US trade with Seychelles in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Seychelles

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Seychelles totaled $15.0 million, up 87.39% ($7.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Seychelles in the first half of 2017 totaled $6.9 million, up 30.45% ($1.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Seychelles in the first half of 2017 totaled $8.0 million, up 199.86% ($5.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Seychelles went from a surplus of $2.6 million in the first half of 2016, to a deficit of $1.1 million in the first half of 2017.

Seychelles was the US 181st largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 190th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (up from 0.0004% in the first half of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 182nd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 186th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (up from 0.0007% in the first half of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 159th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 181st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Seychelles

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.40% of US total exports to Seychelles (53.31% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.72% of US total exports to Seychelles (4.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.38% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.76% of US total exports to Seychelles (4.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.99% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.62% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of US total exports to Seychelles (4.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.62% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.05% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $646.8 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 $605.7 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 $426.4 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $323.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $262.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $177.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $86.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $69.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $55.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $54.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $44.1 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 $39.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $28.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $27.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $25.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $25.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $23.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $23.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $654.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $235.2 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $209.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $95.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $29.4 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $28.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $27.6 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 16.5 0.24 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 459.4 6.65 196.8133.41
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 0.15 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.4 0.05 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 0.10 3.2117.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 37.0 0.54 11.4225.14
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 0.17 2.6352.51
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6.9 0.10 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17.6 0.26 13.629.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 115.4 1.67 91.825.75
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 0.75 11.9334.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47.0 0.68 2.91,539.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 150.3 2.17 96.356.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 66.4 0.96 11.0501.02
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 37.0 0.54 11.3227.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41.8 0.61 17.9133.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.0 0.12 217.6-96.30
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 28.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.1 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 14.0 0.20 41.6-66.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19.0 0.27 13.837.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.05 3.026.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 5.1 0.07 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 28.1 0.41 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 510.1 7.38 83.7509.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 74.2 1.07 5.31,309.36
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.7 0.27 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 113.7 1.64 27.4315.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,476.3 21.37 829.577.98
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 1,087.8 15.74 482.1125.63
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 0.14 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 440.9 6.38 413.46.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 899.9 13.02 722.224.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 328.5 4.75 5.06,423.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 276.2 4.00 371.7-25.69
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 123.6 1.79 778.5-84.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 228.3 3.30 463.4-50.74
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 first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.12% of US total imports from Seychelles (17.06% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.85% of US total imports from Seychelles (5.29% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.85% of US total imports from Seychelles (13.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.52% of US total imports from Seychelles (8.69% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of US total imports from Seychelles (15.17% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,574.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,788.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $796.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $512.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $265.3 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $194.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $139.3 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;
  • 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 $55.8 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $43.9 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;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $28.0 thousand.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $403.3 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,031.9 37.70 457.5562.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 194.7 2.42 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 95.0 1.18 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 1,844.9 22.94 57.03,139.08
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 0.35 39.1-27.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30.2 0.38 38.9-22.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39.8 0.49 0.0
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 0.12 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 403.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139.3 1.73 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 0.55 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 255.2 3.17 226.812.52
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 28.0 0.35 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,069.0 13.29 272.9291.72
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 79.7 0.99 23.9233.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 526.1 6.54 13.83,709.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 323.2 4.02 57.9458.06
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 0.28 40.9-44.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.12 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.0 0.21 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce