US trade (export - import) with Bhutan in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

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

US Trade with Bhutan

In 2013, US trade with Bhutan was $2.9 million, down 4.89% ($0.2 million) from 2012.

US exports to Bhutan in 2013 were $2.4 million, down 5.53% ($0.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Bhutan in 2013 were $0.6 million, down 2.13% ($0.0 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Bhutan in 2013 was $1.8 million, a 6.58% decrease ($0.1 million) over 2012.

Bhutan was the US 210th largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Bhutan was the US 206th largest export market in 2013 (up from 207th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2012).

Bhutan was the US 205th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 201st in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Bhutan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.67% of US total exports to Bhutan (39.51% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.76% of US total exports to Bhutan (20.54% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.20% of US total exports to Bhutan (5.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Bhutan in 2013 over 2012 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 $81.8 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $52.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $50.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $50.3 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $16.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $8.4 thousand.

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

  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $349.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $16.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $13.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.3 thousand.
US exports to Bhutan 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.7 0.71 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 75.0 3.19 75.00.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.3 0.31 11.2-35.01
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 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.2 0.14 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.3 0.14 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.4 0.23 18.8-71.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.5 0.19 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.5 0.28 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.5 0.19 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 154.0 6.55 503.5-69.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 52.1 2.22 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.0 0.13 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.4 0.44 18.7-44.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 313.8 13.35 262.919.37
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 393.1 16.72 311.326.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.13 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 24.4 1.04 16.052.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 386.6 16.44 393.3-1.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 850.9 36.19 800.66.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 33.5 1.43 37.4-10.29

US Imports from Bhutan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.80% of US total imports from Bhutan (21.18% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.92% of US total imports from Bhutan (0.00% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.97% of US total imports from Bhutan (29.31% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.07% of US total imports from Bhutan (47.38% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.18% of US total imports from Bhutan (0.54% in 2012).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $102.9 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $102.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $76.0 thousand;
  • 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 $64.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $32.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $9.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $9.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5.2 thousand.

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

  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $261.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $167.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3.8 thousand.
US imports from Bhutan 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
(%)
10 Cereals 152.1 26.59 120.026.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.2 0.91 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 76.0 13.29 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.3 1.63 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.1 0.55 3.2-1.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 261.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29.0 5.07 15.290.50
72 Iron and steel 102.5 17.92 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 167.2-100.00
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 68.3 11.95 4.11,586.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.8 1.02 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 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.3 1.62 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 111.2 19.44 8.31,233.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce