US trade (export - import) with Algeria in 2017

Published or Updated: May 09, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Algeria in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Algeria

In 2017, US trade with Algeria was $5,050.3 million, down 10.72% ($606.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Algeria in 2017 were $1,061.2 million, down 52.56% ($1,175.9 million) from 2016.

US imports from Algeria in 2017 totaled $3,989.1 million, up 16.64% ($569.2 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Algeria in 2017 was $2,927.9 million, a 147.53% increase ($1,745.1 million) over 2016.

Algeria was the US 60th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 58th in 2016), accounting for 0.1277% of US total trade (down from 0.1528% in 2016).

Algeria was the US 75th largest export market in 2017 (down from 54th in 2016), accounting for 0.0686% of US total exports (down from 0.1539% in 2016).

Algeria was the US 54th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 56th in 2016), accounting for 0.1656% of US total imports (up from 0.1520% in 2016).

US Exports to Algeria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.90% of US total exports to Algeria (67.20% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.60% of US total exports to Algeria (12.96% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.98% of US total exports to Algeria (6.47% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.34% of US total exports to Algeria (2.41% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.10% of US total exports to Algeria (6.97% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.94% of US total exports to Algeria (1.89% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Algeria in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $34.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Algeria in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $430.3 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 $367.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $112.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $77.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $67.8 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 $33.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $29.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $28.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $22.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $8.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $8.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4.6 million.
US exports to Algeria in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,471.5 0.14 1,984.5-25.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20.0 0.00 93.5-78.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,033.4 0.38 4,562.3-11.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9.8 0.00 45.2-78.22
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 185.2 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,338.6 0.88 8,079.915.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,818.1 2.15 31,549.6-27.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.3 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 173,302.7 16.33 202,991.1-14.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,053.9 0.38 8,703.7-53.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.0 0.00 191.6-91.65
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 53.7 0.01 102.9-47.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,182.5 1.05 9,867.913.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100.0 0.01 59.966.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,017.4 0.10 883.915.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14.5 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,570.2 0.15 9,777.5-83.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,116.2 0.39 2,148.391.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 524.2-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,514.1 0.61 8,399.7-22.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 215.1 0.02 130.165.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,341.7 4.08 155,813.0-72.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,304.9 0.22 2,054.212.21
29 Organic chemicals 1,778.5 0.17 1,803.6-1.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,410.0 1.64 24,922.5-30.14
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 111.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,445.8 0.14 1,854.5-22.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 874.6 0.08 456.691.53
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 1,867.5 0.18 2,098.0-10.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 675.0 0.06 1,014.7-33.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,682.6 0.16 1,291.230.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.8 0.00 17.612.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,553.8 2.13 21,675.44.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 62,245.3 5.87 84,844.9-26.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,707.9 0.35 2,644.540.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42.3 0.00 174.0-75.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,081.7 0.10 1,708.3-36.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10.7 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 35,990.2 3.39 35,449.41.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,196.2 0.40 3,692.613.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 516.0 0.05 1,361.2-62.09
50 Silk 69.5 0.01 122.9-43.45
52 Cotton 40.3 0.00 109.3-63.12
54 Man-made filaments 41.3 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 56.2 0.01 7.0702.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41.0 0.00 9.9315.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 29.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 314.3 0.03 703.2-55.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 59.7 0.01 63.0-5.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 216.3 0.02 743.8-70.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 214.5 0.02 163.131.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180.5 0.02 158.513.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,592.2 0.24 283.2815.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 512.3 0.05 1,136.1-54.90
69 Ceramic products 5,249.4 0.49 5,262.6-0.25
70 Glass and glassware 300.8 0.03 534.0-43.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.5 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 2,344.9 0.22 4,480.2-47.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 61,467.6 5.79 26,740.0129.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 153.1 0.01 62.3145.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 454.4 0.04 747.5-39.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 897.7 0.08 290.7208.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 184.1 0.02 31.2489.34
79 Zinc and articles thereof 52.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 45.2 0.00 54.7-17.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,841.2 1.02 19,117.3-43.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,421.6 0.13 2,284.0-37.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 287,608.8 27.10 365,481.9-21.31
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 90,719.6 8.55 458,452.4-80.21
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 36,598.2 3.45 70,514.7-48.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,465.1 2.59 95,229.3-71.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 24,082.6 2.27 454,389.0-94.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,022.0 0.10 994.62.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,192.9 2.85 58,237.3-48.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.8 0.00 32.7-76.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 40.5 0.00 1,119.2-96.38
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 1,983.0 0.19 1,743.413.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69.5 0.01 231.1-69.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 282.9 0.03 11.32,414.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.9 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 31,556.1 2.97 34,419.8-8.32

US Imports from Algeria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.52% of US total imports from Algeria (95.02% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.78% of US total imports from Algeria (3.46% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $640.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Algeria in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $35.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $19.6 million.
US imports from Algeria in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,882.4 0.12 2,575.889.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.6 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.6 0.00 8.046.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,890,329.3 97.52 3,249,535.119.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,595.0 0.09 14,052.1-74.42
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 1,515.8-100.00
31 Fertilizers 67,172.7 1.68 102,801.6-34.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 44.9 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.7 0.00 1.072.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
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 2.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 56.0 0.00 18.8197.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.7 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 6,844.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.3 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16.2 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 328.1 0.01 324.41.16
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 134.3 0.00 77.772.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 196.7 0.00 102.791.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 105.7 0.00 206.6-48.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 22,225.3 0.56 41,796.0-46.82
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce