US trade (export - import) with Libya in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Libya in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Libya

In 2014, US trade with Libya was $763.4 million, down 78.11% ($2,723.3 million) from 2013.

US exports to Libya in 2014 were $531.9 million, down 38.48% ($332.7 million) from 2013.

US imports from Libya in 2014 were $231.5 million, down 91.17% ($2,390.6 million) from 2013.

US trade with Libya went from a deficit of $1,757.6 million in 2013, to a surplus of $300.3 million in 2014.

Libya was the US 110th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 68th in 2013), accounting for 0.02% of US total trade (down from 0.09% in 2013).

Libya was the US 102nd largest export market in 2014 (down from 83rd in 2013), accounting for 0.03% of US total exports (down from 0.05% in 2013).

Libya was the US 107th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 61st in 2013), accounting for 0.01% of US total imports (down from 0.11% in 2013).

US Exports to Libya

The major share of US exports to Libya in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.20% of US total exports to Libya (58.23% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.62% of US total exports to Libya (20.04% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.13% of US total exports to Libya (8.52% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.09% of US total exports to Libya (6.21% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.86% of US total exports to Libya (2.45% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.50% of US total exports to Libya (1.87% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of US total exports to Libya (0.42% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Libya in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Libya in 2014 over 2013 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 $109.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $63.4 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) - a decrease of $40.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $38.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $15.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $13.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $10.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $9.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to Libya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,978.7 3.38 23,846.7-24.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 28.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,651.5 1.06 15,976.1-64.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 69.6 0.01 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,816.9 1.47 7,997.8-2.26
10 Cereals 9,352.7 1.76 47,521.5-80.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.0 0.00 26.1-88.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,255.6 0.80 7,931.9-46.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 26.2-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51,327.0 9.65 48,626.55.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 283.1 0.05 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 82.9 0.02 132.1-37.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47.6 0.01 52.9-9.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 682.4 0.13 798.5-14.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,680.8 0.88 2,384.296.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,911.0 0.36 1,875.11.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28.5 0.01 164.4-82.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 168.5 0.03 15,674.2-98.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 142.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 49.2 0.01 451.8-89.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42,991.4 8.08 53,207.6-19.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 189.4 0.04 128.847.04
29 Organic chemicals 2,640.8 0.50 4,795.9-44.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,694.8 2.57 27,460.7-50.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 428.4 0.08 744.0-42.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,954.9 0.37 4,157.2-52.98
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 1,319.6 0.25 1,427.1-7.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,216.5 0.23 1,706.1-28.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 100.1 0.02 1,405.2-92.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,161.3 0.22 951.722.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,013.7 0.75 4,115.2-2.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,988.3 2.82 24,024.4-37.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,556.7 0.29 2,697.9-42.30
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 808.6 0.15 60.71,232.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,579.3 1.61 19,014.0-54.88
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 754.8 0.14 815.2-7.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 388.7 0.07 570.4-31.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 183.5 0.03 791.0-76.80
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 26.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67.0 0.01 29.2129.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 342.2 0.06 527.6-35.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 187.8 0.04 10.11,769.13
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.2 0.00 3.233.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 667.1 0.13 305.9118.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,204.5 0.60 1,097.2192.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,002.0 0.19 526.290.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,369.8 0.26 1,093.825.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40.8 0.01 8.7368.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 463.2 0.09 133.9245.85
69 Ceramic products 89.6 0.02 136.3-34.25
70 Glass and glassware 353.7 0.07 71.9392.16
72 Iron and steel 155.1 0.03 267.7-42.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,646.0 0.69 7,925.2-53.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 67.3 0.01 122.7-45.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 68.7 0.01 3.41,921.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 166.0 0.03 501.5-66.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 67.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 76.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,333.7 0.63 6,791.5-50.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 531.3 0.10 374.441.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 95,875.4 18.03 159,259.0-39.80
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 80,573.8 15.15 120,866.2-33.34
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 25.0 0.00 13.190.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 91,213.1 17.15 201,134.8-54.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,444.4 0.46 1,328.184.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,846.7 0.54 2,991.7-4.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,941.9 4.88 17,833.445.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 143.3 0.03 38.8268.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
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 3,218.6 0.61 4,179.1-22.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,599.7 0.30 797.6100.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 178.6 0.03 180.0-0.79
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,675.2 2.01 13,981.8-23.65

US Imports from Libya

The major share of US imports from Libya in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 92.70% of US total imports from Libya (98.78% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.78% of US total imports from Libya (1.14% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Libya in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Libya in 2014 over the 2013 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 $2,375.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $14.3 million.
US imports from Libya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 214,622.8 92.70 2,590,172.1-91.71
31 Fertilizers 15,701.4 6.78 29,959.4-47.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44.9 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.6 0.01 156.4-83.66
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,140.0 0.49 1,831.0-37.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce