US trade with Belarus in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 20, 2018

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

US Trade with Belarus

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Belarus totaled $258.2 million, up 12.01% ($27.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Belarus in the first nine months of 2017 were $50.6 million, down 61.66% ($81.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Belarus in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $207.5 million, up 110.82% ($109.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Belarus went from a surplus of $33.6 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a deficit of $156.9 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Belarus was the US 126th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 124th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0089% of US total trade (up from 0.0088% in the first nine months of 2016).

Belarus was the US 155th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 126th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total exports (down from 0.0125% in the first nine months of 2016).

Belarus was the US 105th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 116th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0117% of US total imports (up from 0.0063% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Belarus

The major share of US exports to Belarus 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) - 70.71% of US total exports to Belarus (90.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.78% of US total exports to Belarus (3.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.37% of US total exports to Belarus (3.61% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.41% of US total exports to Belarus (0.33% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.91% of US total exports to Belarus (0.03% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • 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;
  • 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 $2.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $90.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.8 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 $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 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;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Belarus 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 184.8 0.36 3,071.3-93.98
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 26.7 0.05 23.214.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.8 0.03 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 41.6 0.08 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 917.2 1.81 102.9791.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.2 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,921.8 11.70 694.6752.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 267.9 0.53 41.8541.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 97.7 0.19 237.6-58.88
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 0.51 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 707.8 1.40 34.01,980.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 114.6 0.23 64.577.55
29 Organic chemicals 257.1 0.51 65.8290.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 442.1 0.87 1,124.7-60.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 196.3 0.39 362.0-45.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 405.6 0.80 285.741.99
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 0.21 21.7388.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 57.7 0.11 60.8-4.96
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.3 0.04 88.5-77.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,010.2 2.00 1,818.1-44.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 490.9 0.97 743.6-33.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124.7 0.25 134.4-7.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.5 0.02 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 16.4-55.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 106.4 0.21 182.6-41.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.5 0.08 183.9-78.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.5 0.01 9.7-42.99
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 174.1 0.34 94.883.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.9 0.09 19.1150.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14.3 0.03 10.734.15
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 0.04 10.479.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 70.2 0.14 112.6-37.65
69 Ceramic products 8.7 0.02 61.8-85.91
70 Glass and glassware 14.2 0.03 21.0-32.16
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 0.39 41.4379.03
72 Iron and steel 5.3 0.01 8.1-34.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 252.8 0.50 250.21.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 17.7 0.03 4.3309.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16.1 0.03 13.717.82
79 Zinc and articles thereof 42.4 0.08 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.3 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 877.9 1.73 158.3454.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,810.6 15.43 7,689.91.57
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 11,337.9 22.39 9,113.424.41
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 139.1 0.27 830.0-83.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,590.9 5.12 1,609.860.94
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,715.7 7.34 94,316.4-96.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.7 0.01 3.594.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,198.5 20.14 6,120.666.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 113.3 0.22 49.1130.45
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 399.6 0.79 53.5647.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 85.4 0.17 325.5-73.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 759.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 598.4 1.18 836.4-28.46

US Imports from Belarus

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 49.32% of US total imports from Belarus (37.20% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.45% of US total imports from Belarus (0.03% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.73% of US total imports from Belarus (21.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.91% of US total imports from Belarus (18.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.87% of US total imports from Belarus (3.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of US total imports from Belarus (7.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.20% of US total imports from Belarus (2.38% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $64.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $40.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5.0 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 $3.3 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belarus in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $1.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Belarus 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.1 0.00 2.197.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 153.9 0.07 95.161.85
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 0.01 11.94.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,115.7 0.54 1,186.4-5.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 120.6 0.06 67.977.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 541.7 0.26 386.540.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 238.4 0.11 305.5-21.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25.7 0.01 40.1-36.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 266.5 0.13 234.413.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 282.6 0.14 33.4745.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,086.8 19.32 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 92.6 0.04 139.1-33.48
29 Organic chemicals 3.5 0.00 3.50.00
31 Fertilizers 98,499.4 47.46 34,298.8187.18
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 20.4 0.01 33.2-38.39
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 72.5 0.03 2.82,494.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,164.2 0.56 504.5130.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,487.8 0.72 1,305.713.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 841.4 0.41 234.8258.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 174.8 0.08 98.278.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 126.0 0.06 61.8103.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,098.1 1.49 2,642.917.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 782.1 0.38 725.17.86
52 Cotton 2.1 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,224.9 1.07 3,150.3-29.38
54 Man-made filaments 95.6 0.05 60.557.99
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 19.5 0.01 77.4-74.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 546.1 0.26 630.2-13.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 85.7 0.04 31.4172.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.7 0.01 18.0-18.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.5 0.00 5.5-54.67
70 Glass and glassware 1,241.5 0.60 1,289.1-3.70
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 0.03 3.02,207.24
72 Iron and steel 14,680.7 7.07 14,599.50.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,570.5 3.17 1,556.2322.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 622.1 0.30 372.467.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41.6 0.02 25.066.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,041.4 1.95 4,092.8-1.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 472.8 0.23 91.1419.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,370.5 0.66 2,394.1-42.75
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 288.8 0.14 704.3-58.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 202.7 0.10 291.0-30.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,555.5 7.01 14,743.8-1.28
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 8,757.7 4.22 5,482.659.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 239.2 0.12 222.57.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 150.9 0.07 28.2435.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,001.2 0.96 3,214.1-37.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce