US trade with Croatia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 25, 2018

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

US Trade with Croatia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Croatia totaled $655.9 million, up 10.54% ($62.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Croatia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $336.0 million, up 57.38% ($122.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Croatia in the first nine months of 2017 were $319.9 million, down 15.79% ($60.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Croatia went from a deficit of $166.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $16.1 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Croatia was the US 98th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 101st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0225% of US total trade (down from 0.0226% in the first nine months of 2016).

Croatia was the US 97th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 111th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0295% of US total exports (up from 0.0202% in the first nine months of 2016).

Croatia was the US 93rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 87th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0180% of US total imports (down from 0.0243% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Croatia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 69.54% of US total exports to Croatia (41.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.42% of US total exports to Croatia (25.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.89% of US total exports to Croatia (16.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.07% of US total exports to Croatia (7.33% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.41% of US total exports to Croatia (5.39% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $145.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.5 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) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6.5 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) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.9 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 $2.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Croatia 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 898.3 0.27 1,347.6-33.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.3 0.00 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 51.5 0.02 168.8-69.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 265.1 0.08 601.1-55.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,169.6 1.24 2,944.541.61
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 155.4 0.05 94.364.85
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.3 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,409.9 1.01 3,238.55.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 542.1 0.16 418.429.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 153.7 0.05 327.7-53.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,776.1 0.83 3,268.4-15.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,419.2 0.72 2,716.1-10.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 427.6 0.13 453.9-5.80
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,741.6 0.52 52.63,212.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 69.3 0.02 105.9-34.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 233,599.2 69.52 88,411.9164.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 63.6 0.02 59.96.11
29 Organic chemicals 13,353.2 3.97 23,216.2-42.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,337.7 1.29 2,791.355.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 246.2 0.07 74.2231.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,688.8 1.10 1,770.6108.33
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 244.4 0.07 73.9230.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.00 19.1-84.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 490.9 0.15 57.4755.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,213.1 0.36 934.029.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,377.0 1.60 4,365.723.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 850.3 0.25 1,355.8-37.28
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 50.8 0.02 114.8-55.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 47.8 0.01 16.8184.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 159.1 0.05 103.354.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 164.8 0.05 472.6-65.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 111.0 0.03 128.6-13.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 270.6 0.08 303.4-10.82
50 Silk 20.2 0.01 4.6345.01
52 Cotton 2.7 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.6 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 85.9 0.03 19.3344.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 63.4 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 310.3 0.09 4.46,875.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33.4 0.01 136.6-75.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 640.8 0.19 502.727.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 65.6 0.02 404.5-83.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.2 0.00 14.2-49.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.3 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 55.7 0.02 44.425.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.9 0.00 6.718.04
69 Ceramic products 35.7 0.01 244.6-85.38
70 Glass and glassware 191.9 0.06 203.6-5.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 47.9 0.01 26.481.34
72 Iron and steel 280.9 0.08 1,345.6-79.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,802.9 0.54 8,301.2-78.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 307.2 0.09 89.0245.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 538.0 0.16 716.9-24.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 261.0 0.08 365.1-28.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29.0 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,096.0 0.33 502.7118.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 412.2 0.12 189.2117.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,090.2 5.09 24,123.5-29.16
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 4,818.4 1.43 7,107.3-32.21
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 138.8 0.04 3,923.8-96.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,027.2 2.09 6,445.29.03
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 744.3 0.22 817.1-8.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 809.4 0.24 592.436.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,739.5 2.30 10,657.7-27.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 235.2 0.07 265.0-11.21
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 225.9 0.07 913.6-75.27
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 1,645.3 0.49 341.8381.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 421.5 0.13 166.9152.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 143.9 0.04 138.34.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 134.3 0.04 19.9574.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,180.6 2.14 4,809.749.29

US Imports from Croatia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 40.10% of US total imports from Croatia (38.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.38% of US total imports from Croatia (21.66% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.42% of US total imports from Croatia (4.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.49% of US total imports from Croatia (4.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.25% of US total imports from Croatia (1.94% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.49% of US total imports from Croatia (1.76% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.4 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 $1.0 million.

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

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $37.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.4 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 $3.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Croatia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 22.3 0.01 73.9-69.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 383.8 0.12 488.7-21.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 116.3 0.04 180.0-35.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 64.6-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 585.2 0.18 450.429.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 54.9 0.02 69.7-21.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,036.8 0.32 1,242.2-16.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 210.7 0.07 160.531.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 301.2 0.09 700.4-57.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 230.8 0.07 136.868.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,014.9 0.32 825.622.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,400.3 0.75 2,594.5-7.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,485.0 0.78 3,472.2-28.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,796.0 1.19 3,727.91.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,733.1 0.54 1,300.633.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 598.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,910.4 2.47 7,352.87.58
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,482.9 0.78 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,036.8 0.32 25.83,919.68
29 Organic chemicals 9,998.7 3.13 15,822.2-36.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 111,228.4 34.77 120,674.3-7.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46.5 0.01 16.9174.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,365.4 1.36 6,554.2-33.40
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 104.1 0.03 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14.3 0.00 10.042.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,434.7 0.45 929.954.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43.3 0.01 340.5-87.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 178.5 0.06 235.1-24.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6.7 0.00 44.5-84.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 768.8 0.24 542.241.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.5 0.01 61.9-73.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 225.1 0.07 22.7893.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33.0 0.01 94.3-64.97
50 Silk 6.1 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6.1 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 34.3 0.01 15.4122.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9.1 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 87.4 0.03 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.7 0.00 6.8-15.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23.6 0.01 0.38,081.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,462.1 0.77 3,555.5-30.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,658.1 2.39 7,924.3-3.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 91.7 0.03 147.1-37.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,137.0 3.17 7,212.540.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.9 0.00 14.8-46.67
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10.0 0.00 9.54.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 90.0 0.03 107.5-16.23
69 Ceramic products 38.9 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3,330.5 1.04 2,897.914.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.5 0.00 15.7-84.22
72 Iron and steel 4.8 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,319.4 1.04 2,439.036.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.1 0.00 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 390.8 0.12 540.3-27.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,300.8 0.72 906.4153.85
80 Tin and articles thereof 46.5 0.01 322.0-85.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,168.3 0.37 959.321.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 716.0 0.22 1,504.8-52.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,960.3 13.12 47,320.3-11.33
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 23,759.4 7.43 26,874.6-11.59
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 64.7 0.02 148.3-56.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,883.8 0.59 2,208.3-14.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 58.8 0.02 18.2222.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,192.5 0.37 1,573.0-24.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,671.6 0.84 4,149.0-35.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13.0 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 53,579.9 16.75 91,157.0-41.22
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 1,664.0 0.52 1,799.1-7.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 344.8 0.11 274.625.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 121.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,050.7 0.33 2,111.5-50.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,406.5 1.69 4,650.716.25
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce