US trade (export - import) with Bolivia in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bolivia in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bolivia

In 2015, US trade with Bolivia was $1,924.5 million, down 34.83% ($1,028.7 million) from 2014.

US exports to Bolivia in 2015 were $910.0 million, down 9.90% ($100.0 million) from 2014.

US imports from Bolivia in 2015 were $1,014.4 million, down 47.79% ($928.7 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Bolivia in 2015 was $104.4 million, a 88.81% decrease ($828.8 million) over 2014.

Bolivia was the US 80th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 72nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0505% of US total trade (down from 0.0733% in 2014).

Bolivia was the US 80th largest export market in 2015 (up from 82nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0605% of US total exports (down from 0.0624% in 2014).

Bolivia was the US 74th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 67th in 2014), accounting for 0.0440% of US total imports (down from 0.0806% in 2014).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.33% of US total exports to Bolivia (62.52% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.93% of US total exports to Bolivia (9.01% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.50% of US total exports to Bolivia (12.15% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.49% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.89% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.75% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.34% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.72% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.24% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $102.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bolivia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $72.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $40.4 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) - a decrease of $35.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $6.2 million;
  • 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 $5.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.9 million.
US exports to Bolivia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 23.1 0.00 37.2-38.01
02 Meat and edible meat offal 92.5 0.01 75.123.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 714.4 0.08 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 554.6 0.06 607.9-8.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6.6 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16.8 0.00 15.210.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34.4 0.00 33.04.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18.2 0.00 92.4-80.26
10 Cereals 487.7 0.05 3,375.2-85.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 51.1 0.01 76.6-33.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,773.5 0.30 2,828.3-1.94
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 159.1 0.02 98.162.14
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30.8 0.00 14.5112.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 106.5 0.01 7.01,428.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 290.1 0.03 619.5-53.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,513.6 0.39 4,705.9-25.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,740.4 0.19 1,729.60.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,317.1 0.14 1,026.428.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,430.6 2.25 26,607.9-23.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 639.9 0.07 1,246.2-48.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,060.2 0.12 640.865.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 30.8 0.00 38.9-20.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 727.9 0.08 767.5-5.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 49,310.8 5.42 121,883.4-59.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,427.7 0.16 6,601.0-78.37
29 Organic chemicals 2,751.7 0.30 3,107.8-11.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,414.7 1.14 10,048.43.65
31 Fertilizers 1,190.2 0.13 635.587.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,592.3 0.39 4,087.8-12.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,831.7 0.42 3,108.223.28
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 3,304.5 0.36 2,277.545.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,276.8 0.14 1,827.6-30.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,267.3 0.14 2,831.4-55.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,137.7 0.34 4,735.7-33.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 27,169.0 2.99 24,264.211.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,094.2 2.54 20,606.412.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,916.5 0.87 6,868.415.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 84.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 468.3 0.05 795.1-41.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 124.7 0.01 29.0330.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 250.5 0.03 283.3-11.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.8 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,146.4 0.24 1,568.736.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,247.5 0.14 1,948.8-35.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,311.0 0.25 2,769.5-16.55
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 24.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 179.5 0.02 177.11.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 332.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 205.4 0.02 250.1-17.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 114.6 0.01 173.5-33.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 258.0 0.03 136.389.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 400.9 0.04 482.0-16.82
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29.0 0.00 22.230.51
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 656.7 0.07 694.8-5.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 65.3 0.01 91.5-28.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 980.4 0.11 1,103.2-11.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,122.9 0.12 736.552.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,463.8 0.27 2,377.33.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 728.8 0.08 1,045.1-30.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 238.3 0.03 326.9-27.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.6 0.00 7.4-51.73
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 68.1 0.01 30.2125.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,104.2 0.12 1,110.3-0.55
69 Ceramic products 367.6 0.04 475.1-22.63
70 Glass and glassware 1,308.6 0.14 954.137.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40,845.8 4.49 39,290.33.96
72 Iron and steel 918.3 0.10 851.97.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,522.9 1.93 13,783.427.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 191.2 0.02 115.066.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 124.7 0.01 272.5-54.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,191.6 0.79 8,848.6-18.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 22.0 0.00 21.80.89
79 Zinc and articles thereof 298.6 0.03 562.9-46.96
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.4 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 113.5 0.01 87.829.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,724.1 0.52 6,275.3-24.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,721.0 0.30 1,931.040.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 243,866.2 26.80 284,308.9-14.22
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 119,730.6 13.16 154,961.5-22.74
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 326.8 0.04 538.4-39.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 41,667.0 4.58 93,521.9-55.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 153,906.0 16.91 51,664.9197.89
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 44.1 0.00 107.8-59.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 53,175.4 5.84 46,352.214.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 848.1 0.09 1,007.3-15.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 257.5 0.03 190.834.95
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 714.8 0.08 784.4-8.87
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 3,459.0 0.38 3,585.9-3.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,615.4 0.29 4,006.4-34.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,929.0 0.43 2,137.283.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 39.0 0.00 39.4-1.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,376.7 2.13 19,156.01.15

US Imports from Bolivia

The major share of US imports from Bolivia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 66.07% of US total imports from Bolivia (78.12% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.43% of US total imports from Bolivia (10.53% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.72% of US total imports from Bolivia (6.04% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.15% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.85% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.82% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.91% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.81% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.19% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in 2015 over the 2014 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 $847.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $34.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $32.0 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • 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 $3.5 million.
US imports from Bolivia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 94.9 0.01 39.4141.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 924.0 0.09 168.3449.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40,178.5 3.96 40,728.1-1.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,085.3 0.30 5,399.7-42.86
10 Cereals 50,732.7 5.00 85,510.5-40.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 308.4 0.03 71.2333.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,489.9 3.70 69,500.9-46.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.2 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.8 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 209.6 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,739.8 0.17 1,538.813.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,241.9 0.12 1,510.0-17.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 60.2 0.01 21.0186.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 144.8 0.01 97.448.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 25.0 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,583.6 0.65 5,256.525.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 25,373.6 2.50 30,550.7-16.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 99.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,660.8 1.45 18,125.6-19.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,187.9 0.22 2,377.4-7.97
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 100.1 0.01 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 60.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 140.6 0.01 405.9-65.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,268.5 0.13 2,092.0-39.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42.4 0.00 26.659.10
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 368.5 0.04 557.3-33.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 359.4 0.04 392.0-8.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,345.2 1.81 17,597.94.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 156.2 0.02 99.956.42
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 62.7 0.01 86.8-27.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.0 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.7 0.00 9.6-82.68
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,583.8 0.16 1,429.910.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136.3 0.01 205.9-33.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56.6 0.01 80.0-29.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 112.9 0.01 59.091.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,597.3 0.16 1,242.928.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.7 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 164.5 0.02 188.0-12.53
69 Ceramic products 2.5 0.00 2.7-10.35
70 Glass and glassware 45.9 0.00 35.330.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 670,281.0 66.07 1,518,048.4-55.85
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 55.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.1 0.00 23.0-77.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,791.4 0.87 8,739.70.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,688.3 0.17 1,289.930.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 97,983.8 9.66 104,475.9-6.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 251.9 0.02 2,704.1-90.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.4 0.00 7.0-50.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,399.8 0.14 2,068.2-32.32
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 404.4 0.04 450.1-10.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 96.4 0.01 128.5-24.94
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 183.8 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 528.0 0.05 517.72.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.5 0.00 7.3-37.99
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 7,811.1 0.77 6,035.529.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17.5 0.00 24.6-28.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 55.7 0.01 93.8-40.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,331.0 1.51 12,918.718.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce