US trade (export - import) with Djibouti in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Djibouti in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Djibouti

In 2015, US trade with Djibouti totaled $188.3 million, up 53.25% ($65.4 million) from 2014.

US exports to Djibouti in 2015 totaled $152.7 million, up 37.75% ($41.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Djibouti in 2015 totaled $35.5 million, up 196.65% ($23.6 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Djibouti in 2015 was $117.2 million, a 18.50% increase ($18.3 million) over 2014.

Djibouti was the US 143rd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 158th in 2014), accounting for 0.0049% of US total trade (up from 0.0030% in 2014).

Djibouti was the US 130th largest export market in 2015 (up from 143rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0102% of US total exports (up from 0.0068% in 2014).

Djibouti was the US 150th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 164th in 2014), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (up from 0.0005% in 2014).

US Exports to Djibouti

The major share of US exports to Djibouti in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.75% of US total exports to Djibouti (48.37% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.51% of US total exports to Djibouti (35.44% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.50% of US total exports to Djibouti (3.39% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.09% of US total exports to Djibouti (3.91% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.54% of US total exports to Djibouti (1.60% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Djibouti in 2015 over 2014 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 $8.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.7 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 $2.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Djibouti in 2015 over 2014 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 $4.6 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 $0.8 million.
US exports to Djibouti in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 74.3 0.05 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,627.5 10.23 8,409.385.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 47.0 0.03 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.7 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 18,334.5 12.00 10,095.881.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 774.2 0.51 387.899.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,389.2 10.73 8,675.988.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 69.4 0.05 35.595.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 43.7 0.03 22.495.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,120.6 5.97 8,057.413.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,957.8 1.28 1,970.9-0.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,272.6 1.49 1,612.240.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 206.1 0.13 31.5554.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.4 0.01 62.0-83.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 70.3 0.05 510.5-86.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 67.0 0.04 887.0-92.44
29 Organic chemicals 245.2 0.16 87.7179.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 30.8 0.02 296.3-89.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 72.8 0.05 157.2-53.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 626.4 0.41 266.6134.95
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 498.4 0.33 140.9253.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 69.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 108.0 0.07 494.0-78.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,324.4 0.87 1,584.2-16.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 225.5 0.15 355.8-36.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 44.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39.3 0.03 272.0-85.55
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 35.8 0.02 355.4-89.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 736.0 0.48 1,089.7-32.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.0 0.01 56.4-64.53
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 342.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 4.0-11.78
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25.1 0.02 184.0-86.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.3 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23.0 0.02 20.114.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 320.7 0.21 272.017.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.0 0.01 33.4-70.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.7 0.02 119.2-78.42
69 Ceramic products 94.5 0.06 40.6132.38
70 Glass and glassware 67.4 0.04 30.6120.41
72 Iron and steel 7.3 0.00 96.3-92.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,369.0 2.21 2,249.849.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 99.5 0.07 401.6-75.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,197.1 0.78 409.9192.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 314.2 0.21 88.6254.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 365.8 0.24 516.1-29.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,985.1 10.47 14,643.89.16
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 21,269.2 13.93 12,727.567.11
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 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,643.0 3.04 9,224.0-49.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,956.6 9.14 8,410.165.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 279.2 0.18 85.3227.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,210.0 7.99 8,535.643.05
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 492.4 0.32 6.87,167.41
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 4,249.1 2.78 2,159.796.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 149.0 0.10 538.1-72.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36.4 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,490.3 2.94 3,671.922.29

US Imports from Djibouti

The major share of US imports from Djibouti in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.95% of US total imports from Djibouti (9.99% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Djibouti in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $22.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Djibouti in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Djibouti in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 114.4-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,133.9 3.19 769.247.42
10 Cereals 396.1 1.11 239.065.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 228.4 0.64 74.6206.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29.4 0.08 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 134.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.6 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.2 0.02 7.312.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 61.5 0.17 82.3-25.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 335.3 0.94 50.3567.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.1 0.03 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 128.7 0.36 38.5234.19
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 18.4 0.05 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.3 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 33,179.6 93.34 10,459.6217.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce