US trade with Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bolivia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Bolivia totaled $291.9 million, up 0.36% ($1.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $149.6 million, down 0.66% ($1.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $142.4 million, up 1.45% ($2.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $7.2 million, a 29.61% decrease ($3.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Bolivia was the US 90th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 89th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0280% of US total trade (down from 0.0302% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 90th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0367% of US total exports (down from 0.0398% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 87th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 84th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0224% of US total imports (down from 0.0241% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.20% of US total exports to Bolivia (62.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.38% of US total exports to Bolivia (10.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.94% of US total exports to Bolivia (9.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.68% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.11% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.95% of US total exports to Bolivia (2.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.71% of US total exports to Bolivia (0.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.80% of US total exports to Bolivia (1.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.6 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 $1.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.2 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 $4.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.8 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.8 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 $0.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 12.7 0.01 6.788.39
02 Meat and edible meat offal 51.4 0.03 82.5-37.70
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55.9 0.04 136.2-58.92
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,020.7 0.68 236.5331.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 39.3 0.03 4.0880.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 96.4 0.06 78.522.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 251.7 0.17 464.0-45.75
10 Cereals 1,397.0 0.93 1,770.4-21.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18.1 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 576.7 0.39 164.2251.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 31.0 0.02 26.915.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.2 0.00 4.246.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9.7 0.01 79.7-87.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 162.8 0.11 126.628.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 850.5 0.57 1,821.4-53.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 573.1 0.38 661.0-13.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 572.4 0.38 139.0311.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,954.8 3.98 7,780.9-23.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 104.8 0.07 111.8-6.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 76.7 0.05 71.67.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6.9 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 462.3 0.31 228.1102.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,452.6 3.65 3,846.541.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 228.4 0.15 932.4-75.50
29 Organic chemicals 1,533.4 1.03 787.694.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,135.8 1.43 2,020.45.71
31 Fertilizers 1,247.1 0.83 35.33,437.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 500.2 0.33 1,354.6-63.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 861.8 0.58 813.15.99
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 493.4 0.33 523.4-5.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 181.5 0.12 242.9-25.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 93.6 0.06 155.8-39.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,128.2 0.75 834.435.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,797.2 3.88 3,937.247.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,146.3 2.77 3,342.924.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,660.3 1.11 871.690.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66.9 0.04 122.2-45.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 139.9 0.09 46.7199.68
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 338.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 234.4 0.16 328.5-28.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 818.2 0.55 860.1-4.87
52 Cotton 4.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 71.0 0.05 18.8278.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 47.4 0.03 67.0-29.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.0 0.00 6.3-4.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 38.7 0.03 107.6-64.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 180.8 0.12 92.096.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 561.7 0.38 17.13,185.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 380.3 0.25 129.9192.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 689.8 0.46 205.8235.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 230.0 0.15 93.4146.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 341.9 0.23 41.0733.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 330.9 0.22 194.670.00
69 Ceramic products 161.0 0.11 94.370.80
70 Glass and glassware 46.5 0.03 218.4-78.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,002.2 4.68 5,526.926.69
72 Iron and steel 31.4 0.02 19.958.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,116.3 0.75 2,019.3-44.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 135.1 0.09 128.74.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 50.2 0.03 41.520.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,306.1 1.54 2,098.89.88
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 119.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.6 0.01 12.58.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 965.3 0.65 934.83.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,528.5 1.02 325.8369.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,829.3 22.62 38,039.6-11.07
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 23,453.9 15.68 27,488.4-14.68
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 340.2 0.23 325.44.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,448.9 6.32 8,435.212.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,473.3 6.33 8,665.09.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30.2 0.02 10.6184.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,472.1 7.00 11,460.9-8.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 278.8 0.19 275.01.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 86.9 0.06 142.7-39.07
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 23.8 0.02 608.1-96.09
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 634.5 0.42 1,471.1-56.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,180.3 0.79 1,216.6-2.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 444.7 0.30 698.1-36.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,580.3 3.06 3,785.620.99

US Imports from Bolivia

The major share of US imports from Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 32.13% of US total imports from Bolivia (45.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.50% of US total imports from Bolivia (19.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.06% of US total imports from Bolivia (20.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.08% of US total imports from Bolivia (5.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.40% of US total imports from Bolivia (2.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.07% of US total imports from Bolivia (2.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.74% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $13.0 million;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $17.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Bolivia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.8 0.02 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 46.8 0.03 94.7-50.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.0 0.01 8.38.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,707.2 7.52 12,484.5-14.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,905.0 1.34 1,078.376.68
10 Cereals 9,678.9 6.80 10,614.8-8.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 238.6 0.17 54.2340.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,076.3 2.16 3,035.21.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17.6 0.01 46.3-62.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 85.1 0.06 162.1-47.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 873.7 0.61 1,204.8-27.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 272.5 0.19 323.6-15.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25.3 0.02 93.9-73.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 163.4 0.11 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,465.3 1.73 2,010.022.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,618.4 5.35 5,187.646.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,792.1 1.96 2,392.416.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 453.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 158.3 0.11 124.826.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 103.8 0.07 116.3-10.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17.9 0.01 13.037.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,402.0 2.39 2,955.615.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.7 0.02 32.1-32.22
50 Silk 18.0 0.01 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 91.1 0.06 75.121.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 389.7 0.27 414.4-5.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32.2 0.02 55.3-41.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15.2 0.01 1.6821.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.7 0.01 13.6-43.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 193.3 0.14 184.74.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45,749.9 32.13 63,297.1-27.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.4 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,181.5 2.94 3,792.010.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 324.6 0.23 205.058.37
78 Lead and articles thereof 529.5 0.37 261.8102.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 28,045.5 19.70 22,420.525.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 369.2 0.26 281.930.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 175.0 0.12 534.8-67.28
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 847.8 0.60 1,238.1-31.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 43.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25.0 0.02 59.7-58.17
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 679.8 0.48 771.0-11.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.8 0.00 8.9-35.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.9 0.01 126.9-93.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16,968.6 11.92 4,013.6322.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce