US trade (export - import) with Sudan in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

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

US Trade with Sudan

In 2018, US trade with Sudan totaled $110.2 million, up 28.89% ($24.7 million) from 2017.

US exports to Sudan in 2018 totaled $93.6 million, up 30.83% ($22.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Sudan in 2018 totaled $16.6 million, up 18.92% ($2.6 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Sudan in 2018 was $77.0 million, a 33.71% increase ($19.4 million) over 2017.

Sudan was the US 164th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 169th in 2017), accounting for 0.0026% of US total trade (up from 0.0022% in 2017).

Sudan was the US 149th largest export market in 2018 (up from 155th in 2017), accounting for 0.0056% of US total exports (up from 0.0046% in 2017).

Sudan was the US 161st largest supplier in 2018 (up from 162nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 76.06% of US total exports to Sudan (80.90% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.47% of US total exports to Sudan (14.25% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.84% of US total exports to Sudan (4.52% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Sudan in 2018 over 2017 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) - an increase of $8,941.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,777.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,230.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,168.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,832.7 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) - an increase of $890.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $833.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $684.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $665.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $347.6 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $345.4 thousand.

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,343.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $361.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $336.4 thousand.
US exports to 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5,774.0 6.17 5,925.0-2.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 96.7 0.10 93.43.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,500.0 12.28 8,269.639.06
10 Cereals 31,907.6 34.08 30,074.96.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,618.1 6.00 6,961.1-19.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,382.6 14.29 4,440.8201.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,888.7 3.09 2,054.940.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 40.4 0.04 72.1-43.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 836.9 0.89 1,173.3-28.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,778.4 5.10 1,001.1377.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,068.4 1.14 801.833.24
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 365.7 0.39 20.31,700.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 149.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49.7 0.05 48.62.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 63.1 0.07 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 170.4 0.18 31.4442.18
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 10.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 31.2 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29.5 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 76.2 0.08 21.0262.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.9 0.01 8.649.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 44.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3.5 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 381.3 0.41 33.71,031.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 61.0 0.07 62.0-1.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 250.0 0.27 17.71,310.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,079.7 9.70 6,911.731.37
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 957.1 1.02 66.61,336.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,631.7 2.81 1,966.833.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 873.7 0.93 1,235.4-29.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 684.1 0.73 0.0

US Imports from Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.84% of US total imports from Sudan (99.87% in 2017).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $2,289.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $138.8 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $128.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $72.6 thousand.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from 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 140.2 0.85 12.21,046.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 150.8 0.91 12.01,156.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 72.6 0.44 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,188.2 97.65 13,898.616.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.6 0.00 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 1.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.5 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 22.4 0.13 16.138.60
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce