US trade with Slovakia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Slovakia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Slovakia totaled $1,720.0 million, up 23.75% ($330.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Slovakia in the first half of 2017 totaled $245.2 million, up 59.32% ($91.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Slovakia in the first half of 2017 totaled $1,474.9 million, up 19.32% ($238.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Slovakia in the first half of 2017 was $1,229.7 million, a 13.63% increase ($147.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

Slovakia was the US 65th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 68th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0894% of US total trade (up from 0.0772% in the first half of 2016).

Slovakia was the US 96th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 104th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0324% of US total exports (up from 0.0216% in the first half of 2016).

Slovakia was the US 60th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 64th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1263% of US total imports (up from 0.1135% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Slovakia

The major share of US exports to Slovakia 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) - 46.11% of US total exports to Slovakia (55.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.15% of US total exports to Slovakia (0.35% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.23% of US total exports to Slovakia (16.82% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.86% of US total exports to Slovakia (7.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.45% of US total exports to Slovakia (1.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.41% of US total exports to Slovakia (1.14% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $61.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $29.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Slovakia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Slovakia 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 12.0 0.00 8.737.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.0 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.6 0.00 14.7-20.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 53.5 0.02 171.6-68.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.6 0.00 13.4-28.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 145.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.9 0.00 35.3-83.16
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 32.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.9 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 179.6 0.07 264.7-32.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 724.4 0.30 1,015.7-28.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.7 0.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2.6 0.00 25.7-89.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.0 0.01 3.6456.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 425.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,638.4 25.14 102.060,322.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35.2 0.01 21.762.16
29 Organic chemicals 1,984.2 0.81 1,941.52.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 75.9 0.03 94.0-19.24
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,236.2 0.91 737.8203.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 324.5 0.13 658.7-50.73
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 247.2 0.10 106.1133.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 130.3 0.05 160.9-19.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.3 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,896.6 0.77 1,131.167.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,541.5 1.85 4,327.14.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,885.8 1.18 2,710.36.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19.5 0.01 12.457.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.8 0.01 7.0324.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 378.7 0.15 125.4201.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 138.8 0.06 90.752.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 225.5 0.09 346.3-34.89
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
52 Cotton 19.6 0.01 18.74.83
54 Man-made filaments 322.1 0.13 889.2-63.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.5 0.00 2.633.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 250.1 0.10 388.3-35.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 226.2 0.09 120.587.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,374.9 0.97 1,386.071.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26.7 0.01 13.893.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 72.0 0.03 47.451.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 154.8 0.06 61.9150.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.3 0.00 5.647.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 101.6 0.04 119.8-15.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.9 0.00 3.7-22.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 860.8 0.35 750.614.68
69 Ceramic products 233.5 0.10 270.0-13.51
70 Glass and glassware 3,664.4 1.49 6,247.6-41.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 904.9 0.37 409.0121.24
72 Iron and steel 4,658.4 1.90 2,310.7101.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,638.9 1.08 2,856.1-7.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,414.5 6.69 18,500.3-11.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 601.1 0.25 234.7156.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 253.3 0.10 202.025.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 46.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 12.4 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.7 0.01 23.1-45.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 405.3 0.17 507.6-20.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 97.0 0.04 1,204.1-91.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,976.1 17.12 42,018.6-0.10
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 12,359.2 5.04 16,691.3-25.95
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 42.1 0.02 195.4-78.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,193.3 4.57 7,661.146.11
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 30,703.5 12.52 1,216.52,423.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 115.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,770.9 6.84 17,465.8-3.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 62.0 0.03 133.4-53.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 416.0 0.17 446.9-6.91
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 221.3 0.09 224.4-1.36
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 6,385.6 2.60 6,498.3-1.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 483.6 0.20 1,201.6-59.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 45.9 0.02 84.0-45.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 107.2 0.04 48.7120.21

US Imports from Slovakia

The major share of US imports from Slovakia 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) - 84.82% of US total imports from Slovakia (84.32% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.44% of US total imports from Slovakia (5.94% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.29% of US total imports from Slovakia (1.87% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total imports from Slovakia (1.82% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Slovakia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $179.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $24.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $23.5 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) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4.4 million.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $12.1 million.
US imports from Slovakia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 851.5 0.06 710.719.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.00 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 145.4 0.01 302.7-51.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64.6 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 58.8 0.00 96.6-39.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.2 0.00 63.6-60.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 26.9 0.00 22.022.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5.2 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 66.9 0.00 46.145.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 896.5 0.06 760.217.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 475.3 0.03 323.546.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 996.2 0.07 2,061.4-51.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,743.9 0.12 1,100.958.42
29 Organic chemicals 4,788.4 0.32 4,676.92.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,511.6 0.17 8.131,088.89
31 Fertilizers 202.9 0.01 91.3122.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 152.9 0.01 44.9240.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 466.2 0.03 393.918.36
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 475.6 0.03 149.5218.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 963.3 0.07 594.062.17
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 105.8-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 29.1 0.00 12.8126.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,733.3 0.25 2,658.240.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,574.0 0.45 7,633.6-13.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,782.6 2.97 55,912.1-21.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,226.4 0.08 1,002.722.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 44.5 0.00 120.9-63.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.3 0.00 41.0-99.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 431.8 0.03 587.5-26.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,108.8 0.35 666.0667.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,221.0 0.08 976.924.98
54 Man-made filaments 1,354.6 0.09 1,534.0-11.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 20.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 531.7 0.04 351.651.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 26.9 0.00 30.2-11.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.7 0.00 57.5-93.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 180.7 0.01 216.4-16.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,342.1 0.16 1,598.546.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 695.6 0.05 901.9-22.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,449.9 0.30 6,069.9-26.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 110.2 0.01 163.5-32.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,914.7 0.81 11,105.27.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 148.0 0.01 223.0-33.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 152.3 0.01 192.7-20.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,976.4 0.13 2,226.6-11.24
69 Ceramic products 1,959.5 0.13 2,439.4-19.67
70 Glass and glassware 5,546.5 0.38 6,299.2-11.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 43.6 0.00 98.8-55.88
72 Iron and steel 26,845.9 1.82 2,116.11,168.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,574.9 0.99 13,579.57.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 119.4 0.01 22.6429.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 165.8 0.01 214.1-22.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,251.3 0.15 1,823.723.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,168.4 0.08 1,421.7-17.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,465.0 0.23 3,979.3-12.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 182,412.0 12.37 158,909.914.79
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 101,969.0 6.91 99,979.41.99
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 19.1 0.00 10.189.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 947,839.8 64.27 768,862.223.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 158.8 0.01 251.3-36.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 106.0 0.01 126.6-16.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,425.0 1.25 14,117.430.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 54.4 0.00 20.7162.78
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 605.4 0.04 1,438.3-57.91
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 28,494.6 1.93 23,415.221.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,079.9 0.28 4,362.7-6.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,211.2 0.08 1,281.0-5.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 556.6 0.04 81.6581.70
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce