US trade with Algeria in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 09, 2018

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

US Trade with Algeria

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Algeria totaled $4,079.3 million, up 8.96% ($335.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Algeria in the first nine months of 2017 were $836.3 million, down 48.11% ($775.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Algeria in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $3,243.0 million, up 52.10% ($1,110.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Algeria in the first nine months of 2017 was $2,406.7 million, a 362.37% increase ($1,886.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Algeria was the US 59th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 61st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1401% of US total trade (down from 0.1429% in the first nine months of 2016).

Algeria was the US 74th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 54th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0735% of US total exports (down from 0.1524% in the first nine months of 2016).

Algeria was the US 54th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 62nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1829% of US total imports (up from 0.1364% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Algeria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.50% of US total exports to Algeria (64.68% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.69% of US total exports to Algeria (13.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.79% of US total exports to Algeria (7.39% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.39% of US total exports to Algeria (2.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.17% of US total exports to Algeria (7.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.55% of US total exports to Algeria (1.83% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $20.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $4.1 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $272.2 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 $266.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $83.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $63.6 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 $33.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $26.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $25.9 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.9 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $8.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Algeria in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,276.1 0.15 1,727.6-26.13
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 1,024.3 0.12 3,574.3-71.34
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 5,608.1 0.67 3,395.565.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,818.1 2.73 23,055.3-1.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.3 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 158,033.6 18.90 158,150.8-0.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,816.5 0.46 7,590.7-49.72
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 191.6-100.00
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 1.34 9,859.213.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 82.0 0.01 59.936.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 466.2 0.06 520.4-10.41
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 1,056.8 0.13 9,322.7-88.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,955.4 0.35 1,144.6158.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,245.5 0.75 4,523.538.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 114.8 0.01 92.324.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,151.0 5.16 126,625.8-65.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,925.9 0.23 1,946.9-1.08
29 Organic chemicals 1,435.2 0.17 1,664.9-13.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,866.7 1.18 13,200.5-25.26
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 111.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 989.3 0.12 1,650.0-40.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 501.1 0.06 328.452.57
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 1,298.1 0.16 1,435.3-9.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 479.9 0.06 764.0-37.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,305.4 0.16 1,061.223.02
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.8 0.00 5.2283.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,274.1 2.19 18,029.91.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,089.5 6.11 77,020.5-33.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,037.2 0.36 1,884.561.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42.3 0.01 28.051.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 562.7 0.07 1,417.3-60.30
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 24,887.1 2.98 25,487.9-2.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,927.7 0.47 1,453.7170.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 315.4 0.04 1,200.9-73.74
50 Silk 69.5 0.01 122.9-43.45
52 Cotton 40.3 0.00 85.3-52.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 40.2 0.00 7.0474.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41.0 0.00 7.0489.81
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 128.7 0.02 248.4-48.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 41.3 0.00 44.9-8.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 216.3 0.03 216.4-0.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 167.3 0.02 129.329.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 108.4 0.01 134.8-19.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,547.3 0.30 169.51,402.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 218.3 0.03 486.6-55.15
69 Ceramic products 4,635.0 0.55 562.3724.36
70 Glass and glassware 117.7 0.01 160.7-26.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.9 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 464.3 0.06 2,717.4-82.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 42,537.6 5.09 22,415.089.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 130.4 0.02 59.6118.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 180.9 0.02 447.7-59.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 779.6 0.09 269.8188.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 44.5 0.01 31.242.42
79 Zinc and articles thereof 36.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37.9 0.00 37.21.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,962.1 0.95 16,816.4-52.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,231.0 0.15 2,083.9-40.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 208,205.8 24.90 234,836.2-11.34
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 58,298.1 6.97 324,697.1-82.05
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 36,560.2 4.37 69,960.5-47.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,890.0 2.86 87,471.5-72.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 21,982.9 2.63 294,133.1-92.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 565.2 0.07 514.09.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,673.2 2.71 30,813.9-26.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
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 864.1 0.10 949.3-8.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 231.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 279.7 0.03 11.32,386.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.9 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,080.2 2.76 20,851.710.69

US Imports from Algeria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.32% of US total imports from Algeria (94.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.90% of US total imports from Algeria (4.76% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Algeria in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $1,139.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.5 million.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $28.0 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $12.0 million.
US imports from Algeria in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,364.8 0.10 2,205.652.55
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 3,156,182.5 97.32 2,017,101.356.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,081.9 0.06 14,036.9-85.17
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
31 Fertilizers 59,480.0 1.83 87,452.6-31.99
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 30.3 0.00 15.891.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.0 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 5.7-100.00
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
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 309.4 0.01 321.9-3.88
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 30.6339.48
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 116.1 0.00 87.732.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 103.5 0.00 203.6-49.18
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21,096.0 0.65 10,630.898.44
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce