US trade with Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 04, 2017

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

US Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Zimbabwe totaled $20.3 million, up 87.77% ($9.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $10.4 million, up 78.96% ($4.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $10.0 million, up 97.91% ($4.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $0.4 million, a 46.30% decrease ($0.4 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Zimbabwe was the US 166th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 172nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (up from 0.0012% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was the US 166th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 175th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total exports (up from 0.0017% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was the US 141st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 152nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (up from 0.0010% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of US exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 76.38% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (58.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.49% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (18.25% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.10% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (2.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.57% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (11.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.43% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (2.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,438.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,820.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $685.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $328.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $223.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $67.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $59.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $49.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $46.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $39.4 thousand.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $454.5 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 $400.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $378.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $374.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $276.3 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $50.7 thousand.
US exports to Zimbabwe 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.8 0.28 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.7 0.05 281.0-98.31
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 374.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32.4 0.31 3.3874.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 378.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 67.3 0.65 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 331.7 3.20 3.110,611.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8.4 0.08 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 11.4 0.11 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 52.5 0.51 507.0-89.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.4 0.04 4.07.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 109.0 1.05 69.656.69
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 13.9 0.13 3.3315.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 63.3 0.61 64.0-1.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33.0 0.32 17.094.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 74.0 0.71 14.1424.27
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 7.8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 17.3 0.17 68.0-74.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 37.2 0.36 39.3-5.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 94.1 0.91 44.3112.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.1 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.3 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.2 0.03 0.0
69 Ceramic products 5.6 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.5 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 354.4 3.42 130.7171.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18.0 0.17 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.6 0.05 31.1-82.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 46.8 0.45 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,529.3 43.71 2,090.5116.67
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 249.7 2.41 649.7-61.57
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 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,125.2 20.51 304.8597.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 815.5 7.87 129.7528.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 194.7 1.88 224.6-13.32
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 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00

US Imports from Zimbabwe

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.22% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (14.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.86% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (1.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.43% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (8.81% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.31% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (64.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7,728.5 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $677.8 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 $108.6 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $83.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $77.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $55.3 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) - an increase of $42.5 thousand.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,235.0 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $399.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $127.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $81.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $33.6 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $32.6 thousand.
US imports from Zimbabwe 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 118.7 1.19 93.327.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 443.9 4.46 571.3-22.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.0 0.11 13.0-15.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,728.5 77.65 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 677.8 6.81 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 42.9 0.43 442.8-90.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.7 0.05 38.3-87.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 251.3 2.52 168.249.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.6 0.22 9.7123.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.2 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24.0 0.24 29.9-19.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.7 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.9 0.29 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13.5 0.14 19.6-31.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 55.3 0.56 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17.9 0.18 2.4652.25
69 Ceramic products 5.0 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.3 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 185.1 1.86 76.5142.02
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 3,235.0-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25.8 0.26 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.4 0.05 3.743.33
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 42.5 0.43 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 3.0 0.03 5.4-44.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 77.9 0.78 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.6 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 100.1 1.01 181.6-44.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce