US trade (export - import) with South Sudan in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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

US Trade with South Sudan

In 2018, US trade with South Sudan totaled $19.3 million, up 46.42% ($6.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to South Sudan in 2018 totaled $19.3 million, up 49.56% ($6.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from South Sudan in 2018 were $0.0 million, down 92.77% ($0.3 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in 2018 was $19.3 million, a 52.85% increase ($6.7 million) over 2017.

South Sudan was the US 193rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 194th in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in 2017).

South Sudan was the US 182nd largest export market in 2018 (up from 184th in 2017), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (up from 0.0008% in 2017).

South Sudan was the US 220th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 212th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to South Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.98% of US total exports to South Sudan (47.51% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.02% of US total exports to South Sudan (23.55% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.41% of US total exports to South Sudan (8.74% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.32% in 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,786.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,179.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $918.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $556.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $277.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $212.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $76.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $68.3 thousand.

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3,173.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,674.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $759.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $417.7 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 $371.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $105.6 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan 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
(%)
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.6 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 283.5 1.47 1,043.1-72.82
10 Cereals 10,962.1 56.73 1,175.5832.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 455.3 2.36 476.2-4.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 269.7 1.40 3,443.6-92.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 338.6 1.75 60.9456.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 105.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 345.8 1.79 763.5-54.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 747.7 3.87 191.5290.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 77.8 0.40 67.016.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 56.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.7 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.1 0.05 6.834.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28.5 0.15 48.9-41.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 152.0 0.79 75.3101.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.7 0.06 37.2-71.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21.8 0.11 2.7712.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.8 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.9 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 34.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,745.4 9.03 827.3110.97
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 1,164.0 6.02 1,535.9-24.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 274.0 1.42 61.7343.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 82.4 0.43 14.1483.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,762.7 9.12 583.1202.32
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 57.8 0.30 63.4-8.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 31.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.5 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 498.9 2.58 2,173.1-77.04

US Imports from South Sudan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.70% of US total imports from South Sudan (2.93% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.52% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.44% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.85% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from South Sudan (91.54% in 2017).

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

  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $7.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $3.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2.9 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $2.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan in 2018 over the 2017 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 $253.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.8 thousand;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2.5 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan 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 2.2 10.44 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7.2 34.32 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.9 13.52 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.3 15.70 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 253.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5.5 26.02 13.6-59.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce