US trade with Gabon in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Gabon

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Gabon totaled $104.6 million, up 10.37% ($9.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Gabon in the first half of 2017 were $33.0 million, down 31.73% ($15.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Gabon in the first half of 2017 totaled $71.6 million, up 54.20% ($25.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Gabon went from a surplus of $1.9 million in the first half of 2016, to a deficit of $38.6 million in the first half of 2017.

Gabon was the US 140th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 137th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0054% of US total trade (up from 0.0053% in the first half of 2016).

Gabon was the US 153rd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 136th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total exports (down from 0.0068% in the first half of 2016).

Gabon was the US 116th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 122nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0061% of US total imports (up from 0.0043% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Gabon

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.77% of US total exports to Gabon (67.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.14% of US total exports to Gabon (13.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.68% of US total exports to Gabon (6.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.15% of US total exports to Gabon (0.25% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.94% of US total exports to Gabon (2.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.00% of US total exports to Gabon (4.21% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $1.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - 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;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - 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 $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - 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.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11.4 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 $5.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.8 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 $0.7 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;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $0.7 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 $0.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Gabon in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,914.6 23.99 6,415.223.37
10 Cereals 14.6 0.04 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 35.8 0.11 53.3-32.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27.1 0.08 8.5220.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,671.5 5.07 112.61,384.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 612.6 1.86 130.1370.86
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 315.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 108.4 0.33 70.254.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 357.6 1.08 85.7317.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 392.3 1.19 357.19.86
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 502.6 1.52 306.763.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24.8 0.08 9.1172.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 139.4 0.42 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 631.5 1.91 722.7-12.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,204.4 3.65 923.230.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 211.6 0.64 207.42.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 82.7 0.25 22.2272.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21.5 0.07 7.5185.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.7 0.01 13.5-80.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 27.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.02 36.5-86.34
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 700.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.6 0.06 5.7262.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.3 0.06 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5.5 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37.6 0.11 6.9444.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 124.2 0.38 21.0492.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,282.5 3.89 552.4132.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 138.3 0.42 52.9161.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.3 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15.0 0.05 63.1-76.25
69 Ceramic products 8.3 0.03 45.8-81.85
70 Glass and glassware 12.4 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
72 Iron and steel 10.0 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 857.9 2.60 1,637.0-47.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 71.8 0.22 67.66.34
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
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47.8 0.14 204.1-76.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.2 0.01 97.6-96.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,149.6 27.73 20,569.6-55.52
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 2,079.9 6.30 7,327.2-71.61
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 238.0 0.72 959.2-75.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,018.1 6.12 1,659.921.58
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 81.5 0.25 525.2-84.48
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 431.5 1.31 67.9535.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 773.7 2.34 1,483.4-47.84
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 458.3 1.39 956.4-52.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.3 0.05 38.8-60.61

US Imports from Gabon

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.99% of US total imports from Gabon (72.84% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.66% of US total imports from Gabon (6.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.46% of US total imports from Gabon (4.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.41% of US total imports from Gabon (1.21% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $14.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $13.0 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 $0.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Gabon in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.9 0.01 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 27,140.9 37.90 12,389.0119.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,435.9 48.09 21,436.460.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 67.9 0.09 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 40.0 0.06 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.4 0.00 2.8-50.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,370.2 3.31 2,056.415.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.4 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,619.7 3.66 3,002.7-12.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20.1 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.01 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 9.0-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 218.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 361.3 0.50 163.1121.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56.8 0.08 56.60.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 98.3 0.14 241.6-59.31
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 830.8 1.16 298.5178.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 79.6 0.11 21.0279.29
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 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,149.8 3.00 2,921.3-26.41
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce