US trade (export - import) with Liberia in 2017

Published or Updated: May 02, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Liberia in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Liberia

In 2017, US trade with Liberia was $239.6 million, down 1.90% ($4.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Liberia in 2017 were $144.1 million, down 18.34% ($32.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Liberia in 2017 totaled $95.5 million, up 40.89% ($27.7 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Liberia in 2017 was $48.6 million, a 55.27% decrease ($60.1 million) over 2016.

Liberia was the US 140th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 139th in 2016), accounting for 0.0061% of US total trade (down from 0.0066% in 2016).

Liberia was the US 129th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total exports (down from 0.0121% in 2016).

Liberia was the US 125th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 131st in 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (up from 0.0030% in 2016).

US Exports to Liberia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.41% of US total exports to Liberia (39.52% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.80% of US total exports to Liberia (19.12% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.83% of US total exports to Liberia (10.62% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.37% of US total exports to Liberia (6.58% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.06% of US total exports to Liberia (7.68% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.84% of US total exports to Liberia (6.98% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Liberia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $8.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Liberia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $22.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • 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 $2.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.5 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 $2.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Liberia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 998.3 0.69 2,421.7-58.78
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 220.2 0.15 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 123.4 0.09 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 320.3 0.22 237.534.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 95.6 0.07 224.4-57.42
10 Cereals 26,869.1 18.64 26,182.12.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 67.1 0.05 64.44.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23.7 0.02 61.7-61.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 35.0 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 23.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12.0 0.01 36.0-66.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 353.6 0.25 384.6-8.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 219.1 0.15 645.5-66.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,344.0 2.32 3,370.5-0.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 177.6 0.12 76.7131.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6.0 0.00 65.3-90.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,127.1 18.82 18,669.745.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 121.6 0.08 2,785.8-95.64
29 Organic chemicals 245.7 0.17 554.0-55.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 962.9 0.67 608.658.23
31 Fertilizers 359.7 0.25 11.82,958.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 208.4 0.14 193.57.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 154.8 0.11 600.0-74.20
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 338.4 0.23 339.5-0.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 51.9 0.04 58.0-10.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,746.7 1.21 1,772.3-1.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,384.3 3.74 3,885.638.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,484.3 1.72 810.7206.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.9 0.01 264.5-96.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 408.4 0.28 705.0-42.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 136.4 0.09 131.53.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 272.6 0.19 419.8-35.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 70.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.8 0.01 23.1-31.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 33.6 0.02 46.6-27.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 20.4 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.00 106.7-97.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 231.6 0.16 787.5-70.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,518.6 6.60 11,697.6-18.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 339.9 0.24 813.9-58.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.0 0.00 9.3-24.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 471.3 0.33 97.1385.36
69 Ceramic products 716.4 0.50 566.626.44
70 Glass and glassware 33.8 0.02 3.7824.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.0 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 50.3 0.03 31.062.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,775.7 4.01 10,587.5-45.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 64.1 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 668.0 0.46 572.816.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 345.3 0.24 730.2-52.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75.5 0.05 382.1-80.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,015.5 14.58 43,219.3-51.37
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 3,237.6 2.25 5,691.2-43.11
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 533.1 0.37 782.5-31.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,894.1 7.56 13,387.5-18.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 248.8 0.17 63.9289.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 545.3 0.38 519.54.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,913.9 4.10 6,082.7-2.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35.6 0.02 26.136.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.2 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.5 0.00 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 2,081.0 1.44 1,911.18.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22.6 0.02 206.3-89.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 114.7 0.08 46.9144.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.02 4.4463.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,187.5 5.68 12,385.3-33.89

US Imports from Liberia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 65.98% of US total imports from Liberia (64.53% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.62% of US total imports from Liberia (1.19% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.62% of US total imports from Liberia (1.07% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Liberia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $19.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.5 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 $1.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Liberia in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Liberia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26.2 0.03 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29.2 0.03 32.3-9.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 523.2 0.55 695.4-24.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12.3 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63,010.6 65.98 43,734.544.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 117.3 0.12 131.8-10.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.7 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.2 0.00 4.4-72.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 35.7 0.04 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,502.8 2.62 805.8210.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 68.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 66.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 125.3 0.13 24.2418.62
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 49.6 0.05 11.9317.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.9 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,441.9 1.51 139.7932.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 27,590.6 28.89 22,041.725.17
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce