US trade (export - import) with Gabon in 2016

Published or Updated: May 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In 2016, US trade with Gabon was $199.1 million, down 64.25% ($357.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Gabon in 2016 were $84.8 million, down 58.43% ($119.2 million) from 2015.

US imports from Gabon in 2016 were $114.4 million, down 67.60% ($238.7 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Gabon in 2016 was $29.6 million, a 80.15% decrease ($119.5 million) over 2015.

Gabon was the US 144th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 112th in 2015), accounting for 0.0054% of US total trade (down from 0.0146% in 2015).

Gabon was the US 145th largest export market in 2016 (down from 124th in 2015), accounting for 0.0058% of US total exports (down from 0.0136% in 2015).

Gabon was the US 118th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 93rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0051% of US total imports (down from 0.0153% in 2015).

US Exports to Gabon

The major share of US exports to Gabon in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.81% of US total exports to Gabon (70.74% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.91% of US total exports to Gabon (15.27% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.53% of US total exports to Gabon (5.23% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.91% of US total exports to Gabon (3.49% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.48% of US total exports to Gabon (0.97% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.22% of US total exports to Gabon (1.34% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5,108.4 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $685.7 thousand;
  • 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 $436.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $60,136.7 thousand;
  • 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 $27,052.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $14,066.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,192.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,699.7 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $3,561.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,564.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,518.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,295.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,042.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,007.3 thousand;
  • 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 $985.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $599.9 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $415.0 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $369.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $284.0 thousand;
  • 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 $279.9 thousand.
US exports to Gabon in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,731.0 19.74 30,797.3-45.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 150.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.2 0.03 58.2-49.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
10 Cereals 14.3 0.02 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.2 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.4 0.01 19.7-72.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.5 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.5 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 68.3 0.08 63.47.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.0 0.00 15.8-74.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4.5 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.2 0.02 5.1292.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 169.6 0.20 2,734.0-93.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 667.7 0.79 947.6-29.54
29 Organic chemicals 552.5 0.65 545.41.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 77.0 0.09 54.142.26
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 85.7 0.10 184.0-53.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 664.9 0.78 809.5-17.87
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 694.7 0.82 924.5-24.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.1 0.01 378.9-97.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 77.1 0.09 492.1-84.34
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 103.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,166.4 1.38 2,173.7-46.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,890.2 2.23 2,490.1-24.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 498.1 0.59 1,540.5-67.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.6 0.03 144.2-79.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21.9 0.03 122.7-82.16
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13.5 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.6 0.05 59.8-33.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36.5 0.04 46.3-21.16
52 Cotton 700.7 0.83 15.04,571.19
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 48.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.7 0.01 22.5-74.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14.4 0.02 107.8-86.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35.9 0.04 319.9-88.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,266.1 1.49 1,267.9-0.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72.0 0.08 154.8-53.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10.6 0.01 14.1-24.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 66.2 0.08 72.6-8.85
69 Ceramic products 102.3 0.12 137.4-25.59
70 Glass and glassware 6.4 0.01 11.3-43.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12.3 0.01 7.269.67
72 Iron and steel 309.4 0.37 212.945.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,437.6 2.88 4,956.0-50.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 219.4 0.26 65.4235.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 73.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 120.6-97.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.1 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 17.4 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 78.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 207.1 0.24 1,502.2-86.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 115.5 0.14 116.5-0.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,385.4 33.49 88,522.0-67.93
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 9,586.9 11.31 10,572.6-9.32
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 965.5 1.14 28,017.6-96.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,089.0 3.64 6,788.8-54.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 652.1 0.77 528.323.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 67.9 0.08 3,629.2-98.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,022.0 2.39 6,214.2-67.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.6 0.03 20.629.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25.0 0.03 5.1388.94
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 1,049.4 1.24 612.871.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 89.6 0.11 171.3-47.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 77.5 0.09 172.6-55.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.5 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,527.2 11.24 4,418.7115.61

US Imports from Gabon

The major share of US imports from Gabon in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.02% of US total imports from Gabon (93.87% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.11% of US total imports from Gabon (1.28% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.44% of US total imports from Gabon (0.98% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,607.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $539.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in 2016 over the 2015 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 $196,975.8 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $41,757.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4,437.0 thousand.
US imports from Gabon in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.6 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 35,873.8 31.37 77,631.6-53.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 56,782.0 49.65 253,757.7-77.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 54.9-94.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,929.7 3.44 3,390.515.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,110.6 7.09 4,503.680.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.7 0.02 6.2203.80
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 36.1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.0 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 218.8 0.19 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 163.1 0.14 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 88.3 0.08 58.251.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 362.8 0.32 589.8-38.50
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 386.1 0.34 157.5145.18
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 0.0 0.00 54.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32.2 0.03 27.019.57
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 1.7 0.00 0.6164.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,407.4 2.98 3,322.62.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,975.9 4.35 9,413.0-47.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce