US trade with Guinea in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 03, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guinea in the first nine months of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guinea

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Guinea totaled $81.6 million, up 9.24% ($6.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $77.5 million, up 17.17% ($11.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 were $4.1 million, down 51.88% ($4.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 was $73.3 million, a 27.46% increase ($15.8 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Guinea was the US 161st largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 158th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (down from 0.0029% in the first nine months of 2016).

Guinea was the US 140th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 142nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0068% of US total exports (up from 0.0063% in the first nine months of 2016).

Guinea was the US 184th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 167th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0005% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Guinea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.49% of US total exports to Guinea (39.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.81% of US total exports to Guinea (23.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.00% of US total exports to Guinea (16.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.24% of US total exports to Guinea (5.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.89% of US total exports to Guinea (3.35% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6.5 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 $4.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.3 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) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.1 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 $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,446.7 8.32 6,236.43.37
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7.1 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.4 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 12,946.0 16.71 6,453.3100.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.1 0.01 8.0-49.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.1 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 525.4 0.68 2,655.5-80.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50.5 0.07 6.0746.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2.5 0.00 2.8-10.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 149.6 0.19 224.1-33.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,851.8 6.26 42.811,231.31
29 Organic chemicals 39.6 0.05 11.3250.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 79.8 0.10 47.468.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 419.7 0.54 679.5-38.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 307.8 0.40 519.8-40.79
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 432.5 0.56 174.8147.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 35.0 0.05 69.9-49.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.7 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 257.0 0.33 401.6-36.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,413.6 6.99 4,692.615.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 557.3 0.72 3,981.3-86.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.9 0.02 3.1411.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 200.3 0.26 95.7109.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 72.8 0.09 164.3-55.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 210.8 0.27 8.82,309.06
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.2 0.01 137.5-94.78
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 40.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 423.7 0.55 29.41,342.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 55.2 0.07 21.0162.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21.9 0.03 13.561.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,189.8 5.41 2,914.743.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 135.5 0.17 129.24.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.2 0.02 15.226.01
69 Ceramic products 64.3 0.08 58.110.53
70 Glass and glassware 38.5 0.05 60.5-36.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50.2 0.06 31.957.45
72 Iron and steel 3.5 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,144.9 1.48 1,580.2-27.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.3 0.02 72.7-81.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63.8 0.08 30.0112.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 83.2 0.11 464.0-82.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 158.9 0.21 65.1143.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,926.7 15.39 8,917.033.75
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 1,084.1 1.40 1,771.0-38.78
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 2,610.3 3.37 552.9372.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,056.4 14.27 11,619.1-4.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 174.9 0.23 304.0-42.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 645.8 0.83 2,915.4-77.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.3 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 839.5 1.08 641.130.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28.2 0.04 3.0833.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 115.6 0.15 55.1109.73
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,464.3 12.22 7,168.832.02

US Imports from Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.33% of US total imports from Guinea (15.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.10% of US total imports from Guinea (11.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.38% of US total imports from Guinea (5.34% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.48% of US total imports from Guinea (0.85% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.42% of US total imports from Guinea (0.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.38% of US total imports from Guinea (0.18% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.02% of US total imports from Guinea (0.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Guinea (39.92% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3.6 0.09 7.0-48.43
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 483.6 11.72 312.254.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15.9 0.39 2.6509.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 84.0-100.00
10 Cereals 6.0 0.14 7.7-22.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 213.5 5.17 77.2176.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 776.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.4 0.06 18.3-86.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23.0 0.56 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.5 0.21 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3,422.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 28.9 0.70 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.3 1.15 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.8 0.16 30.8-78.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.7 0.02 0.546.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 90.8 2.20 41.8117.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.0 0.22 31.6-71.43
52 Cotton 0.9 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 83.6 2.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13.0 0.31 11.611.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 622.8 15.10 1,002.4-37.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 31.5 0.76 3.7753.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 273.2 6.62 49.3453.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 45.3 1.10 12.2272.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 265.6 6.44 131.1102.59
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 92.6 2.24 223.7-58.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69.9 1.69 92.9-24.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.0 0.27 11.6-5.58
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 22.1 0.54 5.1330.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.5 2.58 152.4-30.11
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,546.2 37.48 1,996.9-22.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce