US trade (export - import) with Turkmenistan in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 14, 2019

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

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2018, US trade with Turkmenistan was $42.8 million, down 85.57% ($253.9 million) from 2017.

US exports to Turkmenistan in 2018 were $30.9 million, down 89.03% ($251.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Turkmenistan in 2018 were $11.9 million, down 19.14% ($2.8 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2018 was $19.1 million, a 92.87% decrease ($248.2 million) over 2017.

Turkmenistan was the US 182nd largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 131st in 2017), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (down from 0.0075% in 2017).

Turkmenistan was the US 177th largest export market in 2018 (down from 117th in 2017), accounting for 0.0019% of US total exports (down from 0.0182% in 2017).

Turkmenistan was the US 170th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 160th in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2017).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.09% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (95.92% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.40% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (0.68% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.07% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (2.01% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.97% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (1.06% in 2017).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3.9 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) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $145.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $61.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $42.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Turkmenistan 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,691.2 18.40 1,813.6213.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 99.5-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 82.5 0.27 43.490.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24.3 0.08 3.5603.48
29 Organic chemicals 549.9 1.78 67.0720.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 6.3 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17.9 0.06 37.0-51.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33.4 0.11 10.5218.37
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 52.0 0.17 69.5-25.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,311.5 4.24 4,287.8-69.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 255.7 0.83 731.8-65.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 553.7 1.79 464.419.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 59.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.6 0.01 9.8-52.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.4 0.05 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5.6 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.2 0.03 26.0-64.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.6 0.04 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41.9 0.14 15.6168.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.3 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12.0 0.04 456.1-97.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36.5 0.12 3.5947.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.01 6.1-38.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.9 0.02 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 2.7 0.01 7.3-62.48
72 Iron and steel 13.1 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 704.6 2.28 2,364.4-70.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.4 0.03 6.642.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 71.5 0.23 140.3-49.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.0 0.01 3.83.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.1 0.01 24.4-83.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 387.8 1.25 446.7-13.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32.5 0.11 6.2423.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,610.2 34.30 72,268.4-85.32
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 4,853.3 15.69 3,729.130.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 181.5 0.59 42,257.4-99.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,395.3 7.74 147,431.6-98.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,715.3 8.78 4,798.6-43.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50.8 0.16 34.646.85
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 66.6 0.22 43.852.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21.3 0.07 89.4-76.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.5 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 68.8 0.22 55.623.70

US Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.05% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (19.51% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.93% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (52.91% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.52% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (15.23% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.86% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (8.83% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Turkmenistan 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
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 808.0-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,051.8 8.86 488.6115.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,130.1 9.52 2,237.1-49.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,383.7 11.65 1,194.515.85
31 Fertilizers 2,776.1 23.38 1,670.766.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.7 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 1,528.4 12.87 4,583.9-66.66
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 78.3 0.66 4.21,773.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29.3 0.25 128.5-77.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.6 0.41 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 88.5 0.75 3,048.7-97.10
69 Ceramic products 11.7 0.10 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.6 0.28 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.4 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 79.6 0.67 0.0
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 2.4 0.02 5.1-52.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.1 0.08 131.4-93.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 186.3 1.57 180.83.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,429.8 28.89 199.11,622.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce