US trade with Zambia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 04, 2017

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

US Trade with Zambia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Zambia was $23.2 million, down 37.12% ($13.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $14.7 million, down 49.63% ($14.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $8.5 million, up 10.51% ($0.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Zambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $6.3 million, a 71.02% decrease ($15.3 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Zambia was the US 161st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 147th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total trade (down from 0.0042% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 156th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 131st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total exports (down from 0.0084% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 144th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zambia

The major share of US exports to Zambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.40% of US total exports to Zambia (80.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.68% of US total exports to Zambia (7.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.84% of US total exports to Zambia (1.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.40% of US total exports to Zambia (0.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $527.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $332.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $137.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $128.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $95.8 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 $82.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $74.2 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) - an increase of $56.2 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 $51.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $45.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $11,747.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,251.7 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 $807.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $642.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $206.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $145.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $126.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $119.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $105.4 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) - a decrease of $84.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $65.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $63.4 thousand.
US exports to Zambia 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 105.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 32.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46.3 0.31 50.7-8.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51.1 0.35 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 121.9 0.83 131.3-7.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.2 0.10 28.2-49.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 101.0 0.68 5.21,825.33
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 62.6 0.42 146.6-57.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.1 0.02 6.0-48.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 101.5 0.69 308.1-67.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 325.9 2.21 280.116.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,088.2 7.38 1,207.7-9.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 82.7 0.56 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.07 75.6-85.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48.7 0.33 13.8251.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.0 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 131.5 0.89 2.64,897.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 137.2 0.93 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 416.7 2.83 84.8391.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 108.0 0.73 33.8219.37
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 4.9 0.03 34.3-85.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 177.0 1.20 303.3-41.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15.0 0.10 12.421.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 643.2 4.36 115.4457.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.1 0.14 5.1316.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,832.2 46.33 7,475.0-8.60
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 454.3 3.08 1,261.8-63.99
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 13.7 0.09 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,220.4 8.28 12,968.3-90.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 210.2 1.43 273.6-23.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 1,251.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 324.0 2.20 469.2-30.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 39.1 0.27 15.3154.83
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 95.5 0.65 39.3142.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21.4 0.15 0.0

US Imports from Zambia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 62.02% of US total imports from Zambia (47.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.37% of US total imports from Zambia (46.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.25% of US total imports from Zambia (0.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.11% of US total imports from Zambia (2.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $1,619.8 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $217.6 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $46.0 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $25.9 thousand.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $823.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $204.1 thousand.
US imports from Zambia 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.3 0.05 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25.9 0.31 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 285.0 3.36 67.3323.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 46.0 0.54 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.2 0.07 0.9577.45
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.0 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.7 0.04 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 5,264.8 62.02 3,645.044.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,747.8 32.37 3,571.6-23.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7.3 0.09 211.4-96.54
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 2.2 0.03 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.3 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.5 0.11 2.9227.49
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce