US trade (export - import) with Seychelles in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In 2018, US trade with Seychelles was $22.8 million, down 23.05% ($6.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Seychelles in 2018 were $14.4 million, down 7.48% ($1.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Seychelles in 2018 were $8.5 million, down 40.16% ($5.7 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in 2018 was $5.9 million, a 321.07% increase ($4.5 million) over 2017.

Seychelles was the US 189th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 182nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (down from 0.0008% in 2017).

Seychelles was the US 189th largest export market in 2018 (down from 183rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (down from 0.0010% in 2017).

Seychelles was the US 174th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 161st in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2017).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.11% of US total exports to Seychelles (59.93% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.16% of US total exports to Seychelles (6.17% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.97% of US total exports to Seychelles (11.54% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.13% of US total exports to Seychelles (3.83% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.89% of US total exports to Seychelles (6.13% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.39% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.08% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.48% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.12% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in 2018 over 2017 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 $760.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $620.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $532.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $323.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $298.2 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 $180.2 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $126.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $61.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $51.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in 2018 over 2017 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 $682.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $480.9 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $454.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $425.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $414.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $400.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $326.2 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 $219.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $205.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $94.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $91.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $56.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $48.8 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $45.0 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 37.6 0.26 66.2-43.18
02 Meat and edible meat offal 659.5 4.59 1,140.3-42.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 50.5 0.35 505.2-90.01
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7.2 0.05 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.6 0.02 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.8 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22.7 0.16 22.03.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75.1 0.52 47.159.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23.6 0.16 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 192.0 1.33 11.81,526.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 20.0 0.14 20.6-3.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19.0 0.13 48.6-60.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 493.2 3.43 194.9152.98
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 91.3 0.63 117.8-22.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4.1 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 138.0 0.96 86.260.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 333.8 2.32 358.6-6.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25.8 0.18 120.6-78.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.0 0.16 29.8-22.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17.9 0.12 74.0-75.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.0 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 40.8 0.28 82.5-50.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.1 0.05 18.0-60.79
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.5 0.07 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29.6 0.21 4.0641.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 126.1 0.88 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.5 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 6.1-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.6 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.9 0.06 16.4-45.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 91.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.6 0.02 39.5-93.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.8 0.08 3.8211.77
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 271.2 1.89 953.4-71.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 86.3 0.60 112.4-23.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 328.2 2.28 4.27,650.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.8 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.5 0.04 29.6-81.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24.2 0.17 449.5-94.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,701.5 11.83 2,115.6-19.57
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 2,131.7 14.82 2,351.0-9.33
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 9.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,256.5 8.74 636.397.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,719.7 11.96 1,924.8-10.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,723.6 11.98 1,191.544.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 688.5 4.79 1,088.5-36.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.9 0.02 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 1,101.4 7.66 340.8223.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 451.4 3.14 777.6-41.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.1 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 70.5 0.49 9.0683.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 315.0 2.19 363.9-13.42

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.22% of US total imports from Seychelles (38.87% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.08% of US total imports from Seychelles (24.74% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.86% of US total imports from Seychelles (16.41% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.72% of US total imports from Seychelles (7.08% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.27% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.00% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.52% of US total imports from Seychelles (1.73% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in 2018 over 2017 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 $383.7 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 $361.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $257.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $168.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $105.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $96.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $92.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $87.1 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - an increase of $83.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $79.2 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $68.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $34.8 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 $34.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,841.8 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,209.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $941.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $901.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $851.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $748.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $466.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $194.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $117.7 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $97.0 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $64.4 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 $28.4 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 10.4 0.12 11.5-9.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,069.4 48.09 5,278.3-22.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 194.7-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 110.8 1.31 95.016.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.2 0.04 1,844.9-99.83
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 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 345.2 4.08 239.744.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 205.5 2.43 113.081.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 163.5 1.93 128.727.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 74.6 0.88 39.887.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.6 0.04 9.3-61.31
54 Man-made filaments 68.8 0.81 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 64.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.8 0.01 4.3-82.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 57.5 0.68 175.2-67.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 87.1 1.03 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 83.5 0.99 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.6 0.30 122.6-79.13
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 361.5 4.27 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 175.0 2.07 6.22,719.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 206.6 2.44 955.4-78.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.4 0.21 28.0-37.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 220.9 2.61 1,162.0-80.99
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 538.1 6.36 154.4248.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30.0 0.35 881.5-96.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 257.5 3.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 399.1 4.72 1,300.9-69.32
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 36.2 0.43 59.8-39.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 248.2 2.93 169.146.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 113.5 1.34 17.0567.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.7 0.14 23.6-50.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 536.5 6.34 1,003.2-46.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce