US trade (export - import) with Namibia in 2016

Published or Updated: May 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Namibia in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Namibia

In 2016, US trade with Namibia totaled $297.5 million, up 39.20% ($83.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Namibia in 2016 totaled $212.9 million, up 66.44% ($85.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Namibia in 2016 were $84.6 million, down 1.41% ($1.2 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Namibia in 2016 was $128.4 million, a 204.47% increase ($86.2 million) over 2015.

Namibia was the US 130th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 139th in 2015), accounting for 0.0080% of US total trade (up from 0.0056% in 2015).

Namibia was the US 122nd largest export market in 2016 (up from 138th in 2015), accounting for 0.0147% of US total exports (up from 0.0085% in 2015).

Namibia was the US 127th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 128th in 2015), accounting for 0.0038% of US total imports (up from 0.0037% in 2015).

US Exports to Namibia

The major share of US exports to Namibia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.74% of US total exports to Namibia (4.09% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.28% of US total exports to Namibia (46.07% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.40% of US total exports to Namibia (16.01% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.11% of US total exports to Namibia (6.14% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.49% of US total exports to Namibia (7.08% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.37% of US total exports to Namibia (1.75% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Namibia in 2016 over 2015 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 $82,383.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $17,389.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,875.7 thousand;
  • 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 $3,033.2 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,663.9 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $707.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,262.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,885.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $3,006.1 thousand;
  • 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 $1,983.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,864.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,193.8 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $982.6 thousand.
US exports to Namibia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 64.2 0.03 1,258.1-94.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 117.4-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.1 0.00 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
10 Cereals 9,121.8 4.28 7,457.922.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.9 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8.1 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42.5 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23.1 0.01 14.262.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 265.9 0.12 176.950.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17.8 0.01 30.3-41.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,217.6 1.04 5,223.8-57.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 82,392.5 38.70 9.2899,774.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26.5 0.01 49.0-45.85
29 Organic chemicals 156.0 0.07 5.62,699.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 70.3 0.03 53.032.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 150.7 0.07 147.02.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 534.6 0.25 144.7269.58
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 223.6 0.11 47.8368.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,434.1 7.25 17,298.8-10.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,483.2 0.70 1,209.122.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,942.8 0.91 1,508.728.77
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7.0 0.00 10.0-29.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.3 0.01 30.9-27.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27.2 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30.8 0.01 31.5-2.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 53.6 0.03 78.0-31.32
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 232.4 0.11 117.597.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.0 0.00 152.1-94.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.5 0.00 3.179.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29.6 0.01 11.3160.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75.5 0.04 53.740.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.6 0.00 31.4-82.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.0 0.00 19.8-69.58
69 Ceramic products 2.5 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 128.4 0.06 45.0185.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,889.1 5.11 7,855.938.61
72 Iron and steel 42.7 0.02 78.7-45.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,101.8 0.99 1,633.728.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 18.4-86.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 38.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 333.8 0.16 57.9476.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 39.1 0.02 27.343.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 365.4 0.17 352.23.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39.1 0.02 27.741.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,817.7 10.25 31,079.8-29.80
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 2,545.6 1.20 4,529.3-43.80
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 108.8 0.05 247.4-56.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,714.2 2.68 13,599.7-57.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,555.6 3.55 3,679.9105.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 59.9 0.03 245.6-75.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,384.2 2.53 5,556.1-3.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 707.2 0.33 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.3 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 394.9 0.19 1,377.5-71.33
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 478.4 0.22 83.9470.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 131.4 0.06 93.340.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 85.4 0.04 51.366.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,292.2 18.45 21,903.279.39

US Imports from Namibia

The major share of US imports from Namibia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 45.09% of US total imports from Namibia (48.55% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.17% of US total imports from Namibia (46.13% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.84% of US total imports from Namibia (1.30% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8,436.3 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $784.5 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $324.7 thousand;
  • 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 $281.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Namibia in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $7,170.6 thousand;
  • 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 $3,516.1 thousand.
US imports from Namibia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 63.4 0.07 237.4-73.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.9 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 91.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 41.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 66.4 0.08 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 80.8 0.10 26.7202.60
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18.7 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39.3 0.05 70.0-43.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.3 0.00 4.7-51.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7.0 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 123.7-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 32,273.6 38.17 39,444.2-18.18
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 12.0 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8.9 0.01 9.0-0.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.3 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17.2 0.02 0.36,766.53
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17.1 0.02 68.4-74.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.3 0.01 9.3-54.11
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23.8 0.03 10.9118.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 89.3 0.11 57.854.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.4 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.8 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.9 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.4 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 93.3 0.11 1.56,113.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.6 0.00 192.7-99.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72.0 0.09 217.0-66.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 467.4 0.55 142.7227.59
70 Glass and glassware 3.6 0.00 28.6-87.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 38,127.2 45.09 41,643.3-8.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 784.5 0.93 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.3 0.01 33.1-77.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 315.3 0.37 367.0-14.09
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 797.4 0.94 516.154.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 312.5 0.37 72.6330.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.0 0.00 48.9-93.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 128.1 0.15 114.012.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
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 115.2 0.14 7.81,369.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 41.5 0.05 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.4 0.02 25.6-36.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 104.1 0.12 114.6-9.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,411.2 12.31 1,974.9427.17
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce