US trade (export - import) with Namibia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 15, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Namibia in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Namibia

In 2018, US trade with Namibia totaled $285.5 million, up 24.62% ($56.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Namibia in 2018 totaled $179.6 million, up 77.98% ($78.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Namibia in 2018 were $105.9 million, down 17.39% ($22.3 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a deficit of $27.3 million in 2017, to a surplus of $73.7 million in 2018.

Namibia was the US 141st largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 142nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0067% of US total trade (up from 0.0058% in 2017).

Namibia was the US 135th largest export market in 2018 (up from 143rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0108% of US total exports (up from 0.0065% in 2017).

Namibia was the US 121st largest supplier in 2018 (down from 118th in 2017), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (down from 0.0053% in 2017).

US Exports to Namibia

The major share of US exports to Namibia in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.11% of US total exports to Namibia (11.78% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.79% of US total exports to Namibia (25.42% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.60% of US total exports to Namibia (23.17% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.63% of US total exports to Namibia (9.07% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.13% of US total exports to Namibia (9.69% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.18% of US total exports to Namibia (0.84% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Namibia in 2018 over 2017 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 $31.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $10.6 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.5 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 $1.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Namibia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,428.9 1.91 2,562.133.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 194.0 0.11 217.5-10.83
10 Cereals 1,517.8 0.85 6,296.2-75.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9.5 0.01 11.6-18.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 43.4 0.02 8.9386.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 296.3 0.16 478.5-38.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 121.4 0.07 160.0-24.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,505.9 4.74 5,272.261.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38,390.3 21.38 6,619.0480.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14.5 0.01 18.6-22.33
29 Organic chemicals 247.8 0.14 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 27.0 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 57.6 0.03 4.11,320.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 242.3 0.13 80.0202.81
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 770.2 0.43 585.831.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2.6 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,740.9 16.56 19,122.355.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 290.6 0.16 1,176.9-75.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,532.4 5.31 4,659.6104.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.8 0.00 27.6-68.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.4 0.02 115.1-75.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.2 0.01 117.1-85.32
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 264.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.2 0.00 14.0-62.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.1 0.00 19.9-69.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18.0 0.01 19.1-5.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.4 0.00 7.5-2.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.7 0.00 6.1-56.40
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 39.8 0.02 17.2131.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,901.7 6.63 9,154.730.01
72 Iron and steel 37.9 0.02 7.5404.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,412.8 1.90 624.5446.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 21.9 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30.2 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 385.6 0.21 135.4184.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27.2 0.02 77.6-64.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,231.6 8.48 13,183.215.54
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 3,798.2 2.11 2,624.944.70
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 320.6 0.18 3.88,449.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,563.0 1.98 3,863.0-7.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,488.7 3.06 1,941.6182.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 53.2 0.03 96.0-44.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,160.8 1.76 1,670.389.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 596.3 0.33 582.92.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,182.0 0.66 585.4101.91
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 164.9 0.09 215.1-23.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.5 0.01 173.4-85.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 61.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 29.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 36,605.2 20.38 17,935.4104.09

US Imports from Namibia

The major share of US imports from Namibia in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 93.92% of US total imports from Namibia (54.50% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.55% of US total imports from Namibia (2.66% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.08% of US total imports from Namibia (36.67% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in 2018 over 2017 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) - an increase of $29.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Namibia in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $46.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.8 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 $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Namibia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 194.5 0.18 123.158.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.0 0.02 14.212.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21.0 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.1 0.05 144.7-63.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 601.8 0.57 90.4565.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.1 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35.4 0.03 789.8-95.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 47.7 0.05 46,219.6-99.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.7 0.01 95.6-88.76
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 5.0 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 80.9 0.08 10.1700.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 183.2 0.17 8.12,165.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 52.2 0.05 25.6104.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.2 0.03 20.547.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20.5 0.02 6.7204.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52.9 0.05 96.1-44.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.9 0.02 12.247.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 40.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.4 0.00 36.1-90.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 167.8 0.16 38.0341.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.3 0.00 1.5-77.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.6 0.00 19.2-91.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,366.0 1.29 1,779.0-23.21
69 Ceramic products 21.9 0.02 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 99,458.1 93.92 69,858.742.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 38.6 0.04 618.8-93.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38.8 0.04 12.6208.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 679.6 0.64 456.548.86
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 533.6 0.50 1,180.6-54.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 271.2 0.26 1,504.3-81.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 153.6 0.15 263.3-41.68
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 298.0 0.28 418.0-28.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19.5 0.02 265.7-92.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 202.3 0.19 385.9-47.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,214.0 1.15 3,624.0-66.50
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce