US trade (export - import) with Latvia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Latvia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Latvia

In 2013, US trade with Latvia totaled $780.3 million, up 2.32% ($17.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Latvia in 2013 were $494.6 million, down 2.30% ($11.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Latvia in 2013 totaled $285.8 million, up 11.43% ($29.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Latvia in 2013 was $208.8 million, a 16.41% decrease ($41.0 million) over 2012.

Latvia was the US 109th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 106th in 2012), accounting for 0.0200% of US total trade (up from 0.0197% in 2012).

Latvia was the US 103rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 97th in 2012), accounting for 0.0313% of US total exports (down from 0.0328% in 2012).

Latvia was the US 106th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0123% of US total imports (up from 0.0110% in 2012).

US Exports to Latvia

The major share of US exports to Latvia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.51% of US total exports to Latvia (42.34% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.57% of US total exports to Latvia (21.69% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.87% of US total exports to Latvia (9.18% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.44% of US total exports to Latvia (18.18% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.25% of US total exports to Latvia (1.98% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.46% of US total exports to Latvia (1.08% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Latvia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $29.6 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 $12.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Latvia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $47.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $24.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $7.3 million.
US exports to Latvia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,772.9 0.36 12,448.3-85.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 983.8 0.20 328.6199.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 298.9 0.06 1,219.1-75.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,600.4 0.32 754.1112.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 183.8 0.04 99.185.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32.2 0.01 3.5823.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,804.7 1.78 8,297.06.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 451.6 0.09 38.91,059.75
10 Cereals 126.4 0.03 283.8-55.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,894.5 0.38 187.6909.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 112.1 0.02 5.02,148.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 99.6 0.02 124.6-20.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 70.1 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 57.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 71.2 0.01 310.2-77.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 486.0 0.10 137.8252.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 119.1 0.02 101.617.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 885.3 0.18 252.3250.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,856.2 1.99 9,523.83.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,377.0 5.74 35,642.8-20.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15,814.9 3.20 39,862.1-60.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 40.2 0.01 100.2-59.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,727.8 0.35 37.44,517.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 34.3 0.01 11.4201.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 44,947.7 9.09 91,988.2-51.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,054.0 2.03 10,648.0-5.58
29 Organic chemicals 905.4 0.18 878.53.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,040.4 0.21 1,006.93.32
31 Fertilizers 19.8 0.00 37.3-46.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,989.2 0.60 3,792.5-21.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,399.9 3.32 9,147.179.29
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 1,309.7 0.26 1,469.9-10.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 212.8 0.04 291.0-26.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 22.6 0.00 18.224.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 275.8 0.06 27.0920.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,771.5 1.17 5,974.8-3.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,325.2 2.09 9,064.813.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,422.6 0.89 4,133.96.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 70.1 0.01 116.3-39.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 464.1 0.09 329.640.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 258.5 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,632.4 0.33 661.1146.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 239.9 0.05 262.6-8.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,247.5 0.25 1,591.6-21.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 487.7 0.10 328.948.27
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
52 Cotton 378.3 0.08 104.1263.29
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 58.1 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 21.9 0.00 20.94.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 29.1 0.01 106.7-72.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 629.5 0.13 158.7296.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,438.5 0.29 1,490.8-3.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29.4 0.01 16.380.68
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 575.2 0.12 387.548.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,527.7 1.12 4,584.820.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 761.2 0.15 1,165.2-34.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 962.6 0.19 1,028.5-6.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 283.9 0.06 249.513.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 308.6 0.06 498.7-38.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 92.8 0.02 162.0-42.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 6.0-47.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.5 0.00 24.3-85.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,462.8 0.50 616.2299.70
69 Ceramic products 213.7 0.04 184.016.14
70 Glass and glassware 1,950.1 0.39 1,469.132.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 797.9 0.16 241.6230.31
72 Iron and steel 327.0 0.07 30.0990.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,410.5 0.69 3,568.9-4.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 35.2 0.01 61.1-42.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 208.3 0.04 5.93,430.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 398.7 0.08 516.7-22.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 32.3 0.01 13.6138.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,450.8 0.29 780.185.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,348.7 0.27 498.5170.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 112,459.7 22.74 82,897.935.66
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 70,392.2 14.23 57,713.821.97
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 1,207.0 0.24 41.12,833.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47,171.3 9.54 38,579.522.27
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,028.6 0.81 2,935.337.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,184.4 0.85 2,655.657.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,124.4 6.09 29,519.92.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 165.2 0.03 75.2119.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,832.1 0.57 1,134.3149.68
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,221.0 0.45 1,231.380.38
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 5,696.3 1.15 6,008.5-5.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,854.0 1.79 7,799.513.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 426.9 0.09 441.5-3.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 204.8 0.04 544.9-62.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,914.4 0.79 5,044.1-22.40

US Imports from Latvia

The major share of US imports from Latvia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.65% of US total imports from Latvia (51.88% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.70% of US total imports from Latvia (17.05% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.23% of US total imports from Latvia (1.94% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.89% of US total imports from Latvia (5.87% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.58% of US total imports from Latvia (2.49% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.50% of US total imports from Latvia (8.19% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.53% of US total imports from Latvia (1.03% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Latvia in 2013 over 2012 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 $24.4 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) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Latvia in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $13.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.1 million.
US imports from Latvia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.2 0.00 9.9-37.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,178.9 0.41 5.322,228.31
10 Cereals 19.9 0.01 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 309.6 0.11 122.3153.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 529.5 0.19 83.2536.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.3 0.00 15.0-57.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,573.6 0.90 1,975.730.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45.6 0.02 22.5103.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 398.0 0.14 426.0-6.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 818.2 0.29 796.12.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 56.1 0.02 28.596.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16.6 0.01 5.3210.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 133,081.9 46.57 129,543.12.73
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,134.3 2.50 21,000.7-66.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,437.1 8.55 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 852.4 0.30 1,100.1-22.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 103.6 0.04 0.0
31 Fertilizers 173.5 0.06 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.4 0.00 6.022.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 264.1 0.09 225.417.19
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 493.5 0.17 96.5411.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 184.9 0.06 67.4174.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.7 0.01 17.086.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,586.0 0.55 1,518.64.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,111.5 0.39 1,932.7-42.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 87.6 0.03 7.21,120.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18.5 0.01 0.53,930.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,074.5 3.53 6,296.660.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.1 0.01 38.51.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 127.2 0.04 41.8204.60
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
52 Cotton 5.0 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1.1 0.00 175.2-99.36
54 Man-made filaments 7,225.8 2.53 9,378.8-22.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 129.3 0.05 39.6226.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 23.1 0.01 19.518.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.8 0.00 4.5-60.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 35.0 0.01 0.93,679.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,684.2 1.29 2,923.226.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,613.1 0.56 1,171.737.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 673.3 0.24 749.0-10.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20.4 0.01 5.8251.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.3 0.00 10.6-31.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 546.8 0.19 572.4-4.47
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39.4 0.01 172.9-77.21
69 Ceramic products 5.2 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 18,599.8 6.51 13,520.437.57
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 2.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2.3 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,993.6 1.40 2,362.269.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 32.0 0.01 23.138.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 216.3 0.08 48.0350.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21.5 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 116.0 0.04 192.6-39.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,398.7 4.69 15,644.6-14.36
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 24,502.2 8.57 18,068.135.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 487.0 0.17 2,617.5-81.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 84.3 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,251.4 3.24 7,396.825.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.2 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 160.7 0.06 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 11,091.5 3.88 10,599.44.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 368.0 0.13 545.5-32.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.4 0.01 79.6-80.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.8 0.01 409.7-93.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,628.1 1.27 4,323.4-16.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce