US trade with Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Lesotho

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Lesotho totaled $73.7 million, up 0.05% ($0.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.5 million, up 178.27% ($0.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $73.2 million, down 0.37% ($0.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $72.7 million, a 0.79% decrease ($0.6 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Lesotho was the US 129th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 127th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0075% of US total trade (down from 0.0080% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Lesotho was the US 207th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 211th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Lesotho was the US 103rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 102nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0122% of US total imports (down from 0.0131% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Lesotho

The major share of US exports to Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.93% of US total exports to Lesotho (45.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.13% of US total exports to Lesotho (23.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.0 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 $0.0 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;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
30 Pharmaceutical products 39.7 8.20 5.7595.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 31.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.5 0.93 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.5 0.93 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25.1 5.20 43.0-41.55
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 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.5 0.52 3.6-29.27
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 339.4 70.21 11.12,955.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00

US Imports from Lesotho

The major share of US imports from Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 91.76% of US total imports from Lesotho (93.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.58% of US total imports from Lesotho (5.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US imports from Lesotho in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 33.9 0.05 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 15.3 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71.9 0.10 73.0-1.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36,150.2 49.39 38,767.9-6.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31,009.4 42.37 30,151.82.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,547.6 7.58 4,088.135.70
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 246.3 0.34 274.7-10.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce