US trade with Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Seychelles totaled $8.2 million, up 117.59% ($4.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $3.8 million, up 33.72% ($1.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $4.4 million, up 382.66% ($3.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Seychelles went from a surplus of $2.0 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $0.5 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Seychelles was the US 179th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 189th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (up from 0.0004% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 182nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 185th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0008% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 158th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 183rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.50% of US total exports to Seychelles (52.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.71% of US total exports to Seychelles (6.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.36% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.80% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.35% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.35% of US total exports to Seychelles (8.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $412.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $287.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $200.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $186.6 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $175.5 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 $159.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $105.0 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) - an increase of $81.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $70.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $48.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $42.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $42.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $25.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $22.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $21.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $18.7 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 $11.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $525.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $214.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $128.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $29.4 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 250.4 6.55 63.8292.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31.3 0.82 8.4273.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 29.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11.8 0.31 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.8 0.20 7.80.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 108.7 2.84 82.931.21
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 7.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.8 0.15 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 101.1 2.64 59.270.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59.7 1.56 11.0440.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.2 0.08 8.2-60.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.1 0.19 17.9-60.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.08 217.6-98.64
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.2 0.08 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.3 0.14 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14.5 0.38 6.0141.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
69 Ceramic products 5.1 0.13 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 21.8 0.57 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 183.5 4.80 24.5648.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 42.8 1.12 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.7 0.49 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 105.0 2.74 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 877.1 22.93 464.688.78
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 380.7 9.95 299.327.21
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 9.4 0.24 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 430.6 11.26 229.887.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 601.1 15.71 313.691.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 175.5 4.59 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69.6 1.82 197.8-64.82
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 36.9 0.97 562.4-93.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 169.1 4.42 99.170.65

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.22% of US total imports from Seychelles (39.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.70% of US total imports from Seychelles (8.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.59% of US total imports from Seychelles (20.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.19% of US total imports from Seychelles (21.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,887.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $997.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $216.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $139.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $134.3 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $127.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $43.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $25.2 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 $22.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $17.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $189.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $76.0 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,241.8 51.30 354.5532.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 127.4 2.91 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,054.2 24.13 57.01,750.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.1 0.57 22.611.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.3 0.21 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 189.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139.3 3.19 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43.9 1.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25.2 0.58 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69.2 1.58 145.1-52.35
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 19.1 0.44 19.5-2.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 134.3 3.07 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 240.5 5.50 23.7915.42
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 22.6 0.52 0.54,284.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.12 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.0 0.39 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce