US trade (export - import) with Georgia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 12, 2019

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

US Trade with Georgia

In 2018, US trade with Georgia totaled $677.9 million, up 30.36% ($157.9 million) from 2017.

US exports to Georgia in 2018 totaled $479.4 million, up 25.03% ($96.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Georgia in 2018 totaled $198.5 million, up 45.33% ($61.9 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Georgia in 2018 was $280.9 million, a 13.80% increase ($34.1 million) over 2017.

Georgia was the US 108th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 115th in 2017), accounting for 0.0158% of US total trade (up from 0.0132% in 2017).

Georgia was the US 103rd largest export market in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0288% of US total exports (up from 0.0248% in 2017).

Georgia was the US 113th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 114th in 2017), accounting for 0.0076% of US total imports (up from 0.0057% in 2017).

US Exports to Georgia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.30% of US total exports to Georgia (68.38% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.72% of US total exports to Georgia (14.97% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.32% of US total exports to Georgia (9.78% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.48% of US total exports to Georgia (1.09% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.06% of US total exports to Georgia (1.41% in 2017).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $97.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.5 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.1 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 $2.0 million.
US exports to Georgia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 49.9-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 41,073.3 8.57 44,684.7-8.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,287.1 0.48 3,490.9-34.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 368.1 0.08 87.9318.76
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.5 0.00 11.210.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 336.4 0.07 17.21,853.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 117.5 0.02 14.6704.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,729.5 1.61 1,746.3342.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
10 Cereals 88.4 0.02 16.8425.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.0 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 119.7 0.02 90.632.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.4 0.00 22.6-1.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 85.5 0.02 24.0256.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.3 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.1 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 42.5 0.01 11.1282.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12.7 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 478.3 0.10 767.9-37.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,106.0 1.07 4,359.717.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 812.8 0.17 909.9-10.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,255.1 0.47 1,050.6114.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37.8 0.01 102.9-63.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 237.7 0.05 5,308.3-95.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 28.2 0.01 49.0-42.31
29 Organic chemicals 9,619.7 2.01 5,796.765.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,900.6 0.61 9,821.0-70.47
31 Fertilizers 2.6 0.00 82.5-96.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 128.6 0.03 488.0-73.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,647.1 0.34 2,119.1-22.27
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 446.8 0.09 732.3-38.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 182.7 0.04 140.829.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 158.2 0.03 13.41,080.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,518.1 0.94 7,660.7-41.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,016.0 3.13 10,243.246.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 421.2 0.09 327.928.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,154.4 0.45 1,421.651.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 190.6 0.04 77.5145.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 102.6 0.02 279.4-63.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 358.3 0.07 151.3136.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50.6 0.01 91.0-44.37
52 Cotton 4.7 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 4.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.5 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 60.5 0.01 443.4-86.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15.6 0.00 257.1-93.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57.5 0.01 88.2-34.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 497.7 0.10 380.930.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,193.4 0.46 690.0217.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 191.5 0.04 250.3-23.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.4 0.00 3.7-8.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 300.4 0.06 47.2536.73
69 Ceramic products 43.3 0.01 112.2-61.43
70 Glass and glassware 144.9 0.03 299.9-51.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 148.5 0.03 115.628.49
72 Iron and steel 42.5 0.01 120.0-64.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,930.6 1.24 3,311.079.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.8 0.00 4.0248.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 296.6 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 69.8 0.01 169.2-58.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 577.1 0.12 142.3305.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 183.1 0.04 415.6-55.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39,269.0 8.19 56,396.7-30.37
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 8,466.6 1.77 10,499.1-19.36
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 206.8 0.04 3.95,183.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 281,028.0 58.62 184,017.652.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,431.1 0.72 2,369.844.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,088.1 0.64 130.32,269.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,928.8 3.32 8,759.481.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.2 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.3 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8,740.3 1.82 6,712.930.20
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 801.2 0.17 1,478.8-45.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 982.9 0.21 759.329.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 55.5 0.01 56.4-1.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,108.0 1.07 124.83,993.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,318.2 0.48 2,933.4-20.97

US Imports from Georgia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 77.95% of US total imports from Georgia (70.12% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.40% of US total imports from Georgia (14.18% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.95% of US total imports from Georgia (5.06% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.08% of US total imports from Georgia (3.95% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.03% of US total imports from Georgia (4.10% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.99% of US total imports from Georgia (0.47% in 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $57.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • 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 $3.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US imports from Georgia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 23.6 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 262.8 0.13 118.3122.20
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 58.6 0.03 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23.6 0.01 36.1-34.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 47.7 0.02 222.3-78.52
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.8 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14.3 0.01 13.37.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,627.5 0.82 1,603.81.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 295.9 0.15 211.140.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,460.3 3.76 4,688.059.14
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 147.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,953.7 1.99 501.3688.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,848.5 4.96 13,521.2-27.16
29 Organic chemicals 59.2 0.03 168.4-64.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 16.1 0.01 93.4-82.78
31 Fertilizers 8,351.9 4.21 5,092.064.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.5 0.01 64.3-79.08
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 38.2-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13.1 0.01 48.5-72.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 73.3 0.04 114.9-36.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 239.8 0.12 193.723.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40.2 0.02 28.341.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 99.5 0.05 227.5-56.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17.8 0.01 2.8527.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 0.01 25.1-52.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.2 0.00 1.1193.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.3 0.00 0.4-30.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,114.6 0.56 2,335.8-52.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,870.4 1.45 3,217.1-10.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.4 0.02 40.9-8.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32.3 0.02 229.5-85.90
69 Ceramic products 15.8 0.01 13.318.78
70 Glass and glassware 4.0 0.00 72.2-94.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 36.4 0.02 42.5-14.28
72 Iron and steel 153,032.0 77.09 95,713.759.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 554.3 0.28 17.63,042.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 79.2 0.04 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,018.4 0.51 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14.8 0.01 52.3-71.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.0 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,661.8 1.34 2,656.90.18
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 711.4 0.36 648.09.79
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 2.4 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30.7 0.02 1,652.2-98.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 716.2 0.36 444.161.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 46.4 0.02 5.1814.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 27.6 0.01 53.0-47.99
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 214.9 0.11 240.2-10.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21.5 0.01 16.430.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 70.5 0.04 26.9161.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 940.7 0.47 592.058.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,659.0 0.84 1,325.825.13
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce