US trade with Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Zambia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Zambia totaled $42.7 million, up 61.65% ($16.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $15.5 million, down 19.32% ($3.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $27.2 million, up 275.85% ($20.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Zambia went from a surplus of $11.9 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $11.8 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Zambia was the US 149th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 156th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total trade (up from 0.0029% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 154th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 143rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total exports (down from 0.0053% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 122nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 151st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total imports (up from 0.0013% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zambia

The major share of US exports to Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.82% of US total exports to Zambia (62.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.16% of US total exports to Zambia (15.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.90% of US total exports to Zambia (3.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.71% of US total exports to Zambia (1.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,383.2 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) - an increase of $461.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $451.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $368.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $240.3 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $172.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $158.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $56.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $47.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,938.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,133.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $398.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $232.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $145.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $109.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $74.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $48.2 thousand.
US exports to Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 19.7 0.13 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 104.7 0.68 48.2117.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39.4 0.26 37.16.27
29 Organic chemicals 12.5 0.08 16.0-22.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 208.3 1.35 440.7-52.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.2 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 104.5 0.68 57.182.94
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 86.4 0.56 71.321.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 531.4 3.44 162.8226.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 339.5 2.20 99.2242.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,529.8 22.83 2,146.664.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.0 0.02 7.7-61.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 47.5 0.31 48.7-2.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.8 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30.5 0.20 6.0405.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 57.0 0.37 131.9-56.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 483.0 3.12 32.01,409.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 145.0-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.4 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 13.8 0.09 0.0
72 Iron and steel 39.9 0.26 22.478.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 192.5 1.25 240.7-20.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 498.0 3.22 339.546.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27.1 0.18 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,112.8 26.60 7,051.3-41.67
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 1,076.6 6.96 614.875.12
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 10.2 0.07 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,037.3 6.71 3,170.6-67.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 274.2 1.77 291.2-5.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 29.3 0.19 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 544.0 3.52 942.1-42.25
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 234.6 1.52 62.6274.91
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 23.0 0.15 29.5-22.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.9 0.03 4.0-1.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 109.4-100.00

US Imports from Zambia

The major share of US imports from Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 83.33% of US total imports from Zambia (64.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.33% of US total imports from Zambia (28.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.23% of US total imports from Zambia (0.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $17,997.7 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1,816.8 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $203.7 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $93.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Zambia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 21.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 118.8 0.44 25.1373.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 203.7 0.75 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11.6 0.04 4.1181.69
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 7.0 0.03 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.6 0.02 2.6154.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15.4 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.5 0.01 2.4-36.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 83.1 0.31 6.71,138.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,687.2 83.33 4,689.5383.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,900.2 14.33 2,083.487.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
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 8.4 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 0.01 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 4.8 0.02 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19.7 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.3 0.02 51.0-89.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce