US trade with Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Paraguay

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Paraguay totaled $728.0 million, up 9.68% ($64.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $687.4 million, up 10.71% ($66.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $40.6 million, down 5.25% ($2.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $646.8 million, a 11.89% increase ($68.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Paraguay was the US 74th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 73rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0698% of US total trade (up from 0.0690% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 55th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 53rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1687% of US total exports (up from 0.1639% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 113th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0064% of US total imports (down from 0.0074% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Paraguay

The major share of US exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.56% of US total exports to Paraguay (72.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.75% of US total exports to Paraguay (9.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.57% of US total exports to Paraguay (6.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.44% of US total exports to Paraguay (2.54% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $45.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $23.4 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $15.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $2.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $18.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30.5 0.00 108.5-71.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 156.6 0.02 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.1 0.00 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 826.3 0.12 235.7250.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.0 0.00 4.458.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32.9 0.00 25.330.05
10 Cereals 29.8 0.00 29.12.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.4 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 339.2 0.05 74.2357.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 311.6 0.05 209.748.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47.8 0.01 37.427.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 22.2 0.00 20.58.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 197.2 0.03 101.294.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 161.9 0.02 162.2-0.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 946.4 0.14 1,262.6-25.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 154.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,239.6 0.33 3,145.0-28.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,170.4 1.48 9,001.212.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 108.8 0.02 92.617.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,126.9 0.16 1,108.41.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 94.6 0.01 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 24.2 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39,400.4 5.73 58,091.7-32.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 48.8 0.01 51.4-5.03
29 Organic chemicals 1,142.8 0.17 2,632.9-56.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,301.7 0.48 3,098.36.57
31 Fertilizers 1,710.3 0.25 1,363.325.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 980.8 0.14 1,330.8-26.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,148.1 1.91 16,336.6-19.52
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 518.5 0.08 398.130.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 139.8 0.02 701.9-80.09
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 147.1 0.02 291.8-49.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,012.2 0.44 2,547.118.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,262.2 0.77 7,508.7-29.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,995.5 0.29 1,279.056.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 490.5 0.07 261.287.80
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.1 0.00 131.9-97.65
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5.5 0.00 17.9-69.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 290.9 0.04 454.8-36.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 455.2 0.07 361.226.02
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 70.3-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 119.8 0.02 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 37.4 0.01 58.6-36.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 339.7 0.05 299.513.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 260.2 0.04 47.8444.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 74.3 0.01 103.9-28.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9.3 0.00 158.7-94.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55.9 0.01 31.477.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 179.3 0.03 410.2-56.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 331.5 0.05 360.3-7.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 88.7 0.01 240.1-63.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 155.0 0.02 231.2-32.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 835.4 0.12 723.515.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29.7 0.00 21.140.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 487.1 0.07 204.3138.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74.8 0.01 48.653.84
69 Ceramic products 118.5 0.02 31.0281.87
70 Glass and glassware 125.4 0.02 138.3-9.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 97.9 0.01 323.3-69.72
72 Iron and steel 5.4 0.00 42.9-87.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 372.7 0.05 207.479.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 33.1 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 103.0 0.01 150.7-31.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.4 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 421.2 0.06 173.4142.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 410.6 0.06 33.21,137.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 100,350.3 14.60 76,990.630.34
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 392,404.7 57.09 347,350.012.97
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 62.5 0.01 75.3-16.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,829.9 1.72 12,024.4-1.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,864.9 0.56 1,080.4257.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 565.0 0.08 976.6-42.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,309.7 1.50 11,461.7-10.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,386.2 0.93 3,997.659.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 274.6 0.04 154.577.78
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,774.7 0.40 1,487.686.51
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 621.3 0.09 894.5-30.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 57,690.6 8.39 41,946.537.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 640.2 0.09 257.0149.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,860.8 0.85 5,458.47.37

US Imports from Paraguay

The major share of US imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.19% of US total imports from Paraguay (77.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.99% of US total imports from Paraguay (8.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.20% of US total imports from Paraguay (4.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.31% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.70% of US total imports from Paraguay (0.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.37% of US total imports from Paraguay (0.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.8 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 $0.8 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.1 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,198.8 10.34 3,578.117.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19.2 0.05 109.8-82.50
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.5 0.01 231.3-98.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,685.2 9.07 4,697.8-21.55
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,161.2 2.86 656.276.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,081.0 42.05 21,125.2-19.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8.3 0.02 4.584.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17.0 0.04 14.715.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 453.0 1.12 908.9-50.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 296.1 0.73 396.1-25.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 180.2 0.44 138.130.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,404.4 3.46 1,352.23.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 21.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,739.3 4.28 968.979.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 35.4-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.3 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,303.7 3.21 1,298.60.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,642.2 8.97 3,565.82.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.5 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.8 0.01 3.344.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.9 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.1 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.8 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 59.3 0.15 47.624.58
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
69 Ceramic products 8.3 0.02 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 1,095.9 2.70 341.6220.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 554.8 1.37 249.4122.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 209.0 0.51 280.8-25.57
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 2,686.4 6.61 1,085.8147.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 130.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28.7 0.07 228.4-87.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 136.7 0.34 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.3 0.04 0.0
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 0.7 0.00 1.9-61.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 579.2 1.43 1,318.9-56.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce