US trade with Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Paraguay

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Paraguay totaled $2,165.7 million, up 45.95% ($681.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $2,072.5 million, up 52.50% ($713.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 were $93.3 million, down 25.30% ($31.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 was $1,979.2 million, a 60.37% increase ($745.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Paraguay was the US 73rd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 76th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0744% of US total trade (up from 0.0566% in the first nine months of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 52nd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 59th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1820% of US total exports (up from 0.1285% in the first nine months of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 119th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 111th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (down from 0.0080% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Paraguay

The major share of US exports to Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.59% of US total exports to Paraguay (77.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.00% of US total exports to Paraguay (8.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.01% of US total exports to Paraguay (5.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.55% of US total exports to Paraguay (1.63% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $407.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $171.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $61.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $35.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $15.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9.6 million.
US exports to Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 329.4 0.02 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 227.5 0.01 73.3210.21
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 369.3 0.02 162.5127.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,357.3 0.07 1,702.2-20.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14.9 0.00 2.9407.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 48.0 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 178.8 0.01 73.8142.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 15.3 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 620.2 0.03 1,055.7-41.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 79.0 0.00 325.8-75.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 261.8 0.01 26.9871.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 65.4 0.00 52.125.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 201.7 0.01 285.6-29.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 599.3 0.03 821.1-27.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,792.9 0.18 1,237.8206.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 105.5 0.01 218.6-51.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,141.6 0.44 4,663.096.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,021.9 0.48 8,271.021.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 412.0 0.02 240.271.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,264.5 0.21 2,919.046.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 285.9 0.01 109.1162.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 289,792.1 13.98 118,484.8144.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,188.2 0.06 292.7305.93
29 Organic chemicals 4,120.1 0.20 2,924.240.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,056.0 0.34 9,489.0-25.64
31 Fertilizers 14,993.9 0.72 2,575.0482.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,204.7 0.15 4,114.7-22.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38,726.6 1.87 23,196.666.95
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 2,353.1 0.11 2,207.36.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 897.2 0.04 394.5127.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 80.0 0.00 272.9-70.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,246.7 0.06 703.777.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,857.4 0.38 8,294.0-5.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,774.9 0.91 19,305.6-2.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,294.4 0.16 3,587.1-8.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.1 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,225.0 0.06 894.736.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.5 0.00 15.0-69.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8.1 0.00 24.0-66.27
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 77.8 0.00 36.1115.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,529.5 0.07 1,251.622.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 540.0 0.03 900.4-40.02
50 Silk 20.2 0.00 8.2145.90
52 Cotton 129.4 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 127.0 0.01 264.6-52.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,547.6 0.07 723.2114.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 86.3 0.00 266.5-67.60
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 241.0 0.01 116.5106.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 334.8 0.02 312.07.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 236.0 0.01 91.6157.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 645.2 0.03 784.9-17.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,668.5 0.08 1,153.844.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 675.0 0.03 1,445.9-53.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 565.4 0.03 269.6109.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,567.3 0.08 1,002.756.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 104.8 0.01 102.52.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,028.5 0.05 788.830.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 209.0 0.01 140.748.60
69 Ceramic products 492.2 0.02 327.650.25
70 Glass and glassware 240.3 0.01 477.4-49.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 550.6 0.03 973.7-43.46
72 Iron and steel 343.8 0.02 148.3131.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 663.5 0.03 1,046.4-36.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.3 0.00 17.9-8.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 327.6 0.02 522.6-37.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.0 0.00 8.7-54.19
80 Tin and articles thereof 10.1 0.00 6.070.08
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15.6 0.00 17.9-12.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,120.0 0.05 793.541.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 951.9 0.05 284.7234.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 270,604.6 13.06 235,450.414.93
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 1,151,394.5 55.56 743,960.854.77
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 22.1 0.00 67.1-67.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,592.7 1.33 26,942.02.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,005.0 0.53 14,734.6-25.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,016.9 0.05 1,167.3-12.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,114.2 1.07 31,738.7-30.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,278.7 0.69 11,723.921.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 874.8 0.04 362.5141.28
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6,221.9 0.30 2,543.8144.59
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 2,238.9 0.11 2,808.2-20.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 103,052.0 4.97 41,752.3146.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,410.3 0.07 883.459.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 273.6 0.01 28.7854.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,065.3 0.82 11,497.348.43

US Imports from Paraguay

The major share of US imports from Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.63% of US total imports from Paraguay (62.84% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.49% of US total imports from Paraguay (9.29% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.96% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.78% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.52% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.59% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.58% of US total imports from Paraguay (17.95% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $5.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3.9 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 $1.9 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.9 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;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $20.9 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $14.1 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Paraguay in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7.1 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,315.3 9.99 11,971.3-22.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 16.0 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 589.4-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36.2 0.04 211.0-82.86
10 Cereals 3,999.8 4.29 108.83,577.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 37.1 0.04 1,517.1-97.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,957.8 11.75 11,114.9-1.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,901.8 3.11 2,394.921.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,112.6 34.42 46,204.9-30.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 37.0 0.04 26.141.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 62.3 0.07 14.5330.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 848.5 0.91 1,124.7-24.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 690.7 0.74 949.4-27.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,263.7 1.35 398.5217.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,737.2 1.86 1,842.3-5.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 94.2 0.10 16.2482.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.5 0.00 3.016.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,187.1 2.34 2,525.2-13.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 66.5 0.07 691.7-90.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,265.8 5.64 3,382.655.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,764.1 10.47 11,537.0-15.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.6 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.6 0.01 66.5-80.97
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 38.7 0.04 15.3153.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.7 0.01 20.1-51.70
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 134.8 0.14 15.4772.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.2 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,470.1 1.58 22,418.8-93.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,630.6 1.75 2,788.0-41.52
78 Lead and articles thereof 958.8 1.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 389.5 0.42 876.8-55.57
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 6,010.1 6.44 942.9537.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6.5 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82.7 0.09 92.2-10.33
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 44.7 0.05 55.7-19.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.1 0.02 168.6-90.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.7 0.01 2.3464.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,039.5 1.11 696.549.25
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce