US trade (export - import) with Algeria in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Algeria in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Algeria

In 2015, US trade with Algeria was $5,413.7 million, down 26.96% ($1,997.9 million) from 2014.

US exports to Algeria in 2015 were $1,876.5 million, down 28.30% ($740.5 million) from 2014.

US imports from Algeria in 2015 were $3,537.2 million, down 26.22% ($1,257.4 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Algeria in 2015 was $1,660.8 million, a 23.73% decrease ($516.8 million) over 2014.

Algeria was the US 61st largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 55th in 2014), accounting for 0.14% of US total trade (down from 0.18% in 2014).

Algeria was the US 60th largest export market in 2015 (down from 54th in 2014), accounting for 0.12% of US total exports (down from 0.16% in 2014).

Algeria was the US 55th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 50th in 2014), accounting for 0.15% of US total imports (down from 0.20% in 2014).

US Exports to Algeria

The major share of US exports to Algeria in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.65% of US total exports to Algeria (79.17% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.51% of US total exports to Algeria (4.85% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.38% of US total exports to Algeria (8.74% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.37% of US total exports to Algeria (2.04% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.11% of US total exports to Algeria (2.45% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.18% of US total exports to Algeria (1.66% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Algeria in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $125.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $26.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $18.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Algeria in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $505.4 million;
  • 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 $268.9 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $72.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $15.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $8.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $5.7 million.
US exports to Algeria in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 1,289.4 0.07 152.5745.30
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7.5 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,431.2 0.08 74,203.4-98.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,067.7 0.06 10,533.9-89.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 28,134.8 1.50 37,610.8-25.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 91.0-100.00
10 Cereals 77,032.7 4.11 86,440.4-10.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,213.1 0.28 7,653.6-31.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 82.1 0.00 115.2-28.80
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 148.8 0.01 156.1-4.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,967.4 0.42 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18.8 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 993.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 459.5 0.02 734.1-37.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 57.7-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,743.5 0.15 4,716.5-41.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,808.8 0.10 3,158.4-42.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18.1 0.00 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,966.1 0.58 2,069.2429.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 314.2 0.02 676.9-53.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 63,002.5 3.36 52,709.119.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 793.6 0.04 653.621.42
29 Organic chemicals 3,782.5 0.20 4,666.1-18.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,627.1 1.21 21,918.93.23
31 Fertilizers 132.5 0.01 124.96.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,684.9 0.09 1,848.9-8.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 234.0 0.01 415.0-43.61
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 2,005.0 0.11 1,979.51.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 616.8 0.03 1,476.8-58.23
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 841.9 0.04 1,417.9-40.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 117.5 0.01 618.2-80.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,575.7 0.24 12,797.1-64.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 99,601.0 5.31 73,218.436.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,847.1 0.21 5,826.9-33.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52.6 0.00 40.330.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 850.6 0.05 3,862.3-77.98
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 36,097.0 1.92 34,827.43.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,692.2 0.14 1,932.039.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,285.4 0.07 2,915.0-55.90
54 Man-made filaments 2.7 0.00 109.7-97.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 51.8 0.00 4,492.4-98.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 228.4 0.01 295.5-22.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33.4 0.00 10.0233.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18.0 0.00 8.9103.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 135.8 0.01 188.6-27.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 36.6 0.00 403.7-90.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 151.3 0.01 279.2-45.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 561.8 0.03 425.132.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 646.2 0.03 225.1187.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 585.7 0.03 1,633.3-64.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 161.9 0.01 351.3-53.92
69 Ceramic products 55.3 0.00 321.6-82.81
70 Glass and glassware 83.7 0.00 261.9-68.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 245.4 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 212.8 0.01 71.9196.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 42,913.1 2.29 46,325.0-7.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 147.0 0.01 254.2-42.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 576.8 0.03 1,227.3-53.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 921.3 0.05 156.6488.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 117.7 0.01 144.8-18.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,669.6 0.68 14,933.2-15.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 871.6 0.05 902.5-3.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 716,906.4 38.21 1,222,319.5-41.35
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 478,281.3 25.49 747,214.7-35.99
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 2,323.9 0.12 8,005.8-70.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,345.3 2.15 22,186.981.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 141,683.6 7.55 16,582.9754.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,570.2 0.08 1,756.2-10.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,502.3 2.05 53,680.8-28.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39.2 0.00 75.9-48.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,248.2 0.07 188.0564.06
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 1,207.1 0.06 3,291.5-63.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 378.7 0.02 149.1153.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 105.3 0.01 45.1133.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 978.9 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,912.1 0.42 15,826.0-50.01

US Imports from Algeria

The major share of US imports from Algeria in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.68% of US total imports from Algeria (98.93% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.36% of US total imports from Algeria (0.90% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $40.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $25.5 million;
  • 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 $11.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Algeria in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,323.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11.3 million.
US imports from Algeria in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,495.0 0.07 583.4327.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 89.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,419,745.0 96.68 4,743,224.1-27.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,272.0 0.57 9,158.5121.35
29 Organic chemicals 22,772.3 0.64 34,048.7-33.12
31 Fertilizers 40,272.1 1.14 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24.5 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 43.7 0.00 107.7-59.48
69 Ceramic products 11.2 0.00 11.20.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.2 0.00 2.1144.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 122.6 0.00 162.1-24.37
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 854.7 0.02 1,561.7-45.27
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 0.00 469.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 62.5 0.00 54.314.94
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 8.1 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39.6 0.00 48.1-17.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.1 0.00 76.5-75.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30,494.5 0.86 4,977.3512.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce