US trade with Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Azerbaijan totaled $96.6 million, up 95.91% ($47.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $45.0 million, down 3.17% ($1.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $51.6 million, up 1,725.44% ($48.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Azerbaijan went from a surplus of $43.7 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $6.6 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Azerbaijan was the US 126th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 145th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total trade (up from 0.0051% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Azerbaijan was the US 126th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0110% of US total exports (down from 0.0123% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Azerbaijan was the US 110th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 164th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total imports (up from 0.0005% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of US exports to Azerbaijan 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) - 69.02% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (79.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.00% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (4.44% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.53% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (5.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.36% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (5.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.16% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (2.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.98% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (1.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $3.7 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) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $6.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Azerbaijan 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 50.3 0.11 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 1,176.8-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 190.1 0.42 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
10 Cereals 10.2 0.02 18.2-44.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 46.2-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 43.5 0.10 54.8-20.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 54.0 0.12 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 84.0 0.19 68.722.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91.6 0.20 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.4 0.02 21.5-56.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 430.1 0.96 608.7-29.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,754.2 8.34 22.816,393.20
29 Organic chemicals 386.4 0.86 73.2427.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 40.4 0.09 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45.2 0.10 61.7-26.71
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 254.5 0.57 119.3113.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.0 0.03 11.826.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 105.8 0.23 392.0-73.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,184.6 2.63 908.730.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,338.7 2.97 141.1848.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 531.1 1.18 335.358.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.0 0.03 7.4101.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.7 0.01 4.2-10.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.2 0.03 10.427.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.5 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 28.7 0.06 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.0 0.02 18.3-56.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25.0 0.06 62.2-59.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 138.2 0.31 111.224.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.9 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 27.8 0.06 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,490.6 5.53 2,489.50.05
72 Iron and steel 4.1 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,196.7 2.66 2,037.9-41.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 41.5 0.09 20.899.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.0 0.01 18.0-66.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 674.5 1.50 236.3185.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42.0 0.09 21.992.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,570.4 36.80 22,858.0-27.51
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 6,461.9 14.35 2,844.3127.19
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 4.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,011.0 2.25 5,442.0-81.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,683.9 5.96 1,888.342.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19.5 0.04 6.0227.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,334.6 9.63 3,744.915.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.3 0.05 17.924.74
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 254.6 0.57 121.9108.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35.3 0.08 239.0-85.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 287.3 0.64 192.649.16

US Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of US imports from Azerbaijan 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) - 92.55% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (0.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.03% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (1.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.30% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (3.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.01% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (1.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Azerbaijan 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) - an increase of $47.8 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million.

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Azerbaijan 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
(%)
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 148.3 0.29 95.555.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.8 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 47,770.3 92.55 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 20.2 0.04 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 0.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.9 0.00 52.4-96.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.4 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 606.8 1.18 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45.5 0.09 37.621.14
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 162.9 0.32 9.11,694.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 324.3 0.63 0.0
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 5.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 140.8 0.27 337.3-58.26
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,380.6 4.61 2,286.44.12
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce