US trade (export - import) with Bolivia in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 26, 2017

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

US Trade with Bolivia

In 2016, US trade with Bolivia was $1,639.5 million, down 14.81% ($284.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Bolivia in 2016 were $656.7 million, down 27.83% ($253.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Bolivia in 2016 were $982.8 million, down 3.12% ($31.7 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Bolivia in 2016 was $326.0 million, a 212.20% increase ($221.6 million) over 2015.

Bolivia was the US 84th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 80th in 2015), accounting for 0.0443% of US total trade (down from 0.0505% in 2015).

Bolivia was the US 88th largest export market in 2016 (down from 80th in 2015), accounting for 0.0452% of US total exports (down from 0.0605% in 2015).

Bolivia was the US 76th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 74th in 2015), accounting for 0.0437% of US total imports (down from 0.0440% in 2015).

US Exports to Bolivia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.20% of US total exports to Bolivia (67.33% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.86% of US total exports to Bolivia (9.93% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.54% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.75% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.11% of US total exports to Bolivia (4.49% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.31% of US total exports to Bolivia (5.50% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.72% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in 2016 over 2015 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) - an increase of $12,386.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11,533.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $6,922.9 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $107,789.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $67,298.5 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 $37,056.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $15,244.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12,853.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $10,733.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $7,291.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6,592.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,680.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,683.2 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,149.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,531.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $2,180.9 thousand.
US exports to Bolivia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 45.9 0.01 23.198.94
02 Meat and edible meat offal 82.5 0.01 92.5-10.81
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.5 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,244.5 0.19 714.474.21
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,259.2 0.19 554.6127.04
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11.0 0.00 16.8-34.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 78.5 0.01 34.4128.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 728.5 0.11 18.23,893.53
10 Cereals 12,021.6 1.83 487.72,365.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13.8 0.00 51.1-73.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,820.6 0.43 2,773.51.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 177.8 0.03 159.111.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 53.7 0.01 30.874.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 144.8 0.02 106.536.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 407.7 0.06 290.140.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,307.6 0.81 3,513.651.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,397.3 0.37 1,740.437.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 763.9 0.12 1,317.1-42.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,353.5 4.17 20,430.633.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 527.8 0.08 639.9-17.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 621.1 0.09 1,060.2-41.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7.3 0.00 30.8-76.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 782.7 0.12 727.97.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,066.6 5.19 49,310.8-30.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,363.8 0.51 1,427.7135.61
29 Organic chemicals 2,713.7 0.41 2,751.7-1.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,883.0 1.20 10,414.7-24.31
31 Fertilizers 458.1 0.07 1,190.2-61.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,909.1 0.60 3,592.38.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,900.4 0.44 3,831.7-24.30
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 1,751.9 0.27 3,304.5-46.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 722.5 0.11 1,276.8-43.41
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,540.0 0.23 1,267.321.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,010.9 0.46 3,137.7-4.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,485.8 3.42 27,169.0-17.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,802.8 2.41 23,094.2-31.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,766.8 0.73 7,916.5-39.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 392.8 0.06 468.3-16.11
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7.9 0.00 124.7-93.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 188.5 0.03 250.5-24.76
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,157.9 0.18 2,146.4-46.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,230.7 0.19 1,247.5-1.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,909.9 0.44 2,311.025.91
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
52 Cotton 37.0 0.01 179.5-79.37
54 Man-made filaments 118.8 0.02 205.4-42.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 172.5 0.03 114.650.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 128.8 0.02 258.0-50.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 361.3 0.06 400.9-9.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33.1 0.01 29.014.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 698.7 0.11 656.76.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 151.1 0.02 65.3131.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 171.3 0.03 980.4-82.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 823.0 0.13 1,122.9-26.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,175.8 0.33 2,463.8-11.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 231.2 0.04 728.8-68.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 232.9 0.04 238.3-2.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 18.7 0.00 68.1-72.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 811.7 0.12 1,104.2-26.49
69 Ceramic products 961.0 0.15 367.6161.45
70 Glass and glassware 657.7 0.10 1,308.6-49.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 53,232.4 8.11 40,845.830.33
72 Iron and steel 144.5 0.02 918.3-84.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,789.7 1.03 17,522.9-61.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 243.1 0.04 191.227.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 97.0 0.01 124.7-22.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,471.5 0.99 7,191.6-10.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 51.3 0.01 22.0133.32
79 Zinc and articles thereof 425.8 0.06 298.642.62
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 76.4 0.01 113.5-32.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,017.5 0.46 4,724.1-36.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,589.3 0.55 2,721.031.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 176,567.7 26.89 243,866.2-27.60
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 82,674.0 12.59 119,730.6-30.95
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 481.2 0.07 326.847.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,986.6 5.48 41,667.0-13.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 46,117.0 7.02 153,906.0-70.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 62.4 0.01 44.141.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40,321.6 6.14 53,175.4-24.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 774.5 0.12 848.1-8.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 376.7 0.06 257.546.33
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,036.2 0.31 714.8184.86
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 2,881.6 0.44 3,459.0-16.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,836.8 0.58 2,615.446.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,748.1 0.27 3,929.0-55.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 33.4 0.01 39.0-14.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12,783.9 1.95 19,376.7-34.02

US Imports from Bolivia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 67.51% of US total imports from Bolivia (66.07% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.08% of US total imports from Bolivia (10.72% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.50% of US total imports from Bolivia (13.43% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.68% of US total imports from Bolivia (3.15% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.54% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.82% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.94% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.81% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia in 2016 over 2015 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 $21,214.1 thousand;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $9,098.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in 2016 over the 2015 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) - a decrease of $23,701.8 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $11,979.5 thousand;
  • 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 $7,632.7 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) - a decrease of $6,794.1 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $6,126.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3,287.2 thousand.
US imports from Bolivia 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 134.2 0.01 94.941.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 310.4 0.03 924.0-66.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40,658.6 4.14 40,178.51.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,085.0 0.31 3,085.3-0.01
10 Cereals 38,753.3 3.94 50,732.7-23.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 773.2 0.08 308.4150.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,788.1 1.40 37,489.9-63.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 46.3 0.00 9.2401.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 166.3 0.02 209.6-20.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,027.6 0.41 1,739.8131.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,174.1 0.12 1,241.9-5.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24.8 0.00 60.2-58.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 199.9 0.02 144.838.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 44.8 0.00 25.079.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,560.3 0.57 6,583.6-15.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 19,246.6 1.96 25,373.6-24.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,214.1 2.16 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,028.2 0.72 14,660.8-52.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,347.3 0.14 2,187.9-38.42
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 0.00 100.1-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27.8 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20.0 0.00 140.6-85.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 778.8 0.08 1,268.5-38.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 47.1 0.00 42.411.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 328.6 0.03 368.5-10.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 118.6 0.01 359.4-67.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,058.0 1.53 18,345.2-17.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.8 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 74.1 0.01 156.2-52.55
50 Silk 0.4 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 159.4 0.02 62.7154.45
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.3 0.00 1.026.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,148.0 0.12 1,583.8-27.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 122.3 0.01 136.3-10.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24.6 0.00 56.6-56.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 111.5 0.01 112.9-1.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 892.6 0.09 1,597.3-44.12
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54.0 0.01 164.5-67.18
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 30.4 0.00 45.9-33.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 663,486.9 67.51 670,281.0-1.01
72 Iron and steel 19.8 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,097.1 0.93 8,791.43.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,173.4 0.12 1,688.3-30.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,029.4 0.10 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 107,082.7 10.90 97,983.89.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 354.9 0.04 251.940.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.8 0.00 3.470.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,183.8 0.12 1,399.8-15.43
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 2,234.8 0.23 404.4452.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68.2 0.01 96.4-29.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 29.7 0.00 183.8-83.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 297.1 0.03 528.0-43.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
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 6,507.9 0.66 7,811.1-16.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.1 0.00 17.5-24.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 254.7 0.03 55.7357.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,352.3 1.36 15,331.0-12.91
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce