US trade (export - import) with Liberia in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Liberia in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Liberia

In 2014, US trade with Liberia totaled $271.8 million, up 0.05% ($0.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to Liberia in 2014 totaled $184.4 million, up 6.48% ($11.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from Liberia in 2014 were $87.4 million, down 11.26% ($11.1 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Liberia in 2014 was $97.1 million, a 29.86% increase ($22.3 million) over 2013.

Liberia was the US 135th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 138th in 2013), accounting for 0.0067% of US total trade (down from 0.0070% in 2013).

Liberia was the US 132nd largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0114% of US total exports (up from 0.0110% in 2013).

Liberia was the US 127th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 121st in 2013), accounting for 0.0036% of US total imports (down from 0.0042% in 2013).

US Exports to Liberia

The major share of US exports to Liberia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.86% of US total exports to Liberia (47.85% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.44% of US total exports to Liberia (14.98% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.77% of US total exports to Liberia (13.89% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.75% of US total exports to Liberia (4.50% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.44% of US total exports to Liberia (8.15% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.48% of US total exports to Liberia (3.33% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Liberia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $24.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.8 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 $4.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Liberia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Liberia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,680.8 0.91 3,383.9-50.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 259.2-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.6 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,108.2 0.60 988.312.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 329.3 0.18 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15.3 0.01 40.6-62.33
10 Cereals 6,275.2 3.40 11,757.6-46.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 214.4 0.12 219.1-2.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.0 0.01 43.8-61.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 928.1 0.50 530.474.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 60.4 0.03 18.3230.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.9 0.00 45.1-91.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,630.5 0.88 1,293.026.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 545.1 0.30 961.3-43.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,058.5 1.66 4,263.8-28.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 301.3 0.16 223.434.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,295.6 1.24 20.011,378.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 102.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,287.0 1.24 5,650.8-59.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 616.6 0.33 329.787.00
29 Organic chemicals 20.5 0.01 17.517.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,115.2 1.69 1,076.6189.34
31 Fertilizers 2.7 0.00 1,330.5-99.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 337.3 0.18 127.0165.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 422.2 0.23 292.444.39
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 611.2 0.33 88.1593.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 65.1 0.04 15.2328.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 230.3 0.12 865.6-73.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,772.4 4.21 2,988.7160.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,104.8 0.60 666.265.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.8 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 157.5 0.09 193.5-18.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 93.7 0.05 46.0103.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 110.6 0.06 85.429.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 776.6 0.42 539.643.93
54 Man-made filaments 6.2 0.00 20.8-70.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 22.5 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35.6 0.02 3.01,086.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.8 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 47.9 0.03 46.82.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.2 0.01 51.8-68.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 325.9 0.18 133.4144.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,092.3 6.01 13,451.1-17.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 296.7 0.16 372.7-20.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25.9 0.01 24.93.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 222.2 0.12 208.46.64
69 Ceramic products 34.7 0.02 26.331.95
70 Glass and glassware 32.7 0.02 25.826.62
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 0.00 173.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 244.6 0.13 419.6-41.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,269.4 11.53 22,798.5-6.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.8 0.00 39.4-85.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 37.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 382.7 0.21 318.420.20
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 293.8 0.16 2,230.6-86.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 748.5 0.41 70.3964.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46,097.0 24.99 50,573.0-8.85
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 5,260.2 2.85 5,524.0-4.77
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 27,793.2 15.07 3,714.4648.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,884.0 4.82 15,923.8-44.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 164.3 0.09 291.7-43.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 550.9 0.30 1,167.6-52.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,049.1 2.74 5,693.1-11.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.5 0.01 3.8597.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 46.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 93.4 0.05 43.7113.54
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 5,604.5 3.04 1,451.8286.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 36.3 0.02 218.4-83.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 175.7 0.10 64.8170.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.5 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,340.4 7.23 9,488.840.59

US Imports from Liberia

The major share of US imports from Liberia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 87.49% of US total imports from Liberia (94.03% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.77% of US total imports from Liberia (4.57% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.62% of US total imports from Liberia (0.30% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Liberia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $4.0 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 $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Liberia in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $16.1 million.
US imports from Liberia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.9 0.00 10.9-63.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28.3 0.03 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7.7 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 501.1 0.57 331.551.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 28.3 0.03 59.5-52.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,444.0 9.66 4,462.789.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 90.9 0.10 40.8122.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14.1 0.02 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 76,427.0 87.48 92,567.2-17.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 92.5 0.11 45.1105.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.00 0.487.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.7 0.02 4.8226.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,412.6 1.62 298.3373.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.5 0.03 19.222.31
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 48.5 0.06 40.320.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.3 0.00 18.1-87.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
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 2.0 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.5 0.04 280.7-88.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 181.3 0.21 207.2-12.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce