US trade with South Sudan in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with South Sudan

In the first half of 2017, US trade with South Sudan was $5.6 million, down 19.13% ($1.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to South Sudan in the first half of 2017 were $5.5 million, down 19.22% ($1.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from South Sudan in the first half of 2017 totaled $0.0 million, up 12.18% ($0.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in the first half of 2017 was $5.5 million, a 19.30% decrease ($1.3 million) over the first half of 2016.

South Sudan was the US 199th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 191st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0004% in the first half of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 185th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 183rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (down from 0.0010% in the first half of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 219th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.39% of US total exports to South Sudan (41.13% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.87% of US total exports to South Sudan (49.33% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.85% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.04% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of US total exports to South Sudan (3.58% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $668.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $307.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $105.6 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) - an increase of $43.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $39.1 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $37.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $37.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan 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) - a decrease of $1,817.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $238.4 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 $228.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $118.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $99.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $88.0 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $41.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $37.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $37.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $28.2 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan 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
(%)
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 88.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,400.6 61.39 2,732.324.46
29 Organic chemicals 4.4 0.08 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 55.9 1.01 16.8232.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 105.6 1.91 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 324.2 5.85 16.91,821.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 37.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.1 1.08 22.5166.47
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 6.8 0.12 34.9-80.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.9 0.88 167.4-70.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 37.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.2 0.67 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.7 0.05 5.8-53.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.0 0.23 15.6-16.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 372.2 6.72 471.8-21.11
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 389.4 7.03 618.2-37.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 1,817.8-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.5 0.14 15.2-50.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 220.7 3.98 459.1-51.93
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 41.2-100.00
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 52.2 0.94 8.4519.60

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan 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) - 51.37% of US total imports from South Sudan (36.36% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from South Sudan (34.22% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan 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) - an increase of $11.0 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
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 11.0 51.37 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce