US trade (export - import) with Belarus in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belarus in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belarus

In 2013, US trade with Belarus was $206.8 million, down 20.86% ($54.5 million) from 2012.

US exports to Belarus in 2013 were $95.1 million, down 6.75% ($6.9 million) from 2012.

US imports from Belarus in 2013 were $111.6 million, down 29.91% ($47.6 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Belarus in 2013 was $16.5 million, a 71.19% decrease ($40.7 million) over 2012.

Belarus was the US 144th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 136th in 2012), accounting for 0.0053% of US total trade (down from 0.0067% in 2012).

Belarus was the US 147th largest export market in 2013 (down from 145th in 2012), accounting for 0.0060% of US total exports (down from 0.0066% in 2012).

Belarus was the US 119th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 114th in 2012), accounting for 0.0048% of US total imports (down from 0.0068% in 2012).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.03% of US total exports to Belarus (76.93% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.58% of US total exports to Belarus (10.23% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of US total exports to Belarus (2.12% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.57% of US total exports to Belarus (2.90% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.9 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) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belarus in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.4 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 $0.8 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Belarus in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 76.6 0.08 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 1,408.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 414.0 0.44 258.060.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.0 0.03 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
10 Cereals 143.4 0.15 250.3-42.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114.3 0.12 30.1279.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 24.3 0.03 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 266.5 0.28 85.7210.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 94.0 0.10 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.7 0.01 7.582.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 932.0 0.98 405.3129.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 148.9 0.16 80.784.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 85.5 0.09 286.8-70.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 104.8 0.11 109.0-3.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.9 0.02 114.6-83.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15.2 0.02 35.4-56.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 686.6 0.72 901.1-23.81
29 Organic chemicals 67.9 0.07 99.3-31.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 934.2 0.98 1,581.2-40.92
31 Fertilizers 97.2 0.10 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 294.8 0.31 340.5-13.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,195.4 1.26 1,359.4-12.07
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 120.5 0.13 82.047.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 82.8 0.09 72.314.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 27.8 0.03 65.3-57.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,488.3 2.62 2,206.812.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,372.6 3.54 2,566.431.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 695.4 0.73 1,165.4-40.33
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.3 0.00 114.8-96.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 51.7 0.05 49.73.84
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7.0 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 270.7 0.28 289.4-6.48
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 239.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 70.7 0.07 65.87.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 83.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 158.2 0.17 233.4-32.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.8 0.02 13.645.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.2 0.01 256.1-96.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27.9 0.03 2.5998.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 94.7 0.10 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25.3 0.03 12.6101.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.4 0.01 3.0280.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.7 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 321.9 0.34 2.811,275.30
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 186.8 0.20 304.9-38.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 889.7 0.94 3.327,142.07
72 Iron and steel 183.6 0.19 12.91,326.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,700.0 1.79 1,234.637.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57.1 0.06 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.2 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 468.0 0.49 412.713.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 415.9 0.44 489.7-15.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,641.0 26.95 32,978.1-22.25
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 12,028.7 12.64 12,843.1-6.34
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 283.6 0.30 360.6-21.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,062.1 13.73 8,912.646.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,888.7 1.99 2,026.3-6.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 164.7 0.17 128.827.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,264.5 20.25 21,241.7-9.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.9 0.01 10.018.82
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 278.1 0.29 185.949.59
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 566.7 0.60 345.763.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 990.6 1.04 258.5283.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 53.8 0.06 35.452.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,896.3 3.04 44.46,426.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 470.4 0.49 5,256.6-91.05

US Imports from Belarus

The major share of US imports from Belarus in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 59.40% of US total imports from Belarus (33.87% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.81% of US total imports from Belarus (9.97% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.90% of US total imports from Belarus (43.37% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.34% of US total imports from Belarus (4.26% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.24% of US total imports from Belarus (3.75% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.24% of US total imports from Belarus (2.11% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.22% of US total imports from Belarus (1.32% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.19% of US total imports from Belarus (0.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Belarus in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14.8 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) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in 2013 over the 2012 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 $61.3 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US imports from Belarus in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.5 0.03 37.2-12.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11.1 0.01 21.0-47.08
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 56.0-100.00
10 Cereals 11.3 0.01 8.335.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.6 0.01 7.711.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.8 0.00 6.7-58.87
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,497.8 1.34 1,319.013.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 77.2 0.07 69.311.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,303.5 1.17 1,057.523.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 404.1 0.36 441.4-8.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24.5 0.02 42.4-42.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26.9 0.02 22.519.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 215.4 0.19 249.7-13.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 56.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,706.1 6.90 69,007.1-88.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 295.0 0.26 530.0-44.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.2 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 74.3 0.07 83.4-10.88
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 8.9 0.01 4.4103.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,277.7 1.14 3,684.6-65.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,088.5 1.87 764.6173.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 596.3 0.53 548.48.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 490.2 0.44 1,166.7-57.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 130.5 0.12 76.670.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,341.5 1.20 1,022.331.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.5 0.01 4.7124.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,130.4 1.01 1,070.65.59
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,445.7 3.09 2,899.018.86
54 Man-made filaments 46.6 0.04 41.113.43
55 Man-made staple fibers 871.3 0.78 2,276.3-61.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.5 0.04 181.6-73.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 164.3 0.15 283.9-42.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 89.4 0.08 273.6-67.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31.8 0.03 6.8369.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37.7 0.03 9.7289.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.5 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 280.1 0.25 283.9-1.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,328.4 1.19 0.0
72 Iron and steel 6,523.4 5.84 8,706.4-25.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 56,689.6 50.78 41,871.035.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 35.1 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 38.0 0.03 4.9675.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,010.1 2.70 3,333.1-9.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14.8 0.01 27.0-45.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,099.1 0.98 450.5143.98
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 417.8 0.37 500.2-16.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 57.1 0.05 146.8-61.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,070.2 14.40 14,784.08.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.6 0.01 3.0120.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.7 0.00 3.312.18
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 852.8 0.76 126.4574.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 164.4 0.15 119.937.13
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 158.0 0.14 40.9286.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,368.3 1.23 1,504.1-9.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce