US trade with Djibouti in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 02, 2018

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

US Trade with Djibouti

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Djibouti totaled $41.8 million, up 16.90% ($6.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Djibouti in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $33.2 million, up 12.47% ($3.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Djibouti in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $8.7 million, up 37.55% ($2.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Djibouti in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $24.5 million, a 5.63% increase ($1.3 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Djibouti was the US 147th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 152nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total trade (up from 0.0037% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Djibouti was the US 133rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 138th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total exports (up from 0.0078% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Djibouti was the US 150th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0011% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Djibouti

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.45% of US total exports to Djibouti (50.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.06% of US total exports to Djibouti (31.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.60% of US total exports to Djibouti (7.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of US total exports to Djibouti (1.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.34% of US total exports to Djibouti (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Djibouti in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $3.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.7 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) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Djibouti 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 41.1 0.12 57.4-28.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.1 0.09 12.0151.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 959.2 2.89 85.41,023.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 60.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.3 0.01 7.2-53.51
10 Cereals 1,108.9 3.34 2,764.4-59.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.4 0.01 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 243.9 0.74 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,856.0 8.61 3,116.7-8.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3.6 0.01 20.7-82.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38.5 0.12 17.0126.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47.5 0.14 14.8220.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5.1 0.02 2,899.2-99.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 25.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 220.6 0.67 89.8145.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 90.7 0.27 31.7186.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2.8 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25.4 0.08 6.4298.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7.1 0.02 89.4-92.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 23.6 0.07 79.1-70.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74.4 0.22 24.6202.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 235.9 0.71 146.161.47
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 44.4 0.13 189.9-76.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18.6 0.06 46.9-60.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 130.2 0.39 250.5-48.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 128.0 0.39 950.9-86.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 869.9 2.62 520.067.27
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 2.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.0 0.04 179.3-92.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 60.0 0.18 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30.2 0.09 194.6-84.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.0 0.03 10.00.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 25.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.4 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.9 0.03 8.429.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 123.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.0 0.03 9.19.53
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.2 0.01 3.327.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 186.7 0.56 72.5157.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.0 0.01 180.1-97.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 119.2 0.36 104.414.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20.7 0.06 18.89.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,952.6 8.91 2,217.333.16
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 6,933.5 20.91 3,738.685.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 589.1 1.78 824.3-28.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,927.4 23.91 6,010.831.89
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 372.5 1.12 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,929.5 5.82 2,015.6-4.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.7 0.05 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 248.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 17.6 0.05 0.0
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 125.1 0.38 1,118.7-88.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,488.8 4.49 213.4597.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 59.7 0.18 2.91,951.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,058.2 9.22 635.6381.15

US Imports from Djibouti

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.16% of US total imports from Djibouti (0.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.94% of US total imports from Djibouti (0.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.61% of US total imports from Djibouti (1.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.0 million.
US imports from Djibouti 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9.3 0.11 8.411.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44.0 0.51 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 70.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.6 0.16 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2.1 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.0 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,230.7 14.16 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.6 0.03 2.62.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.4 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 396.3 4.56 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 22.3 0.26 55.7-59.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.5 0.12 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,952.9 80.02 6,155.412.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce