US trade with Comoros in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

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

US Trade with Comoros

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Comoros totaled $5.8 million, up 70.66% ($2.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Comoros in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1.0 million, up 17.05% ($0.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Comoros in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $4.8 million, up 88.31% ($2.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Comoros in the first nine months of 2017 was $3.8 million, a 123.28% increase ($2.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Comoros was the US 204th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 206th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (up from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

Comoros was the US 210th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Comoros was the US 177th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 189th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Comoros

The major share of US exports to Comoros 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) - 63.17% of US total exports to Comoros (58.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.13% of US total exports to Comoros (36.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of US total exports to Comoros (0.75% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Comoros (2.54% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Comoros in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $252.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $116.6 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 $55.4 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 $11.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $4.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Comoros in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - a decrease of $133.8 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $74.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $47.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $33.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $21.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6.3 thousand.
US exports to Comoros 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 155.5 15.71 188.9-17.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 160.0 16.16 43.4269.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 74.3-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.6 0.26 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 10.8 1.09 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.0 0.40 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 47.6-100.00
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 72.2 7.30 16.9328.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 548.1 55.35 295.485.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.2 0.53 139.0-96.26
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 11.5 1.16 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20.2 2.04 12.660.59

US Imports from Comoros

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.14% of US total imports from Comoros (91.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.00% of US total imports from Comoros (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.53% of US total imports from Comoros (5.07% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.10% of US total imports from Comoros (1.19% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,298.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $131.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Comoros in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $75.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $36.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $26.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $19.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $15.5 thousand.
US imports from Comoros 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,651.5 96.14 2,352.697.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 131.0 2.71 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.0 0.21 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.1 0.08 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 26.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.0 0.10 4.120.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 36.6-100.00
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 3.0 0.06 5.5-46.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 75.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.7 0.47 12.877.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.9 0.12 3.096.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4.8 0.10 17.5-72.35
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce