US trade with Sudan in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Sudan

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Sudan totaled $55.5 million, up 16.51% ($7.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Sudan in the first half of 2017 totaled $48.6 million, up 39.61% ($13.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Sudan in the first half of 2017 were $6.9 million, down 46.39% ($5.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sudan in the first half of 2017 was $41.8 million, a 89.51% increase ($19.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Sudan was the US 158th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 159th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total trade (up from 0.0026% in the first half of 2016).

Sudan was the US 140th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 145th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0064% of US total exports (up from 0.0049% in the first half of 2016).

Sudan was the US 165th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 151st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0012% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Sudan

The major share of US exports to 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) - 91.28% of US total exports to Sudan (92.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.62% of US total exports to Sudan (2.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.90% of US total exports to Sudan (4.68% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,241.3 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $5,925.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,059.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $842.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $699.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $553.5 thousand.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,979.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $796.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $436.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $243.4 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $216.6 thousand.
US exports to 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5,925.0 12.18 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.9 0.13 31.593.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,920.6 12.17 9,899.8-40.19
10 Cereals 24,551.8 50.48 14,310.571.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,869.9 10.01 3,810.227.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,999.7 6.17 3,243.1-7.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 796.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 72.1 0.15 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.6 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 873.6 1.80 31.22,699.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 632.9 1.30 1,069.7-40.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 248.1 0.51 154.360.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 78.9 0.16 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 216.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 27.6 0.06 34.8-20.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 125.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31.4 0.06 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.0 0.04 9.883.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.2 0.01 3.862.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.8 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30.0 0.06 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.7 0.07 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 620.2 1.28 66.7829.67
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 61.5 0.13 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,421.4 2.92 721.896.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14.4 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 130.1 0.27 165.5-21.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0

US Imports from Sudan

The major share of US imports from 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) - 99.86% of US total imports from Sudan (64.59% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sudan in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $1,414.7 thousand.
US imports from 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
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,848.6 99.86 8,263.3-17.12
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