US trade with Swaziland in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Swaziland

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Swaziland totaled $14.7 million, up 3.07% ($0.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Swaziland in the first half of 2017 were $11.5 million, down 0.93% ($0.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Swaziland in the first half of 2017 totaled $3.2 million, up 20.36% ($0.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Swaziland in the first half of 2017 was $8.3 million, a 7.33% decrease ($0.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Swaziland was the US 182nd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (just as in the first half of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 176th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 177th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total exports (down from 0.0016% in the first half of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 179th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 180th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Swaziland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.53% of US total exports to Swaziland (25.64% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.18% of US total exports to Swaziland (30.03% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.00% of US total exports to Swaziland (12.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.48% of US total exports to Swaziland (6.41% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $585.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $350.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $345.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $281.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $263.4 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $191.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $183.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $121.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $114.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $93.2 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 $75.4 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $41.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Swaziland 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 $604.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $457.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $340.9 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $209.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $206.6 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $110.8 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $73.2 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) - a decrease of $54.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $45.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $44.2 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 $41.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $35.5 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.7 0.04 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,422.5 12.36 1,077.332.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 287.1 2.49 245.516.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 44.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.3 0.05 29.1-78.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 100.0 0.87 6.81,380.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9.0 0.08 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 12.1 0.11 18.7-35.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.5 0.03 14.0-75.02
29 Organic chemicals 1,218.0 10.58 633.192.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 299.3 2.60 177.868.33
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,498.1 13.01 1,216.423.15
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 188.7 1.64 397.7-52.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.6 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 723.2 6.28 372.694.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 380.5 3.31 117.1224.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.8 0.03 25.8-85.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.0 0.16 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.9 0.19 35.9-38.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22.3 0.19 21.63.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.5 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.9 0.09 6.065.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.03 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.3 0.06 9.5-33.37
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 13.3 0.12 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 107.4 0.93 32.0235.59
72 Iron and steel 24.8 0.22 8.4194.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.9 0.24 73.0-61.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 752.3 6.54 560.334.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.9 0.17 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.0 0.22 29.5-15.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.7 0.09 23.0-53.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 822.3 7.14 1,279.6-35.74
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 735.3 6.39 776.5-5.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 368.1 3.20 184.599.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 298.0 2.59 639.0-53.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23.9 0.21 97.1-75.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 305.7 2.66 512.4-40.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.1 0.09 120.9-91.65
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 23.7 0.21 78.0-69.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.03 38.6-92.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 826.4 7.18 712.316.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.8 0.02 607.6-99.54

US Imports from Swaziland

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.17% of US total imports from Swaziland (50.60% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.83% of US total imports from Swaziland (3.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.99% of US total imports from Swaziland (1.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.48% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.22% of US total imports from Swaziland (11.09% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.48% of US total imports from Swaziland (12.48% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Swaziland in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - an increase of $911.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $324.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $149.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $142.7 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $110.1 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $83.7 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 $78.5 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $53.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $43.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $18.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $15.2 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 $14.7 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 $13.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $11.7 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 $9.9 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $774.1 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $247.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $180.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $150.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $105.4 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $79.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $36.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $16.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $11.4 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 247.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 47.8 1.48 84.5-43.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.3 0.16 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55.5 1.72 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 154.7 4.78 4.93,050.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
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 13.2 0.41 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48.6 1.50 33.146.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18.7 0.58 0.44,792.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.1 0.56 3.4430.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.1 0.44 2.4480.71
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 83.7 2.59 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 14.7 0.46 9.259.91
54 Man-made filaments 3.9 0.12 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 124.2 3.84 14.1779.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.0 0.12 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 400.5 12.39 75.7429.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44.2 1.37 0.85,246.85
70 Glass and glassware 38.6 1.19 54.6-29.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21.8 0.67 11.883.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 65.0 2.01 12.0443.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 180.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 105.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.8 0.21 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 303.5 9.39 1,077.7-71.83
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 1,014.4 31.37 103.0884.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 142.7 4.41 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 193.9 6.00 178.78.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.4 0.26 87.8-90.48
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 78.5 2.43 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.33 6.369.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.0 0.62 170.4-88.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce