US trade (export - import) with Bolivia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

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

US Trade with Bolivia

In 2013, US trade with Bolivia was $2,313.5 million, down 5.82% ($143.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Bolivia in 2013 totaled $1,050.8 million, up 37.71% ($287.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Bolivia in 2013 were $1,262.7 million, down 25.44% ($430.7 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Bolivia in 2013 was $211.9 million, a 77.22% decrease ($718.5 million) over 2012.

Bolivia was the US 80th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 79th in 2012), accounting for 0.0593% of US total trade (down from 0.0633% in 2012).

Bolivia was the US 77th largest export market in 2013 (up from 83rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0666% of US total exports (up from 0.0494% in 2012).

Bolivia was the US 72nd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 70th in 2012), accounting for 0.0543% of US total imports (down from 0.0725% in 2012).

US Exports to Bolivia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.44% of US total exports to Bolivia (69.09% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.13% of US total exports to Bolivia (5.82% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.16% of US total exports to Bolivia (8.36% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.74% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.73% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.70% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.39% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.66% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.98% in 2012).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $156.6 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 $65.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $20.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $9.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5.4 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 $5.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bolivia in 2013 over 2012 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) - a decrease of $8.0 million.
US exports to Bolivia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 23.1 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 76.2 0.01 19.8284.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 288.5 0.03 169.770.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 384.3 0.04 405.2-5.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.6 0.00 6.141.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 40.1 0.00 170.9-76.54
10 Cereals 5,303.9 0.50 453.21,070.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 73.4 0.01 38.988.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,031.5 0.19 2,256.2-9.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 88.2 0.01 124.2-29.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22.2 0.00 5.3320.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 165.0 0.02 127.529.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 114.9 0.01 66.772.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 135.5 0.01 282.1-51.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,349.5 0.32 2,127.357.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,946.1 0.19 1,666.416.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,305.8 0.12 1,110.117.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,164.1 2.11 17,361.627.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,039.4 0.10 1,631.7-36.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 696.4 0.07 398.574.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 46.8 0.00 20.7125.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 526.8 0.05 479.69.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 19.4 0.00 24.0-19.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 200,479.8 19.08 43,883.4356.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,141.6 0.30 11,133.9-71.78
29 Organic chemicals 2,927.8 0.28 3,175.7-7.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,103.1 0.49 5,757.0-11.36
31 Fertilizers 821.9 0.08 1,338.7-38.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,199.2 0.30 2,737.416.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,020.5 0.19 1,770.614.11
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 2,198.1 0.21 1,700.329.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,008.4 0.10 1,424.8-29.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,649.7 0.16 874.888.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,887.6 0.47 3,056.659.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,753.0 1.69 15,458.414.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,705.0 1.49 10,344.151.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,271.2 0.41 4,998.6-14.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 669.3 0.06 949.8-29.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72.4 0.01 116.2-37.72
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 23.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,498.6 0.24 1,378.881.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,811.3 0.17 1,260.843.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,775.8 0.17 2,438.2-27.17
50 Silk 3.3 0.00 12.3-73.44
52 Cotton 94.5 0.01 59.259.70
54 Man-made filaments 465.7 0.04 133.1249.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 28.1 0.00 120.1-76.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 128.2 0.01 109.716.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 195.3 0.02 276.9-29.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.8 0.00 29.4-52.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 545.5 0.05 341.159.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 660.1 0.06 629.44.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 867.6 0.08 770.812.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,878.7 0.18 2,118.9-11.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,057.3 0.10 749.741.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 306.8 0.03 265.415.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.1 0.00 8.1-37.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 816.9 0.08 869.7-6.08
69 Ceramic products 378.8 0.04 283.933.42
70 Glass and glassware 822.2 0.08 349.8135.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 38,853.9 3.70 33,507.315.96
72 Iron and steel 1,032.4 0.10 503.6105.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,517.4 1.48 17,881.6-13.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 476.8 0.05 261.382.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 141.2 0.01 36.1291.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,375.2 0.23 881.6169.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.0 0.00 25.5-72.71
79 Zinc and articles thereof 259.7 0.02 489.7-46.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 141.2-98.16
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 196.3 0.02 73.4167.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,811.7 0.65 9,219.3-26.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,119.3 0.11 841.033.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 288,458.4 27.45 282,852.11.98
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 166,132.4 15.81 100,984.964.51
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 717.8 0.07 904.7-20.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 91,499.0 8.71 71,525.327.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 44,131.8 4.20 34,438.128.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 44.7 0.00 89.2-49.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,047.7 4.19 36,376.721.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,288.1 0.12 1,710.5-24.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 218.7 0.02 222.6-1.78
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 866.0 0.08 1,440.8-39.89
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 3,683.6 0.35 2,214.866.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,206.9 0.31 1,906.068.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,150.0 0.20 1,619.732.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 144.6 0.01 106.735.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,231.6 1.64 12,863.233.96

US Imports from Bolivia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 61.77% of US total imports from Bolivia (71.67% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.01% of US total imports from Bolivia (5.56% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.90% of US total imports from Bolivia (6.55% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.38% of US total imports from Bolivia (10.30% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.67% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.26% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.17% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.74% in 2012).

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $45.1 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $37.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $35.4 million;
  • 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 $10.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $5.2 million.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $433.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $96.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $25.7 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $12.5 million.
US imports from Bolivia 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 56.1 0.00 195.9-71.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 271.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 544.3 0.04 3,276.5-83.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,033.2 2.14 30,593.4-11.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,863.4 0.39 5,587.1-12.95
10 Cereals 65,931.6 5.22 30,528.9115.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 372.7 0.03 53.6595.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64,421.5 5.10 19,273.1234.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17.8 0.00 47.7-62.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,202.8 0.41 17.729,223.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 131.6 0.01 53.3146.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,398.8 0.11 2,151.2-34.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,103.7 0.09 2,004.9-44.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 70.8 0.01 66.85.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 120.0 0.01 47.9150.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,623.6 0.45 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,510.2 0.44 2,581.0113.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,454.8 2.73 46,999.4-26.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,985.9 2.22 124,760.2-77.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29,087.9 2.30 19,091.652.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,617.5 0.13 426.4279.33
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 48.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 33.6 0.00 52.1-35.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 314.4 0.02 310.71.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,715.3 0.22 1,457.086.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 577.9 0.05 395.046.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 472.6 0.04 538.5-12.24
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,650.7 1.16 12,267.619.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 139.1 0.01 226.5-38.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 164.6 0.01 139.118.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 21.3 0.00 0.45,864.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.1 0.00 0.3230.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,665.7 0.13 3,877.8-57.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 360.7 0.03 508.3-29.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 69.4 0.01 76.6-9.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.7 0.00 15.60.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 832.1 0.07 1,056.6-21.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 23.3 0.00 32.5-28.15
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 60.4 0.00 36.167.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 780,030.8 61.77 1,213,754.2-35.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 14.7 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,491.7 0.12 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 434.0 0.03 140.1209.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 147,899.4 11.71 110,172.734.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 355.4 0.03 413.7-14.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.7 0.00 122.2-90.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 976.7 0.08 871.612.06
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 1,512.3 0.12 248.2509.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 164.5 0.01 434.2-62.11
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 6.1-57.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 523.7 0.04 331.158.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.6 0.00 2.263.14
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 5,851.5 0.46 6,368.1-8.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.0 0.00 31.9-68.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56.9 0.00 44.926.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25,688.8 2.03 51,378.5-50.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce