US trade (export - import) with Slovakia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 09, 2019

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

US Trade with Slovakia

In 2018, US trade with Slovakia totaled $4,503.0 million, up 27.58% ($973.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Slovakia in 2018 were $289.0 million, down 34.75% ($153.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from Slovakia in 2018 totaled $4,214.1 million, up 36.52% ($1,127.3 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Slovakia in 2018 was $3,925.1 million, a 48.46% increase ($1,281.2 million) over 2017.

Slovakia was the US 64th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 67th in 2017), accounting for 0.1052% of US total trade (up from 0.0893% in 2017).

Slovakia was the US 120th largest export market in 2018 (down from 99th in 2017), accounting for 0.0174% of US total exports (down from 0.0286% in 2017).

Slovakia was the US 55th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 60th in 2017), accounting for 0.1611% of US total imports (up from 0.1282% in 2017).

US Exports to Slovakia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.02% of US total exports to Slovakia (46.57% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.86% of US total exports to Slovakia (10.72% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.74% of US total exports to Slovakia (6.56% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.69% of US total exports to Slovakia (21.92% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.78% of US total exports to Slovakia (0.74% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of US total exports to Slovakia (0.35% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.08% of US total exports to Slovakia (1.77% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Slovakia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Slovakia in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $87.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $35.8 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $11.1 million;
  • 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 $8.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • 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 $5.5 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Slovakia 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 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 47.1-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15.5 0.01 18.1-14.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 50.8 0.02 81.1-37.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 303.6 0.11 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9.9 0.00 18.0-44.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 49.3 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10.5 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24.4 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,170.4 0.41 446.5162.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,343.7 1.16 2,617.327.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 166.5 0.06 11.71,324.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.2 0.01 46.0-60.40
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,240.3 0.78 1,330.068.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,394.5 2.91 95,702.9-91.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 166.1 0.06 151.69.58
29 Organic chemicals 1,825.0 0.63 3,746.6-51.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 317.0 0.11 183.472.87
31 Fertilizers 11.5 0.00 8.042.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,333.9 0.81 3,808.6-38.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,073.7 0.37 2,163.9-50.38
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 753.2 0.26 449.267.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 494.0 0.17 297.765.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.8 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,065.3 0.71 3,231.1-36.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,069.9 2.79 8,955.5-9.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,257.7 1.82 6,029.9-12.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26.5 0.01 67.6-60.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40.3 0.01 51.9-22.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 817.9 0.28 733.411.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 327.6 0.11 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 179.1 0.06 219.6-18.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,172.1 0.75 606.7258.05
52 Cotton 26.9 0.01 44.5-39.52
54 Man-made filaments 60.9 0.02 683.6-91.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.2 0.00 14.5-50.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,074.8 0.37 704.852.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 263.4 0.09 366.2-28.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 616.2 0.21 5,222.7-88.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 151.9 0.05 8.41,704.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 252.2 0.09 134.288.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 348.9 0.12 173.7100.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 140.9 0.05 309.1-54.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21.4 0.01 19.310.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 161.5 0.06 135.319.34
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.0 0.00 5.7-47.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,645.3 0.92 2,364.911.86
69 Ceramic products 641.5 0.22 628.92.01
70 Glass and glassware 8,739.8 3.02 7,346.518.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 973.4 0.34 996.0-2.27
72 Iron and steel 5,264.5 1.82 8,178.4-35.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,684.8 3.01 5,492.858.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,579.8 6.78 30,704.0-36.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,550.6 0.54 1,713.7-9.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 427.9 0.15 340.225.80
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.1 0.00 16.4-74.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 148.2 0.05 108.736.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,070.2 0.37 707.351.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 420.0 0.15 208.2101.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 79,315.0 27.45 82,763.1-4.17
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 25,800.2 8.93 31,287.5-17.54
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 11.0 0.00 42.1-73.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,893.3 7.92 19,355.218.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,233.5 1.12 38,987.2-91.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 83.5 0.03 72.016.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,210.4 13.57 33,701.616.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 38.1 0.01 95.9-60.29
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 892.9 0.31 1,014.6-12.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 760.0 0.26 536.441.67
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 4,301.5 1.49 12,909.9-66.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,179.3 0.41 1,251.7-5.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 156.7 0.05 141.410.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 574.1 0.20 115.3398.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,493.1 5.36 22,856.0-32.21

US Imports from Slovakia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 88.97% of US total imports from Slovakia (86.65% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.41% of US total imports from Slovakia (4.10% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.78% of US total imports from Slovakia (2.56% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.13% of US total imports from Slovakia (1.37% in 2017).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $994.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $61.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $23.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $16.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $14.0 million.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Slovakia 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 1,838.3 0.04 1,969.2-6.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.9 0.00 2.7525.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 329.9 0.01 258.827.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 35.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22.1 0.00 85.2-74.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 77.4 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.3 0.00 81.4-62.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 407.2 0.01 78.3420.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 49.6 0.00 47.93.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 99.3 0.00 230.6-56.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,211.8 0.03 1,715.9-29.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15.9 0.00 13.716.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 659.4 0.02 847.9-22.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 739.0 0.02 1,050.3-29.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,859.6 0.04 2,876.5-35.35
29 Organic chemicals 11,587.3 0.27 9,513.521.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 849.8 0.02 4,905.2-82.67
31 Fertilizers 2,431.0 0.06 275.3783.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 61.3 0.00 281.5-78.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,265.4 0.03 1,066.818.62
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 515.2 0.01 948.2-45.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,586.2 0.04 1,625.8-2.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 98.8 0.00 74.033.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,077.6 0.14 6,146.8-1.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,997.4 0.43 13,293.935.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 99,445.7 2.36 85,402.616.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,458.2 0.03 2,312.8-36.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 242.0 0.01 109.5121.02
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.5 0.00 3.6-86.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,318.2 0.03 1,345.6-2.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,517.3 0.27 7,353.456.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,024.3 0.05 2,785.1-27.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.2 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 2,514.8 0.06 2,163.616.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 53.5 0.00 33.460.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 531.6 0.01 934.9-43.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47.6 0.00 69.3-31.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 32.4 0.00 4.7595.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 644.6 0.02 403.859.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,199.0 0.08 3,957.6-19.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,557.7 0.06 1,638.956.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,224.8 0.34 10,689.233.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 272.0 0.01 209.429.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,116.5 0.55 21,640.46.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 341.4 0.01 237.143.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 208.8 0.00 241.9-13.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,402.3 0.13 3,617.449.34
69 Ceramic products 3,488.3 0.08 3,993.6-12.65
70 Glass and glassware 15,542.9 0.37 13,179.117.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,509.2 0.30 551.82,167.10
72 Iron and steel 23,436.2 0.56 30,685.6-23.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 33,376.1 0.79 32,634.82.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 228.1 0.01 168.935.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 900.1 0.02 469.791.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,860.5 0.14 5,099.314.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 48.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 168.9 0.00 162.43.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,523.4 0.08 2,511.340.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,520.8 0.18 7,220.04.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 419,368.7 9.95 357,582.017.28
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 202,153.7 4.80 207,030.8-2.36
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 145.3 0.00 301.7-51.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,062,346.4 72.67 2,067,721.648.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 531.1 0.01 672.2-20.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 124.4 0.00 237.3-47.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 64,506.7 1.53 41,257.256.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17.1 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 141.5 0.00 124.613.59
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,074.5 0.03 1,016.65.69
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 60,433.2 1.43 52,283.315.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,110.0 0.62 9,236.8182.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,511.2 0.06 2,538.2-1.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 527.3 0.01 1,862.3-71.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 48,485.3 1.15 55,642.8-12.86
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce