US trade (export - import) with Paraguay in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 26, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Paraguay in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Paraguay

In 2016, US trade with Paraguay totaled $2,147.7 million, up 28.07% ($470.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Paraguay in 2016 totaled $1,979.9 million, up 31.69% ($476.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Paraguay in 2016 were $167.8 million, down 3.28% ($5.7 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in 2016 was $1,812.1 million, a 36.25% increase ($482.1 million) over 2015.

Paraguay was the US 73rd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 83rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0580% of US total trade (up from 0.0440% in 2015).

Paraguay was the US 57th largest export market in 2016 (up from 67th in 2015), accounting for 0.1362% of US total exports (up from 0.1000% in 2015).

Paraguay was the US 110th largest supplier in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0075% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Paraguay

The major share of US exports to Paraguay in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.96% of US total exports to Paraguay (73.78% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.92% of US total exports to Paraguay (6.54% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.80% of US total exports to Paraguay (8.03% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.92% of US total exports to Paraguay (2.70% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Paraguay in 2016 over 2015 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) - an increase of $392,642.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $78,519.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,531.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $12,481.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,752.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Paraguay in 2016 over 2015 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 $20,346.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $11,448.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $7,799.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,336.2 thousand.
US exports to Paraguay in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 181.8 0.01 139.230.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.4 0.00 7.048.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 162.5 0.01 231.6-29.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,937.9 0.10 1,508.228.49
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.4 0.00 15.0-50.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10.8 0.00 13.4-19.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 99.1 0.01 15.8528.16
10 Cereals 29.1 0.00 29.2-0.65
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,129.9 0.06 724.555.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 535.5 0.03 216.4147.45
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64.4 0.00 47.934.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 72.6 0.00 99.6-27.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 386.8 0.02 409.8-5.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 983.3 0.05 626.357.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,500.4 0.13 1,272.896.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 373.6 0.02 302.323.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,808.0 0.39 6,826.414.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,272.2 0.87 25,072.1-31.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 332.8 0.02 392.5-15.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,027.4 0.20 2,598.654.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 109.1 0.01 286.5-61.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 13.7 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 176,576.4 8.92 98,057.080.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 344.1 0.02 524.0-34.34
29 Organic chemicals 5,557.1 0.28 2,324.0139.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,587.3 0.64 10,584.818.92
31 Fertilizers 3,938.2 0.20 586.7571.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,445.5 0.28 5,120.76.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39,533.1 2.00 50,981.8-22.46
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 2,605.4 0.13 2,621.2-0.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,096.4 0.06 428.2156.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 272.9 0.01 301.4-9.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 995.5 0.05 1,648.5-39.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,841.1 0.55 18,177.4-40.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,814.3 1.35 22,840.617.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,866.1 0.25 4,590.96.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,155.9 0.06 658.375.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26.6 0.00 10.8145.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 155.9 0.01 120.029.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 54.0 0.00 11.5371.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,706.4 0.09 4,212.0-59.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,261.6 0.06 988.927.58
50 Silk 78.5 0.00 204.3-61.58
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 54.5-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 323.2 0.02 410.6-21.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,022.7 0.05 1,309.9-21.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 314.2 0.02 88.9253.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 220.3 0.01 431.4-48.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 470.8 0.02 480.8-2.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 123.0 0.01 133.1-7.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,195.0 0.06 1,278.9-6.55
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,514.1 0.08 2,033.3-25.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,686.0 0.09 1,038.762.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 500.8 0.03 666.9-24.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,726.3 0.09 2,027.4-14.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 123.7 0.01 289.3-57.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 993.1 0.05 1,264.3-21.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 189.3 0.01 219.7-13.85
69 Ceramic products 358.7 0.02 337.66.23
70 Glass and glassware 615.7 0.03 858.3-28.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,297.0 0.07 622.3108.42
72 Iron and steel 191.2 0.01 218.5-12.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,253.7 0.06 1,213.83.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 17.9 0.00 36.6-51.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 673.3 0.03 559.820.27
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.7 0.00 19.7-55.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.5-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.0 0.00 13.7-56.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.9 0.00 23.6-24.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 966.9 0.05 756.327.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 317.9 0.02 450.9-29.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 312,441.1 15.78 296,909.25.23
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 1,091,310.8 55.12 698,668.556.20
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 142.3 0.01 134.85.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 38,966.4 1.97 59,312.9-34.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15,815.0 0.80 15,556.61.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,143.9 0.11 2,195.2-2.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43,200.4 2.18 36,447.818.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,721.4 0.79 12,416.526.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 517.0 0.03 533.3-3.06
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,031.4 0.20 8,480.9-52.46
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 3,702.6 0.19 3,776.3-1.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 83,698.8 4.23 71,217.017.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,140.5 0.06 1,394.1-18.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 28.7 0.00 274.2-89.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16,955.7 0.86 13,405.326.48

US Imports from Paraguay

The major share of US imports from Paraguay in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.58% of US total imports from Paraguay (68.58% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 13.57% of US total imports from Paraguay (12.44% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.05% of US total imports from Paraguay (9.59% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.54% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.10% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.17% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.06% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.83% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.03% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Paraguay in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $14,781.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,879.7 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 $1,709.7 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,305.7 thousand;
  • 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 $1,185.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,065.9 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $659.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $651.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $629.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Paraguay in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $15,191.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,456.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,290.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,373.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $936.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $681.9 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $602.9 thousand.
US imports from Paraguay in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,549.4 9.27 14,889.74.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 589.4 0.35 1,271.3-53.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15.9 0.01 504.0-96.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 320.8 0.19 209.553.17
10 Cereals 108.8 0.06 8,565.2-98.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,748.4 1.04 2,351.3-25.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,812.6 9.43 31,004.3-49.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,051.2 1.82 3,987.3-23.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 67,330.1 40.13 52,548.228.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30.6 0.02 33.7-9.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29.2 0.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,033.6 1.21 967.6110.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,345.5 0.80 693.993.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 536.6 0.32 35.41,416.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,194.5 1.90 1,888.869.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.5 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.1 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 37.7 0.02 175.0-78.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.0 0.00 7.5-60.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,494.1 2.08 1,614.4116.43
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 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 727.1 0.43 98.1640.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 38.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,681.2 2.79 4,182.011.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,102.8 9.00 16,476.2-8.34
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 56.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.2 0.00 3.767.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 66.5 0.04 97.7-32.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 65.2 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18.6 0.01 75.4-75.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.1 0.01 3.3506.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.2 0.01 0.81,199.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.4 0.00 1.7-77.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 63.0 0.04 93.0-32.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12.9 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 2.9 0.00 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 22,760.4 13.57 21,575.45.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.6 0.00 59.8-90.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 23.9 0.01 180.9-86.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,037.5 1.81 3,284.1-7.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,157.5 0.69 1,348.2-14.14
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 2,028.7 1.21 319.0536.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 130.5 0.08 31.6313.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 320.6 0.19 136.0135.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 169.3-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
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 57.5 0.03 91.0-36.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 168.6 0.10 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26.2 0.02 7.5248.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,015.4 1.20 4,306.4-53.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce