US trade (export - import) with Eritrea in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Eritrea in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Eritrea

In 2016, US trade with Eritrea was $3.5 million, down 2.13% ($0.1 million) from 2015.

US exports to Eritrea in 2016 were $3.0 million, down 12.86% ($0.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Eritrea in 2016 totaled $0.5 million, up 334.16% ($0.4 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in 2016 was $2.6 million, a 24.29% decrease ($0.8 million) over 2015.

Eritrea was the US 210th largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Eritrea was the US 199th largest export market in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (just as in 2015).

Eritrea was the US 212th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 216th in 2015), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Eritrea

The major share of US exports to Eritrea in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.93% of US total exports to Eritrea (75.07% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.17% of US total exports to Eritrea (13.41% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.10% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.44% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.78% of US total exports to Eritrea (2.10% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.14% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.44% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Eritrea in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $264.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $258.6 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) - an increase of $170.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $167.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $85.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $29.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $28.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $464.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $403.3 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 $259.1 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) - a decrease of $62.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $50.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $49.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $45.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $42.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $30.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $20.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $15.9 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 50.2-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4.2 0.14 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 85.8 2.82 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2.9 0.10 33.8-91.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 45.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 62.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 264.0 8.66 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 315.2 10.34 311.81.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.9 0.26 8.2-3.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.1 0.10 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23.7 0.78 20.118.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23.9 0.78 73.6-67.60
72 Iron and steel 29.3 0.96 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 34.6 1.14 6.6422.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 897.0 29.43 1,361.4-34.11
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 227.4 7.46 486.5-53.26
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 6.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 314.7 10.33 718.0-56.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 296.0 9.71 37.3692.67
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 240.0 7.87 70.0242.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 20.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 167.0 5.48 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 111.0 3.64 153.0-27.43

US Imports from Eritrea

The major share of US imports from Eritrea in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.76% of US total imports from Eritrea (15.99% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.50% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.12% of US total imports from Eritrea (31.88% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.86% of US total imports from Eritrea (9.05% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.33% of US total imports from Eritrea (5.12% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from Eritrea (1.32% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Eritrea in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $244.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $47.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $41.2 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $21.8 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 $15.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $14.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Eritrea in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $5.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.5 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 34.5 7.12 35.6-3.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.8 4.50 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 41.2 8.50 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.10 5.7-91.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.1 0.23 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.2 0.86 3.88.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 65.7 13.57 17.8268.64
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 15.8 3.25 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.46 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 244.4 50.46 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.1 2.69 15.9-17.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39.9 8.24 25.059.60
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce