US trade (export - import) with Namibia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Namibia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Namibia

In 2013, US trade with Namibia totaled $498.5 million, up 19.35% ($80.8 million) from 2012.

US exports to Namibia in 2013 totaled $235.2 million, up 27.42% ($50.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Namibia in 2013 totaled $263.2 million, up 12.95% ($30.2 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Namibia in 2013 was $28.0 million, a 42.24% decrease ($20.4 million) over 2012.

Namibia was the US 121st largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 123rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0128% of US total trade (up from 0.0108% in 2012).

Namibia was the US 128th largest export market in 2013 (up from 132nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0149% of US total exports (up from 0.0119% in 2012).

Namibia was the US 108th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0113% of US total imports (up from 0.0100% in 2012).

US Exports to Namibia

The major share of US exports to Namibia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.52% of US total exports to Namibia (32.76% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.50% of US total exports to Namibia (12.27% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.32% of US total exports to Namibia (16.78% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.29% of US total exports to Namibia (6.91% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.53% of US total exports to Namibia (8.12% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.93% of US total exports to Namibia (2.14% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Namibia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $37.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.2 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) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in 2013 over 2012 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) - a decrease of $6.7 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.6 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) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Namibia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,371.9 1.01 4,970.8-52.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,147.4 0.49 8.912,754.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 150.0 0.06 11.61,193.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.6 0.00 28.6-87.24
10 Cereals 5,630.8 2.39 7,045.2-20.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 159.4 0.07 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 55.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 160.1-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.4 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 66.1 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93.8 0.04 45.6105.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 401.6 0.17 299.733.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32.1 0.01 66.1-51.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 38.0 0.02 17.9112.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19.5 0.01 3,070.5-99.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,969.8 12.31 27,911.53.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 69.6 0.03 101.5-31.47
29 Organic chemicals 31.8 0.01 191.8-83.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 51.4 0.02 30.568.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 67.2 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 210.2 0.09 173.421.22
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 412.6 0.18 109.3277.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.6 0.01 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.1 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.6 0.00 2.6197.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,732.8 7.96 18,075.13.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,010.3 4.26 572.71,648.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,131.0 0.91 3,394.8-37.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 91.7 0.04 60.152.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.7 0.00 23.1-83.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 147.4 0.06 44.6230.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 337.4 0.14 177.889.81
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 8.2 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 48.0 0.02 5.9710.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 65.0 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98.8 0.04 43.6126.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.6 0.01 176.2-92.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.3 0.00 2.6102.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25.5 0.01 78.4-67.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.3 0.01 37.3-56.26
70 Glass and glassware 12.1 0.01 4.9147.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,314.8 3.53 14,986.3-44.52
72 Iron and steel 143.2 0.06 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,952.6 0.83 1,151.769.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,342.6 1.00 1,822.828.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22.7 0.01 360.8-93.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,393.7 1.02 496.2382.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.6 0.02 112.8-68.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 59,279.3 25.20 21,791.0172.04
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 5,068.1 2.15 3,025.167.53
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 184.5 0.08 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,365.8 14.61 28,268.821.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,042.0 0.87 2,336.8-12.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,639.5 0.70 1,807.0-9.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,513.0 1.92 3,248.738.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 119.0 0.05 3.33,543.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.0 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 598.2 0.25 676.7-11.61
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 444.4 0.19 2,185.7-79.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 195.3 0.08 343.6-43.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,999.8 0.85 1,379.045.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 92.5 0.04 6.31,365.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37,771.8 16.06 33,562.012.54

US Imports from Namibia

The major share of US imports from Namibia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 52.86% of US total imports from Namibia (44.28% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 40.05% of US total imports from Namibia (51.02% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.84% of US total imports from Namibia (3.21% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $36.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Namibia in 2013 over the 2012 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) - a decrease of $13.5 million.
US imports from Namibia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,439.3 2.83 7,402.50.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.3 0.00 3.5225.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.3 0.00 21.6-52.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.8 0.00 5.8-51.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28.3 0.01 107.6-73.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 139,093.2 52.85 103,073.634.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.1 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 71.6 0.03 245.5-70.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.00 31.5-89.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 16.4 0.01 29.7-44.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28.6 0.01 83.6-65.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 113.9 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16.4 0.01 2.4590.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 105.1-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 126.4 0.05 142.0-10.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 835.1 0.32 877.4-4.82
69 Ceramic products 18.2 0.01 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 105,424.2 40.05 118,885.6-11.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 24.8 0.01 3.1703.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 74.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30.3 0.01 5.0502.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 140.2 0.05 310.6-54.86
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 978.8 0.37 249.8291.86
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 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 94.3 0.04 12.9629.68
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 27.1 0.01 15.278.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 135.7 0.05 167.1-18.77
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,498.9 3.23 1,075.8690.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce