US trade with Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Bolivia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Bolivia was $875.4 million, down 35.09% ($473.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 were $445.1 million, down 12.06% ($61.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 were $430.3 million, down 48.93% ($412.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Bolivia went from a deficit of $336.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $14.9 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Bolivia was the US 87th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 79th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0301% of US total trade (down from 0.0515% in the first nine months of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 88th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 87th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0391% of US total exports (down from 0.0479% in the first nine months of 2016).

Bolivia was the US 86th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 74th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0243% of US total imports (down from 0.0539% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Bolivia

The major share of US exports to Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.47% of US total exports to Bolivia (56.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.25% of US total exports to Bolivia (10.96% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.88% of US total exports to Bolivia (9.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.44% of US total exports to Bolivia (8.36% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.89% of US total exports to Bolivia (6.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.14% of US total exports to Bolivia (3.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of US total exports to Bolivia (0.90% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $7.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.7 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 $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $31.3 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) - a decrease of $12.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.7 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 $1.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.4 million.
US exports to Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 104.9 0.02 39.2167.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,082.8 0.24 1,108.3-2.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 805.1 0.18 1,022.7-21.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.9 0.00 7.084.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,319.6 0.30 264.5398.87
10 Cereals 303.5 0.07 10,251.2-97.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.5 0.00 13.819.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,277.7 0.29 2,656.4-51.90
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 177.2 0.04 150.917.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38.1 0.01 49.5-22.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 136.7 0.03 65.2109.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 277.0 0.06 281.1-1.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,588.2 0.58 3,486.2-25.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 936.6 0.21 1,736.3-46.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 866.9 0.19 624.938.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,871.9 4.02 19,572.6-8.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 366.8 0.08 416.0-11.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 464.8 0.10 549.5-15.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5.6 0.00 7.3-23.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 860.3 0.19 554.655.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,884.1 4.69 30,220.1-30.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 791.0 0.18 2,431.4-67.47
29 Organic chemicals 2,010.1 0.45 1,926.14.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,910.0 1.10 5,862.6-16.25
31 Fertilizers 796.6 0.18 422.888.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,141.2 0.71 2,554.522.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,394.4 0.54 2,087.314.71
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 1,583.1 0.36 1,228.528.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,244.4 0.28 479.6159.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,571.0 0.58 1,384.285.74
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,976.1 0.67 2,176.536.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,898.4 3.57 18,548.6-14.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,332.0 2.55 12,459.9-9.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,863.8 1.09 3,895.224.87
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) 208.5 0.05 270.6-22.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 80.7 0.02 141.8-43.07
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 511.4 0.11 819.7-37.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 788.8 0.18 902.1-12.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,060.7 0.46 2,049.80.53
52 Cotton 3.0 0.00 37.0-91.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23.9 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 35.3 0.01 100.1-64.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 210.7 0.05 105.599.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 86.5 0.02 122.5-29.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 351.4 0.08 253.738.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.0 0.01 33.1-24.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 723.0 0.16 606.719.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 50.3 0.01 140.0-64.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 937.5 0.21 154.2508.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 604.6 0.14 693.1-12.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,433.1 0.32 1,969.9-27.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 490.4 0.11 137.8255.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 233.8 0.05 191.921.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 55.6 0.01 11.7374.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 926.2 0.21 617.150.09
69 Ceramic products 373.4 0.08 866.7-56.92
70 Glass and glassware 332.7 0.07 439.3-24.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,063.8 7.88 47,705.5-26.50
72 Iron and steel 93.8 0.02 124.6-24.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,498.1 1.46 4,770.436.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 83.1 0.02 114.3-27.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 320.7 0.07 55.5477.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,040.9 1.36 4,372.738.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 51.3-93.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 73.0 0.02 306.0-76.14
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 55.5 0.01 63.9-13.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,848.4 0.42 2,082.6-11.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,428.9 0.77 3,263.55.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,248.1 24.09 138,528.1-22.58
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 62,956.6 14.14 55,185.614.08
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 1,589.7 0.36 155.8920.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,531.8 5.29 27,551.5-14.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 39,153.1 8.80 37,452.04.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22.3 0.01 51.8-56.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,750.6 5.79 28,860.7-10.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 482.3 0.11 499.5-3.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 397.1 0.09 234.169.65
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 132.1 0.03 1,428.0-90.75
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 1,291.5 0.29 1,410.5-8.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,369.3 0.53 2,620.2-9.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,247.2 0.28 1,050.018.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.7 0.01 8.6165.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,955.1 2.24 8,998.310.63

US Imports from Bolivia

The major share of US imports from Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.01% of US total imports from Bolivia (71.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.00% of US total imports from Bolivia (10.90% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.24% of US total imports from Bolivia (8.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.75% of US total imports from Bolivia (4.61% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.54% of US total imports from Bolivia (1.44% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.02% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.92% of US total imports from Bolivia (0.74% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $16.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase 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) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase 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) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $432.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $21.2 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US imports from Bolivia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 56.5 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 318.4 0.07 39.6704.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 82.6 0.02 302.1-72.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38,157.7 8.87 28,174.235.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,370.4 0.32 2,006.7-31.71
10 Cereals 27,285.4 6.34 28,138.5-3.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 871.1 0.20 719.021.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,328.3 1.94 10,752.9-22.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47.3 0.01 0.0
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 109.0 0.03 4.22,505.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,919.3 0.91 2,822.838.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 689.2 0.16 850.4-18.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11.1 0.00 22.3-50.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 159.8 0.04 105.950.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,347.4 0.31 44.82,906.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,315.5 1.00 3,550.421.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,118.8 3.75 14,059.014.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 21,214.1-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,266.0 1.69 4,635.856.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 448.8 0.10 893.5-49.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 65.9 0.02 27.8136.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105.4 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 347.7 0.08 654.0-46.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.9 0.00 47.1-87.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 187.9 0.04 212.4-11.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 44.9 0.01 105.6-57.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,783.6 2.51 12,102.4-10.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 133.3 0.03 42.1216.69
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 133.1 0.03 84.357.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 747.4 0.17 733.61.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44.2 0.01 66.9-33.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.8 0.00 23.0-79.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.3 0.00 97.9-97.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 671.2 0.16 707.9-5.19
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.3 0.00 49.4-81.14
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 167,828.1 39.01 600,189.9-72.04
72 Iron and steel 102.1 0.02 19.8414.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 21.7 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,537.0 1.29 5,305.14.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,228.4 0.29 968.526.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,553.2 0.59 767.6232.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 101,423.5 23.57 84,662.219.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,320.6 1.24 73.07,192.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,969.5 1.39 649.0819.79
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 2,293.3 0.53 996.7130.09
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 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21.7 0.01 24.9-12.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 29.7-100.00
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 371.5 0.09 237.556.46
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 5,193.8 1.21 5,736.9-9.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.00 4.2-20.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 36.1 0.01 127.9-71.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,101.5 1.88 9,338.6-13.25
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce