US trade (export - import) with Namibia in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

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

US Trade with Namibia

In 2014, US trade with Namibia totaled $599.7 million, up 20.31% ($101.3 million) from 2013.

US exports to Namibia in 2014 totaled $342.7 million, up 45.70% ($107.5 million) from 2013.

US imports from Namibia in 2014 were $257.0 million, down 2.37% ($6.2 million) from 2013.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a deficit of $28.0 million in 2013, to a surplus of $85.8 million in 2014.

Namibia was the US 116th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 121st in 2013), accounting for 0.0149% of US total trade (up from 0.0128% in 2013).

Namibia was the US 116th largest export market in 2014 (up from 128th in 2013), accounting for 0.0212% of US total exports (up from 0.0149% in 2013).

Namibia was the US 106th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 108th in 2013), accounting for 0.0107% of US total imports (down from 0.0113% in 2013).

US Exports to Namibia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.99% of US total exports to Namibia (45.52% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.53% of US total exports to Namibia (13.50% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.52% of US total exports to Namibia (3.53% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.40% of US total exports to Namibia (2.93% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.10% of US total exports to Namibia (4.29% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.68% of US total exports to Namibia (12.32% in 2013).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $40.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $39.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $22.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $16.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12.5 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) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.3 million.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $28.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Namibia 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 2,256.2 0.66 2,371.9-4.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 800.7 0.23 1,147.4-30.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9.1 0.00 150.0-93.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.2 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 25.8 0.01 5,630.8-99.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45.5 0.01 159.4-71.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 22.7 0.01 66.1-65.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 99.1 0.03 93.85.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 347.7 0.10 401.6-13.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 166.6 0.05 32.1418.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,316.5 0.68 19.511,767.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25.3 0.01 28,969.8-99.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 64.3 0.02 69.6-7.65
29 Organic chemicals 245.7 0.07 31.8673.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.7 0.00 51.4-79.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 272.9 0.08 67.2305.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 236.1 0.07 210.212.35
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 437.5 0.13 412.66.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 21.6-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 81.9 0.02 4.11,902.79
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.7 0.00 7.6-51.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,692.1 6.62 18,732.821.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,211.4 1.23 10,010.3-57.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,420.3 1.29 2,131.0107.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 80.4 0.02 91.7-12.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 47.5 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 78.5 0.02 147.4-46.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,185.7 0.35 337.4251.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 12.7 0.00 8.255.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 44.4 0.01 48.0-7.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 75.7 0.02 65.016.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 84.1 0.02 98.8-14.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43.1 0.01 12.6242.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.8 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.7 0.00 5.3102.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 44.3 0.01 25.573.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24.4 0.01 16.349.39
69 Ceramic products 44.7 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 63.9 0.02 12.1430.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,626.0 2.52 8,314.83.74
72 Iron and steel 20.9 0.01 143.2-85.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,104.3 1.49 1,952.6161.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,666.9 0.49 2,342.6-28.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 143.2 0.04 22.7529.74
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.2 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.3 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,165.8 0.34 2,393.7-51.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 97.7 0.03 35.6174.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 99,821.6 29.12 59,279.368.39
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 12,886.0 3.76 5,068.1154.26
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 3.7 0.00 184.5-98.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73,642.9 21.49 34,365.8114.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18,374.3 5.36 2,042.0799.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,032.1 0.30 1,639.5-37.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,997.4 4.96 4,513.0276.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.6 0.00 119.0-88.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.1 0.00 3.04.69
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 670.2 0.20 598.212.04
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 482.7 0.14 444.48.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 139.8 0.04 195.3-28.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,379.9 0.40 1,999.8-31.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.5 0.00 92.5-95.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 59,771.4 17.44 37,771.858.24

US Imports from Namibia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.15% of US total imports from Namibia (52.86% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 40.41% of US total imports from Namibia (40.05% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.19% of US total imports from Namibia (2.84% in 2013).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $5.2 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2.0 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) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US imports from Namibia 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 5,485.5 2.13 7,439.3-26.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9.3 0.00 11.3-17.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 72.7 0.03 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39.1 0.02 10.3278.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.5 0.00 2.8240.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 144,282.0 56.15 139,093.23.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.1 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16.7 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 254.0 0.10 71.6254.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.5 0.00 3.4-28.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.4 0.00 16.4-85.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 131.5 0.05 28.6359.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 177.4 0.07 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 113.9-99.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.6 0.00 16.4-29.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 105.4 0.04 126.4-16.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 84.7 0.03 835.1-89.86
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 103,838.2 40.41 105,424.2-1.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.0 0.00 24.8-88.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20.8 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 98.0 0.04 30.3223.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 213.8 0.08 140.252.50
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 545.4 0.21 978.8-44.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 139.3 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 138.3 0.05 94.346.72
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 44.6 0.02 27.164.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 29.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 280.7 0.11 135.7106.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 959.6 0.37 8,498.9-88.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce