US trade with Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Gabon was $34.1 million, down 39.58% ($22.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $17.3 million, down 31.48% ($8.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $16.8 million, down 46.14% ($14.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Gabon went from a deficit of $5.9 million in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $0.5 million in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Gabon was the US 150th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 130th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total trade (down from 0.0065% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Gabon was the US 147th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 134th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total exports (down from 0.0073% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Gabon was the US 131st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 114th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total imports (down from 0.0059% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Gabon

The major share of US exports to Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.26% of US total exports to Gabon (70.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.62% of US total exports to Gabon (12.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.37% of US total exports to Gabon (8.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.71% of US total exports to Gabon (0.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.62% of US total exports to Gabon (0.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of US total exports to Gabon (4.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $1.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.7 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 $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,029.0 17.49 3,189.9-5.04
10 Cereals 14.6 0.08 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.8 0.05 53.3-83.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27.1 0.16 8.5220.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,655.6 9.56 109.91,406.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 112.6 0.65 95.118.43
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 315.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 108.4 0.63 53.7101.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 145.0 0.84 85.769.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14.5 0.08 227.2-93.60
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 320.7 1.85 228.340.45
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 127.5 0.74 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 404.0 2.33 564.0-28.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 697.4 4.03 341.0104.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39.2 0.23 135.9-71.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 76.2 0.44 22.2243.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.7 0.04 7.52.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.7 0.02 13.5-80.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.03 31.7-84.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.6 0.12 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5.5 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37.6 0.22 6.9444.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 104.1 0.60 21.0396.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 837.3 4.83 170.0392.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 138.3 0.80 14.8835.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.3 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12.0 0.07 63.1-80.94
69 Ceramic products 8.3 0.05 24.9-66.56
70 Glass and glassware 7.2 0.04 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 12.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 467.1 2.70 804.7-41.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 66.8 0.39 4.61,365.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31.9 0.18 106.5-70.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 97.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,232.2 30.21 14,237.4-63.25
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 955.1 5.51 1,388.7-31.22
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 147.1 0.85 127.914.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,180.4 6.81 975.621.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 39.3 0.23 126.1-68.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30.7 0.18 36.7-16.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 254.8 1.47 932.7-72.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
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 63.4 0.37 165.9-61.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.2 0.06 11.6-3.54

US Imports from Gabon

The major share of US imports from Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.21% of US total imports from Gabon (83.74% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.12% of US total imports from Gabon (5.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.23% of US total imports from Gabon (0.67% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.18% of US total imports from Gabon (4.26% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.19% of US total imports from Gabon (0.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $0.7 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $14.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Gabon in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
26 Ores, slag and ash 11,294.2 67.21 11,675.6-3.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 14,449.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.4 0.01 2.8-50.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 701.8 4.18 1,327.2-47.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,699.9 10.12 1,593.76.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
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 9.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 361.3 2.15 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.3 0.04 21.0-65.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 98.3 0.59 194.2-49.37
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 700.6 4.17 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 79.6 0.47 15.8404.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,172.0 6.97 1,626.1-27.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce