US trade with Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Lesotho

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Lesotho totaled $93.6 million, up 4.14% ($3.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.7 million, down 12.70% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $92.9 million, up 4.29% ($3.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $92.2 million, a 4.44% increase ($3.9 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Lesotho was the US 127th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0090% of US total trade (down from 0.0093% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Lesotho was the US 201st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Lesotho was the US 99th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0146% of US total imports (down from 0.0153% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Lesotho

The major share of US exports to Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 81.00% of US total exports to Lesotho (0.41% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.64% of US total exports to Lesotho (6.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Lesotho (84.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.2 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;
  • 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;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 458.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 219.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 554.6 78.91 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.7 2.09 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.8 0.39 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24.2 3.44 20.020.91
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 3.0 0.42 10.3-71.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.5 1.78 21.1-40.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 91.1 12.97 72.026.62

US Imports from Lesotho

The major share of US imports from Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 96.07% of US total imports from Lesotho (99.44% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.37% of US total imports from Lesotho (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3.5 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) - an increase of $3.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $2.9 million.
US imports from Lesotho in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 16.0 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 155.0 0.17 141.09.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 58,602.0 63.06 61,475.2-4.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 30,677.7 33.01 27,136.613.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,132.9 3.37 0.0
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 249.1 0.27 226.410.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 98.5 0.11 131.7-25.17
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce