US trade with Azerbaijan in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Azerbaijan

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Azerbaijan was $473.8 million, down 11.84% ($63.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Azerbaijan in the first nine months of 2017 were $309.5 million, down 20.19% ($78.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Azerbaijan in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $164.4 million, up 9.76% ($14.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the first nine months of 2017 was $145.1 million, a 39.03% decrease ($92.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Azerbaijan was the US 105th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 103rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0163% of US total trade (down from 0.0205% in the first nine months of 2016).

Azerbaijan was the US 100th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 93rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0272% of US total exports (down from 0.0367% in the first nine months of 2016).

Azerbaijan was the US 107th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 108th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total imports (down from 0.0096% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of US exports to Azerbaijan 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) - 88.53% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (91.95% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.95% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (2.18% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.12% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (3.36% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.50% of US total exports to Azerbaijan (1.14% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.0 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 $1.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $61.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $18.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Azerbaijan 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 225.9 0.07 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 128.5 0.04 3,624.7-96.46
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 97.7 0.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.4 0.00 21.8-47.93
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 100.8-100.00
10 Cereals 192.4 0.06 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 71.3 0.02 51.039.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 25.7 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 29.9 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30.0 0.01 9.0233.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 27.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 585.3 0.19 249.1134.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.3 0.00 325.9-98.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21.0 0.01 16.031.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 117.0 0.04 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 84.4 0.03 36.2133.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 567.2 0.18 1,009.3-43.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 553.3 0.18 540.42.38
29 Organic chemicals 139.2 0.04 2,685.2-94.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 184.2 0.06 176.44.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11.6 0.00 25.2-54.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 341.8 0.11 673.9-49.27
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 273.8 0.09 631.3-56.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 504.0 0.16 1,007.5-49.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,063.2 0.67 5,048.6-59.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,583.8 0.51 835.289.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 891.8 0.29 1,381.5-35.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.5 0.00 7.8-16.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.4 0.00 177.8-93.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.4 0.00 8.818.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 93.1 0.03 38.4142.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.9 0.00 113.1-97.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16.6 0.01 299.3-94.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33.7 0.01 22.251.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 54.5 0.02 16.9222.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 105.1 0.03 149.7-29.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 512.3 0.17 1,051.3-51.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49.3 0.02 41.817.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.0 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.0 0.00 7.3-45.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.4 0.01 32.4-40.06
69 Ceramic products 60.4 0.02 12.8372.64
70 Glass and glassware 82.5 0.03 116.5-29.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 804.3 0.26 715.112.48
72 Iron and steel 7.9 0.00 3.7113.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,859.5 1.89 4,427.732.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 68.1 0.02 8.5701.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,889.6 1.26 1,512.7157.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 136.0 0.04 198.9-31.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 51.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15.2 0.00 6.2144.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,114.2 0.68 2,032.74.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 138.7 0.04 198.9-30.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,180.6 18.48 119,006.0-51.95
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 13,154.8 4.25 11,532.714.07
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 6.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,719.2 1.85 3,749.152.55
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 184,586.6 59.65 203,033.2-9.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,130.0 0.37 137.1724.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,184.0 3.94 19,043.9-36.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 63.0 0.02 101.9-38.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 763.9 0.25 384.498.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 291.0 0.09 44.7551.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 34.9 0.01 17.599.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 424.7 0.14 228.386.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,079.2 3.58 661.61,574.63

US Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of US imports from Azerbaijan 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) - 69.50% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (95.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.15% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (0.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.07% of US total imports from Azerbaijan (1.25% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $42.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Azerbaijan 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) - a decrease of $29.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Azerbaijan 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 431.0 0.26 388.610.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 42.8 0.03 36.716.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 114,250.5 69.50 143,753.7-20.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 217.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.5 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.5-22.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.9 0.00 6.2-20.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 148.1 0.09 10.11,374.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.8 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 151.2 0.09 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,729.9 1.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.0 0.00 15.3-86.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 539.6 0.33 100.1439.08
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 412.2 0.25 74.4453.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 802.0 0.49 1,688.7-52.51
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 51.7 0.03 34.848.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 546.6 0.33 118.2362.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 45,272.4 27.54 3,309.31,268.02
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce