US trade (export - import) with Liberia in 2016

Published or Updated: May 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Liberia in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Liberia

In 2016, US trade with Liberia totaled $244.3 million, up 33.46% ($61.2 million) from 2015.

US exports to Liberia in 2016 totaled $176.5 million, up 29.90% ($40.6 million) from 2015.

US imports from Liberia in 2016 totaled $67.8 million, up 43.71% ($20.6 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Liberia in 2016 was $108.7 million, a 22.56% increase ($20.0 million) over 2015.

Liberia was the US 139th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 144th in 2015), accounting for 0.0066% of US total trade (up from 0.0048% in 2015).

Liberia was the US 129th largest export market in 2016 (up from 135th in 2015), accounting for 0.0121% of US total exports (up from 0.0090% in 2015).

Liberia was the US 131st largest supplier in 2016 (up from 145th in 2015), accounting for 0.0030% of US total imports (up from 0.0020% in 2015).

US Exports to Liberia

The major share of US exports to Liberia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.52% of US total exports to Liberia (40.28% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.12% of US total exports to Liberia (17.30% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.62% of US total exports to Liberia (5.77% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.68% of US total exports to Liberia (13.67% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.98% of US total exports to Liberia (6.41% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.58% of US total exports to Liberia (5.87% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.71% of US total exports to Liberia (1.03% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Liberia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $14,058.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,379.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,850.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,836.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,376.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,400.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2,142.9 thousand;
  • 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 $1,893.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,397.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $592.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $563.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Liberia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $5,178.4 thousand;
  • 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 $2,449.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,640.2 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $993.1 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $919.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $856.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $828.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $722.4 thousand.
US exports to Liberia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,421.7 1.37 2,293.55.59
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.0 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 237.5 0.13 1,065.9-77.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 224.4 0.13 171.331.06
10 Cereals 26,182.1 14.84 12,124.2115.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 64.4 0.04 75.9-15.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 61.7 0.03 784.1-92.13
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23.4 0.01 16.838.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 36.0 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 384.6 0.22 1,240.9-69.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 645.5 0.37 591.09.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,370.5 1.91 5,010.6-32.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 76.7 0.04 77.0-0.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65.3 0.04 24.6165.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18,669.7 10.58 7,819.5138.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,785.8 1.58 892.3212.20
29 Organic chemicals 554.0 0.31 29.31,788.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 608.6 0.34 490.024.19
31 Fertilizers 11.8 0.01 1,004.9-98.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 193.5 0.11 177.29.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 600.0 0.34 398.650.54
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 339.5 0.19 407.0-16.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 58.0 0.03 53.29.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,772.3 1.00 375.0372.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,885.6 2.20 3,321.916.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 810.7 0.46 809.70.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 264.5 0.15 284.8-7.12
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 61.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 705.0 0.40 881.2-20.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 131.5 0.07 244.8-46.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 419.8 0.24 277.951.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 70.7 0.04 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23.1 0.01 24.9-7.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46.6 0.03 116.4-60.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 106.7 0.06 21.1405.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 787.5 0.45 1,048.9-24.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,697.6 6.63 16,876.0-30.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 813.9 0.46 472.772.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.3 0.01 9.9-6.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 97.1 0.06 212.3-54.26
69 Ceramic products 566.6 0.32 496.014.23
70 Glass and glassware 3.7 0.00 48.5-92.48
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 6.7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 31.0 0.02 152.0-79.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,587.5 6.00 6,751.356.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 294.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 572.8 0.32 575.8-0.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 730.2 0.41 137.6430.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 382.1 0.22 800.5-52.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43,219.3 24.49 30,839.440.14
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 5,691.2 3.22 8,141.1-30.09
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 782.5 0.44 1,702.1-54.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,387.5 7.59 10,986.721.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 63.9 0.04 172.4-62.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 519.5 0.29 178.9190.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,082.7 3.45 2,706.4124.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.1 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
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 1,911.1 1.08 1,613.518.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 206.3 0.12 95.0117.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46.9 0.03 46.50.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.4 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12,385.3 7.02 10,242.420.92

US Imports from Liberia

The major share of US imports from Liberia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 64.53% of US total imports from Liberia (91.70% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.19% of US total imports from Liberia (5.56% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.07% of US total imports from Liberia (1.16% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Liberia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $21,802.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $584.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Liberia in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,814.8 thousand;
  • 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 $317.9 thousand.
US imports from Liberia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32.3 0.05 16.596.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 695.4 1.03 518.034.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 66.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,734.5 64.52 43,150.21.35
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 0.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 131.8 0.19 86.252.86
52 Cotton 1.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.00 0.3120.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.4 0.01 9.5-53.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.1 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.3 0.00 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 805.8 1.19 2,620.6-69.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 68.5 0.10 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 66.9 0.10 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24.2 0.04 24.6-1.76
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 11.9 0.02 329.8-96.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 139.7 0.21 12.01,064.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 22,041.7 32.52 239.79,094.89
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce