US trade (export - import) with Seychelles in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In 2013, US trade with Seychelles was $18.1 million, down 8.17% ($1.6 million) from 2012.

US exports to Seychelles in 2013 were $12.2 million, down 18.56% ($2.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from Seychelles in 2013 totaled $5.9 million, up 24.44% ($1.2 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in 2013 was $6.3 million, a 38.70% decrease ($3.9 million) over 2012.

Seychelles was the US 192nd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 190th in 2012), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Seychelles was the US 191st largest export market in 2013 (down from 190th in 2012), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (down from 0.0010% in 2012).

Seychelles was the US 174th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 177th in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2012).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.51% of US total exports to Seychelles (81.45% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.23% of US total exports to Seychelles (7.13% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.91% of US total exports to Seychelles (3.22% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.32% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.61% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.41% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.46% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,780.4 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 $864.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $415.1 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 $190.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $144.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $131.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $113.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $104.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $77.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $65.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $63.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $58.4 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $57.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $53.9 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $49.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $48.6 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $40.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $5,601.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $498.0 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $312.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $217.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $217.0 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $68.1 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $45.5 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 806.2 6.61 391.1106.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28.1 0.23 6.5333.98
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25.1 0.21 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 57.7 0.47 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.3 0.06 16.3-55.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.8 0.02 9.2-69.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 37.3 0.31 46.2-19.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 68.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.0 0.07 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 72.0 0.59 6.21,069.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 57.6 0.47 3.71,447.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.3 0.39 72.7-34.92
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 196.4 1.61 138.142.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 146.1 1.20 32.9343.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 517.8 4.25 734.8-29.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 201.3 1.65 56.5256.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.2 0.27 36.1-7.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 54.2 0.44 5.6868.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.3 0.17 4.4356.64
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 45.5-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.6 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 45.2 0.37 4.9826.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.8 0.05 11.5-49.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 30.0 0.25 14.7103.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.0 0.08 3.6181.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 21.0 0.17 12.962.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49.2 0.40 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.3 0.03 22.8-85.61
70 Glass and glassware 3.5 0.03 4.6-25.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 282.8 2.32 91.9207.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 162.2 1.33 30.4434.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5.5 0.05 22.0-74.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.2 0.03 10.5-59.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,329.9 27.32 1,549.5114.90
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 1,843.1 15.12 978.288.41
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 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 616.1 5.05 538.314.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,302.0 10.68 6,903.1-81.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 797.6 6.54 1,015.0-21.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 706.1 5.79 1,204.2-41.36
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 101.7 0.83 413.8-75.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 197.2 1.62 133.947.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.8 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 345.5 2.83 241.443.12

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.04% of US total imports from Seychelles (59.68% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.93% of US total imports from Seychelles (5.32% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.31% of US total imports from Seychelles (1.82% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.10% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.42% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $826.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $259.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $203.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $161.5 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $157.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $147.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $102.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $413.5 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) - a decrease of $294.2 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 239.1 4.03 253.9-5.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 826.0 13.91 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 181.6 3.06 20.0806.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.5 0.04 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.2 0.19 0.34,191.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11.1 0.19 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 14.1 0.24 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.01 0.3-9.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.3 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 157.0 2.64 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 336.3 5.66 77.0336.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 181.8 3.06 79.3129.43
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 37.7 0.63 331.9-88.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.8 0.22 26.8-52.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.6 0.13 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,613.4 44.00 2,410.38.42
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 19.3 0.33 21.6-10.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 211.3 3.56 63.6232.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.6 0.21 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,063.4 17.90 1,476.9-28.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce