US trade with Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 24, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Paraguay

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Paraguay totaled $722.9 million, up 103.21% ($367.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $691.5 million, up 118.26% ($374.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $31.4 million, down 19.29% ($7.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $660.1 million, a 137.52% increase ($382.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Paraguay was the US 71st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 84th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0771% of US total trade (up from 0.0407% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 52nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 70th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1856% of US total exports (up from 0.0912% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 115th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 110th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total imports (down from 0.0074% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Paraguay

The major share of US exports to Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.82% of US total exports to Paraguay (80.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.14% of US total exports to Paraguay (5.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.20% of US total exports to Paraguay (5.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.38% of US total exports to Paraguay (1.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $205.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $87.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $29.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $24.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $8.7 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 329.4 0.05 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 62.8 0.01 23.0172.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 148.0 0.02 68.0117.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 806.9 0.12 542.148.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14.9 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.8 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 291.0 0.04 364.8-20.23
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.4 0.00 216.6-89.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13.7 0.00 21.3-35.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13.7 0.00 13.51.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 54.7 0.01 129.7-57.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 155.9 0.02 466.6-66.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,529.5 0.22 276.9452.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 64.3 0.01 40.160.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,724.1 0.39 948.7187.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,016.7 0.29 1,812.611.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 102.7 0.01 94.29.04
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,157.7 0.17 1,050.010.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37.9 0.01 100.8-62.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 104,630.1 15.13 17,223.0507.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 61.3 0.01 94.8-35.36
29 Organic chemicals 1,288.0 0.19 286.9348.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,318.1 0.34 2,825.4-17.95
31 Fertilizers 5,857.0 0.85 59.99,677.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,066.9 0.15 1,082.0-1.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,799.0 2.00 5,129.0169.04
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 358.1 0.05 338.25.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 429.1 0.06 99.6330.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 946.4 0.14 192.8390.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,109.4 0.31 1,487.941.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,777.4 0.98 5,674.719.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 922.1 0.13 866.36.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 323.6 0.05 129.5149.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 720.7 0.10 413.674.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 198.1 0.03 348.9-43.22
50 Silk 20.2 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.1 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 39.9 0.01 166.9-76.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 445.3 0.06 297.149.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 32.5 0.00 3.6804.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 133.3 0.02 9.51,298.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24.3 0.00 117.8-79.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 94.2 0.01 34.9169.91
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 241.4 0.03 462.3-47.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 628.9 0.09 252.1149.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 304.9 0.04 229.233.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 165.0 0.02 38.3330.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 335.4 0.05 258.829.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50.9 0.01 33.651.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 137.9 0.02 250.9-45.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 42.9 0.01 23.186.31
69 Ceramic products 31.9 0.00 167.8-81.01
70 Glass and glassware 52.5 0.01 152.2-65.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 270.0 0.04 79.3240.36
72 Iron and steel 16.4 0.00 11.443.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 237.4 0.03 360.4-34.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.4 0.00 13.5-1.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 101.1 0.01 132.5-23.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 156.9 0.02 60.1161.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 61.2 0.01 79.9-23.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88,040.4 12.73 58,411.950.72
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 384,085.4 55.54 178,265.8115.46
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 4.5 0.00 8.9-49.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,655.2 1.40 7,605.226.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 952.8 0.14 583.963.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 601.2 0.09 432.838.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,384.0 0.92 8,438.6-24.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,152.6 0.60 2,827.346.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 156.7 0.02 18.6741.46
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,336.7 0.19 812.864.45
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 1,012.7 0.15 599.069.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 34,350.8 4.97 10,081.5240.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 329.2 0.05 264.524.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00

US Imports from Paraguay

The major share of US imports from Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.98% of US total imports from Paraguay (67.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.28% of US total imports from Paraguay (7.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.39% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.75% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.65% of US total imports from Paraguay (3.38% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.42% of US total imports from Paraguay (15.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $1.6 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Paraguay in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.8 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,376.8 10.75 4,169.7-19.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 84.6-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 109.7-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 892.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,401.9 14.02 4,445.6-0.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 997.0 3.17 892.111.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,422.1 42.74 14,163.0-5.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8.6 0.03 10.8-20.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14.5 0.05 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 156.9 0.50 174.5-10.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 142.3 0.45 146.0-2.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 488.7 1.56 234.5108.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 536.6 1.71 829.3-35.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 541.2 1.72 566.0-4.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8.2 0.03 160.4-94.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,615.0 5.14 1,236.730.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.6 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,913.2 9.28 2,710.47.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 60.9-100.00
52 Cotton 0.5 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 65.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.6 0.07 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 58.1 0.18 15.4276.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 133.1 0.42 5,953.3-97.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 517.6 1.65 1,310.3-60.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88.5 0.28 349.9-74.71
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 1,592.4 5.07 4.634,813.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.1 0.04 47.7-74.63
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 0.0 0.00 40.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.7 0.04 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce