US trade (export - import) with Nigeria in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Nigeria in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Nigeria

In 2013, US trade with Nigeria was $18,373.5 million, down 24.81% ($6,061.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Nigeria in 2013 totaled $6,388.8 million, up 27.03% ($1,359.5 million) from 2012.

US imports from Nigeria in 2013 were $11,984.7 million, down 38.24% ($7,421.2 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Nigeria in 2013 was $5,595.9 million, a 61.08% decrease ($8,780.7 million) over 2012.

Nigeria was the US 36th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 31st in 2012), accounting for 0.47% of US total trade (down from 0.63% in 2012).

Nigeria was the US 40th largest export market in 2013 (up from 45th in 2012), accounting for 0.41% of US total exports (up from 0.33% in 2012).

Nigeria was the US 31st largest supplier in 2013 (down from 26th in 2012), accounting for 0.52% of US total imports (down from 0.83% in 2012).

US Exports to Nigeria

The major share of US exports to Nigeria in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.57% of US total exports to Nigeria (47.95% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.37% of US total exports to Nigeria (17.67% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.42% of US total exports to Nigeria (21.95% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.26% of US total exports to Nigeria (6.34% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.34% of US total exports to Nigeria (2.90% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Nigeria in 2013 over 2012 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 $1,118.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $72.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $71.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $42.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $24.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $19.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Nigeria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $22.9 million.
US exports to Nigeria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 680.5 0.01 1,830.4-62.82
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,007.1 0.19 1,176.6920.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,484.2 0.13 4,709.580.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 272.4 0.00 177.153.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 46.0 0.00 5.8692.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 85.8 0.00 16.0436.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 351.7 0.01 5.06,934.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 902.3 0.01 1,108.9-18.64
10 Cereals 960,716.6 15.04 977,219.2-1.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,327.8 0.04 1,071.7117.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 571.3 0.01 64.7782.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,710.3 0.03 2,035.0-15.96
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 49.0 0.00 13.8254.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23,244.4 0.36 18,205.127.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 43.0 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 404.5 0.01 704.9-42.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 113.1 0.00 45.3149.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,198.0 0.02 1,455.8-17.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 26,854.4 0.42 7,465.5259.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,729.8 0.40 21,938.717.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24,414.5 0.38 42,439.9-42.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,589.9 0.20 9,123.438.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,231.1 0.16 13,192.0-22.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,146.9 0.02 4,344.6-73.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.2 0.00 111.7-94.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,002,889.4 31.35 884,393.9126.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,446.3 0.15 5,128.684.19
29 Organic chemicals 20,520.0 0.32 17,749.615.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,224.1 0.05 2,197.346.73
31 Fertilizers 2,421.2 0.04 3,676.6-34.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,178.9 0.24 13,853.49.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 43,659.5 0.68 42,516.02.69
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 6,589.5 0.10 8,600.3-23.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,741.8 0.14 6,231.640.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,933.4 0.03 2,063.8-6.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 393.2 0.01 309.826.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 87,411.1 1.37 62,707.439.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 186,361.0 2.92 144,057.429.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,150.7 0.22 9,614.047.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 199.3 0.00 169.917.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,662.9 0.03 986.068.65
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 24.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,018.5 0.02 907.012.30
45 Cork and articles of cork 222.7 0.00 5.04,353.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 20.8 0.00 3.6477.19
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,963.2 0.14 8,972.7-0.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41,134.1 0.64 26,529.655.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,579.7 0.17 11,660.6-9.27
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
52 Cotton 57.9 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 15.8 0.00 105.0-84.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 209.0 0.00 149.340.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,088.6 0.02 827.331.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 196.8 0.00 306.3-35.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 170.8 0.00 75.0127.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,387.0 0.02 2,334.6-40.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 402.0 0.01 343.017.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,838.9 0.03 2,062.1-10.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,242.8 0.13 6,683.823.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,863.3 0.11 6,872.6-0.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,611.2 0.09 5,174.98.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 256.5 0.00 215.519.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.4 0.00 10.814.64
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 871.1 0.01 240.4262.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 971.9 0.02 2,665.6-63.54
69 Ceramic products 1,879.3 0.03 3,300.8-43.07
70 Glass and glassware 2,045.8 0.03 1,687.221.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 624.5 0.01 1,026.1-39.14
72 Iron and steel 4,486.7 0.07 3,408.931.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 100,247.1 1.57 91,966.29.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 948.4 0.01 560.569.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 990.8 0.02 1,194.7-17.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,225.8 0.21 30,602.9-56.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 188.8 0.00 499.0-62.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 163.9 0.00 578.6-71.67
80 Tin and articles thereof 31.4 0.00 4.2647.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 26.0 0.00 49.7-47.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,838.6 0.25 9,788.361.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,212.4 0.21 7,381.878.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 818,279.4 12.81 746,103.79.67
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 132,535.4 2.07 132,362.60.13
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 1,551.2 0.02 2,383.7-34.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,318,360.0 20.64 1,247,124.45.71
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 130,381.8 2.04 138,060.2-5.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 53,251.1 0.83 76,196.1-30.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 73,871.9 1.16 69,531.76.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,338.5 0.02 675.198.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 680.4 0.01 1,663.2-59.09
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 92.7 0.00 874.0-89.40
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 20,832.1 0.33 15,625.733.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,402.9 0.04 3,177.1-24.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,971.3 0.09 5,539.37.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 37.5 0.00 121.6-69.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 66,214.4 1.04 48,966.135.22

US Imports from Nigeria

The major share of US imports from Nigeria in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.21% of US total imports from Nigeria (99.23% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Nigeria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Nigeria in 2013 over the 2012 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 $7,366.7 million.
US imports from Nigeria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,904.1 0.04 3,382.045.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 109.8 0.00 88.424.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 69.2 0.00 87.7-21.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,071.4 0.01 796.934.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,334.9 0.03 3,003.311.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,821.9 0.02 2,592.88.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 340.0 0.00 420.7-19.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,250.4 0.04 3,206.032.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 546.9 0.00 130.5319.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 242.8 0.00 136.677.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5.2 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30,061.4 0.25 55,056.8-45.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 174.6 0.00 153.213.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 295.6 0.00 163.680.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 427.7 0.00 355.820.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81.7 0.00 59.736.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,468.6 0.08 12,325.9-23.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 290.6 0.00 633.2-54.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,889,702.7 99.21 19,256,396.3-38.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.0 0.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.6 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 132.7 0.00 63.4109.19
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 184.8 0.00 107.571.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 724.1 0.01 3,735.9-80.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 838.9 0.01 18,060.6-95.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 914.9 0.01 1,537.1-40.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.2 0.00 9.9-47.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 807.3 0.01 535.750.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.8 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92.3 0.00 64.842.41
52 Cotton 13.8 0.00 13.33.74
54 Man-made filaments 1.7 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.5 0.00 4.5-67.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.1 0.00 0.6221.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.00 8.0-91.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41.3 0.00 851.2-95.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.3 0.00 3.3179.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.0 0.00 6.959.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.7 0.00 3.056.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.6 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,047.4 0.01 66.91,464.96
70 Glass and glassware 4.4 0.00 22.1-80.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 672.9 0.01 545.723.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.3 0.00 2.7396.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.1 0.00 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 975.1 0.01 466.4109.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32.8 0.00 12.2169.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27.9 0.00 5.2433.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,241.0 0.01 822.750.85
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 360.1 0.00 498.0-27.69
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 2.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 58.7 0.00 6.1857.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 543.3 0.00 207.7161.61
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 9.5 0.00 17.8-46.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.6 0.00 4.256.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,068.4 0.04 7,448.2-31.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 22,593.2 0.19 31,752.3-28.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce