US trade with Zambia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Zambia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Zambia totaled $65.9 million, up 4.04% ($2.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Zambia in the first half of 2017 were $30.2 million, down 37.63% ($18.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Zambia in the first half of 2017 totaled $35.7 million, up 139.29% ($20.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Zambia went from a surplus of $33.5 million in the first half of 2016, to a deficit of $5.5 million in the first half of 2017.

Zambia was the US 154th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 152nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0034% of US total trade (down from 0.0035% in the first half of 2016).

Zambia was the US 157th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 135th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total exports (down from 0.0068% in the first half of 2016).

Zambia was the US 131st largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 148th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (up from 0.0014% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Zambia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.43% of US total exports to Zambia (73.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.14% of US total exports to Zambia (10.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.36% of US total exports to Zambia (2.24% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.53% of US total exports to Zambia (0.94% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,263.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $783.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $686.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $286.1 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $195.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $162.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $153.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $143.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $13,881.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,581.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,222.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $543.3 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 $345.6 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $241.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $174.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $105.4 thousand.
US exports to Zambia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 19.7 0.07 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
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 104.7 0.35 54.890.99
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 85.7 0.28 87.8-2.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51.1 0.17 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 12.5 0.04 27.7-55.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 330.2 1.09 571.9-42.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19.5 0.06 28.2-31.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 205.5 0.68 62.4229.47
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 149.0 0.49 217.9-31.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.1 0.01 6.0-48.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 632.9 2.10 471.034.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 665.4 2.20 379.375.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,617.9 15.29 3,354.237.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 85.7 0.28 7.71,011.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.04 75.6-85.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 96.2 0.32 62.653.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.8 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.0 0.01 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 162.0 0.54 8.71,770.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 194.2 0.64 131.947.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 899.8 2.98 116.8670.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 108.0 0.36 178.8-39.59
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 0.03 5.260.34
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 13.8 0.05 2.5450.68
72 Iron and steel 44.8 0.15 56.8-21.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 369.5 1.22 544.0-32.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15.0 0.05 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 1,141.2 3.78 454.9150.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 48.2 0.16 5.1851.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,945.1 36.23 14,526.3-24.65
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 1,531.0 5.07 1,876.6-18.42
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 23.9 0.08 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,257.7 7.47 16,138.9-86.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 484.4 1.60 564.7-14.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 29.3 0.10 1,251.7-97.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 868.0 2.87 1,411.3-38.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 273.7 0.91 77.9251.26
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 118.5 0.39 68.972.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.9 0.01 4.0-1.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21.4 0.07 109.4-80.45

US Imports from Zambia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 78.26% of US total imports from Zambia (55.84% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.61% of US total imports from Zambia (37.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.95% of US total imports from Zambia (0.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.06% of US total imports from Zambia (1.44% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $19,617.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $993.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $421.4 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $207.2 thousand.
US imports from Zambia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 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 123.1 0.34 25.1390.60
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25.9 0.07 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 488.7 1.37 67.3625.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 46.0 0.13 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 0.03 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 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.9 0.04 3.5265.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 19.4 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.8 0.01 2.4-22.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 86.8 0.24 6.71,194.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,952.0 78.26 8,334.5235.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,647.9 18.61 5,655.017.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7.3 0.02 214.5-96.59
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 10.6 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 0.01 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22.0 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.8 0.04 53.9-72.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce