US trade with Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 29, 2017

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

US Trade with Sierra Leone

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Sierra Leone was $26.4 million, down 13.49% ($4.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $22.5 million, up 21.25% ($3.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $3.9 million, down 67.51% ($8.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $18.6 million, a 181.10% increase ($12.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Sierra Leone was the US 163rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 153rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0027% of US total trade (down from 0.0033% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 140th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 146th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0059% of US total exports (up from 0.0051% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 162nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 141st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0021% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sierra Leone

The major share of US exports to Sierra Leone 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) - 51.08% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (46.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.20% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (28.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.38% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (5.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.01% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (5.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (1.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,188.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,482.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $280.7 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $232.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $162.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $148.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $78.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $70.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,290.5 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 $372.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $265.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $248.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $198.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $109.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $86.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $72.0 thousand.
US exports to Sierra Leone 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 2,390.5 10.62 2,228.07.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.9 0.09 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 87.5 0.39 159.5-45.16
10 Cereals 4,574.5 20.31 385.61,086.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 167.8 0.75 149.212.47
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 26.0 0.12 35.2-25.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 50.0 0.22 45.011.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 84.6 0.38 283.5-70.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,046.8 17.97 5,337.3-24.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41.5 0.18 53.7-22.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8.6 0.04 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.0 0.02 5.00.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.5 0.01 38.4-93.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 56.0 0.25 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.0 0.02 113.4-96.49
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 67.4 0.30 86.2-21.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 233.1 1.04 84.7175.30
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 32.2 0.14 8.9260.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 110.5 0.49 40.0176.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 352.6 1.57 600.6-41.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 272.8 1.21 40.5572.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 177.5 0.79 211.4-16.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 95.0 0.42 31.6201.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.0 0.08 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.0 0.04 8.56.13
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22.1 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 263.7 1.17 320.6-17.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18.2 0.08 29.1-37.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 879.0 3.90 598.346.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 58.5 0.26 107.6-45.62
69 Ceramic products 126.4 0.56 84.649.41
70 Glass and glassware 22.4 0.10 43.9-48.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 104.3 0.46 25.8304.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18.8 0.08 25.0-24.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.0 0.16 28.327.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.1 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,788.9 7.94 2,054.4-12.92
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 458.7 2.04 831.5-44.84
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 57.0 0.25 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,775.0 16.76 2,292.364.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 46.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44.6 0.20 130.6-65.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
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 513.4 2.28 568.8-9.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19.7 0.09 83.6-76.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00

US Imports from Sierra Leone

The major share of US imports from Sierra Leone 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) - 40.61% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (8.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 33.25% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (4.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.70% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (2.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.58% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (1.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.38% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (0.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.21% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (80.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.02% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (0.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sierra Leone in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $775.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $491.8 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $98.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $95.4 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 $59.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $55.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $29.4 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $22.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $16.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $15.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $12.0 thousand.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9,540.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $91.4 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $60.0 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $36.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $33.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $24.5 thousand.
US imports from Sierra Leone 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 95.1 2.45 100.7-5.53
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 98.5 2.54 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.0 0.21 10.0-19.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.2 0.08 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 36.8 0.95 20.876.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.9 0.07 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10.6 0.27 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 47.0 1.21 9,587.6-99.51
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30.9 0.80 24.426.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22.6 0.58 10.6112.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
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 2.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 91.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22.7 0.59 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 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 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.7 0.43 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.1 0.29 16.8-33.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.7 0.30 12.5-6.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 95.4 2.46 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,290.0 33.25 514.9150.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 69.6 1.79 14.4384.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.6 0.09 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.9 0.51 3.3501.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 205.6 5.30 239.1-14.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 436.9 11.26 423.13.28
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 431.9 11.13 372.116.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.8 0.36 38.3-63.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 29.4 0.76 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 27.2 0.70 87.1-68.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 636.2 16.40 144.3340.81
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 9.8 0.25 3.0225.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.5 0.30 7.750.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.5 0.30 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.5 0.06 3.9-35.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce