US trade (export - import) with Yemen in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 14, 2019

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

US Trade with Yemen

In 2018, US trade with Yemen was $197.0 million, down 8.43% ($18.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Yemen in 2018 were $194.7 million, down 4.89% ($10.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Yemen in 2018 were $2.2 million, down 78.44% ($8.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Yemen in 2018 was $192.5 million, a 0.98% decrease ($1.9 million) over 2017.

Yemen was the US 147th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 143rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0046% of US total trade (down from 0.0054% in 2017).

Yemen was the US 131st largest export market in 2018 (down from 124th in 2017), accounting for 0.0117% of US total exports (down from 0.0132% in 2017).

Yemen was the US 196th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 169th in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0004% in 2017).

US Exports to Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.70% of US total exports to Yemen (74.25% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.02% of US total exports to Yemen (17.57% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.10% of US total exports to Yemen (3.26% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.13% of US total exports to Yemen (1.26% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.97% of US total exports to Yemen (1.03% in 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $17.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.6 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 $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.1 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 $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $30.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Yemen 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 8.3 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 280.9 0.14 126.4122.27
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 19.7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,705.5 9.09 23,739.3-25.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
10 Cereals 103,974.4 53.39 86,800.519.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,548.2 1.31 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,489.7 0.76 1,847.5-19.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33,915.8 17.42 36,463.2-6.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 37.4 0.02 50.3-25.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 15.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18.0 0.01 43.0-58.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 71.8 0.04 113.6-36.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,886.4 2.51 2,761.376.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.4 0.00 43.1-82.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15.5 0.01 30.7-49.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,123.7 2.12 2,549.561.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.6 0.00 3.8-32.93
29 Organic chemicals 351.2 0.18 40.5767.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 676.4 0.35 765.5-11.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24.3 0.01 173.4-85.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 339.0 0.17 167.7102.21
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 85.7 0.04 307.3-72.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 186.4 0.10 1,518.7-87.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,249.1 0.64 1,663.6-24.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,103.1 1.59 2,017.353.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.2 0.01 19.0-9.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 100.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 300.3 0.15 19.61,435.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,529.7 1.81 1,998.976.58
54 Man-made filaments 53.4 0.03 23.3129.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,749.1 0.90 1,357.528.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.1 0.00 5.0-17.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.6 0.01 22.8-44.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 328.6 0.17 38.6752.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.9 0.01 11.90.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.8 0.01 36.2-42.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 58.9 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,396.1 1.23 1,803.332.87
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 1,627.0 0.84 803.1102.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,920.3 0.99 32,653.5-94.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,889.3 0.97 707.4167.09
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 123.1 0.06 81.550.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18.2 0.01 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.7 0.00 15.0-82.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,576.4 2.86 3,732.449.40

US Imports from Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.49% of US total imports from Yemen (15.26% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.49% of US total imports from Yemen (4.26% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Yemen (79.64% in 2017).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • 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 $0.0 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) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Yemen in 2018 over the 2017 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 $8.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Yemen 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 197.5 8.86 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 107.8 4.83 61.076.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14.1 0.63 6.4120.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,658.5 74.38 1,419.616.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 50.7 2.28 42.619.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.7 0.35 15.0-48.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.5 0.16 15.2-77.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 8,236.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.3 0.42 15.2-38.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.5 0.25 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.20 2.672.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.5 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 4.1 0.19 8.3-50.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19.9 0.89 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.2 0.59 14.3-7.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77.9 3.49 433.6-82.03
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 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.15 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 15.7 0.70 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35.9 1.61 30.119.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce