US trade with Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bolivia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Bolivia was $291.1 million, down 36.72% ($168.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $155.8 million, down 8.20% ($13.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $135.3 million, down 53.40% ($155.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Bolivia went from a deficit of $120.5 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $20.6 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Bolivia was the US 92nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 81st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0295% of US total trade (down from 0.0497% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 88th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 86th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0405% of US total exports (down from 0.0467% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 87th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 73rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0225% of US total imports (down from 0.0516% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.77% of US total exports to Bolivia (54.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.43% of US total exports to Bolivia (12.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.94% of US total exports to Bolivia (14.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.29% of US total exports to Bolivia (5.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.14% of US total exports to Bolivia (6.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.76% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.10% of US total exports to Bolivia (0.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2.6 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 $2.6 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $10.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4.1 0.00 18.7-77.94
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 332.1 0.21 470.6-29.44
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 544.2 0.35 631.5-13.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 423.8 0.27 137.2208.99
10 Cereals 67.0 0.04 57.815.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 583.1 0.37 460.326.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 85.0 0.05 78.97.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15.1 0.01 9.265.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 75.3 0.05 138.2-45.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,003.4 0.64 840.119.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 132.6 0.09 599.9-77.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 370.5 0.24 114.1224.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,661.9 3.63 6,484.9-12.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 159.8 0.10 156.02.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 109.6 0.07 159.3-31.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.6 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 230.2 0.15 162.241.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,707.1 8.80 24,061.1-43.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 265.9 0.17 483.0-44.95
29 Organic chemicals 986.9 0.63 492.0100.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,024.3 1.30 2,010.90.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 660.1 0.42 1,032.8-36.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 890.3 0.57 437.7103.39
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 534.6 0.34 400.533.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 150.5 0.10 27.6444.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,080.3 0.69 252.3328.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,012.1 0.65 782.229.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,700.1 3.66 8,465.4-32.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,392.6 2.82 5,016.5-12.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,669.2 1.07 1,214.937.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 114.6 0.07 89.028.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.8 0.00 129.6-95.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.3 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 197.3 0.13 171.115.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 243.9 0.16 234.14.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 562.1 0.36 611.5-8.08
54 Man-made filaments 23.9 0.02 43.5-45.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 88.1 0.06 13.1571.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.3 0.01 25.1-23.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.5 0.01 102.3-85.82
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.7 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 287.2 0.18 310.1-7.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 80.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 406.0 0.26 19.32,004.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 145.5 0.09 334.0-56.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 419.2 0.27 353.118.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 250.1 0.16 44.1467.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 52.0 0.03 31.565.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 357.2 0.23 222.060.89
69 Ceramic products 217.0 0.14 288.5-24.79
70 Glass and glassware 126.1 0.08 161.8-22.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,357.8 7.29 8,781.029.34
72 Iron and steel 15.8 0.01 61.7-74.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,183.9 0.76 1,020.715.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 49.4 0.03 5.3828.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 288.7 0.19 8.33,367.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,925.2 1.24 1,712.012.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 51.3-93.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6.7 0.00 152.7-95.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37.4 0.02 20.780.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 450.2 0.29 609.5-26.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,893.4 1.22 1,501.626.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39,895.5 25.60 45,122.7-11.58
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 16,424.8 10.54 13,829.118.77
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 793.7 0.51 44.61,680.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,831.3 6.31 12,234.9-19.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,449.1 7.35 11,808.0-3.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.0 0.01 38.4-60.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,927.0 4.45 9,005.9-23.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 272.8 0.18 197.038.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 126.8 0.08 45.5178.82
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 80.0 0.05 331.0-75.82
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 416.3 0.27 465.5-10.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 959.3 0.62 1,094.8-12.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 455.0 0.29 260.874.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00

US Imports from Bolivia

The major share of US imports from Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.76% of US total imports from Bolivia (74.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.81% of US total imports from Bolivia (9.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.29% of US total imports from Bolivia (9.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.54% of US total imports from Bolivia (2.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.92% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.53% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $12.0 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • 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 $0.8 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $161.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Bolivia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48.7 0.04 94.2-48.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,051.1 5.95 9,006.1-10.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 138.0 0.10 501.8-72.49
10 Cereals 8,349.5 6.17 10,573.7-21.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 261.5 0.19 397.7-34.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,334.2 1.73 4,936.0-52.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,221.4 0.90 1,310.9-6.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 215.3 0.16 367.6-41.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4.9 0.00 10.7-53.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41.6 0.03 29.839.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.2 0.01 25.0-55.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,185.0 1.62 1,686.729.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,305.1 3.92 4,424.019.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,932.7 1.43 1,482.730.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32.4 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 108.5 0.08 167.2-35.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 104.9 0.08 68.752.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.2 0.01 4.270.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,898.2 2.88 4,242.8-8.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 46.3 0.03 9.4392.51
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 36.1 0.03 13.2173.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 199.5 0.15 226.3-11.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.8 0.01 10.0-32.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.5 0.00 7.1-65.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 179.9 0.13 328.9-45.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.3 0.01 49.4-81.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 53,785.9 39.76 215,620.8-75.06
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.0 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,982.4 1.47 1,476.534.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 501.7 0.37 295.369.89
78 Lead and articles thereof 469.2 0.35 767.6-38.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 37,195.9 27.50 25,155.247.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 162.2 0.12 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 169.3 0.13 292.7-42.16
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 656.0 0.48 398.164.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.8 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 98.1 0.07 29.1237.09
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 2,750.1 2.03 1,973.739.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.0 0.01 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce