US trade (export - import) with Norway in 2018

Published or Updated: May 27, 2019

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

US Trade with Norway

In 2018, US trade with Norway totaled $12.7 billion, up 20.25% ($2.1 billion) from 2017.

US exports to Norway in 2018 totaled $5.7 billion, up 7.13% ($0.4 billion) from 2017.

US imports from Norway in 2018 totaled $7.1 billion, up 33.37% ($1.8 billion) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Norway in 2018 was $1.4 billion, a 422,363.53% increase ($1.4 billion) over 2017.

Norway was the US 43rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 45th in 2017), accounting for 0.2975% of US total trade (up from 0.2678% in 2017).

Norway was the US 41st largest export market in 2018 (down from 39th in 2017), accounting for 0.3408% of US total exports (down from 0.3425% in 2017).

Norway was the US 41st largest supplier in 2018 (up from 44th in 2017), accounting for 0.2700% of US total imports (up from 0.2199% in 2017).

US Exports to Norway

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.06% of US total exports to Norway (79.63% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.08% of US total exports to Norway (4.10% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.01% of US total exports to Norway (6.96% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of US total exports to Norway (1.64% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.76% of US total exports to Norway (1.96% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Norway 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 $1,075.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $386.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $123.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $97.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $78.8 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) - an increase of $26.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $23.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $23.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $17.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $17.3 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,537.4 million.
US exports to Norway 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 70.2 0.00 112.9-37.83
02 Meat and edible meat offal 39.8 0.00 19.3106.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,600.2 0.12 6,284.75.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 107.0 0.00 54.197.65
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,009.2 0.02 117.4759.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18.9 0.00 11.170.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 964.6 0.02 1,461.7-34.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 36,643.5 0.65 35,422.13.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 387.6 0.01 208.885.68
10 Cereals 2,100.8 0.04 1,373.352.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 159.9 0.00 116.836.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 541.7 0.01 376.543.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 112.9 0.00 250.7-54.98
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 119.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,036.6 0.04 1,673.921.67
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11.1 0.00 20.4-45.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 917.3 0.02 915.80.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 381.9 0.01 322.318.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,284.2 0.09 5,300.6-0.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,292.6 0.25 20,235.0-29.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,347.1 0.20 10,626.86.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,806.8 0.24 14,453.6-4.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,910.3 0.05 4,047.9-28.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20.2 0.00 32.1-37.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,472.3 0.24 10,581.527.32
26 Ores, slag and ash 14,434.3 0.25 105.013,651.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,281,234.7 22.59 206,282.4521.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55,177.1 0.97 38,598.042.95
29 Organic chemicals 211,959.5 3.74 188,037.012.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,389.3 0.39 23,245.6-3.68
31 Fertilizers 411.8 0.01 427.3-3.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,965.4 0.05 3,272.8-9.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,209.6 0.30 19,088.3-9.84
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 7,481.5 0.13 14,472.4-48.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,701.9 0.03 1,046.162.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 12,202.5 0.22 6,689.882.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 170.2 0.00 169.50.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,484.7 0.20 10,098.813.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,544.8 0.66 50,029.8-24.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,016.2 0.30 13,154.129.36
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30.0 0.00 19.355.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,726.0 0.03 1,781.9-3.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,883.2 0.21 9,999.118.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 50.4 0.00 68.4-26.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,262.7 0.06 3,228.21.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,688.3 0.05 2,220.321.08
50 Silk 34.4 0.00 45.3-24.20
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 27.8 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 476.8 0.01 601.3-20.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 19.4 0.00 33.0-41.37
54 Man-made filaments 226.6 0.00 529.6-57.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 50.7 0.00 60.5-16.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,328.4 0.04 1,288.680.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 147.6 0.00 138.26.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.3 0.00 39.7-51.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 766.7 0.01 911.4-15.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 52.6 0.00 41.028.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,357.5 0.02 2,419.4-43.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,294.2 0.04 2,413.1-4.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,142.6 0.09 4,806.46.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 697.3 0.01 811.3-14.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,685.8 0.03 840.1100.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.0 0.00 30.2-83.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 321.4 0.01 492.3-34.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,723.0 0.14 8,819.6-12.43
69 Ceramic products 1,204.0 0.02 953.626.26
70 Glass and glassware 2,998.0 0.05 2,435.323.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,991.2 0.12 3,497.899.88
72 Iron and steel 3,942.4 0.07 2,990.831.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 56,537.0 1.00 38,985.145.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,095.2 0.02 1,085.30.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21,155.1 0.37 6,062.2248.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,700.2 0.08 5,163.7-8.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 69.1 0.00 47.545.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 3.7-15.73
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 26.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,208.2 0.06 2,737.917.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,487.4 0.41 25,110.3-6.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,591.5 0.10 4,703.718.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 606,205.2 10.69 482,273.125.70
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 247,500.1 4.36 221,303.611.84
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 761.8 0.01 1,380.3-44.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 910,120.2 16.04 524,101.273.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,226,196.2 21.62 2,763,591.6-55.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,437.8 0.13 7,241.92.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 295,339.9 5.21 216,519.036.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 957.6 0.02 732.430.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,318.4 0.04 1,947.519.04
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38,821.3 0.68 21,559.780.06
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 13,974.2 0.25 9,094.253.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,035.1 0.16 8,960.60.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,468.3 0.03 1,357.98.13
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 69,659.1 1.23 46,326.250.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 262,079.8 4.62 164,322.559.49

US Imports from Norway

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.61% of US total imports from Norway (35.49% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.94% of US total imports from Norway (19.06% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.08% of US total imports from Norway (15.23% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.33% of US total imports from Norway (9.85% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.88% of US total imports from Norway (10.04% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.71% of US total imports from Norway (2.01% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.18% of US total imports from Norway (1.44% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Norway 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 $1,226.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $153.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $111.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $102.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $59.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $52.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $25.3 million.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $42.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $25.6 million.
US imports from Norway 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 90.4 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 951,342.5 13.47 848,849.512.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 41,109.6 0.58 42,236.5-2.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 775.0 0.01 564.437.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 264.1 0.00 373.9-29.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 157.1 0.00 147.96.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.2 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 518.9 0.01 2,256.0-77.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 127.3 0.00 2.35,445.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 55,649.4 0.79 49,700.511.97
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,585.9 0.04 1,388.486.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100.3 0.00 56.078.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 508.8 0.01 334.152.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,976.3 0.16 6,103.879.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5.3 0.00 2.1156.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,072.3 0.09 9,540.1-36.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,241.7 0.31 20,978.76.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 33,181.3 0.47 26,527.825.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,542.5 0.11 7,422.31.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,280.6 0.24 42,890.4-59.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,054,828.6 43.25 1,828,794.467.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 96,095.9 1.36 112,849.8-14.85
29 Organic chemicals 35,977.1 0.51 28,100.728.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 187,108.3 2.65 75,540.5147.69
31 Fertilizers 101,869.2 1.44 89,623.013.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,627.0 0.14 6,225.954.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,316.1 0.02 1,070.322.96
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 10,372.3 0.15 9,108.313.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,716.2 0.10 17,876.4-62.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 12,735.7 0.18 7,704.565.30
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 200.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 146,961.0 2.08 121,648.220.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,080.9 0.65 46,906.3-1.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,191.4 0.06 4,503.4-6.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 830.8 0.01 1,157.2-28.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 384.7 0.01 116.8229.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 89.6 0.00 100.5-10.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,168.0 0.04 1,818.874.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,315.4 0.05 1,032.6221.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75,842.9 1.07 72,660.74.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,192.4 0.02 658.781.02
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,915.2 0.03 1,558.922.86
52 Cotton 7.4 0.00 7.05.13
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1.5 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 17.2 0.00 124.8-86.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 35.2 0.00 64.5-45.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,024.9 0.03 1,950.83.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.5 0.00 3.366.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 8.3-95.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,074.4 0.09 6,561.9-7.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,114.7 0.02 1,182.1-5.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 252.3 0.00 108.8131.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 152.7 0.00 313.2-51.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 103.1 0.00 309.4-66.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 59.9 0.00 82.3-27.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21.6 0.00 0.92,229.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,361.5 0.15 5,055.5104.95
69 Ceramic products 579.8 0.01 515.112.56
70 Glass and glassware 137.4 0.00 209.2-34.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 120,745.3 1.71 106,477.613.40
72 Iron and steel 162,951.9 2.31 143,796.813.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,577.1 0.52 41,431.3-11.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,177.3 0.02 512.2129.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 185,845.4 2.63 189,854.1-2.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 68,540.9 0.97 9,349.6633.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 22.1 0.00 38.9-43.30
79 Zinc and articles thereof 791.2 0.01 836.0-5.36
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 94,730.7 1.34 137,270.4-30.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,964.2 0.06 6,037.2-34.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,033.9 0.03 2,683.6-24.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 469,854.7 6.65 316,749.848.34
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 188,853.1 2.67 169,982.311.10
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 6,873.3 0.10 3,485.897.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47,194.4 0.67 39,223.320.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 115,823.7 1.64 63,294.082.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23,551.6 0.33 14,686.560.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 213,153.0 3.02 199,022.07.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.8 0.00 22.0-69.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.3 0.00 9.689.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38,696.4 0.55 51,093.8-24.26
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 65,118.6 0.92 58,618.211.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,230.0 0.03 2,770.5-19.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 103.1 0.00 250.4-58.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,786.0 0.11 13,308.9-41.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 233,812.0 3.31 219,405.56.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce