US trade (export - import) with Eritrea in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Eritrea in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Eritrea

In 2014, US trade with Eritrea was $5.4 million, down 60.22% ($8.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Eritrea in 2014 were $5.3 million, down 60.47% ($8.1 million) from 2013.

US imports from Eritrea in 2014 were $0.1 million, down 41.71% ($0.1 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in 2014 was $5.2 million, a 60.72% decrease ($8.1 million) over 2013.

Eritrea was the US 207th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 195th in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in 2013).

Eritrea was the US 200th largest export market in 2014 (down from 189th in 2013), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (down from 0.0009% in 2013).

Eritrea was the US 214th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 216th in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Eritrea

The major share of US exports to Eritrea in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.57% of US total exports to Eritrea (89.83% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.72% of US total exports to Eritrea (2.27% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.66% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.88% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.79% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.74% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.72% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.66% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Eritrea in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $328.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $161.6 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $102.9 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $65.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $51.7 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 $49.5 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $35.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $27.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19.3 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $18.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $6,890.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,463.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $152.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $148.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $147.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $92.7 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) - a decrease of $45.8 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $21.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $16.4 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
30 Pharmaceutical products 70.6 1.32 18.9273.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
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 5.6 0.11 14.3-60.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 102.9 1.93 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 64.5 1.21 211.9-69.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61.0 1.14 41.846.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.5 0.18 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 82.1 1.54 88.6-7.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35.9 0.67 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 265.8 4.99 104.2155.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 148.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 91.9 1.73 106.0-13.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 65.9 1.24 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32.6 0.61 23.836.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.7 0.22 104.4-88.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 944.8 17.73 616.953.17
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 125.2 2.35 171.0-26.79
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 18.6 0.35 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,825.6 53.04 4,289.4-34.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11.5 0.22 6,902.3-99.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 153.5 2.88 126.321.53
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 96.7 1.82 47.2104.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 251.6 4.72 403.7-37.66

US Imports from Eritrea

The major share of US imports from Eritrea in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.82% of US total imports from Eritrea (41.10% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.03% of US total imports from Eritrea (3.00% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.44% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.68% of US total imports from Eritrea (38.95% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Eritrea in 2014 over 2013 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 $29.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $5.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Eritrea in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $65.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $25.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand;
  • 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 $4.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2.5 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14.5 13.95 16.0-9.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32.1 30.86 57.3-44.01
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 4.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.6 4.44 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.7 1.68 67.0-97.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.2 2.12 2.7-18.16
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 32.1 30.91 2.71,106.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.9 8.52 3.2175.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7.8 7.53 22.3-64.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce