US trade (export - import) with Gabon in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 14, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In 2018, US trade with Gabon totaled $501.3 million, up 67.61% ($202.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Gabon in 2018 totaled $112.8 million, up 26.28% ($23.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Gabon in 2018 totaled $388.5 million, up 85.21% ($178.7 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Gabon in 2018 was $275.8 million, a 128.87% increase ($155.3 million) over 2017.

Gabon was the US 123rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 130th in 2017), accounting for 0.0117% of US total trade (up from 0.0076% in 2017).

Gabon was the US 144th largest export market in 2018 (up from 145th in 2017), accounting for 0.0068% of US total exports (up from 0.0058% in 2017).

Gabon was the US 103rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 109th in 2017), accounting for 0.0149% of US total imports (up from 0.0087% in 2017).

US Exports to Gabon

The major share of US exports to Gabon in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.89% of US total exports to Gabon (55.75% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.23% of US total exports to Gabon (19.33% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.02% of US total exports to Gabon (9.50% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.31% of US total exports to Gabon (6.50% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.00% of US total exports to Gabon (3.15% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.79% of US total exports to Gabon (1.94% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $13.2 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 $9.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 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) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.8 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) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Gabon in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,809.0 14.02 17,032.2-7.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 66.2 0.06 126.4-47.59
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22.5 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 136.6 0.12 74.184.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.0 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.5 0.00 27.1-87.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,015.1 1.79 1,702.918.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,365.2 1.21 1,650.5-17.28
29 Organic chemicals 382.6 0.34 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 42.5 0.04 108.4-60.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 548.9 0.49 837.7-34.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 435.6 0.39 392.311.04
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 335.0 0.30 528.4-36.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 71.8 0.06 31.7126.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 579.9 0.51 174.8231.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 860.5 0.76 792.78.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,592.3 2.30 3,186.1-18.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 702.9 0.62 777.9-9.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 123.8 0.11 94.031.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 64.7 0.06 118.9-45.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.6 0.04 2.71,613.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 42.7 0.04 11.2280.61
52 Cotton 392.9 0.35 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 94.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.5 0.02 20.6-5.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.5 0.00 265.4-98.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 104.7 0.09 42.6145.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 191.7 0.17 149.927.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,293.6 1.15 2,055.5-37.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 229.2 0.20 141.362.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.7 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.1 0.01 11.3-28.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 256.7 0.23 182.440.76
69 Ceramic products 166.5 0.15 36.6354.54
70 Glass and glassware 43.3 0.04 31.039.69
72 Iron and steel 111.4 0.10 21.0429.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,843.6 4.30 5,321.0-8.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 37.6 0.03 75.4-50.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55.3 0.05 13.1321.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 832.0 0.74 364.1128.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 100.9 0.09 11.1809.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,230.5 24.15 26,567.82.49
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 14,618.8 12.96 5,005.6192.05
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 1,174.9 1.04 619.989.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,185.2 7.26 6,067.134.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,403.5 11.89 189.76,964.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,369.3 7.42 9,278.1-9.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,445.1 2.17 2,055.218.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.0 0.01 7.0-14.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20.0 0.02 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 214.3 0.19 903.4-76.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 142.9 0.13 13.2984.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47.4 0.04 15.3210.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.0 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,925.4 1.71 1,998.8-3.67

US Imports from Gabon

The major share of US imports from Gabon in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.12% of US total imports from Gabon (91.56% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.84% of US total imports from Gabon (2.04% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.60% of US total imports from Gabon (2.73% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in 2018 over 2017 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 $124.3 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $49.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Gabon in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25.5 0.01 3.0756.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 105,027.5 27.03 55,755.888.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 260,646.1 67.08 136,319.291.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 97.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.6 0.00 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.4 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.2 0.00 34.9-93.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,189.4 1.59 5,545.511.61
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 8.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,044.5 1.81 4,280.464.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 87.8 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.9 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 0.0 0.00 42.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 30.8 0.01 2.81,007.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 249.4 0.06 361.3-30.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25.0 0.01 132.0-81.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 601.8 0.15 974.8-38.26
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 81.6 0.02 909.1-91.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 142.1 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.0 0.00 110.0-89.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 118.0 0.03 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 57.8 0.01 10.1474.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,843.0 1.25 2,962.663.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,339.1 0.86 2,164.854.25
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce