US trade (export - import) with Bhutan in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bhutan in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bhutan

In 2016, US trade with Bhutan was $6.2 million, down 0.13% ($0.0 million) from 2015.

US exports to Bhutan in 2016 were $2.0 million, down 25.20% ($0.7 million) from 2015.

US imports from Bhutan in 2016 totaled $4.3 million, up 18.18% ($0.7 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Bhutan in 2016 was $2.3 million, a 135.75% increase ($1.3 million) over 2015.

Bhutan was the US 204th largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Bhutan was the US 205th largest export market in 2016 (down from 204th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2015).

Bhutan was the US 185th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 188th in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Bhutan

The major share of US exports to Bhutan in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.77% of US total exports to Bhutan (60.72% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.02% of US total exports to Bhutan (0.00% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.64% of US total exports to Bhutan (0.00% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.62% of US total exports to Bhutan (2.57% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.53% of US total exports to Bhutan (1.31% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Bhutan in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $109.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $93.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $87.9 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $37.2 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $9.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $6.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Bhutan in 2016 over 2015 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) - a decrease of $736.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $112.0 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) - a decrease of $83.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $20.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $16.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $15.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $9.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.0 thousand.
US exports to Bhutan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6.0 0.30 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 93.2 4.72 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18.7 0.95 39.6-52.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10.1 0.51 25.4-60.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.3 0.17 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.2 0.26 8.1-35.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.2 0.47 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.8 0.29 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37.2 1.88 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.5 0.23 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.9 0.15 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.7 1.25 34.6-28.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.6 0.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 405.7 20.54 295.937.13
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 136.8 6.92 220.6-38.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.15 15.0-80.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 68.1 3.45 180.1-62.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 152.5 7.72 888.8-82.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 952.7 48.23 864.810.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 33.5 1.70 40.5-17.20

US Imports from Bhutan

The major share of US imports from Bhutan in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 91.73% of US total imports from Bhutan (80.12% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.57% of US total imports from Bhutan (0.06% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.16% of US total imports from Bhutan (0.14% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Bhutan (11.77% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Bhutan in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,021.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $90.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $86.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $29.0 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $27.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Bhutan in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $411.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $211.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $14.1 thousand.
US imports from Bhutan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,916.9 91.67 2,895.235.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.8 0.07 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27.2 0.64 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.7 0.23 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.7 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.6 0.04 1.7-4.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.08 3.42.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 86.3 2.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 411.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.1 0.31 0.0
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 2.9 0.07 2.324.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 90.7 2.12 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.07 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 2.2 0.05 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29.0 0.68 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 23.9 0.56 10.0137.92
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 59.5 1.39 270.5-78.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce