US trade with Georgia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Georgia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Georgia was $211.3 million, down 7.67% ($17.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Georgia in the first half of 2017 were $150.5 million, down 8.91% ($14.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Georgia in the first half of 2017 were $60.8 million, down 4.46% ($2.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Georgia in the first half of 2017 was $89.7 million, a 11.70% decrease ($11.9 million) over the first half of 2016.

Georgia was the US 119th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 108th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0110% of US total trade (down from 0.0127% in the first half of 2016).

Georgia was the US 115th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 101st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0199% of US total exports (down from 0.0232% in the first half of 2016).

Georgia was the US 120th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 113th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0052% of US total imports (down from 0.0058% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Georgia

The major share of US exports to Georgia 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) - 70.10% of US total exports to Georgia (82.91% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.62% of US total exports to Georgia (6.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.84% of US total exports to Georgia (4.13% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.41% of US total exports to Georgia (0.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of US total exports to Georgia (2.28% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Georgia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $25.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Georgia 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 $55.1 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 $4.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Georgia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 49.9 0.03 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,142.5 6.08 6,737.035.71
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 611.9 0.41 573.96.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 17.2 0.01 113.1-84.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,171.8 0.78 184.8534.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.2 0.00 9.7-67.02
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86.9 0.06 35.2147.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.0 0.01 5.0218.47
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17.3 0.01 18.8-8.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.3 0.00 4.561.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 120.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 268.5 0.18 918.1-70.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,976.9 1.31 1,984.8-0.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 282.5 0.19 579.9-51.28
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 829.5 0.55 24.43,293.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34.6 0.02 39.7-12.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,103.5 3.39 91.35,492.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15.7 0.01 19.3-18.64
29 Organic chemicals 1,558.6 1.04 564.2176.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,259.9 2.17 1,850.776.15
31 Fertilizers 82.5 0.05 27.8196.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 471.3 0.31 306.953.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 913.5 0.61 695.931.26
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 640.2 0.43 197.0225.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 140.8 0.09 15.2827.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13.6 0.01 20.9-34.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,381.3 1.58 796.7198.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,564.5 2.37 2,145.566.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 259.9 0.17 188.937.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 818.8 0.54 1,377.0-40.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53.0 0.04 86.3-38.59
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 264.6 0.18 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 60.6 0.04 109.4-44.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.0 0.03 8.0411.20
54 Man-made filaments 25.0 0.02 20.422.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 36.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 140.9-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 384.6 0.26 13.42,778.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 253.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44.7 0.03 35.226.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 171.5 0.11 543.9-68.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 266.3 0.18 265.40.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22.7 0.02 49.5-54.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.3 0.01 54.2-73.66
69 Ceramic products 108.9 0.07 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 244.6 0.16 25.3867.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 98.5 0.07 17.8453.67
72 Iron and steel 120.0 0.08 68.674.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,640.3 1.09 3,260.4-49.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.1 0.00 14.2-50.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38.8 0.03 250.7-84.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 130.5 0.09 152.4-14.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,046.5 15.32 78,149.2-70.51
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 5,985.2 3.98 10,175.7-41.18
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 3.9 0.00 73.4-94.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69,323.5 46.07 43,530.459.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,893.6 1.26 216.1776.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 37.0 0.02 1,171.6-96.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,192.9 3.45 3,633.542.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,985.4 2.65 228.31,645.56
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 1,017.1 0.68 1,106.2-8.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 296.8 0.20 777.3-61.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52.0 0.03 22.7128.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 124.8 0.08 324.9-61.59

US Imports from Georgia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 68.16% of US total imports from Georgia (73.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.71% of US total imports from Georgia (10.17% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.43% of US total imports from Georgia (4.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.31% of US total imports from Georgia (3.78% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.89% of US total imports from Georgia (4.30% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.01% of US total imports from Georgia (1.18% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Georgia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Georgia 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 42.4 0.07 11.8259.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10.9 0.02 10.27.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18.2 0.03 14.624.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 101.5 0.17 156.5-35.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2.4 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.3 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 818.9 1.35 913.7-10.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 102.7 0.17 90.813.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,590.5 2.62 1,406.213.11
26 Ores, slag and ash 147.2 0.24 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,943.9 14.71 6,113.946.29
29 Organic chemicals 77.3 0.13 30.7151.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 26.3 0.04 10.8143.60
31 Fertilizers 2,032.0 3.34 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 230.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.7 0.01 72.6-93.47
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 38.2 0.06 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 81.4 0.13 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 147.7 0.24 6.62,143.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23.7 0.04 3.0686.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 189.8 0.31 0.631,686.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.2 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,376.1 2.26 1,728.4-20.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,200.9 1.98 672.378.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 35.1 0.06 4.9620.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 209.2 0.34 43.1385.48
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.1 0.01 750.3-99.59
72 Iron and steel 41,408.1 68.11 46,386.8-10.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 17.6 0.03 15.910.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.3 0.01 18.6-55.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 42.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 838.0 1.38 1,332.3-37.10
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 105.8 0.17 575.3-81.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43.4 0.07 532.1-91.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 158.9 0.26 297.8-46.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.3 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 24.8 0.04 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 93.4 0.15 2.93,087.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.4 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19.3 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 237.4 0.39 231.92.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce