US trade (export - import) with Libya in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

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

US Trade with Libya

In 2013, US trade with Libya totaled $3,486.6 million, up 12.36% ($383.4 million) from 2012.

US exports to Libya in 2013 totaled $864.5 million, up 57.47% ($315.5 million) from 2012.

US imports from Libya in 2013 totaled $2,622.1 million, up 2.66% ($67.9 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Libya in 2013 was $1,757.6 million, a 12.35% decrease ($247.6 million) over 2012.

Libya was the US 68th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 70th in 2012), accounting for 0.09% of US total trade (up from 0.08% in 2012).

Libya was the US 83rd largest export market in 2013 (up from 94th in 2012), accounting for 0.05% of US total exports (up from 0.04% in 2012).

Libya was the US 61st largest supplier in 2013 (up from 64th in 2012), accounting for 0.11% of US total imports (up from 0.11% in 2012).

US Exports to Libya

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.23% of US total exports to Libya (56.75% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.04% of US total exports to Libya (22.93% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.52% of US total exports to Libya (8.10% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.21% of US total exports to Libya (5.46% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.45% of US total exports to Libya (2.21% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.87% of US total exports to Libya (1.33% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Libya 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 $109.4 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 $104.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $23.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13.6 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.9 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3.1 million.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $29.8 million.
US exports to Libya 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
(%)
01 Live animals 45.0 0.01 45.2-0.44
02 Meat and edible meat offal 23,846.7 2.76 15,682.952.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28.8 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,976.1 1.85 6,526.5144.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 32.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,997.8 0.93 5,595.142.94
10 Cereals 47,521.5 5.50 28,548.266.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 26.1 0.00 4.7456.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,931.9 0.92 3,584.8121.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 26.2 0.00 196.6-86.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 48,626.5 5.62 45,271.97.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 132.1 0.02 47.0181.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 52.9 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 798.5 0.09 358.0123.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,384.2 0.28 1,236.692.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,875.1 0.22 1,559.820.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 164.4 0.02 156.84.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15,674.2 1.81 17,042.3-8.03
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 142.4 0.02 21.9550.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 451.8 0.05 72.2525.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 53,207.6 6.15 29,891.178.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 128.8 0.01 162.6-20.75
29 Organic chemicals 4,795.9 0.55 4,713.21.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 27,460.7 3.18 13,814.198.79
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 530.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 744.0 0.09 810.8-8.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,157.2 0.48 4,929.8-15.67
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 1,427.1 0.17 993.143.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,706.1 0.20 568.4200.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,405.2 0.16 451.3211.34
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 951.7 0.11 440.7115.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,115.2 0.48 4,779.3-13.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,024.4 2.78 10,471.0129.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,697.9 0.31 1,816.348.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.7 0.01 404.6-85.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,014.0 2.20 10,450.181.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 815.2 0.09 1,150.4-29.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 570.4 0.07 146.7288.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 791.0 0.09 381.4107.40
52 Cotton 26.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 12.2 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.1 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29.2 0.00 19.053.60
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 527.6 0.06 1,024.7-48.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.1 0.00 3.2218.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.2 0.00 19.1-83.39
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 305.9 0.04 432.3-29.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,097.2 0.13 1,233.5-11.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 526.2 0.06 257.3104.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,093.8 0.13 1,335.3-18.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.7 0.00 10.9-19.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 133.9 0.02 19.1600.11
69 Ceramic products 136.3 0.02 51.5164.86
70 Glass and glassware 71.9 0.01 193.0-62.75
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 18.0-100.00
72 Iron and steel 267.7 0.03 189.841.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,925.2 0.92 2,903.3172.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 122.7 0.01 131.9-6.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 501.5 0.06 60.1735.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 67.3 0.01 2.72,347.80
79 Zinc and articles thereof 76.0 0.01 15.7383.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,791.5 0.79 3,708.783.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 374.4 0.04 266.840.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159,259.0 18.42 49,879.3219.29
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 120,866.2 13.98 15,997.4655.54
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 13.1 0.00 13.9-5.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 201,134.8 23.27 230,936.7-12.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,328.1 0.15 588.0125.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,991.7 0.35 1,242.7140.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,833.4 2.06 12,938.437.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 38.8 0.00 21.878.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.7 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
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 4,179.1 0.48 3,249.928.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 797.6 0.09 528.850.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 180.0 0.02 322.3-44.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,981.8 1.62 8,494.164.61

US Imports from Libya

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.78% of US total imports from Libya (99.94% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.14% of US total imports from Libya (0.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Libya 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) - an increase of $37.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $30.0 million.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Libya 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
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,590,172.1 98.78 2,552,741.11.47
31 Fertilizers 29,959.4 1.14 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.6 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 156.4 0.01 25.7507.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,831.0 0.07 1,425.428.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce