US trade (export - import) with Seychelles in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In 2014, US trade with Seychelles was $16.9 million, down 6.69% ($1.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Seychelles in 2014 totaled $12.7 million, up 4.08% ($0.5 million) from 2013.

US imports from Seychelles in 2014 were $4.2 million, down 28.80% ($1.7 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in 2014 was $8.5 million, a 35.33% increase ($2.2 million) over 2013.

Seychelles was the US 193rd largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 192nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (down from 0.0005% in 2013).

Seychelles was the US 189th largest export market in 2014 (up from 191st in 2013), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (just as in 2013).

Seychelles was the US 183rd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 174th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2013).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.17% of US total exports to Seychelles (70.51% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.43% of US total exports to Seychelles (10.23% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.03% of US total exports to Seychelles (7.91% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.66% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.32% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.96% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.88% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.70% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.45% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.94% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.72% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.41% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $411.2 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $203.5 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 $181.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $174.4 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $170.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $123.0 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) - an increase of $122.4 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $103.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $101.9 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - an increase of $77.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $47.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $44.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $38.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $442.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $339.7 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $211.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $129.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $87.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $79.0 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 $48.7 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 594.9 4.69 806.2-26.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20.0 0.16 28.1-28.85
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.02 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 43.9 0.35 25.174.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.7 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19.2 0.15 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 228.4 1.80 57.7295.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 47.1 0.37 2.81,576.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 59.9 0.47 37.360.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 203.5 1.60 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12.4 0.10 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 112.0 0.88 9.01,146.89
29 Organic chemicals 7.0 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 42.4 0.33 72.0-41.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 36.7 0.29 57.6-36.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 34.5 0.27 47.3-27.10
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 182.7 1.44 196.4-6.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 67.1 0.53 146.1-54.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 483.7 3.81 517.8-6.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 230.5 1.82 201.314.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.3 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.8 0.03 33.2-88.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 101.4 0.80 54.287.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 143.3 1.13 20.3605.57
52 Cotton 5.0 0.04 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 3.8 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16.7 0.13 45.2-63.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.3 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.1 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.5 0.15 5.8232.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23.1 0.18 30.0-23.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 98.0 0.77 21.0367.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37.4 0.29 49.2-23.87
69 Ceramic products 25.6 0.20 3.3681.90
70 Glass and glassware 25.2 0.20 3.5622.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 464.5 3.66 282.864.27
72 Iron and steel 9.5 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 32.5 0.26 162.2-79.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.0 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8.9 0.07 5.560.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.4 0.07 4.2122.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23.7 0.19 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,990.2 23.57 3,329.9-10.20
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 1,794.4 14.14 1,843.1-2.64
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 3.0 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 604.0 4.76 616.1-1.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 860.0 6.78 1,302.0-33.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,208.8 9.53 797.651.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 808.0 6.37 706.114.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.3 0.03 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.3 0.03 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 224.1 1.77 101.7120.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 371.6 2.93 197.288.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44.6 0.35 5.8663.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 258.1 2.03 345.5-25.31

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.06% of US total imports from Seychelles (48.04% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.93% of US total imports from Seychelles (17.93% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.01% of US total imports from Seychelles (3.10% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.93% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.25% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.41% of US total imports from Seychelles (8.31% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $167.3 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 $159.7 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) - an increase of $134.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $104.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $73.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $28.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $15.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $826.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $559.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $336.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $181.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $180.8 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $157.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $51.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $21.1 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $14.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12.8 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 208.7 4.93 239.1-12.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 826.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 181.6-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 169.8 4.01 2.56,702.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.4 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.8 0.09 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.7 0.09 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15.2 0.36 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 105.2 2.49 0.333,603.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 157.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 336.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.1 0.66 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 73.9 1.75 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 130.8 3.09 181.8-28.05
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 197.4 4.67 37.7423.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,592.3 61.30 2,613.4-0.81
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 154.1 3.64 19.3696.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30.5 0.72 211.3-85.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.4 0.25 12.6-17.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 503.7 11.91 1,063.4-52.63
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce