US trade (export - import) with Namibia in 2017

Published or Updated: May 03, 2018

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

US Trade with Namibia

In 2017, US trade with Namibia was $229.1 million, down 22.99% ($68.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Namibia in 2017 were $100.9 million, down 52.61% ($112.0 million) from 2016.

US imports from Namibia in 2017 totaled $128.2 million, up 51.59% ($43.6 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a surplus of $128.4 million in 2016, to a deficit of $27.3 million in 2017.

Namibia was the US 142nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 130th in 2016), accounting for 0.0058% of US total trade (down from 0.0080% in 2016).

Namibia was the US 143rd largest export market in 2017 (down from 122nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0065% of US total exports (down from 0.0147% in 2016).

Namibia was the US 118th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 127th in 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (up from 0.0038% in 2016).

US Exports to Namibia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.42% of US total exports to Namibia (9.40% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.17% of US total exports to Namibia (20.28% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.78% of US total exports to Namibia (39.74% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.69% of US total exports to Namibia (4.49% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.07% of US total exports to Namibia (5.11% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.84% of US total exports to Namibia (1.37% in 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia 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) - a decrease of $75.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $21.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.9 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 $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Namibia 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 2,562.1 2.54 64.23,887.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22.4 0.02 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 217.5 0.22 0.0
10 Cereals 6,296.2 6.24 9,121.8-30.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.7 0.01 6.9-3.04
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11.6 0.01 8.143.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 42.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9.5 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8.9 0.01 23.1-61.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 478.5 0.47 265.979.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 160.0 0.16 17.8800.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,272.2 5.22 2,217.6137.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,619.0 6.56 82,392.5-91.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18.6 0.02 26.5-29.89
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 156.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 70.3-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.1 0.00 150.7-97.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 80.0 0.08 534.6-85.03
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 585.8 0.58 223.6161.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,122.3 18.95 15,434.123.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,176.9 1.17 1,483.2-20.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,659.6 4.62 1,942.8139.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.3 0.01 7.0-24.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27.6 0.03 22.323.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.4 0.00 27.2-83.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 115.1 0.11 30.8273.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 117.1 0.12 53.6118.51
54 Man-made filaments 264.8 0.26 232.413.97
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14.0 0.01 5.5153.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.9 0.02 29.6-32.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19.1 0.02 75.5-74.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.5 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.4 0.01 5.615.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.1 0.01 6.01.83
69 Ceramic products 4.0 0.00 2.558.80
70 Glass and glassware 17.2 0.02 128.4-86.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,154.7 9.07 10,889.1-15.93
72 Iron and steel 7.5 0.01 42.7-82.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 624.5 0.62 2,101.8-70.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 333.8-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 39.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 135.4 0.13 365.4-62.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 77.6 0.08 39.198.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,183.2 13.06 21,817.7-39.58
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 2,624.9 2.60 2,545.63.11
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 3.8 0.00 108.8-96.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,863.0 3.83 5,714.2-32.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,941.6 1.92 7,555.6-74.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 96.0 0.10 59.960.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,670.3 1.66 5,384.2-68.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 582.9 0.58 707.2-17.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 585.4 0.58 394.948.24
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 215.1 0.21 478.4-55.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 173.4 0.17 131.431.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61.5 0.06 85.4-27.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29.7 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,935.4 17.77 39,292.2-54.35

US Imports from Namibia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 54.50% of US total imports from Namibia (45.09% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.67% of US total imports from Namibia (38.17% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.66% of US total imports from Namibia (1.84% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in 2017 over 2016 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) - an increase of $31.7 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $13.9 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.8 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Namibia 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 123.1 0.10 63.494.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.2 0.01 2.9381.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 66.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 144.7 0.11 80.879.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 90.4 0.07 39.3130.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 789.8 0.62 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 46,219.6 36.06 32,273.643.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.1 0.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6.3 0.00 12.0-47.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 95.6 0.07 8.9974.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.1 0.01 17.2-41.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.1 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 25.6 0.02 17.149.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.5 0.02 4.3382.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6.7 0.01 23.8-71.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 96.1 0.07 89.37.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.2 0.01 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.7 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40.9 0.03 18.8118.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36.1 0.03 5.4564.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38.0 0.03 93.3-59.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.5 0.00 0.6152.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19.2 0.01 72.0-73.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,779.0 1.39 467.4280.64
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69,858.7 54.50 38,127.283.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 618.8 0.48 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 784.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12.6 0.01 7.371.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 456.5 0.36 315.344.79
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 1,180.6 0.92 797.448.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,504.3 1.17 312.5381.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.4 0.00 3.014.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 263.3 0.21 128.1105.55
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 418.0 0.33 115.2262.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 265.7 0.21 41.5540.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 385.9 0.30 104.1270.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,624.0 2.83 10,411.2-65.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce