US trade (export - import) with Niger in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

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

US Trade with Niger

In 2018, US trade with Niger totaled $88.6 million, up 72.00% ($37.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Niger in 2018 totaled $58.8 million, up 33.38% ($14.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Niger in 2018 totaled $29.7 million, up 302.75% ($22.4 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Niger in 2018 was $29.1 million, a 20.77% decrease ($7.6 million) over 2017.

Niger was the US 169th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 176th in 2017), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (up from 0.0013% in 2017).

Niger was the US 159th largest export market in 2018 (up from 167th in 2017), accounting for 0.0035% of US total exports (up from 0.0029% in 2017).

Niger was the US 153rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 175th in 2017), accounting for 0.0011% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in 2017).

US Exports to Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 89.05% of US total exports to Niger (72.20% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.26% of US total exports to Niger (7.93% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.09% of US total exports to Niger (2.11% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.45% of US total exports to Niger (6.68% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.24% of US total exports to Niger (1.22% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.18% of US total exports to Niger (1.08% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $25,337.9 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $673.2 thousand.

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

  • 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 $3,393.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,259.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,175.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $890.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $697.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $596.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $541.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $480.7 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $468.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $385.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $233.9 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $194.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $190.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $180.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $177.0 thousand.
US exports to Niger 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 190.0-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 103.2 0.18 254.7-59.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.5 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.6 0.00 11.7-77.71
29 Organic chemicals 84.6 0.14 213.2-60.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 46.9 0.08 117.3-60.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26.1 0.04 82.3-68.32
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 22.7 0.04 35.0-35.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 29.7 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 148.8 0.25 1,408.6-89.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 444.4 0.76 925.0-51.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46.0 0.08 153.0-69.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.6 0.03 211.4-92.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 65.4 0.11 242.3-73.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 49.3 0.08 38.428.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25.1 0.04 259.0-90.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 88.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 73.0 0.12 458.3-84.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,821.2 3.10 2,711.8-32.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 180.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.3 0.04 55.2-52.33
69 Ceramic products 54.7 0.09 66.9-18.24
70 Glass and glassware 108.4 0.18 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 10.8 0.02 5.2108.60
72 Iron and steel 27.1 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 90.5 0.15 632.0-85.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 726.1 1.23 52.91,272.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.6 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 260.2 0.44 166.656.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 116.0 0.20 75.154.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,692.8 9.68 6,289.1-9.48
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 7,619.3 12.95 11,012.7-30.81
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 3.3 0.01 30.0-88.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,840.2 3.13 1,862.3-1.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 35,591.2 60.49 10,253.4247.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 56.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,647.1 2.80 2,344.3-29.74
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 62.1 0.11 530.5-88.29
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 759.1 1.29 687.410.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17.3 0.03 29.8-42.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.2 0.01 3.6-11.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,158.0 1.97 2,333.8-50.38

US Imports from Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.96% of US total imports from Niger (10.74% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.07% of US total imports from Niger (5.01% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.05% of US total imports from Niger (3.02% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.27% of US total imports from Niger (2.46% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.24% of US total imports from Niger (1.46% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18,263.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2,933.3 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) - an increase of $558.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $513.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $192.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $182.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $100.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Niger in 2018 over the 2017 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 $118.9 thousand.
US imports from Niger 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
(%)
01 Live animals 390.7 1.31 343.013.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21.3 0.07 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 192.7 0.65 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.5 0.04 10.7-1.66
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 64.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 182.2 0.61 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27.7 0.09 20.932.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19.0 0.06 37.1-48.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.8 0.09 14.379.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 58.2 0.20 80.6-27.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.8 0.01 5.7-67.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23.3 0.08 2.8731.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.4 0.05 48.8-70.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.8 0.01 4.5-15.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 2.2-82.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 7.9 0.03 40.0-80.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69.9 0.24 108.0-35.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 14.1 0.05 58.6-75.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 34.1 0.11 2.31,401.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.7 0.01 65.4-95.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.3 0.10 45.8-38.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 825.3 2.78 311.5164.95
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 769.8 2.59 211.2264.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 118.9-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 107.5 0.36 7.21,386.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69.3 0.23 143.9-51.80
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 39.4 0.13 44.6-11.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 61.6 0.21 25.5141.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.7 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,092.3 10.40 158.91,845.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,634.9 79.49 5,371.0340.04
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce