US trade with Somalia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 30, 2017

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

US Trade with Somalia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Somalia was $10.1 million, down 43.78% ($7.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Somalia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $9.9 million, down 43.84% ($7.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Somalia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 41.06% ($0.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Somalia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $9.6 million, a 43.91% decrease ($7.5 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Somalia was the US 177th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 166th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (down from 0.0019% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 166th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 150th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (down from 0.0048% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 203rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 196th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Somalia

The major share of US exports to Somalia 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) - 44.92% of US total exports to Somalia (36.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.55% of US total exports to Somalia (54.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.95% of US total exports to Somalia (2.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.27% of US total exports to Somalia (1.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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) - an increase of $1,981.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,528.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,010.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $822.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $140.6 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $91.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Somalia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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) - a decrease of $4,887.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,641.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,340.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $645.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $216.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $166.2 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 $136.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $44.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $35.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $33.2 thousand.
US exports to Somalia 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22.5 0.23 668.3-96.63
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 4,641.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,769.2 17.92 241.1633.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 822.9 8.33 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,820.7 18.44 810.6124.62
29 Organic chemicals 9.0 0.09 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 35.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8.0 0.08 0.0
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 27.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 91.7 0.93 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20.0 0.20 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14.1 0.14 6.9104.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44.0 0.45 260.2-83.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.2 0.15 59.6-74.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 33.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.5 0.08 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.6 0.20 185.7-89.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 175.3 1.78 2,515.6-93.03
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 2,150.3 21.78 168.51,176.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,909.2 19.34 6,797.1-71.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 164.1 1.66 23.4600.27
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 74.1 0.75 210.0-64.73

US Imports from Somalia

The major share of US imports from Somalia 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) - 97.59% of US total imports from Somalia (97.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.45% of US total imports from Somalia (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.4 thousand.

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $150.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $6.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US imports from Somalia 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
(%)
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 225.6 97.59 376.4-40.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.4 1.45 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce