US trade with Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Eritrea

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Eritrea was $0.3 million, down 52.86% ($0.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.3 million, down 50.89% ($0.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 82.15% ($0.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $0.3 million, a 48.63% decrease ($0.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Eritrea was the US 212th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 206th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Eritrea was the US 204th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 199th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Eritrea was the US 217th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 215th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Eritrea

The major share of US exports to Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.75% of US total exports to Eritrea (21.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.84% of US total exports to Eritrea (50.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.45% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.22% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $30.4 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 $30.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $14.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $13.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $7.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $264.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $167.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $13.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3.3 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 $1.6 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4.1 1.22 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 30.4 9.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.7 2.88 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 264.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60.0 17.89 73.9-18.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 14.7 4.38 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13.7 4.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 144.0 42.94 122.217.85
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 9.4 2.81 11.0-14.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
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 30.0 8.95 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.0 2.08 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 167.0-100.00

US Imports from Eritrea

The major share of US imports from Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 87.48% of US total imports from Eritrea (8.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Eritrea (74.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $3.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $34.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.0 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 34.5-100.00
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 7.2 87.48 3.888.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce