US trade with Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bhutan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Bhutan totaled $1.0 million, up 46.77% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.9 million, up 45.59% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.1 million, up 55.96% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.8 million, a 44.05% increase ($0.2 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Bhutan was the US 207th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 209th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bhutan was the US 199th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 203rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bhutan was the US 209th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bhutan

The major share of US exports to Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.95% of US total exports to Bhutan (39.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.67% of US total exports to Bhutan (3.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.91% of US total exports to Bhutan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.87% of US total exports to Bhutan (0.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.19% of US total exports to Bhutan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $111.2 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $76.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $70.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $53.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $26.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $25.5 thousand;
  • 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 $23.2 thousand;
  • 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 $10.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $10.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $95.0 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 $40.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $2.9 thousand.
US exports to Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.0 1.56 14.0-0.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.5 0.50 0.0
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 26.5 2.96 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28.1 3.13 2.6965.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13.6 1.52 3.3315.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 76.3 8.49 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.42 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.7 1.19 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 70.7 7.87 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 199.9 22.25 88.7125.35
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 14.1 1.56 54.5-74.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.34 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4.4 0.48 8.9-51.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 146.5 16.31 92.758.10
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 23.2 2.58 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 244.7 27.24 339.7-27.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14.2 1.58 9.747.40

US Imports from Bhutan

The major share of US imports from Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 62.71% of US total imports from Bhutan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 29.55% of US total imports from Bhutan (6.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $44.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $34.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $32.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $25.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $23.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $14.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5.5 thousand;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $0.7 thousand.
US imports from Bhutan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
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 23.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34.0 27.44 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.6 2.11 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 44.9 36.17 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32.9 26.53 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9.6 7.75 35.4-72.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce