US trade (export - import) with Eritrea in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2017

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

US Trade with Eritrea

In 2015, US trade with Eritrea was $3.6 million, down 33.55% ($1.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Eritrea in 2015 were $3.5 million, down 34.35% ($1.8 million) from 2014.

US imports from Eritrea in 2015 totaled $0.1 million, up 7.36% ($0.0 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in 2015 was $3.4 million, a 35.18% decrease ($1.8 million) over 2014.

Eritrea was the US 210th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 207th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Eritrea was the US 199th largest export market in 2015 (up from 200th in 2014), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (down from 0.0003% in 2014).

Eritrea was the US 216th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 214th in 2014), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Eritrea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.07% of US total exports to Eritrea (76.57% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.41% of US total exports to Eritrea (5.72% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.10% of US total exports to Eritrea (5.66% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.44% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.00% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.57% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.72% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.44% of US total exports to Eritrea (3.79% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Eritrea in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $416.6 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) - an increase of $361.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $250.8 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $57.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $50.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $45.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $20.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea 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 $2,107.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $192.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $116.2 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $102.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $98.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $85.3 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $65.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $64.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $62.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $36.8 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $35.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $32.6 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) - a decrease of $26.7 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) - a decrease of $12.2 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea 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 50.2 1.44 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7.0 0.20 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 33.8 0.97 70.6-52.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45.7 1.31 0.0
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 62.6 1.79 5.61,012.68
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 102.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 64.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 311.8 8.91 61.0411.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.2 0.23 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.1 0.57 82.1-75.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 35.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 73.6 2.10 265.8-72.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.6 0.19 91.9-92.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 65.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.6 0.25 11.7-26.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,361.4 38.93 944.844.09
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 486.5 13.91 125.2288.58
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 6.4 0.18 18.6-65.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 718.0 20.53 2,825.6-74.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15.9 0.45 11.538.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.3 1.07 153.5-75.68
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 70.0 2.00 96.7-27.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.7 0.59 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 153.0 4.37 251.6-39.21

US Imports from Eritrea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.88% of US total imports from Eritrea (44.82% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.99% of US total imports from Eritrea (33.03% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.05% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.12% of US total imports from Eritrea (1.68% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.32% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Eritrea (4.44% in 2014).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $17.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $7.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $5.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $3.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Eritrea in 2015 over the 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) - a decrease of $32.1 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.7 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea 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
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35.6 31.88 32.110.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 1.32 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.7 5.12 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.3 5.60 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.8 3.45 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17.8 15.99 2.2709.12
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 32.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.9 14.22 8.979.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25.0 22.42 7.8219.82
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce