US trade with Liberia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Liberia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Liberia totaled $99.4 million, up 11.45% ($10.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Liberia in the first half of 2017 totaled $71.3 million, up 9.31% ($6.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Liberia in the first half of 2017 totaled $28.1 million, up 17.28% ($4.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Liberia in the first half of 2017 was $43.2 million, a 4.69% increase ($1.9 million) over the first half of 2016.

Liberia was the US 141st largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 144th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0052% of US total trade (up from 0.0050% in the first half of 2016).

Liberia was the US 128th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 131st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0094% of US total exports (up from 0.0092% in the first half of 2016).

Liberia was the US 136th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 140th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (up from 0.0022% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Liberia

The major share of US exports to Liberia 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) - 31.87% of US total exports to Liberia (30.42% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.43% of US total exports to Liberia (36.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.39% of US total exports to Liberia (0.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.94% of US total exports to Liberia (11.55% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.37% of US total exports to Liberia (7.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.71% of US total exports to Liberia (2.03% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.48% of US total exports to Liberia (1.25% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Liberia 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) - an increase of $11.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - 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.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.6 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) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Liberia 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 82.2 0.12 1,235.3-93.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 123.4 0.17 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 202.9 0.28 118.770.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 97.4-100.00
10 Cereals 17,983.3 25.22 20,031.7-10.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 34.9 0.05 32.28.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18.0 0.03 57.3-68.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 35.0 0.05 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 181.5 0.25 125.744.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 205.8 0.29 477.8-56.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,278.3 1.79 1,523.4-16.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 125.5 0.18 25.1399.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6.0 0.01 3.571.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,690.6 9.38 376.11,679.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 62.6 0.09 60.04.32
29 Organic chemicals 46.1 0.06 374.3-87.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 153.1 0.21 503.0-69.56
31 Fertilizers 359.7 0.50 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 119.7 0.17 67.677.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 77.3 0.11 414.4-81.36
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 130.6 0.18 243.3-46.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27.7 0.04 42.1-34.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 881.7 1.24 1,025.9-14.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,812.9 3.95 1,630.672.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 585.7 0.82 332.276.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.2 0.01 213.1-97.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 214.3 0.30 474.3-54.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 106.4 0.15 59.778.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22.6 0.03 284.2-92.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11.6 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 30.1 0.04 24.025.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 20.4 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.00 21.2-86.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 191.1 0.27 39.5384.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,170.1 7.25 7,108.6-27.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 225.2 0.32 333.6-32.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.0 0.01 5.918.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 219.2 0.31 93.6134.10
69 Ceramic products 197.4 0.28 260.1-24.11
70 Glass and glassware 17.0 0.02 3.7365.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.0 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 32.1 0.04 18.870.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,903.4 5.47 648.4502.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 57.5 0.08 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 404.3 0.57 253.559.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 316.2 0.44 81.8286.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 67.5 0.09 319.8-78.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,430.9 20.24 3,052.1372.82
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 1,390.2 1.95 3,915.8-64.50
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 275.7 0.39 215.627.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,954.9 6.95 6,887.2-28.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 122.7 0.17 12.5880.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 533.4 0.75 181.0194.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,011.9 1.42 5,575.9-81.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.8 0.01 26.1-85.46
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.2 0.00 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 938.4 1.32 825.913.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.7 0.02 103.8-83.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28.8 0.04 14.697.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.04 4.4463.70

US Imports from Liberia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 96.41% of US total imports from Liberia (94.63% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.06% of US total imports from Liberia (1.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.36% of US total imports from Liberia (2.51% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Liberia 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) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Liberia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $0.5 million.
US imports from Liberia 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26.2 0.09 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12.7 0.05 12.8-0.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 247.9 0.88 322.8-23.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12.3 0.04 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27,083.7 96.41 22,666.219.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.3 0.22 54.213.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.7 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 1.4-39.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 99.8 0.36 600.3-83.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 68.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.4 0.01 10.0-65.81
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 45.5 0.16 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.9 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 419.3 1.49 129.3224.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce