US trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 20, 2018

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

US Trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina totaled $36.5 million, up 13.46% ($4.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $6.8 million, down 33.43% ($3.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $29.7 million, up 35.22% ($7.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $22.9 million, a 94.70% increase ($11.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 153rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 156th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0035% of US total trade (up from 0.0033% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 177th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 168th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total exports (down from 0.0027% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the US 120th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 124th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total imports (up from 0.0038% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.85% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (20.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.90% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (57.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.73% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.84% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (0.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.39% of US total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,309.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $297.4 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $228.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $91.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $63.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $60.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $41.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $41.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $36.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $27.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $26.5 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $22.0 thousand.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,071.0 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $1,076.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $864.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $210.1 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $168.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $119.1 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 $112.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $44.1 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $39.1 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $27.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $25.0 thousand.
US exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 27.0 0.40 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 39.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 327.0 4.82 495.9-34.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.8 0.19 9.435.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,809.0 41.40 1,499.987.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 91.9 1.35 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 47.1 0.69 91.2-48.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40.0 0.59 3.7975.41
29 Organic chemicals 78.2 1.15 17.6343.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 8.5 0.12 33.4-74.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45.4 0.67 4.01,025.13
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 11.2 0.16 20.3-44.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13.6 0.20 4.1229.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 101.8 1.50 60.069.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 333.8 4.92 36.4817.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 644.8 9.50 1,721.1-62.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.0 0.32 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 228.1 3.36 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 100.0 1.47 73.536.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.2 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.8 0.13 127.9-93.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13.4 0.20 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 2.6 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 63.8 0.94 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.8 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 29.0 0.43 12.5132.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.4 0.09 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.1 0.09 8.2-24.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.0 0.04 5.5-45.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 661.1 9.74 1,525.4-56.66
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 74.2 1.09 186.3-60.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 456.6 6.73 3,527.6-87.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 44.7 0.66 25.575.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12.5 0.18 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 372.7 5.49 582.7-36.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 27.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.13 6.140.77
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 27.7 0.41 9.6187.66
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 16.5 0.24 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.9 0.25 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.5 0.13 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00

US Imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.12% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (5.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.69% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (32.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.72% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (10.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.57% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (6.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.85% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (5.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.68% of US total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (0.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $11,276.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,201.6 thousand;
  • 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 $638.5 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $615.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $578.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $455.0 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) - an increase of $440.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $395.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $201.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $199.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $170.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $153.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $112.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $89.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $4,210.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3,587.8 thousand;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $374.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $279.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $277.3 thousand.
US imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 395.5 1.33 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 237.0 0.80 516.1-54.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 26.5 0.09 32.8-19.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23.1 0.08 28.4-18.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.8 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 200.4 0.68 272.0-26.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 68.7 0.23 88.4-22.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.9 0.03 36.9-75.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 178.0 0.60 184.2-3.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2.7 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,064.6 40.64 787.61,431.77
29 Organic chemicals 4.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11.8 0.04 35.5-66.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 689.5 2.32 234.5194.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 314.9 1.06 115.9171.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.2 0.05 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 59.6 0.20 82.5-27.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.8 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 86.5 0.29 33.5158.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.8 0.14 22.684.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.7 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 84.0 0.28 84.3-0.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,827.9 9.53 1,626.373.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 171.3 0.58 0.820,322.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,813.2 6.11 5,401.0-66.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 57.8 0.19 37.753.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.8 0.09 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 104.4 0.35 80.130.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 497.6 1.68 57.1771.65
72 Iron and steel 643.0 2.17 28.02,200.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 330.6 1.11 128.8156.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 531.3 1.79 590.9-10.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 374.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 631.3 2.13 542.016.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 748.6 2.52 595.025.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 978.9 3.30 400.6144.34
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 298.4 1.01 352.3-15.29
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 72.8 0.25 8.8729.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 292.3 0.98 569.6-48.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.2 0.04 33.8-66.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.7 0.03 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.9 0.04 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,654.4 5.57 5,864.5-71.79
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 2,488.4 8.38 1,849.934.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 405.9 1.37 365.910.92
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.8 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 557.1 1.88 444.925.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce