US trade (export - import) with Zambia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 04, 2019

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

US Trade with Zambia

In 2018, US trade with Zambia totaled $380.1 million, up 152.65% ($229.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Zambia in 2018 totaled $196.0 million, up 133.70% ($112.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Zambia in 2018 totaled $184.1 million, up 176.54% ($117.5 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Zambia in 2018 was $12.0 million, a 30.91% decrease ($5.4 million) over 2017.

Zambia was the US 133rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 153rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0089% of US total trade (up from 0.0038% in 2017).

Zambia was the US 130th largest export market in 2018 (up from 146th in 2017), accounting for 0.0118% of US total exports (up from 0.0054% in 2017).

Zambia was the US 114th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 134th in 2017), accounting for 0.0070% of US total imports (up from 0.0028% in 2017).

US Exports to Zambia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.85% of US total exports to Zambia (62.59% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.13% of US total exports to Zambia (4.58% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.28% of US total exports to Zambia (19.05% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.62% of US total exports to Zambia (2.89% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $66,343.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $25,600.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14,379.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,627.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,551.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,159.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $954.1 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 $836.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $782.4 thousand.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $7,914.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $764.4 thousand.
US exports to Zambia 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 16.2 0.01 80.6-79.91
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69.1 0.04 37.584.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 95.2 0.05 206.8-53.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 38.9-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7.9 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 184.5 0.09 229.7-19.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21.1 0.01 9.7116.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 215.0 0.11 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 571.2 0.29 201.7183.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 183.1 0.09 107.670.19
29 Organic chemicals 47.9 0.02 23.0108.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 458.5 0.23 740.6-38.10
31 Fertilizers 70.0 0.04 240.0-70.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40.1 0.02 26.750.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 436.5 0.22 495.0-11.82
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 693.6 0.35 179.3286.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 67.9 0.03 18.7263.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.7 0.00 31.9-75.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 863.9 0.44 1,628.4-46.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,151.4 1.10 1,197.379.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,378.8 1.72 11,293.5-70.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 76.0 0.04 99.8-23.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.7 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 61.3 0.03 35.373.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118.6 0.06 170.9-30.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.6 0.00 4.5114.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 185.8 0.09 186.6-0.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136.5 0.07 214.4-36.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,579.0 1.32 1,796.643.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 257.6 0.13 198.130.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.1 0.00 11.0-63.11
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.0 0.00 24.3-67.02
69 Ceramic products 339.2 0.17 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 49.4 0.03 17.6180.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 299.6 0.15 258.915.74
72 Iron and steel 10.1 0.01 74.0-86.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,329.6 7.82 950.61,512.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 7.3 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.6 0.01 27.3-35.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 121.1 0.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,273.5 2.18 2,722.057.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 97.1 0.05 70.937.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,115.2 24.55 40,487.818.84
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 3,901.3 1.99 3,760.53.74
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 62.9 0.03 23.9163.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,649.6 15.64 5,049.6506.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 67,376.1 34.37 1,032.66,424.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 75.3 0.04 94.3-20.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,421.1 1.24 2,053.417.91
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 186.2 0.10 362.3-48.59
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 998.8 0.51 162.3515.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 86.4 0.04 7.71,017.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 294.5 0.15 35.5729.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.1 0.00 8.1-62.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,282.7 4.23 7,123.516.27

US Imports from Zambia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 66.80% of US total imports from Zambia (29.80% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 31.96% of US total imports from Zambia (66.59% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.50% of US total imports from Zambia (2.37% in 2017).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $116,606.3 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 $14,508.4 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,241.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $675.5 thousand.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $14,736.1 thousand.
US imports from Zambia 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 110.3 0.06 366.4-69.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.0 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 25.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 622.7 0.34 1,067.6-41.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 68.8 0.04 85.3-19.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.3 0.00 25.3-83.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 95.9 0.05 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11.2 0.01 0.0
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 8.5 0.00 7.021.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20.0 0.01 29.1-31.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17.7 0.01 31.4-43.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.1 0.00 1.8-38.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49.8 0.03 89.8-44.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.5 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 58,825.4 31.96 44,317.032.74
72 Iron and steel 1,312.1 0.71 70.91,751.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 121,632.0 66.09 5,025.72,320.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14,736.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 77.4-100.00
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 40.6 0.02 10.6281.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
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 5.2 0.00 18.7-71.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.7 0.00 22.0-74.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58.0 0.03 33.572.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,132.1 0.62 456.5147.97
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce