US trade (export - import) with Belarus in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belarus in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belarus

In 2014, US trade with Belarus totaled $234.0 million, up 13.16% ($27.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Belarus in 2014 were $93.4 million, down 1.85% ($1.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Belarus in 2014 totaled $140.6 million, up 25.96% ($29.0 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Belarus in 2014 was $47.2 million, a 186.35% increase ($30.7 million) over 2013.

Belarus was the US 140th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 144th in 2013), accounting for 0.0058% of US total trade (up from 0.0053% in 2013).

Belarus was the US 146th largest export market in 2014 (up from 147th in 2013), accounting for 0.0058% of US total exports (down from 0.0060% in 2013).

Belarus was the US 117th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 119th in 2013), accounting for 0.0058% of US total imports (up from 0.0048% in 2013).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.17% of US total exports to Belarus (76.03% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.70% of US total exports to Belarus (10.58% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.70% of US total exports to Belarus (2.57% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.46% of US total exports to Belarus (2.98% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.3 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;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belarus in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.2 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 $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.3 million.
US exports to Belarus in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 5.0 0.01 76.6-93.47
02 Meat and edible meat offal 558.9 0.60 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 548.9 0.59 414.032.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45.3 0.05 29.056.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 497.1 0.53 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 14.3 0.02 0.0
10 Cereals 34.5 0.04 143.4-75.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.9 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 100.3 0.11 114.3-12.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.1 0.01 24.3-62.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17.0 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 159.5 0.17 266.5-40.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 537.1 0.58 94.0471.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30.0 0.03 13.7119.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,919.4 2.06 932.0105.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 130.9 0.14 148.9-12.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 647.1 0.69 85.5656.77
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 59.2 0.06 104.8-43.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 18.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42.0 0.04 15.2175.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 209.5 0.22 686.6-69.48
29 Organic chemicals 149.4 0.16 67.9120.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,272.2 1.36 934.236.18
31 Fertilizers 238.0 0.25 97.2144.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 134.7 0.14 294.8-54.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,255.6 1.34 1,195.45.03
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 76.2 0.08 120.5-36.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 188.1 0.20 82.8127.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 48.1 0.05 27.872.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,537.3 2.72 2,488.31.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,503.0 3.75 3,372.63.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 378.1 0.40 695.4-45.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 141.5 0.15 4.33,192.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.2 0.02 51.7-68.60
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 351.0 0.38 270.729.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 238.5 0.26 70.7237.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 233.2 0.25 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 16.2 0.02 158.2-89.76
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.9 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.3 0.01 19.8-53.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 51.2 0.05 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15.4 0.02 27.9-44.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81.1 0.09 94.7-14.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24.0 0.03 25.3-5.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28.3 0.03 11.4147.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 454.8 0.49 321.941.29
69 Ceramic products 8.9 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 42.9 0.05 186.8-77.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 607.7 0.65 889.7-31.70
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 183.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 533.3 0.57 1,700.0-68.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.1 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.4 0.02 57.1-69.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 130.5 0.14 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 610.2 0.65 468.030.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60.2 0.06 415.9-85.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,077.1 21.50 25,641.0-21.70
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 13,623.3 14.59 12,028.713.26
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 428.2 0.46 283.650.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,329.6 9.99 13,062.1-28.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,185.2 5.55 1,888.7174.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 84.8 0.09 164.7-48.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,339.4 24.99 19,264.521.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 155.8 0.17 11.91,211.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 260.2 0.28 278.1-6.41
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.00 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 534.0 0.57 566.7-5.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 894.6 0.96 990.6-9.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.2 0.01 53.8-82.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.5 0.00 2,896.3-99.88
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 419.5 0.45 470.4-10.83

US Imports from Belarus

The major share of US imports from Belarus in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 65.51% of US total imports from Belarus (59.40% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.01% of US total imports from Belarus (15.81% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.35% of US total imports from Belarus (4.34% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.10% of US total imports from Belarus (3.24% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.31% of US total imports from Belarus (4.24% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.24% of US total imports from Belarus (2.22% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.32% of US total imports from Belarus (1.19% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.08% of US total imports from Belarus (6.90% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Belarus in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $21.9 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 $4.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in 2014 over the 2013 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 $7.6 million;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $1.0 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 $0.9 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Belarus in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14.8 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 49.7 0.04 32.553.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6.8 0.00 11.1-39.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 58.0 0.04 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.4 0.00 8.6-71.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.2 0.01 2.8411.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,177.3 1.55 1,497.845.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 63.0 0.04 77.2-18.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 600.8 0.43 1,303.5-53.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 543.8 0.39 404.134.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 75.0 0.05 24.5205.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18.2 0.01 26.9-32.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 733.3 0.52 215.4240.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 41.3 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 76.6 0.05 7,706.1-99.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 587.0 0.42 295.099.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 16.3 0.01 11.245.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 62.6 0.04 74.3-15.75
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 5.4 0.00 8.9-39.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,811.0 2.00 1,277.7120.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,189.3 1.56 2,088.54.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 368.4 0.26 596.3-38.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 75.0 0.05 490.2-84.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 105.1 0.07 130.5-19.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,885.1 1.34 1,341.540.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23.3 0.02 10.5122.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,242.1 0.88 1,130.49.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,467.7 1.75 3,445.7-28.38
54 Man-made filaments 39.2 0.03 46.6-15.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 279.1 0.20 871.3-67.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20.1 0.01 47.5-57.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 279.6 0.20 164.370.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34.2 0.02 89.4-61.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46.0 0.03 31.844.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 74.1 0.05 37.796.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.7 0.00 3.536.00
69 Ceramic products 14.8 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 443.5 0.32 280.158.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 448.2 0.32 1,328.4-66.26
72 Iron and steel 9,688.9 6.89 6,523.448.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 78,623.1 55.92 56,689.638.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 35.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.3 0.01 38.0-54.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,746.0 2.66 3,010.124.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 45.1 0.03 14.8204.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,082.9 0.77 1,099.1-1.47
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 495.6 0.35 417.818.63
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 25.4 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,381.5 0.98 57.12,319.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,523.8 13.88 16,070.221.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.00 2.6152.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13.5 0.01 6.6103.19
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.9 0.01 3.7223.34
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 5,427.9 3.86 852.8536.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 160.1 0.11 164.4-2.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 527.8 0.38 158.0234.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,832.4 1.30 1,368.333.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce