US trade with Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 29, 2017

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

US Trade with Tunisia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Tunisia totaled $288.3 million, up 21.65% ($51.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $160.4 million, up 26.92% ($34.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $127.9 million, up 15.63% ($17.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $32.6 million, a 105.83% increase ($16.7 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Tunisia was the US 90th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 95th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0307% of US total trade (up from 0.0271% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tunisia was the US 87th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 90th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0431% of US total exports (up from 0.0364% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tunisia was the US 88th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 90th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0226% of US total imports (up from 0.0210% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tunisia

The major share of US exports to Tunisia 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) - 27.62% of US total exports to Tunisia (27.23% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.58% of US total exports to Tunisia (15.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.62% of US total exports to Tunisia (33.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.69% of US total exports to Tunisia (11.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.70% of US total exports to Tunisia (6.18% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.33% of US total exports to Tunisia (1.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.94% of US total exports to Tunisia (2.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $24.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $11.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • 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 $1.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US exports to Tunisia 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 320.1 0.20 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 263.4 0.16 26.6890.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 65.0 0.04 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,124.1 0.70 2,050.8-45.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36,456.5 22.72 27,827.331.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,393.3 3.36 2,254.8139.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 20.3 0.01 51.1-60.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 49.1 0.03 67.9-27.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 239.3 0.15 403.8-40.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.6 0.00 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 371.1 0.23 1,729.5-78.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 54.1 0.03 23.5129.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,423.1 19.59 42,474.3-26.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,114.4 1.32 3,423.3-38.24
29 Organic chemicals 171.9 0.11 419.9-59.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,616.0 1.01 1,326.321.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 157.7 0.10 178.3-11.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 190.9 0.12 273.8-30.28
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 276.2 0.17 212.130.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4.9 0.00 7.5-34.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 169.0 0.11 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.9 0.01 57.3-63.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 344.6 0.21 439.0-21.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,876.9 4.29 7,811.8-11.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 389.9 0.24 170.1129.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.2 0.01 75.6-74.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.6 0.01 0.0
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.0 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,653.4 2.90 6,488.3-28.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,855.2 1.78 1,323.6115.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.6 0.01 6.1222.78
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 116.6-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 16.3 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 155.8 0.10 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 186.1 0.12 23.4695.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,632.7 1.02 875.586.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.0 0.01 37.2-46.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.6 0.00 4.9-26.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.9 0.00 35.1-80.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9.1 0.01 9.2-1.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19.6 0.01 52.2-62.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 88.9 0.06 97.0-8.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 961.3 0.60 1,643.9-41.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.5 0.01 49.9-80.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
69 Ceramic products 232.5 0.14 348.9-33.36
70 Glass and glassware 41.7 0.03 16.9146.54
72 Iron and steel 73.0 0.05 180.1-59.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,451.7 0.90 856.269.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.0 0.01 17.61.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 11.2-57.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 893.2 0.56 236.3278.03
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,130.2 2.57 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 80.8 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 211.3 0.13 83.8152.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 79.7 0.05 983.9-91.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,335.0 4.57 9,933.6-26.16
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 3,263.7 2.03 3,086.55.74
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 122.9 0.08 43.2184.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,276.1 1.42 1,564.845.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 26,571.6 16.56 1,796.91,378.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 70.9 0.04 4.81,378.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,608.1 2.87 3,167.445.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.6 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.01 3.4153.21
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7,308.9 4.56 164.94,332.73
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 35.4 0.02 55.5-36.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 253.5 0.16 113.0124.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 53.7 0.03 29.482.67

US Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.78% of US total imports from Tunisia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.53% of US total imports from Tunisia (36.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.66% of US total imports from Tunisia (32.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.49% of US total imports from Tunisia (18.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.90% of US total imports from Tunisia (3.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $36.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.4 million.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $11.6 million;
  • 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 $9.3 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million.
US imports from Tunisia 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17.4 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 42.6 0.03 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.5 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15.7 0.01 54.4-71.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,461.9 4.27 4,707.216.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.1 0.00 172.4-96.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 43.0 0.03 353.2-87.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,062.9 14.13 29,628.7-39.04
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 337.0 0.26 450.6-25.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 416.7 0.33 435.8-4.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 92.1 0.07 58.557.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 49.2 0.04 66.6-26.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 566.1 0.44 111.6407.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 610.7 0.48 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 36,191.0 28.30 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.6 0.01 32.3-60.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 390.1 0.31 114.6240.36
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 15.6 0.01 30.6-48.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 465.1 0.36 518.7-10.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 166.2 0.13 242.2-31.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,203.6 0.94 1,692.9-28.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 211.8 0.17 269.8-21.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.7 0.01 8.046.60
50 Silk 1.7 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 19.5 0.02 51.5-62.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.5 0.00 1.4210.31
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 43.9 0.03 13.8217.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,005.8 3.13 3,920.82.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,353.1 10.44 13,514.0-1.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 758.2 0.59 366.3107.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,543.4 1.21 2,047.1-24.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.4 0.00 4.5-47.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 78.2 0.06 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 129.8 0.10 281.9-53.95
69 Ceramic products 150.9 0.12 75.1100.87
70 Glass and glassware 25.6 0.02 48.2-46.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29.7 0.02 59.1-49.76
72 Iron and steel 119.0 0.09 60.497.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,620.0 2.05 2,565.62.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 131.2-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 52.6 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 753.9 0.59 962.9-21.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 136.4 0.11 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24.7 0.02 195.5-87.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,870.1 6.94 8,757.81.28
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 18,683.4 14.61 27,940.2-33.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,327.8 1.04 1,123.618.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 735.1 0.57 195.7275.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 286.1 0.22 600.6-52.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,746.3 2.15 2,183.125.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 695.4 0.54 1,961.0-64.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 49.5 0.04 22.0125.12
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 147.7 0.12 633.9-76.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 707.6 0.55 286.7146.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.0 0.00 122.6-97.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 484.5 0.38 225.2115.12
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce