US trade (export - import) with Seychelles in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In 2016, US trade with Seychelles was $19.0 million, down 21.78% ($5.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Seychelles in 2016 were $12.4 million, down 32.96% ($6.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Seychelles in 2016 totaled $6.6 million, up 13.94% ($0.8 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in 2016 was $5.8 million, a 54.35% decrease ($6.9 million) over 2015.

Seychelles was the US 186th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 185th in 2015), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (down from 0.0006% in 2015).

Seychelles was the US 184th largest export market in 2016 (down from 182nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (down from 0.0012% in 2015).

Seychelles was the US 175th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 176th in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.46% of US total exports to Seychelles (67.39% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.98% of US total exports to Seychelles (7.01% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.31% of US total exports to Seychelles (8.29% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.36% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.36% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.33% of US total exports to Seychelles (5.44% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.51% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.33% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.50% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $827.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $391.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $217.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $177.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $92.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $91.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $58.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $55.8 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $40.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $37.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in 2016 over 2015 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) - a decrease of $4,620.0 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) - a decrease of $718.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $656.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $403.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $303.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $230.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $211.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $142.0 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) - a decrease of $138.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $115.9 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $106.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $93.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $66.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $58.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $44.2 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 688.4 5.54 709.8-3.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 220.1 1.77 432.0-49.05
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.02 6.0-53.87
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.9 0.02 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17.9 0.14 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6.8 0.05 3.499.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.9 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.7 0.06 25.4-69.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.0 0.35 64.6-33.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29.4 0.24 5.4445.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7.6 0.06 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 9.7 0.08 6.548.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18.2 0.15 6.6174.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 173.6 1.40 576.8-69.90
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 56.4 0.45 195.1-71.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 36.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42.7 0.34 158.6-73.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 216.3 1.74 519.5-58.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.0 0.09 13.1-15.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32.4 0.26 3.4850.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29.8 0.24 87.7-66.08
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.7 0.32 106.6-62.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 224.2 1.80 46.3384.17
52 Cotton 5.1 0.04 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 40.8 0.33 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.1 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.7 0.11 19.1-28.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41.6 0.33 4.1917.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 61.0 0.49 2.62,245.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.8 0.09 11.6-7.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.3 0.05 7.9-20.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 10.7 0.09 116.8-90.86
70 Glass and glassware 8.4 0.07 41.8-79.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 290.0 2.33 1,008.1-71.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 17.2 0.14 110.4-84.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 34.2 0.27 2.71,170.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15.5 0.12 25.9-40.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 34.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 93.1 0.75 103.7-10.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,410.5 27.43 3,019.412.95
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 1,007.6 8.11 1,021.9-1.39
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 4,620.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 687.9 5.53 596.615.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,506.9 12.12 1,648.9-8.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 51.0 0.41 707.1-92.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,101.5 8.86 884.124.59
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.6 0.03 19.2-81.44
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 1,065.1 8.57 238.1347.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 605.8 4.87 513.318.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 55.8 0.45 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 230.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 396.2 3.19 440.4-10.04

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.49% of US total imports from Seychelles (2.06% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.76% of US total imports from Seychelles (42.30% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.65% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.85% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.28% of US total imports from Seychelles (2.64% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.33% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.68% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.10% of US total imports from Seychelles (2.87% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,253.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $464.8 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $321.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $237.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $219.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $104.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $78.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $58.0 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 $39.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $24.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $982.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $524.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $367.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $348.8 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) - a decrease of $335.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $148.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $126.0 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $46.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $40.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $33.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $22.4 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,348.7 35.49 95.02,371.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 24.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 104.4 1.58 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 237.4 3.59 0.0
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 39.1 0.59 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 219.6 3.32 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38.0 0.57 49.6-23.33
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 22.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 40.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.8 0.10 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 126.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 465.5 7.03 0.771,186.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.1 0.05 152.1-97.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.5 0.05 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.6 0.05 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.3 0.09 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 46.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 24.6 0.37 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 321.8 4.86 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.2 0.09 39.5-84.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 753.9 11.39 1,121.3-32.77
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 106.1 1.60 441.8-75.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 366.1 5.53 287.827.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 81.4 1.23 605.7-86.56
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 76.7 1.16 1,059.0-92.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 130.7 1.98 72.779.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17.9 0.27 4.0347.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,255.8 18.98 1,604.6-21.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce