US trade with Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bolivia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Bolivia was $320.8 million, down 33.14% ($159.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $138.2 million, down 21.45% ($37.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $182.6 million, down 39.91% ($121.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $44.4 million, a 65.29% decrease ($83.5 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Bolivia was the US 86th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 78th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0325% of US total trade (down from 0.0585% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 90th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 83rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0362% of US total exports (down from 0.0508% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 80th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 71st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0302% of US total imports (down from 0.0642% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.99% of US total exports to Bolivia (49.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.91% of US total exports to Bolivia (9.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.72% of US total exports to Bolivia (18.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.30% of US total exports to Bolivia (12.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.44% of US total exports to Bolivia (2.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.27% of US total exports to Bolivia (1.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.33% of US total exports to Bolivia (0.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $22.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $10.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.5 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 $1.3 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 $1.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 100.8 0.07 20.5391.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 372.0 0.27 313.818.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69.7 0.05 188.4-63.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 213.7 0.15 19.21,013.19
10 Cereals 181.7 0.13 10,167.0-98.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 376.9 0.27 1,330.7-71.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 52.3 0.04 40.828.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16.2 0.01 26.2-38.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 128.7 0.09 60.0114.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 56.4 0.04 115.9-51.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 564.3 0.41 1,533.8-63.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 301.4 0.22 502.7-40.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 461.6 0.33 174.5164.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,468.2 3.96 8,070.3-32.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 128.0 0.09 115.211.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 206.9 0.15 87.9135.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 369.8 0.27 155.1138.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,760.2 2.00 2,639.74.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 143.9 0.10 1,451.2-90.08
29 Organic chemicals 715.7 0.52 677.45.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,569.3 1.14 1,688.7-7.07
31 Fertilizers 228.1 0.17 422.8-46.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,139.2 0.82 942.620.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,042.2 0.75 891.816.87
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 536.6 0.39 354.751.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 481.3 0.35 188.9154.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,188.9 0.86 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,058.0 0.77 744.842.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,264.7 4.53 5,157.021.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,477.2 2.52 3,679.3-5.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,369.1 0.99 1,080.126.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 70.5 0.05 36.891.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 75.0 0.05 5.41,301.08
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 138.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 425.7 0.31 146.8189.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 643.9 0.47 484.232.97
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23.9 0.02 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 7.7 0.01 33.2-76.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 45.4 0.03 63.2-28.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.3 0.00 27.8-84.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 109.1 0.08 92.517.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9.9 0.01 33.1-70.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 210.5 0.15 100.3109.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23.6 0.02 9.0162.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 174.9 0.13 71.5144.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 209.2 0.15 112.585.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 651.4 0.47 929.4-29.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 180.6 0.13 13.51,234.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 160.4 0.12 48.9228.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23.4 0.02 3.2637.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 347.0 0.25 236.746.61
69 Ceramic products 103.0 0.07 259.1-60.25
70 Glass and glassware 120.3 0.09 65.483.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,285.2 6.72 31,773.3-70.78
72 Iron and steel 57.9 0.04 6.2837.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,499.1 1.81 1,918.430.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.2 0.01 99.9-91.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32.0 0.02 7.0356.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,771.3 1.28 1,148.454.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 53.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.0 0.00 13.0-61.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 819.0 0.59 725.512.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 938.1 0.68 842.511.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,393.8 22.00 42,668.6-28.77
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 18,572.6 13.44 19,696.1-5.70
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 167.2 0.12 106.457.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,311.8 5.29 7,080.83.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 19,543.6 14.14 7,847.2149.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,288.1 6.00 9,269.1-10.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 90.1 0.07 99.5-9.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 40.5 0.03 185.1-78.12
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 34.0 0.02 1,093.7-96.89
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 424.2 0.31 372.014.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 789.2 0.57 981.7-19.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 163.0 0.12 359.0-54.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.7 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,241.7 1.62 3,788.6-40.83

US Imports from Bolivia

The major share of US imports from Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 37.94% of US total imports from Bolivia (72.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.73% of US total imports from Bolivia (9.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.24% of US total imports from Bolivia (8.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.51% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.16% of US total imports from Bolivia (6.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.66% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $15.4 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $13.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.9 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1.0 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 $1.0 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 $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $150.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $13.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Bolivia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 111.5 0.06 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19.7 0.01 52.5-62.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26,153.7 14.32 10,728.8143.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8.1 0.00 443.1-98.18
10 Cereals 10,660.6 5.84 12,069.7-11.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 503.3 0.28 191.9162.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,897.8 2.13 1,066.8265.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.8 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 103.6 0.06 4.22,376.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,116.9 0.61 865.729.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 248.0 0.14 298.8-16.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.9 0.00 5.6-48.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 118.2 0.06 50.1136.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,310.2 0.72 11.511,313.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 203.7 0.11 471.9-56.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,560.1 3.05 4,570.821.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 13,567.3-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,798.6 1.53 1,819.253.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 893.5-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 65.9 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30.9 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 135.9 0.07 170.3-20.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.9 0.00 9.4-37.51
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27.4 0.01 112.2-75.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.5 0.02 76.3-61.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,151.7 1.73 3,519.7-10.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36.1 0.02 11.6210.35
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 97.0 0.05 52.285.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 334.6 0.18 375.2-10.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.6 0.01 37.3-71.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.1 0.00 9.9-88.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.3 0.00 60.2-96.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 293.1 0.16 238.422.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69,270.3 37.94 219,921.3-68.50
72 Iron and steel 102.1 0.06 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.8 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,645.7 0.90 1,211.335.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 307.9 0.17 444.2-30.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,560.7 0.85 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 40,977.0 22.44 27,140.150.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 550.5 0.30 73.0654.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,009.2 2.74 95.45,150.17
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 1,167.0 0.64 456.8155.46
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 45.3 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21.7 0.01 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 160.1 0.09 75.3112.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.6 0.00 0.0
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 471.3 0.26 630.4-25.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.00 14.1-80.77
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,227.9 2.32 1,983.0113.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce