US trade with Djibouti in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 02, 2018

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

US Trade with Djibouti

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Djibouti totaled $155.5 million, up 13.14% ($18.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Djibouti in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $129.5 million, up 12.16% ($14.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Djibouti in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $26.0 million, up 18.30% ($4.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Djibouti in the first nine months of 2017 was $103.6 million, a 10.71% increase ($10.0 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Djibouti was the US 143rd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 146th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total trade (up from 0.0052% in the first nine months of 2016).

Djibouti was the US 124th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 131st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0114% of US total exports (up from 0.0109% in the first nine months of 2016).

Djibouti was the US 146th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 149th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (up from 0.0014% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Djibouti

The major share of US exports to Djibouti 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) - 44.46% of US total exports to Djibouti (37.11% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.68% of US total exports to Djibouti (46.50% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.67% of US total exports to Djibouti (6.90% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.87% of US total exports to Djibouti (1.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.39% of US total exports to Djibouti (0.09% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10.9 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) - an increase of $9.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $7.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $4.0 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 $3.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Djibouti 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 84.2 0.06 16.8400.59
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26.8 0.02 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 77.9 0.06 3.22,317.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,921.9 10.75 17,907.9-22.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 75.0 0.06 72.23.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 103.5 0.08 0.0
10 Cereals 16,429.9 12.68 5,540.8196.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 553.1 0.43 549.40.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,847.1 9.15 14,714.9-19.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5.2 0.00 3.073.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43.4 0.03 70.9-38.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30.7 0.02 8.0283.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,492.3 3.47 11,568.8-61.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45.1 0.03 55.0-17.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 870.3 0.67 3,013.9-71.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 167.4 0.13 184.2-9.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39.2 0.03 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 47.1 0.04 47.6-1.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,052.7 2.36 51.35,854.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 43.5 0.03 78.2-44.39
29 Organic chemicals 6.0 0.00 353.2-98.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 359.7 0.28 129.3178.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 39.0 0.03 290.7-86.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 497.0 0.38 768.3-35.32
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 205.6 0.16 291.6-29.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 168.0 0.13 231.5-27.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 188.2 0.15 363.3-48.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,139.1 1.65 4,947.9-56.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,406.8 1.86 516.9365.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17.3 0.01 12.933.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 78.0 0.06 50.155.54
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 216.8 0.17 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 395.4 0.31 349.113.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29.9 0.02 70.1-57.30
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 102.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.9 0.01 2.6287.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.1 0.02 13.070.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 113.5 0.09 9.61,078.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 384.3 0.30 49.4677.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.0 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.2 0.01 5.584.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.7 0.01 221.8-96.97
69 Ceramic products 35.4 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 39.1 0.03 26.646.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.3 0.00 38.4-91.48
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 32.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,234.3 3.27 824.7413.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 36.6 0.03 67.1-45.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 228.5 0.18 406.6-43.81
80 Tin and articles thereof 12.0 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.6 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 294.2 0.23 430.5-31.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 209.6 0.16 193.38.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,082.6 7.01 10,106.2-10.13
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 21,089.3 16.28 11,304.486.56
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 34.8 0.03 14.3144.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,429.4 1.10 3,282.5-56.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,634.1 13.61 9,841.379.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12.8 0.01 85.6-85.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,312.0 6.42 8,227.61.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20.0 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,026.9 0.79 26.83,737.34
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 838.1 0.65 4,638.8-81.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 747.4 0.58 288.6158.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.0 0.01 42.3-76.28
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,951.7 3.82 2,942.868.27

US Imports from Djibouti

The major share of US imports from Djibouti 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) - 7.55% of US total imports from Djibouti (0.21% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.27% of US total imports from Djibouti (3.15% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Djibouti 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Djibouti 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31.4 0.12 9.4232.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 67.2 0.26 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 154.3 0.59 594.5-74.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 77.5 0.30 88.0-11.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 12.7 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.5 0.02 20.6-78.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.3 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 98.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 57.5 0.22 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,724.3 6.64 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 65.2 0.25 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 172.9 0.67 35.3390.36
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 2.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,612.3 90.87 21,081.112.01
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce