US trade (export - import) with Guinea in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 15, 2019

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

US Trade with Guinea

In 2018, US trade with Guinea totaled $136.4 million, up 24.42% ($26.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Guinea in 2018 totaled $129.5 million, up 26.15% ($26.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from Guinea in 2018 were $6.9 million, down 1.05% ($0.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Guinea in 2018 was $122.6 million, a 28.13% increase ($26.9 million) over 2017.

Guinea was the US 155th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 163rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0032% of US total trade (up from 0.0028% in 2017).

Guinea was the US 138th largest export market in 2018 (up from 142nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0078% of US total exports (up from 0.0066% in 2017).

Guinea was the US 179th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 177th in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Guinea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.68% of US total exports to Guinea (39.89% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.19% of US total exports to Guinea (14.53% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.40% of US total exports to Guinea (22.23% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.12% of US total exports to Guinea (6.34% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.63% of US total exports to Guinea (1.86% in 2017).

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

  • 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 $14.6 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 $5.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.6 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.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $10.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.7 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) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Guinea 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 6,925.9 5.35 8,595.8-19.43
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 219.2 0.17 0.0
10 Cereals 2,690.0 2.08 13,462.5-80.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.8 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.8 0.01 4.166.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 90.4 0.07 7.11,178.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.5 0.00 69.4-95.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,238.8 1.73 619.5261.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.1 0.00 57.5-92.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.9 0.02 16.328.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 93.5 0.07 243.5-61.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,714.6 8.27 4,851.8120.83
29 Organic chemicals 227.4 0.18 54.9314.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 31.5 0.02 79.8-60.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 552.3 0.43 683.5-19.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 493.4 0.38 595.4-17.12
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 304.0 0.23 853.1-64.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 253.6 0.20 66.2283.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.2 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 229.7 0.18 343.3-33.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,074.0 7.00 6,474.240.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,973.9 2.30 915.3224.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 77.4 0.06 53.046.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 127.2 0.10 235.2-45.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 97.4 0.08 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 60.8 0.05 87.8-30.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29.5 0.02 214.3-86.21
52 Cotton 11.2 0.01 9.123.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 17.1 0.01 14.716.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.7 0.01 13.7-51.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,170.0 0.90 423.7176.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27.7 0.02 60.2-54.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 97.2 0.08 25.7278.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,948.7 6.91 5,750.055.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 219.8 0.17 215.51.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20.7 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17.0 0.01 22.0-22.90
69 Ceramic products 593.2 0.46 209.6182.97
70 Glass and glassware 532.1 0.41 207.4156.56
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 50.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 655.1 0.51 3.518,421.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,680.9 1.30 1,429.217.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.5 0.01 16.3-48.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 605.1 0.47 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 128.5 0.10 87.646.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 59.0 0.05 159.9-63.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 265.8 0.21 216.822.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,645.8 15.17 17,373.213.08
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 2,300.6 1.78 1,752.731.26
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 18,844.0 14.55 4,280.6340.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,466.4 15.03 16,422.918.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 585.2 0.45 292.1100.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 144.4 0.11 102.640.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 782.8 0.60 736.46.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
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 617.2 0.48 953.9-35.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 59.6 0.05 28.2111.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 40.2 0.03 238.3-83.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,433.9 11.14 12,978.911.21

US Imports from Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.28% of US total imports from Guinea (18.59% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 22.02% of US total imports from Guinea (17.81% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.39% of US total imports from Guinea (8.29% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.09% of US total imports from Guinea (8.10% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.20% of US total imports from Guinea (1.31% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.25% of US total imports from Guinea (1.43% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.19% of US total imports from Guinea (1.43% in 2017).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.3 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) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Guinea 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 7.4 0.11 3.6104.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 597.4 8.66 696.4-14.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17.7 0.26 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53.8 0.78 15.9238.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.5 0.20 0.0
10 Cereals 13.2 0.19 6.0120.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.9 0.16 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.3 0.21 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 822.8 11.93 506.862.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7.4 0.11 3.1140.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4.7 0.07 23.0-79.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 42.7 0.62 38.211.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4.8 0.07 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 35.7 0.52 28.923.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 22.2 0.32 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 47.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 119.6 1.73 7.81,435.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37.2 0.54 6.8450.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 0.01 0.3153.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1.6 0.02 0.7113.50
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 0.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.9 0.19 90.8-85.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.2 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.3 0.03 9.0-73.99
52 Cotton 0.3 0.00 0.9-65.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 83.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.04 0.7240.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.9 0.09 14.6-59.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.8 0.05 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.7 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.0 0.12 334.0-97.60
69 Ceramic products 6.0 0.09 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 20.3 0.29 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 1,518.4 22.02 1,241.522.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 37.5 0.54 36.52.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12.2 0.18 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 111.1 1.61 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 729.8 10.58 496.247.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32.8 0.48 45.3-27.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 325.3 4.72 280.915.81
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 185.4 2.69 152.721.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7.5 0.11 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 43.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39.9 0.58 87.1-54.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 37.5 0.54 11.0242.50
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 154.4 2.24 25.5505.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.4 0.21 3.5314.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 53.3 0.77 289.1-81.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,744.5 25.30 2,335.7-25.31
tdWood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce