US trade with Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Eritrea

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Eritrea totaled $3.8 million, up 1,076.34% ($3.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $3.7 million, up 1,133.71% ($3.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.1 million, up 375.19% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $3.6 million, a 1,201.31% increase ($3.3 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Eritrea was the US 191st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 217th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Eritrea was the US 183rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 210th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Eritrea was the US 210th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 215th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Eritrea

The major share of US exports to Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 81.71% of US total exports to Eritrea (36.46% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.17% of US total exports to Eritrea (16.74% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.31% of US total exports to Eritrea (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.15% of US total exports to Eritrea (11.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.07% of US total exports to Eritrea (1.41% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,389.0 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 $1,307.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $245.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $153.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $123.1 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $82.6 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $62.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $33.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $20.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $20.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $17.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $39.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $34.6 thousand.
US exports to Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.6 0.07 4.2-37.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 62.9 1.71 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 245.0 6.65 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67.1 1.82 50.034.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.6 0.07 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 82.6 2.24 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.9 0.57 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 34.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.4 0.15 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,497.9 40.64 108.91,275.29
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 1,307.2 35.47 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 153.0 4.15 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20.0 0.54 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33.7 0.91 0.0
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 51.0 1.38 90.0-43.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 134.0 3.64 11.01,120.80

US Imports from Eritrea

The major share of US imports from Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.94% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.85% of US total imports from Eritrea (25.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.75% of US total imports from Eritrea (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $78.9 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 $15.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.1 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 $1.9 thousand.
US imports from Eritrea in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 78.9 67.94 0.0
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 1.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.5 10.75 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 21.9 18.85 6.3247.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2.9 2.46 13.1-78.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce