US trade with Guinea in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Guinea

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Guinea totaled $54.3 million, up 18.45% ($8.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Guinea in the first half of 2017 totaled $51.3 million, up 30.83% ($12.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Guinea in the first half of 2017 were $3.0 million, down 55.12% ($3.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Guinea in the first half of 2017 was $48.4 million, a 48.24% increase ($15.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Guinea was the US 159th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 162nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (up from 0.0025% in the first half of 2016).

Guinea was the US 138th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 144th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0068% of US total exports (up from 0.0055% in the first half of 2016).

Guinea was the US 180th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 166th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.29% of US total exports to Guinea (28.55% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.23% of US total exports to Guinea (34.54% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.51% of US total exports to Guinea (17.98% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.33% of US total exports to Guinea (5.79% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.38% of US total exports to Guinea (0.50% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 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) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.4 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 $0.3 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;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.0 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Guinea 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 4,771.5 9.29 3,859.123.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7.1 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.4 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 12,464.3 24.27 6,064.4105.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.1 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 306.1 0.60 1,266.8-75.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.0 0.08 6.0621.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2.5 0.00 2.8-10.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 149.6 0.29 89.467.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.5 0.02 36.7-74.15
29 Organic chemicals 39.6 0.08 4.6765.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 65.4 0.13 44.247.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 419.7 0.82 353.918.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 153.7 0.30 361.5-57.47
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 263.9 0.51 37.6602.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 35.0 0.07 21.959.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.7 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 118.3 0.23 332.3-64.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,248.3 8.27 3,023.040.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 552.8 1.08 2,842.2-80.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.2 0.01 3.167.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 109.3 0.21 89.422.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 57.5 0.11 39.545.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 203.0 0.40 6.03,281.37
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.7 0.01 3.5-21.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 396.9 0.77 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 50.0 0.10 4.21,103.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.5 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,783.3 5.42 2,148.829.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 113.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.1 0.03 15.2-7.20
69 Ceramic products 21.6 0.04 58.1-62.84
70 Glass and glassware 38.5 0.08 60.5-36.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50.2 0.10 5.0903.74
72 Iron and steel 3.5 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,008.1 1.96 103.2876.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.3 0.03 9.048.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20.7 0.04 22.4-7.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 59.5 0.12 32.682.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 118.4 0.23 27.8326.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,787.4 11.27 2,745.3110.81
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 848.3 1.65 1,112.3-23.73
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 2,231.9 4.35 461.2383.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,890.5 13.42 8,833.3-21.99
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 29.9 0.06 278.2-89.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 245.6 0.48 111.5120.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.8 0.01 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 683.0 1.33 431.758.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20.0 0.04 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91.8 0.18 30.5200.63

US Imports from Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.89% of US total imports from Guinea (6.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 19.48% of US total imports from Guinea (11.84% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.44% of US total imports from Guinea (4.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.29% of US total imports from Guinea (0.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.17% of US total imports from Guinea (0.13% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.60% of US total imports from Guinea (0.93% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Guinea (51.78% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guinea 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) - a decrease of $3.4 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 $0.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 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;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Guinea 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 414.2 13.96 224.284.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7.9 0.27 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 84.0-100.00
10 Cereals 6.0 0.20 7.7-22.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 187.4 6.32 65.2187.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.4 0.08 4.8-50.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23.0 0.77 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.5 0.29 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3,422.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.3 1.60 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 29.9-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.4 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.0 0.24 24.1-71.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.9 0.16 24.8-80.24
52 Cotton 0.3 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 83.6 2.82 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.6 0.32 7.527.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 578.0 19.48 782.5-26.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.2 0.92 3.7636.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 159.3 5.37 45.1252.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 237.1 7.99 103.2129.69
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 56.9 1.92 122.3-53.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45.4 1.53 85.1-46.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.8 0.26 6.323.64
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 22.1 0.74 5.1330.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 93.4 3.15 58.460.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce