US trade with Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 29, 2017

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

US Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Zimbabwe totaled $28.3 million, up 154.62% ($17.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $9.7 million, up 64.40% ($3.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $18.6 million, up 256.45% ($13.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Zimbabwe went from a surplus of $0.7 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $8.9 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Zimbabwe was the US 159th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 176th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total trade (up from 0.0012% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was the US 167th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 176th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (up from 0.0016% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was the US 131st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 154th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (up from 0.0009% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of US exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 50.62% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (64.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.63% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (10.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.05% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (15.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.59% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (2.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.52% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (1.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,187.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $754.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $625.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $431.4 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 $345.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $307.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $238.2 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 $230.7 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $186.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $185.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $147.1 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $99.1 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $53.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $34.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zimbabwe 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 $367.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $245.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $166.9 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $121.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $80.7 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $33.4 thousand.
US exports to Zimbabwe 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 121.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 80.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,344.6 13.88 157.5753.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 185.0 1.91 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 663.1 6.84 231.7186.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 4.5 0.05 2.862.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 162.6 1.68 407.8-60.14
31 Fertilizers 99.1 1.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11.8 0.12 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 86.3 0.89 83.92.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 186.6 1.93 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 330.0 3.41 91.8259.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 771.2 7.96 145.8429.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 166.9-100.00
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 4.1-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 18.1 0.19 51.5-64.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67.5 0.70 14.0382.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 68.5 0.71 62.59.50
50 Silk 4.0 0.04 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15.5 0.16 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 25.3 0.26 41.3-38.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.3 0.05 31.8-83.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20.3 0.21 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,715.8 17.71 2,083.2-17.63
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 621.0 6.41 390.459.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,915.0 19.76 1,160.165.07
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 389.3 4.02 82.3373.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 34.1 0.35 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 229.4 2.37 82.2178.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
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 377.5 3.90 32.61,059.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 45.0 0.46 17.1163.61

US Imports from Zimbabwe

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 83.54% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (52.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.91% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (18.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.39% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (1.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.17% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (8.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.14% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (3.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,773.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $750.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $281.7 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $268.1 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $106.6 thousand.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $428.7 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) - a decrease of $150.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $73.5 thousand.
US imports from Zimbabwe 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 174.0 0.94 67.5157.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,618.1 8.69 867.586.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31.0 0.17 5.1511.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20.9 0.11 21.8-4.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 31.1 0.17 459.9-93.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 37.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.2 0.01 2.4-48.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 370.6 1.99 102.4261.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.1 0.08 4.5214.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.6 0.02 39.2-88.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 17.4 0.09 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.8 0.05 2.9238.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 34.7 0.19 26.630.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.3 0.20 50.6-26.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.2 0.11 71.1-71.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25.4 0.14 175.5-85.55
72 Iron and steel 15,524.1 83.41 2,750.2464.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23.9 0.13 2.8767.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.5 0.09 5.1240.42
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 1.0 0.01 6.9-85.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 174.6 0.94 248.1-29.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 390.3 2.10 108.6259.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce