US trade (export - import) with Georgia in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2017

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

US Trade with Georgia

In 2016, US trade with Georgia was $422.9 million, down 22.03% ($119.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Georgia in 2016 were $324.8 million, down 5.00% ($17.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Georgia in 2016 were $98.1 million, down 51.06% ($102.4 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Georgia in 2016 was $226.7 million, a 60.30% increase ($85.3 million) over 2015.

Georgia was the US 117th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 113th in 2015), accounting for 0.0114% of US total trade (down from 0.0142% in 2015).

Georgia was the US 105th largest export market in 2016 (up from 107th in 2015), accounting for 0.0223% of US total exports (down from 0.0227% in 2015).

Georgia was the US 121st largest supplier in 2016 (down from 108th in 2015), accounting for 0.0044% of US total imports (down from 0.0087% in 2015).

US Exports to Georgia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.76% of US total exports to Georgia (65.04% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.25% of US total exports to Georgia (22.48% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.59% of US total exports to Georgia (5.13% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.84% of US total exports to Georgia (2.48% in 2015).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $18,284.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,046.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,308.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,000.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,373.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2,296.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,023.4 thousand.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $34,503.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $8,300.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $6,678.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,085.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,683.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,804.7 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 $1,721.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,560.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,322.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,201.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,058.0 thousand.
US exports to Georgia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 133.9-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 25,202.6 7.76 59,706.1-57.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,116.5 0.65 3,677.0-42.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.00 2.748.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.2 0.00 165.8-93.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 113.1 0.03 437.4-74.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 54.8 0.02 5.4919.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,238.5 0.38 1,596.6-22.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51.9 0.02 70.8-26.63
10 Cereals 72.3 0.02 31.8127.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 39.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64.6 0.02 844.6-92.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.0 0.00 12.1-58.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 65.3 0.02 14.9337.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 102.5 0.03 130.3-21.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.0 0.00 16.0-50.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 52.1-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43.4 0.01 40.76.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 120.4 0.04 1,321.5-90.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,213.0 0.37 819.248.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,772.4 1.47 6,577.1-27.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,245.7 0.38 1,153.87.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24.4 0.01 8.8176.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 76.4 0.02 109.9-30.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 329.3 0.10 559.0-41.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 139.6 0.04 281.5-50.40
29 Organic chemicals 1,494.5 0.46 4,579.5-67.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,865.4 0.88 2,395.019.64
31 Fertilizers 27.8 0.01 3.4713.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 673.3 0.21 628.47.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,609.3 0.50 585.9174.66
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 347.0 0.11 338.52.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.2 0.00 12.125.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 169.7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28.2 0.01 51.8-45.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,044.7 0.63 3,102.8-34.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,411.5 2.59 4,103.4104.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 499.5 0.15 1,292.0-61.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,799.7 0.86 4,520.9-38.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 111.3 0.03 281.4-60.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 26.3 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 527.8 0.16 188.2180.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 101.0 0.03 109.5-7.77
54 Man-made filaments 20.4 0.01 6.6208.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 36.3 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 148.5 0.05 51.6187.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 38.0 0.01 98.2-61.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 82.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 302.9 0.09 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.2 0.01 229.2-78.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,026.4 0.32 1,117.2-8.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 684.6 0.21 390.075.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 128.0 0.04 44.0190.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.9 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13.6 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54.2 0.02 60.4-10.28
69 Ceramic products 168.8 0.05 128.431.41
70 Glass and glassware 299.1 0.09 69.3331.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17.8 0.01 8.2117.07
72 Iron and steel 208.1 0.06 209.1-0.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,691.5 1.44 690.5579.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 296.6 0.09 5.05,813.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 158.7 0.05 127.724.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 25.0 0.01 96.2-74.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.7 0.00 22.1-78.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 344.8 0.11 7,023.4-95.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 250.5 0.08 295.3-15.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 108,165.2 33.31 93,119.216.16
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 18,164.3 5.59 17,482.03.90
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 176.9 0.05 2.86,332.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 107,715.9 33.17 89,431.620.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,701.1 1.14 12,001.1-69.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,337.8 0.41 2,659.9-49.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,035.4 3.09 7,662.130.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.4 0.00 3.2100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 860.3 0.26 1,137.6-24.37
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 1,565.8 0.48 1,958.4-20.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,277.9 0.39 980.130.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33.1 0.01 31.84.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,474.9 0.76 178.81,284.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,608.6 0.50 4,292.0-62.52

US Imports from Georgia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 62.42% of US total imports from Georgia (45.69% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.28% of US total imports from Georgia (11.54% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.33% of US total imports from Georgia (3.13% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.10% of US total imports from Georgia (3.40% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.72% of US total imports from Georgia (1.64% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Georgia (32.70% in 2015).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,504.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,221.5 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $750.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $562.8 thousand.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $65,565.4 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $30,358.2 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,393.7 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3,007.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,241.5 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 $699.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $445.3 thousand.
US imports from Georgia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 33.0 0.03 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.7 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.3 0.03 4.8532.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,292.7 1.32 71.21,715.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 35.3 0.04 19.778.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 447.4 0.46 593.7-24.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 261.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.3 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,996.8 2.04 1,956.42.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 182.8 0.19 208.8-12.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,160.0 3.22 3,149.50.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 65,565.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,804.6 12.03 14,812.1-20.30
29 Organic chemicals 33.8 0.03 39.9-15.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.8 0.01 21.7-50.36
31 Fertilizers 2,448.5 2.50 7,842.2-68.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 230.3 0.23 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 80.6 0.08 147.1-45.22
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 186.1 0.19 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 94.8 0.10 90.74.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15.8 0.02 118.2-86.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 83.5 0.09 60.039.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.8 0.02 1.01,332.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.9 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.8 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22.6 0.02 2.2923.53
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 49.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,599.3 2.65 1,094.8137.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,020.6 2.06 2,117.6-4.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.7 0.00 1.6-55.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.4 0.01 3.3240.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.4 0.00 1.6-74.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 237.1 0.24 28.5731.98
69 Ceramic products 11.8 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 19.5 0.02 53.3-63.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 755.8 0.77 5.014,968.06
72 Iron and steel 61,113.5 62.28 91,471.8-33.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 59.6 0.06 79.6-25.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10.6 0.01 10.7-1.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21.8 0.02 17.723.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44.7 0.05 12.7251.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,939.3 3.00 3,384.6-13.16
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 864.5 0.88 1,563.6-44.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 688.7 0.70 125.9446.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.2 0.00 2.08.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 508.4 0.52 1,749.8-70.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.0 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
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 127.1 0.13 71.877.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 131.1 0.13 159.5-17.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.8 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 755.1 0.77 876.5-13.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,904.3 2.96 2,612.911.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce