US trade with Swaziland in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 05, 2017

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

US Trade with Swaziland

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Swaziland was $6.9 million, down 3.46% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Swaziland in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $5.7 million, down 2.24% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Swaziland in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $1.2 million, down 8.94% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Swaziland in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $4.5 million, a 0.32% decrease ($0.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Swaziland was the US 183rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 180th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (down from 0.0008% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 175th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 174th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total exports (down from 0.0017% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 181st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 179th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Swaziland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.73% of US total exports to Swaziland (23.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.02% of US total exports to Swaziland (31.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.78% of US total exports to Swaziland (14.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.22% of US total exports to Swaziland (3.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Swaziland 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) - an increase of $357.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $349.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $304.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $224.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $213.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $191.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $79.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $36.0 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 $29.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $19.3 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $19.2 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 $18.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Swaziland 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 $578.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $429.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $140.4 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $113.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $59.0 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 $53.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $32.4 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $29.1 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $27.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $24.4 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $21.0 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $18.7 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.7 0.08 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 898.6 15.77 684.631.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 58.1 1.02 85.9-32.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 29.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 42.8 0.75 6.8533.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9.0 0.16 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.5 0.06 2.634.62
29 Organic chemicals 385.1 6.76 305.326.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 52.3 0.92 84.6-38.27
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 785.5 13.79 594.332.17
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 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 95.6 1.68 209.0-54.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.6 0.08 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 341.6 6.00 117.2191.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 363.9 6.39 6.25,733.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.8 0.07 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.0 0.32 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.9 0.38 2.6748.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.5 0.08 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.9 0.17 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 10.4 0.18 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29.9 0.53 0.0
72 Iron and steel 24.8 0.44 8.4194.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 59.0-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 416.5 7.31 111.9272.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22.4 0.39 3.2592.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.5 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 481.3 8.45 621.7-22.58
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 500.2 8.78 485.13.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 103.7 1.82 111.0-6.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 32.1 0.56 461.3-93.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 194.3 3.41 184.95.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.1 0.18 23.1-56.35
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 0.0 0.00 53.9-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.05 13.9-77.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 473.3 8.31 124.1281.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.8 0.05 581.0-99.51

US Imports from Swaziland

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 27.84% of US total imports from Swaziland (6.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.24% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.57% of US total imports from Swaziland (33.82% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.05% of US total imports from Swaziland (23.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.65% of US total imports from Swaziland (6.58% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $154.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $142.3 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $91.7 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $55.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $55.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $44.2 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 $41.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $40.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $18.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $8.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4.2 thousand;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $4.0 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $3.9 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 $3.8 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $248.2 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $247.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $167.8 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $87.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $82.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $14.1 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 $9.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $6.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $4.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3.8 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 247.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 47.8 4.05 52.0-8.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.3 0.45 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55.5 4.71 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 154.7 13.12 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45.5 3.86 1.33,514.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18.4 1.56 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.8 0.32 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.2 0.35 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.4 0.71 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 3.9 0.33 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 102.4 8.69 10.8849.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.0 0.34 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 217.9 18.49 75.7188.02
70 Glass and glassware 16.0 1.36 30.1-46.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.6 0.48 8.2-30.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 43.0 3.65 3.01,320.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 82.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 81.1 6.88 329.2-75.37
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 74.5 6.32 84.0-11.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 55.1 4.67 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31.8 2.69 24.728.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 87.8-100.00
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 41.3 3.50 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 167.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce