US trade (export - import) with Seychelles in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In 2015, US trade with Seychelles totaled $24.4 million, up 43.95% ($7.4 million) from 2014.

US exports to Seychelles in 2015 totaled $18.5 million, up 46.16% ($5.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Seychelles in 2015 totaled $5.8 million, up 37.32% ($1.6 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in 2015 was $12.7 million, a 50.58% increase ($4.3 million) over 2014.

Seychelles was the US 185th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 193rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0006% of US total trade (up from 0.0004% in 2014).

Seychelles was the US 182nd largest export market in 2015 (up from 189th in 2014), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (up from 0.0008% in 2014).

Seychelles was the US 176th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 183rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2014).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.39% of US total exports to Seychelles (65.17% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.29% of US total exports to Seychelles (9.43% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.01% of US total exports to Seychelles (8.03% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.44% of US total exports to Seychelles (3.66% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.50% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.72% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.36% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.96% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.33% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.45% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.03% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.70% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $4,617.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $788.9 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 $543.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $542.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $412.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $230.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $182.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $141.7 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $114.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $91.5 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $91.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $83.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $80.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $78.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $76.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in 2015 over 2014 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) - a decrease of $772.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $501.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $228.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $217.4 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $203.5 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $112.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $97.0 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - a decrease of $90.6 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 709.8 3.83 594.919.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 432.0 2.33 20.02,060.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.0 0.03 2.8114.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.9 0.04 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15.4 0.08 43.9-64.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22.0 0.12 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.4 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 228.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.4 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9.6 0.05 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25.4 0.14 47.1-45.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 64.6 0.35 59.97.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 203.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.4 0.03 12.4-56.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 112.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 6.5 0.04 7.0-6.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 24.5 0.13 42.4-42.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.6 0.04 36.7-81.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 576.8 3.11 34.51,572.64
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 195.1 1.05 182.76.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.8 0.20 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 158.6 0.86 67.1136.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 519.5 2.80 483.77.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13.1 0.07 230.5-94.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.02 4.3-21.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 87.7 0.47 3.82,199.76
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 11.2 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 106.6 0.57 101.45.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 46.3 0.25 143.3-67.69
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2.9 0.02 3.8-23.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.0 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19.1 0.10 5.1274.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.1 0.02 19.5-78.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.6 0.01 23.1-88.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.6 0.06 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.9 0.04 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.3 0.04 98.0-92.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.5 0.02 37.4-90.66
69 Ceramic products 116.8 0.63 25.6355.94
70 Glass and glassware 41.8 0.23 25.266.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,008.1 5.44 464.5117.02
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 110.4 0.60 32.5240.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.7 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 25.9 0.14 8.9192.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.7 0.19 9.4268.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 103.7 0.56 23.7337.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,019.4 16.28 2,990.20.98
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 1,021.9 5.51 1,794.4-43.05
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 4,620.0 24.91 3.0153,900.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 596.6 3.22 604.0-1.23
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,648.9 8.89 860.091.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 707.1 3.81 1,208.8-41.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 884.1 4.77 808.09.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 19.2 0.10 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 238.1 1.28 224.16.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 513.3 2.77 371.638.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 230.0 1.24 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 440.4 2.37 258.170.65

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.30% of US total imports from Seychelles (69.06% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.87% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.09% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.64% of US total imports from Seychelles (2.93% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.06% of US total imports from Seychelles (4.93% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.85% of US total imports from Seychelles (4.01% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.68% of US total imports from Seychelles (2.41% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,100.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $990.5 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 $904.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $287.8 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 $244.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $122.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $46.9 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $46.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $42.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $40.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $24.6 thousand;
  • 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 $21.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in 2015 over the 2014 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 $1,986.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $120.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $113.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $73.9 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 95.0 1.64 208.7-54.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24.6 0.42 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12.9 0.22 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 49.6 0.85 169.8-70.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.4 0.39 1.41,502.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 40.8 0.70 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126.0 2.17 3.83,246.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.01 3.7-88.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.01 15.2-95.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 152.1 2.62 105.244.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 46.6 0.80 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39.5 0.68 28.140.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 73.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,121.3 19.31 130.8757.05
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 441.8 7.61 197.4123.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 287.8 4.96 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 605.7 10.43 2,592.3-76.63
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 1,059.0 18.24 154.1587.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 72.7 1.25 30.5138.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.0 0.07 10.4-61.75
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,604.6 27.63 503.7218.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce