US trade with Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 09, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Algeria

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Algeria was $971.0 million, down 49.25% ($942.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $224.9 million, down 64.05% ($400.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $746.2 million, down 42.06% ($541.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $521.3 million, a 21.30% decrease ($141.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Algeria was the US 65th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 50th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0931% of US total trade (down from 0.1989% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Algeria was the US 78th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 51st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0552% of US total exports (down from 0.1651% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Algeria was the US 61st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1174% of US total imports (down from 0.2209% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Algeria

The major share of US exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.82% of US total exports to Algeria (73.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.72% of US total exports to Algeria (4.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.10% of US total exports to Algeria (10.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.88% of US total exports to Algeria (1.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.38% of US total exports to Algeria (2.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.13% of US total exports to Algeria (4.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $158.2 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 $101.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $51.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $29.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $29.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $19.9 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 195.4 0.09 256.8-23.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,009.1 1.34 988.0204.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,730.4 1.66 4,684.4-20.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 8,494.3-100.00
10 Cereals 15,269.0 6.79 44,840.3-65.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 237.3 0.11 1,113.0-78.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18.1 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 551.2 0.25 363.551.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 513.3 0.23 454.812.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,160.8 0.52 1,003.715.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 515.2-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 268.6 0.12 3,876.2-93.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 100.3 0.04 37.8165.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 190.7 0.08 29,187.2-99.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 379.0 0.17 107.3253.24
29 Organic chemicals 343.4 0.15 138.7147.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,543.3 3.35 11,721.9-35.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 456.5 0.20 204.5123.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 373.5 0.17 128.2191.34
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 569.4 0.25 662.6-14.06
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 195.1 0.09 250.8-22.20
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 377.2 0.17 230.163.96
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,279.7 1.90 3,645.517.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,155.8 4.96 7,824.542.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 670.7 0.30 760.0-11.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 146.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 518.9 0.23 291.078.34
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11,103.1 4.94 9,961.511.46
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 268.5 0.12 2,239.0-88.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 200.6 0.09 160.225.19
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 41.3 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 16.0 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 185.6 0.08 454.7-59.19
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18.4 0.01 18.11.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 527.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 47.3 0.02 33.839.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 72.1 0.03 23.7203.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44.9 0.02 113.7-60.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 294.1 0.13 649.5-54.72
69 Ceramic products 614.4 0.27 4,700.3-86.93
70 Glass and glassware 183.2 0.08 373.3-50.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.6 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 1,880.6 0.84 1,762.86.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,930.0 8.42 4,325.0337.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 22.7 0.01 2.7734.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 273.5 0.12 299.8-8.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 118.2 0.05 21.0463.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 139.6 0.06 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15.9 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.4 0.00 17.5-57.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,879.1 1.28 2,301.025.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 190.6 0.08 200.1-4.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 79,402.9 35.31 130,645.6-39.22
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 32,421.5 14.42 133,755.3-75.76
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 38.0 0.02 554.2-93.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,575.0 1.59 7,757.9-53.92
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,099.8 0.93 160,255.9-98.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 456.7 0.20 480.6-4.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,519.7 3.34 27,423.4-72.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.8 0.00 9.6-18.49
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 1,118.9 0.50 794.140.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69.5 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.2 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,475.9 3.77 13,568.1-37.53

US Imports from Algeria

The major share of US imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.39% of US total imports from Algeria (95.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.23% of US total imports from Algeria (1.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $498.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $30.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7.7 million;
  • 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 $6.8 million.
US imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,517.6 0.20 370.2309.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.6 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 734,146.8 98.39 1,232,433.8-40.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,513.2 0.20 15.29,859.80
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 1,507.7-100.00
31 Fertilizers 7,692.6 1.03 15,349.0-49.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25.7 0.00 3.0751.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.8 0.00 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 0.0 0.00 6,838.8-100.00
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 18.7 0.00 2.4672.33
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 0.0 0.00 47.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 80.6 0.01 15.0436.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.2 0.00 3.0-25.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,129.3 0.15 31,165.2-96.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce