US trade with Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Ethiopia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Ethiopia was $164.7 million, down 54.76% ($199.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $59.9 million, down 78.76% ($222.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $104.8 million, up 27.55% ($22.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Ethiopia went from a surplus of $199.7 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $44.9 million in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Ethiopia was the US 104th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 84th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0167% of US total trade (down from 0.0444% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was the US 117th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 74th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0157% of US total exports (down from 0.0813% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was the US 94th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 99th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0173% of US total imports (down from 0.0174% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of US exports to Ethiopia 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) - 50.35% of US total exports to Ethiopia (88.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.57% of US total exports to Ethiopia (6.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.53% of US total exports to Ethiopia (0.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.97% of US total exports to Ethiopia (0.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of US total exports to Ethiopia (0.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $211.8 million;
  • 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 $5.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Ethiopia 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.2 0.04 17.725.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 57.6 0.10 202.2-71.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,860.4 4.78 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 112.2 0.19 0.0
10 Cereals 16,711.4 27.91 17,984.1-7.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 206.7 0.35 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 124.9 0.21 84.447.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.3 0.01 43.2-83.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 31.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6.2 0.01 10.8-42.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.2 0.05 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 36.7 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 19.2 0.03 58.2-66.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 36.2 0.06 71.8-49.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 160.8 0.27 84.290.96
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 92.4 0.15 38.6139.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 181.3 0.30 33.8436.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11.0 0.02 12.0-7.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 288.8 0.48 303.1-4.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 460.1 0.77 620.2-25.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 200.4 0.33 113.476.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.6 0.01 54.9-86.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 454.7 0.76 267.170.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50.3 0.08 219.2-77.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 61.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 3.3-22.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20.2 0.03 27.1-25.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17.0 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.2 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59.6 0.10 299.2-80.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 637.2 1.06 982.6-35.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.2 0.06 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 294.4 0.49 414.5-28.97
69 Ceramic products 2.5 0.00 8.3-69.36
70 Glass and glassware 476.0 0.79 60.8683.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.9 0.01 6.048.17
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 278.7 0.47 259.67.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.2 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 48.1 0.08 58.9-18.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28.8 0.05 88.5-67.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 84.9 0.14 18.3364.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 526.6 0.88 320.264.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 209.7 0.35 108.194.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,493.0 12.51 9,269.4-19.16
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 6,406.2 10.70 11,804.5-45.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 621.7 1.04 1,738.2-64.23
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 12,452.0 20.80 224,212.7-94.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.9 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,175.4 5.30 2,244.541.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.6 0.01 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 1,593.3 2.66 1,105.144.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62.0 0.10 8.6619.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.5 0.01 8.8-38.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,189.8 5.33 8,440.2-62.21

US Imports from Ethiopia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.18% of US total imports from Ethiopia (69.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 23.29% of US total imports from Ethiopia (19.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $24.6 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • 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 $0.7 million.

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Ethiopia 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,929.9 1.84 2,325.8-17.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 100.6 0.10 237.8-57.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 65,096.3 62.11 40,460.460.89
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 194.1 0.19 49.0295.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,445.0 5.19 13,746.3-60.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 170.2 0.16 74.1129.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 322.9 0.31 172.786.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 87.3 0.08 94.4-7.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 45.7 0.04 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 165.9 0.16 92.579.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.0 0.01 25.0-63.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.8 0.01 7.249.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 37.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,808.4 1.73 1,105.663.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.3 0.01 2.5155.61
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10.7 0.01 15.0-28.30
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.9 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,972.7 10.47 8,337.631.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,904.3 3.72 1,086.9259.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 217.2 0.21 79.0174.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,315.6 8.89 6,358.146.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 17.8 0.02 14.224.91
70 Glass and glassware 2.4 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 238.7 0.23 282.9-15.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.8 0.00 5.8-52.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11.0 0.01 69.6-84.19
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 143.7 0.14 126.113.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 47.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.2 0.01 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 5.7 0.01 1.9195.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 171.1 0.16 409.2-58.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,396.5 4.19 6,853.3-35.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce