US trade (export - import) with Swaziland in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

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

US Trade with Swaziland

In 2018, US trade with Swaziland totaled $46.4 million, up 3.34% ($1.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Swaziland in 2018 totaled $33.1 million, up 37.46% ($9.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Swaziland in 2018 were $13.3 million, down 36.06% ($7.5 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Swaziland in 2018 was $19.8 million, a 513.05% increase ($16.5 million) over 2017.

Swaziland was the US 181st largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 178th in 2017), accounting for 0.0011% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Swaziland was the US 176th largest export market in 2018 (up from 178th in 2017), accounting for 0.0020% of US total exports (up from 0.0016% in 2017).

Swaziland was the US 167th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 155th in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in 2017).

US Exports to Swaziland

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.02% of US total exports to Swaziland (34.08% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.63% of US total exports to Swaziland (32.69% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.28% of US total exports to Swaziland (10.92% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.30% of US total exports to Swaziland (6.59% in 2017).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $4,853.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,735.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,499.0 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $1,234.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,208.0 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $475.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $413.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $345.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $269.3 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $181.4 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $107.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $101.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Swaziland in 2018 over 2017 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) - a decrease of $1,520.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,156.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $947.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $520.6 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $472.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $290.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $203.1 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $165.4 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $106.4 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9.6 0.03 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,481.5 4.48 1,953.8-24.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,737.0 5.25 502.4245.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.3 0.03 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 269.3 0.81 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 513.7 1.55 100.0413.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39.9 0.12 15.4159.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.1 0.01 25.0-87.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 46.3 0.14 3.51,223.37
29 Organic chemicals 2,335.3 7.06 2,368.1-1.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 443.9 1.34 964.4-53.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20.3 0.06 29.3-30.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,435.7 4.34 2,592.1-44.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 664.0 2.01 188.7251.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 915.0 2.77 1,205.4-24.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 302.1 0.91 505.3-40.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.7 0.01 9.1-59.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.2 0.06 186.6-88.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.6 0.04 28.1-47.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27.6 0.08 32.3-14.68
52 Cotton 3.6 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 106.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8.0 0.02 4.578.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 16.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.0 0.02 19.5-58.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.3 0.02 3.0174.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29.3 0.09 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.4 0.02 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.2 0.06 14.525.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.9 0.01 7.2-45.61
69 Ceramic products 73.1 0.22 27.8162.84
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 117.3 0.35 147.8-20.66
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 60.5 0.18 86.6-30.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,456.2 4.40 1,274.814.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.0 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.6 0.06 23.0-14.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 196.5 0.59 123.359.38
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.3 0.02 36.1-77.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.4 0.02 18.2-64.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,514.4 7.60 1,306.392.48
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 959.3 2.90 2,479.7-61.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,464.3 13.49 728.7512.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,284.8 3.88 2,232.1-42.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.1 0.01 87.8-96.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,371.3 4.14 1,370.00.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.9 0.03 10.1-2.40
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 107.3 0.32 0.0
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 136.6 0.41 38.6254.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,539.9 4.65 41.03,657.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,304.8 3.94 1,203.68.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,271.6 15.93 417.71,161.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,803.2 5.45 1,458.223.66

US Imports from Swaziland

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.93% of US total imports from Swaziland (64.06% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.81% of US total imports from Swaziland (19.41% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.70% of US total imports from Swaziland (2.91% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.08% of US total imports from Swaziland (2.44% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.58% of US total imports from Swaziland (1.50% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.81% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.24% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.20% in 2017).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $871.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $609.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $465.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $179.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $162.8 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $124.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $118.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $49.9 thousand.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $6,843.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,344.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $363.7 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) - a decrease of $320.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $163.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $154.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $125.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $113.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $99.4 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $88.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $82.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $81.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $60.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $57.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $55.5 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) - a decrease of $52.8 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $52.3 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland 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
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 87.8 0.66 187.2-53.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,997.7 44.99 12,840.6-53.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 268.1 2.01 328.6-18.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12.4 0.09 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23.3 0.17 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 55.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 154.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 39.1-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 125.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 871.3 6.54 0.0
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 29.0 0.22 34.1-15.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18.3 0.14 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.8 0.16 78.5-73.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.4 0.03 22.1-80.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 31.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55.7 0.42 28.992.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.9 0.06 31.5-75.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 137.5 1.03 119.714.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15.9 0.12 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.9 0.05 17.7-61.14
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 13.5 0.10 0.0
52 Cotton 0.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48.5 0.36 136.7-64.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 473.9 3.55 8.35,601.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 581.1 4.36 402.144.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.4 0.09 45.4-72.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 162.8 1.22 0.0
69 Ceramic products 26.5 0.20 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 184.0 1.38 65.1182.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 165.7 1.24 41.7297.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 60.3 0.45 141.5-57.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.9 0.09 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33.9 0.25 116.3-70.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 105.3 0.79 55.490.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 781.7 5.86 2,126.0-63.23
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 853.9 6.40 1,174.2-27.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 29.3 0.22 142.7-79.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.7 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 439.8 3.30 603.2-27.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 86.9 0.65 139.2-37.56
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 37.0 0.28 89.8-58.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 391.1 2.93 754.8-48.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.2 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.1 0.14 51.5-62.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,251.2 9.39 641.794.97
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce