US trade (export - import) with Gabon in 2017

Published or Updated: May 07, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gabon in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gabon

In 2017, US trade with Gabon totaled $299.1 million, up 50.19% ($99.9 million) from 2016.

US exports to Gabon in 2017 totaled $89.3 million, up 5.34% ($4.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Gabon in 2017 totaled $209.8 million, up 83.44% ($95.4 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Gabon in 2017 was $120.5 million, a 307.10% increase ($90.9 million) over 2016.

Gabon was the US 130th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 144th in 2016), accounting for 0.0076% of US total trade (up from 0.0054% in 2016).

Gabon was the US 145th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0058% of US total exports (just as in 2016).

Gabon was the US 109th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 118th in 2016), accounting for 0.0087% of US total imports (up from 0.0051% in 2016).

US Exports to Gabon

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.75% of US total exports to Gabon (52.81% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.33% of US total exports to Gabon (19.91% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.50% of US total exports to Gabon (7.53% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.50% of US total exports to Gabon (3.91% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.15% of US total exports to Gabon (2.48% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.94% of US total exports to Gabon (0.22% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gabon in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Gabon in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.5 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 $4.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • 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 $0.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Gabon in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,032.2 19.07 16,731.01.80
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 29.2-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 126.4 0.14 0.0
10 Cereals 14.6 0.02 14.32.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.5 0.02 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 74.1 0.08 68.38.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27.1 0.03 20.234.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,702.9 1.91 169.6903.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,650.5 1.85 667.7147.19
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 552.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 108.4 0.12 77.040.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 837.7 0.94 85.7877.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 392.3 0.44 664.9-41.00
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 528.4 0.59 694.7-23.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31.7 0.04 9.1248.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 174.8 0.20 77.1126.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 792.7 0.89 1,166.4-32.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,186.1 3.57 1,890.268.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 777.9 0.87 498.156.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 94.0 0.11 29.6217.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 118.9 0.13 21.9443.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.7 0.00 13.5-80.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.00 39.6-93.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.2 0.01 36.5-69.25
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 700.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 94.9 0.11 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.6 0.02 5.7262.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.3 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 265.4 0.30 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 42.6 0.05 14.4195.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 149.9 0.17 35.9318.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,055.5 2.30 1,266.162.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 141.3 0.16 72.096.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10.9 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11.3 0.01 10.66.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 182.4 0.20 66.2175.58
69 Ceramic products 36.6 0.04 102.3-64.19
70 Glass and glassware 31.0 0.03 6.4386.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 21.0 0.02 309.4-93.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,321.0 5.96 2,437.6118.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 75.4 0.08 219.4-65.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.1 0.01 2.7388.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 364.1 0.41 207.175.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.1 0.01 115.5-90.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26,567.8 29.75 28,385.4-6.40
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 5,005.6 5.61 9,586.9-47.79
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 619.9 0.69 965.5-35.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,067.1 6.79 3,089.096.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 189.7 0.21 652.1-70.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,278.1 10.39 67.913,559.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,055.2 2.30 2,022.01.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.0 0.01 26.6-73.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
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 903.4 1.01 1,049.4-13.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.2 0.01 89.6-85.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.3 0.02 77.5-80.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,998.8 2.24 9,527.2-79.02

US Imports from Gabon

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 91.56% of US total imports from Gabon (81.02% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.73% of US total imports from Gabon (3.44% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.04% of US total imports from Gabon (7.11% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gabon in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $79.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $19.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Gabon in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.8 million.
US imports from Gabon in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.9 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.0 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 55,755.8 26.58 35,873.855.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 136,319.2 64.98 56,782.0140.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 97.4 0.05 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 40.0 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34.9 0.02 2.81,139.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,545.5 2.64 3,929.741.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.4 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,280.4 2.04 8,110.6-47.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20.1 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.5 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.2 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 42.1 0.02 9.0368.65
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 218.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 361.3 0.17 163.1121.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 132.0 0.06 88.349.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 974.8 0.46 362.8168.72
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 909.1 0.43 386.1135.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 110.0 0.05 32.2241.18
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 10.1 0.00 1.7502.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,962.6 1.41 3,407.4-13.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,164.8 1.03 4,975.9-56.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce