US trade with South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 31, 2017

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

US Trade with South Sudan

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with South Sudan totaled $3.7 million, up 1.12% ($0.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $3.7 million, up 1.19% ($0.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 30.76% ($0.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $3.7 million, a 1.26% increase ($0.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

South Sudan was the US 193rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 190th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 185th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 181st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 218th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 217th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan 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) - 77.46% of US total exports to South Sudan (70.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.97% of US total exports to South Sudan (20.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to South Sudan (5.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $293.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $92.8 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 $28.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $27.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $152.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $139.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $34.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $13.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $11.8 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan 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
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,880.6 77.46 2,586.711.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.0 0.13 16.8-70.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
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 13.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 34.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 152.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.0 0.35 15.6-16.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 265.2 7.13 237.511.67
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 296.9 7.98 268.010.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 139.3-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5.0 0.13 15.2-67.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 175.7 4.72 82.9112.05
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.09% of US total imports from South Sudan (50.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan 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 $2.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan 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) - a decrease of $4.0 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan 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
(%)
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
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 2.3 42.09 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce