US trade (export - import) with Belarus in 2017

Published or Updated: May 22, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belarus in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belarus

In 2017, US trade with Belarus totaled $367.8 million, up 8.63% ($29.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to Belarus in 2017 were $72.7 million, down 62.73% ($122.3 million) from 2016.

US imports from Belarus in 2017 totaled $295.2 million, up 105.55% ($151.6 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Belarus went from a surplus of $51.4 million in 2016, to a deficit of $222.5 million in 2017.

Belarus was the US 124th largest trading partner in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total trade (up from 0.0091% in 2016).

Belarus was the US 153rd largest export market in 2017 (down from 123rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total exports (down from 0.0134% in 2016).

Belarus was the US 103rd largest supplier in 2017 (up from 114th in 2016), accounting for 0.0123% of US total imports (up from 0.0064% in 2016).

US Exports to Belarus

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.78% of US total exports to Belarus (92.19% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.43% of US total exports to Belarus (2.35% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.04% of US total exports to Belarus (3.25% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.19% of US total exports to Belarus (0.36% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.85% of US total exports to Belarus (0.14% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belarus in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $7.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.8 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 $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belarus in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $138.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Belarus in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 239.8 0.33 3,314.8-92.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 50.0-100.00
10 Cereals 36.8 0.05 23.258.50
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.8 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20.9 0.03 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 44.6 0.06 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 939.9 1.29 102.9813.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9.7 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,640.7 9.14 694.6856.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 267.9 0.37 55.3384.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 97.7 0.13 274.8-64.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 62.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 259.2 0.36 233.311.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,086.3 1.49 34.03,093.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 179.3 0.25 81.5120.01
29 Organic chemicals 343.2 0.47 102.9233.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 518.9 0.71 1,198.4-56.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 196.3 0.27 729.5-73.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 601.4 0.83 447.834.28
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 106.0 0.15 33.1220.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 72.4 0.10 70.42.76
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 30.6 0.04 97.2-68.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,469.6 2.02 2,425.0-39.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 733.1 1.01 972.6-24.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 139.3 0.19 170.0-18.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.5 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.2 0.01 21.0-65.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 258.5 0.36 279.6-7.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.5 0.05 325.8-87.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29.6 0.04 12.2142.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.2 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 31.6-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.1 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 321.1 0.44 94.8238.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.9 0.07 21.8119.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14.3 0.02 20.5-30.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.7 0.01 6.7-29.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18.7 0.03 18.7-0.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 85.3 0.12 127.7-33.16
69 Ceramic products 8.7 0.01 61.8-85.91
70 Glass and glassware 27.6 0.04 21.031.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 198.2 0.27 41.4379.03
72 Iron and steel 5.3 0.01 8.1-34.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 319.7 0.44 425.6-24.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 21.6 0.03 10.2111.61
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 15.9-78.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18.6 0.03 17.28.42
79 Zinc and articles thereof 42.4 0.06 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11.0 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,130.4 1.56 223.7405.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38.0 0.05 9.9283.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,450.6 15.75 9,092.125.94
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 21,324.3 29.34 14,115.351.07
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 324.6 0.45 830.0-60.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,137.0 4.32 2,647.418.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,659.8 6.41 143,515.8-96.75
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13.2 0.02 32.6-59.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,444.4 18.50 9,563.040.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.7 0.03 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 141.4 0.19 75.387.75
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.9 0.01 10.3-61.91
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 669.7 0.92 173.4286.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 111.6 0.15 343.9-67.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 762.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 661.5 0.91 885.2-25.27

US Imports from Belarus

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 47.50% of US total imports from Belarus (45.97% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.06% of US total imports from Belarus (0.08% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.53% of US total imports from Belarus (16.95% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.43% of US total imports from Belarus (16.75% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.72% of US total imports from Belarus (3.22% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total imports from Belarus (5.21% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.27% of US total imports from Belarus (2.63% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Belarus in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $72.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $56.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $19.8 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 $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Belarus in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.5 0.00 6.335.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 164.7 0.06 95.173.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.5 0.00 5.6-2.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 124.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.7 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.4 0.00 16.9-26.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,667.7 0.57 1,788.5-6.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 199.4 0.07 107.785.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 853.9 0.29 772.810.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 358.1 0.12 450.8-20.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 70.8 0.02 54.031.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 394.9 0.13 343.614.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 282.6 0.10 117.6140.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,970.3 18.96 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 92.6 0.03 139.1-33.48
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.00 3.50.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
31 Fertilizers 135,007.4 45.74 62,672.9115.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.8 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39.2 0.01 33.218.08
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 142.5 0.05 29.0390.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,411.6 0.48 760.985.51
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,157.5 0.73 1,866.415.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,157.7 0.39 297.4289.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 195.3 0.07 198.9-1.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 178.3 0.06 106.667.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,149.8 1.41 3,325.124.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.4 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 924.3 0.31 1,303.0-29.06
52 Cotton 2.1 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,395.5 1.15 3,516.8-3.45
54 Man-made filaments 147.1 0.05 104.740.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 2,907.0-99.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 58.3 0.02 102.2-42.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 655.8 0.22 738.4-11.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 117.6 0.04 43.3171.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5.2 0.00 26.2-80.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.5 0.01 46.8-66.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.5 0.00 5.5-54.67
69 Ceramic products 4.5 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 1,472.5 0.50 1,653.2-10.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69.4 0.02 3.02,207.24
72 Iron and steel 15,810.0 5.36 14,979.15.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,816.0 7.73 3,006.6658.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 794.8 0.27 576.038.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 83.8 0.03 28.4194.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,757.2 1.95 5,646.81.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 565.1 0.19 105.0438.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,275.0 0.77 2,658.7-14.43
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 387.3 0.13 758.4-48.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 249.7 0.08 523.9-52.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,971.1 7.44 20,106.79.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 189.8 0.06 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.1 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 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 9,762.5 3.31 7,498.230.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 333.8 0.11 317.75.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 160.3 0.05 35.2355.67
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,565.6 0.87 3,561.5-27.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce