US trade with Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 06, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Nepal

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Nepal totaled $36.0 million, up 3.27% ($1.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $13.6 million, up 8.80% ($1.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $22.4 million, up 0.20% ($0.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $8.9 million, a 10.59% decrease ($1.1 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Nepal was the US 148th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0038% of US total trade (down from 0.0040% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Nepal was the US 159th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 155th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total exports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Nepal was the US 121st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 119th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (down from 0.0042% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Nepal

The major share of US exports to Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.51% of US total exports to Nepal (73.26% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.12% of US total exports to Nepal (4.36% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.27% of US total exports to Nepal (4.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.48% of US total exports to Nepal (6.76% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,037.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,998.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $913.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $759.9 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $63.9 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $63.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $42.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $41.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $2,135.3 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $734.8 thousand;
  • 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 $566.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $538.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $385.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $100.6 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $57.4 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $41.3 thousand.
US exports to Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8.3 0.06 7.95.01
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 34.9 0.26 420.5-91.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 63.9 0.47 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,053.0 15.15 15.613,088.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 837.7 6.18 77.8976.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.4 0.06 65.8-87.24
29 Organic chemicals 55.8 0.41 30.583.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 114.8 0.85 79.943.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.9 0.32 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 49.5 0.37 55.3-10.40
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 151.2 1.12 123.522.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 63.8 0.47 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 100.4 0.74 117.8-14.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 123.7 0.91 82.250.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.2 0.03 9.9-57.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.1 0.03 6.0-32.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 33.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 30.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.0 0.15 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 734.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.0 0.02 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22.9 0.17 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.7 0.02 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.4 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.2 0.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.4 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.8 0.02 103.4-97.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.6 0.04 3.464.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.3 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 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.4 0.15 23.2-12.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 21.6 0.16 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.7 0.04 2.8104.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.3 0.03 10.7-60.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,306.5 17.02 1,393.065.57
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 411.4 3.04 977.7-57.93
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 41.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11.5 0.09 2,146.9-99.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,549.7 33.57 2,551.578.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,464.6 10.81 2,003.3-26.89
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 100.3 0.74 120.0-16.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69.5 0.51 38.381.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.3 0.03 0.0

US Imports from Nepal

The major share of US imports from Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 66.85% of US total imports from Nepal (70.56% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.60% of US total imports from Nepal (7.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.18% of US total imports from Nepal (0.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.89% of US total imports from Nepal (1.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.58% of US total imports from Nepal (2.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.49% of US total imports from Nepal (2.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of US total imports from Nepal (0.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $813.9 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $648.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $540.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $530.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $94.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $949.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $746.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $413.9 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $163.3 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $94.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $74.2 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $71.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $67.5 thousand.
US imports from Nepal in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.8 0.13 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22.4 0.10 7.3208.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.4 0.06 7.661.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57.7 0.26 71.2-18.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.2 0.02 6.1-15.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.7 0.03 9.4-28.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 89.3 0.40 156.8-43.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 31.5 0.14 72.9-56.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.6 0.01 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,897.3 8.45 1,249.151.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 153.5 0.68 109.140.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 674.8 3.01 144.4367.35
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 10.7 0.05 11.2-4.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27.0 0.12 45.4-40.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.5 0.03 0.31,932.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 403.6 1.80 467.4-13.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.8 0.15 7.6346.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 34.4 0.15 129.2-73.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15.6 0.07 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 440.6 1.96 478.7-7.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34.4 0.15 21.063.83
50 Silk 1.3 0.01 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 70.6 0.31 28.9144.21
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1.8 0.01 8.2-78.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41.0 0.18 112.0-63.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9,963.1 44.39 10,126.4-1.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.0 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.6 0.04 29.3-70.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.6 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 930.4 4.15 1,344.3-30.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,828.8 8.15 2,574.9-28.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,047.8 9.12 1,507.635.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.0 0.04 1.7501.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 91.8 0.41 71.328.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.1 0.01 5.7-44.75
69 Ceramic products 12.7 0.06 8.058.10
70 Glass and glassware 217.7 0.97 292.0-25.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 579.7 2.58 599.8-3.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 100.7 0.45 5.81,627.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 77.9 0.35 65.019.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.9 0.01 7.0-58.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23.3 0.10 15.748.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 67.4 0.30 111.7-39.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 816.8 3.64 2.927,843.07
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 11.3 0.05 0.0
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 20.0 0.09 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 90.5 0.40 25.1259.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27.4 0.12 13.4104.30
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 46.4 0.21 40.015.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 66.6 0.30 126.6-47.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.5 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 287.3 1.28 1,237.1-76.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce