US trade (export - import) with Paraguay in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 06, 2019

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

US Trade with Paraguay

In 2018, US trade with Paraguay was $2,541.3 million, down 12.18% ($352.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Paraguay in 2018 were $2,402.6 million, down 12.95% ($357.3 million) from 2017.

US imports from Paraguay in 2018 totaled $138.7 million, up 3.60% ($4.8 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in 2018 was $2,263.8 million, a 13.79% decrease ($362.1 million) over 2017.

Paraguay was the US 77th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 74th in 2017), accounting for 0.0594% of US total trade (down from 0.0732% in 2017).

Paraguay was the US 61st largest export market in 2018 (down from 54th in 2017), accounting for 0.1443% of US total exports (down from 0.1785% in 2017).

Paraguay was the US 117th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 116th in 2017), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (down from 0.0056% in 2017).

US Exports to Paraguay

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.85% of US total exports to Paraguay (72.58% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.70% of US total exports to Paraguay (11.94% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.50% of US total exports to Paraguay (4.90% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.61% of US total exports to Paraguay (1.77% in 2017).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $23.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $16.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Paraguay 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 $197.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $73.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $53.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $37.7 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $14.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $11.2 million.
US exports to Paraguay 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 13.0 0.00 329.4-96.05
02 Meat and edible meat offal 328.2 0.01 258.027.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 53.3 0.00 156.6-65.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 396.5 0.02 388.52.06
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,485.8 0.06 2,183.6-31.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13.1 0.00 21.9-40.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 194.2 0.01 48.0304.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46.6 0.00 211.7-77.99
10 Cereals 9.6 0.00 29.8-67.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 295.1 0.01 31.7832.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 608.2 0.03 959.4-36.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 454.2 0.02 390.516.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 203.6 0.01 309.6-34.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 179.4 0.01 87.6104.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 341.1 0.01 398.9-14.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 729.2 0.03 761.3-4.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,139.8 0.17 4,739.3-12.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 313.3 0.01 105.5197.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,179.8 0.47 11,381.1-1.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,808.1 1.53 20,192.382.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 632.5 0.03 520.821.44
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,190.0 0.17 5,391.3-22.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 829.2 0.03 380.4117.97
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 24.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 256,127.9 10.66 329,192.5-22.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 995.4 0.04 1,237.0-19.53
29 Organic chemicals 2,968.1 0.12 5,262.9-43.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,232.8 0.34 10,357.7-20.52
31 Fertilizers 2,743.5 0.11 16,704.1-83.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,162.7 0.13 4,185.6-24.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40,629.2 1.69 51,874.7-21.68
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 1,906.0 0.08 2,871.7-33.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 766.6 0.03 1,037.0-26.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 40.2 0.00 80.0-49.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 920.8 0.04 1,393.8-33.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,364.2 0.64 10,869.641.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,938.6 1.08 24,037.07.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,488.8 0.19 5,290.0-15.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.8 0.00 3.122.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,419.9 0.06 1,715.5-17.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 50.8 0.00 4.51,018.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 305.8 0.01 11.22,631.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 169.5 0.01 83.3103.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,027.5 0.08 1,820.411.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,077.6 0.04 995.28.28
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 38.7 0.00 4.0861.44
52 Cotton 75.9 0.00 249.2-69.53
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 16.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 110.3 0.00 164.4-32.88
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,542.9 0.06 1,887.3-18.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 477.9 0.02 346.537.90
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 404.0 0.02 315.328.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 506.0 0.02 344.147.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 223.4 0.01 291.9-23.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,642.7 0.07 824.699.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 882.4 0.04 2,000.0-55.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 951.0 0.04 763.724.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 921.2 0.04 720.427.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,296.5 0.05 2,402.7-46.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 153.0 0.01 134.613.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,561.8 0.07 1,515.63.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 318.9 0.01 283.812.37
69 Ceramic products 380.4 0.02 610.8-37.73
70 Glass and glassware 875.7 0.04 365.7139.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,140.5 0.05 648.575.88
72 Iron and steel 217.3 0.01 349.2-37.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,554.0 0.06 1,036.249.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.6 0.00 49.4-62.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7.8 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 404.6 0.02 430.6-6.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.1 0.00 10.1-39.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34.0 0.00 19.970.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,161.1 0.05 1,541.2-24.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 480.0 0.02 1,362.5-64.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 333,282.3 13.87 370,954.9-10.16
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 1,346,781.6 56.06 1,543,799.2-12.76
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 95.2 0.00 84.612.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 62,769.9 2.61 39,422.659.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,897.2 0.74 14,869.920.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,380.2 0.06 1,581.9-12.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36,212.4 1.51 32,423.911.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,407.7 0.64 20,665.0-25.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,510.4 0.06 1,149.431.41
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,530.1 0.11 8,996.5-71.88
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 4,863.0 0.20 2,860.370.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 106,996.0 4.45 160,742.5-33.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,680.9 0.11 2,050.530.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 125.6 0.01 273.6-54.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,863.7 0.83 22,926.1-13.36

US Imports from Paraguay

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.30% of US total imports from Paraguay (69.10% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.03% of US total imports from Paraguay (7.03% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.45% of US total imports from Paraguay (10.03% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.40% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.92% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.47% of US total imports from Paraguay (3.06% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.68% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.35% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $12.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • 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 $7.7 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 $5.8 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $21.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • 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 $2.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Paraguay 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,536.8 11.20 13,514.214.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20.6 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 192.2 0.14 55.4246.90
10 Cereals 25.8 0.02 3,999.8-99.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 121.2 0.09 40.6198.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,863.0 16.48 14,643.056.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,594.5 2.59 4,063.0-11.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 27,798.2 20.04 49,193.6-43.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 69.9 0.05 45.354.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 138.2 0.10 79.374.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 149.9 0.11 1,301.5-88.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 560.7 0.40 986.8-43.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,206.1 0.87 1,443.9-16.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,055.0 2.20 3,141.6-2.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.1 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.1 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 125.1 0.09 94.232.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.3 0.01 5.860.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,482.7 3.23 3,926.314.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29.0 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 155.3 0.11 66.5133.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.6 0.01 9.7-0.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,210.6 3.04 6,569.5-35.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,575.7 8.34 13,406.3-13.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 61.2 0.04 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56.5 0.04 7.6642.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25.0 0.02 22.113.02
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40.4 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 250.3 0.18 43.6474.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.4 0.00 13.6-60.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.3 0.00 9.1-63.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34.8 0.03 1.81,883.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.3 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 301.6 0.22 194.155.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,268.6 7.40 2,566.0300.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.3 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 171.9 0.12 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,133.0 1.54 2,185.4-2.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 958.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.8 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 647.9 0.47 598.58.25
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 14,531.1 10.47 8,696.467.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 121.3 0.09 111.48.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 136.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 17.3-100.00
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 109.9 0.08 45.5141.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.8 0.01 12.78.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,974.9 10.07 1,618.8763.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce