US trade with Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 05, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Seychelles totaled $6.8 million, up 60.38% ($2.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $3.1 million, up 26.60% ($0.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $3.7 million, up 106.70% ($1.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Seychelles went from a surplus of $0.7 million in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $0.6 million in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Seychelles was the US 184th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 189th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (up from 0.0005% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 184th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 187th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (up from 0.0007% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 159th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 173rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.04% of US total exports to Seychelles (54.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.59% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.17% of US total exports to Seychelles (6.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.57% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.39% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.30% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.64% of US total exports to Seychelles (3.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $524.3 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 $267.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $234.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $148.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $76.0 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 $46.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $38.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $34.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $32.7 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $30.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $26.2 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $16.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $305.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $173.4 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 $129.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $109.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $33.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $23.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $18.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $10.4 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 16.5 0.53 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 209.0 6.78 133.057.15
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10.4 0.34 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.4 0.11 17.9-81.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.0 0.23 3.2117.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5.7 0.19 3.090.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6.9 0.22 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9.8 0.32 5.868.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.7 0.22 8.9-25.12
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 51.5 1.67 4.7995.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41.2 1.33 2.91,335.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49.1 1.59 37.132.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.7 0.22 0.0
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 8.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.8 1.10 3.1990.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34.7 1.13 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.1 0.17 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.9 0.09 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.7 0.28 41.6-79.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.5 0.15 7.8-42.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.12 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6.3 0.20 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 326.6 10.59 59.2451.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 31.4 1.02 5.3496.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.7 0.28 27.4-68.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 599.2 19.43 364.964.22
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 707.1 22.93 182.9286.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.2 0.33 183.6-94.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 298.8 9.69 408.6-26.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 153.0 4.96 5.02,938.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 206.6 6.70 173.918.80
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 86.6 2.81 216.1-59.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 59.1 1.92 364.3-83.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 30.4-100.00

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.81% of US total imports from Seychelles (10.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.03% of US total imports from Seychelles (3.51% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.35% of US total imports from Seychelles (5.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.03% of US total imports from Seychelles (12.77% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Seychelles (12.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $872.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $790.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $687.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $378.0 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 $95.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $67.4 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 $56.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $48.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $39.8 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $28.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $214.3 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 $40.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $11.2 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 790.0 21.52 103.0666.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 67.4 1.83 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 95.0 2.59 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 790.7 21.53 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 28.4 0.77 39.1-27.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.1 0.14 16.3-68.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39.8 1.08 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 214.3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 255.2 6.95 226.812.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.9 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 999.9 27.23 127.8682.61
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 60.6 1.65 4.41,278.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 391.8 10.67 13.82,737.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82.8 2.25 34.2141.71
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 0.0 0.00 40.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.9 0.13 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce