US trade with Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Namibia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Namibia was $64.2 million, down 47.70% ($58.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $25.3 million, down 74.31% ($73.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $38.9 million, up 59.89% ($14.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a surplus of $74.1 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $13.6 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Namibia was the US 137th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 109th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0065% of US total trade (down from 0.0133% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Namibia was the US 137th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 97th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0066% of US total exports (down from 0.0271% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Namibia was the US 115th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 121st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0065% of US total imports (up from 0.0043% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Namibia

The major share of US exports to Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.94% of US total exports to Namibia (4.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.63% of US total exports to Namibia (10.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.12% of US total exports to Namibia (7.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.32% of US total exports to Namibia (2.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.61% of US total exports to Namibia (53.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.07% of US total exports to Namibia (1.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 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) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $53.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.1 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) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,249.4 4.94 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 37.5 0.15 0.0
10 Cereals 1,169.4 4.63 7,445.3-84.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9.5 0.04 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 83.1 0.33 68.820.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10.7 0.04 4.1159.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 654.2 2.59 4.514,557.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.3 0.02 52,963.6-99.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18.6 0.07 2.8561.17
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 76.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 150.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27.5 0.11 192.5-85.70
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 99.2 0.39 143.4-30.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,089.6 24.09 2,850.7113.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 449.9 1.78 397.413.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,136.5 4.50 1,037.79.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.7 0.03 0.0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.6 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.4 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.5 0.02 41.0-86.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.9 0.08 6.4208.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16.1 0.06 6.3157.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,598.9 6.32 2,167.5-26.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 150.8 0.60 1,253.7-87.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 55.7 0.22 102.3-45.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 64.1 0.25 2.72,315.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,766.1 18.85 4,186.213.85
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 873.7 3.46 535.963.03
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 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 705.3 2.79 1,952.9-63.89
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 257.8 1.02 2,895.0-91.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 49.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 634.6 2.51 966.0-34.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 171.3 0.68 261.4-34.47
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 94.9 0.38 48.097.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 43.2 0.17 56.4-23.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.9 0.12 44.0-32.21

US Imports from Namibia

The major share of US imports from Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 52.33% of US total imports from Namibia (53.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.46% of US total imports from Namibia (39.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.02% of US total imports from Namibia (1.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.44% of US total imports from Namibia (3.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $6.1 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 $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Namibia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 123.1 0.32 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 26.2 0.07 48.6-46.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.2 0.03 9.93.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 15,744.9 40.46 9,610.663.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.3 0.00 0.0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.0 0.01 3.8-49.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.4 0.09 44.8-25.56
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.1 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.8 0.00 0.640.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 40.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 499.2 1.28 8.06,159.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20,365.8 52.33 12,959.357.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 560.1 1.44 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 784.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 94.2 0.24 72.829.41
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 1,021.9 2.63 154.8559.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 56.3 0.14 24.7128.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.7 0.01 15.5-76.16
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 25.1 0.06 64.1-60.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.0 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.6 0.03 7.262.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce