 0.00 14.9-95.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,322.6 0.94 3,561.2-6.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,413.0 2.67 15,827.4-40.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce