US trade with Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 05, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Somalia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Somalia totaled $24.7 million, up 285.96% ($18.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $24.6 million, up 299.42% ($18.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $0.1 million, down 54.51% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $24.4 million, a 313.99% increase ($18.5 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Somalia was the US 158th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 183rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total trade (up from 0.0007% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 138th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 172nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0066% of US total exports (up from 0.0018% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 207th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 200th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Somalia

The major share of US exports to Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.25% of US total exports to Somalia (41.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.96% of US total exports to Somalia (22.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.81% of US total exports to Somalia (6.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.66% of US total exports to Somalia (11.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,379.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,793.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,961.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,580.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $455.6 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 $305.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $196.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $135.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $86.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $497.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $319.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $270.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $227.8 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) - a decrease of $97.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $88.2 thousand.
US exports to Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,711.1 11.04 1,130.5139.80
10 Cereals 9,183.6 37.40 804.51,041.47
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,961.3 7.99 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 80.4 0.33 168.6-52.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 270.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 615.0 2.50 159.4285.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.4 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.2 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 135.1 0.55 0.0
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 6.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.1 0.01 13.5-77.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.0 0.10 16.452.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26.5 0.11 346.4-92.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.0 0.01 44.0-93.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.0 0.04 0.0
52 Cotton 3.0 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15.2 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.8 0.08 74.4-73.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 68.0 0.28 565.6-87.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 56.2 0.23 91.1-38.37
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 51.0 0.21 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 212.0 0.86 15.11,306.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.7 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.7 0.08 35.1-41.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 439.8 1.79 667.5-34.12
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 702.0 2.86 396.776.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,076.8 28.82 283.22,398.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9.5 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 110.8 0.45 24.4354.14
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
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 30.8 0.13 128.1-76.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.3 0.13 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00

US Imports from Somalia

The major share of US imports from Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 77.11% of US total imports from Somalia (94.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 18.82% of US total imports from Somalia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.33% of US total imports from Somalia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $20.8 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $12.9 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 $2.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $90.3 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $67.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.6 thousand.
US imports from Somalia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.9 11.65 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 60.1 54.37 127.3-52.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.3 11.10 102.6-88.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20.8 18.82 0.0
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 2.6 2.33 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce