US trade with Comoros in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

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

US Trade with Comoros

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Comoros was $0.6 million, down 9.31% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Comoros in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.4 million, down 23.62% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Comoros in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 26.50% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Comoros in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.1 million, a 56.97% decrease ($0.2 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Comoros was the US 210th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 208th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Comoros was the US 204th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 205th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Comoros was the US 202nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 203rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Comoros

The major share of US exports to Comoros 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) - 55.35% of US total exports to Comoros (61.74% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.58% of US total exports to Comoros (30.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11.7 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) - an increase of $7.6 thousand.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $50.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $45.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $33.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2.6 thousand.
US exports to Comoros 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 65.1 16.90 115.3-43.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 148.0 38.44 193.3-23.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
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 12.5 3.24 4.9153.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 112.8 29.30 146.6-23.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.7 3.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 34.9 9.08 41.4-15.48

US Imports from Comoros

The major share of US imports from Comoros 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) - 80.07% of US total imports from Comoros (87.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 18.93% of US total imports from Comoros (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.49% of US total imports from Comoros (1.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Comoros (4.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from Comoros (1.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $48.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $27.5 thousand.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $9.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $5.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.6 thousand.
US imports from Comoros 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 204.0 80.07 176.515.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 48.2 18.93 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.36 3.3-72.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.13 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1.3 0.51 2.9-55.01
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce