US trade with Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 05, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sudan

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Sudan totaled $33.5 million, up 33.71% ($8.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $31.5 million, up 87.43% ($14.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $2.1 million, down 75.18% ($6.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $29.4 million, a 245.76% increase ($20.9 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Sudan was the US 151st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 153rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total trade (up from 0.0029% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sudan was the US 130th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 147th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0084% of US total exports (up from 0.0048% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sudan was the US 168th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 143rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (down from 0.0016% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sudan

The major share of US exports to Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 93.47% of US total exports to Sudan (93.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.50% of US total exports to Sudan (4.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.95% of US total exports to Sudan (1.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $5,925.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,783.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,793.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,176.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $827.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $199.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $118.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $111.2 thousand.
US exports to Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 5,925.0 18.83 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.9 0.19 31.593.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,585.9 11.40 792.4352.54
10 Cereals 15,432.1 49.05 11,648.632.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,404.7 4.46 1,361.93.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,999.7 9.53 1,823.364.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 21.0 0.07 31.2-32.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 48.0 0.15 42.213.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 224.3 0.71 105.6112.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 111.2-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.9 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.3 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 213.2 0.68 13.41,487.96
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 47.5 0.15 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,421.4 4.52 594.4139.15
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14.4 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35.3 0.11 122.1-71.06

US Imports from Sudan

The major share of US imports from Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.78% of US total imports from Sudan (45.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $4,507.2 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1,703.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $11.2 thousand.
US imports from Sudan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,051.0 99.78 3,754.6-45.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4,507.2-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce