US trade with Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 07, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Namibia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Namibia totaled $41.8 million, up 34.51% ($10.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $23.1 million, up 53.12% ($8.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $18.8 million, up 17.02% ($2.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a deficit of $1.0 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $4.3 million in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Namibia was the US 151st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of US total trade (up from 0.0038% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Namibia was the US 145th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 147th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0060% of US total exports (up from 0.0043% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Namibia was the US 130th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 128th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (down from 0.0034% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Namibia

The major share of US exports to Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.53% of US total exports to Namibia (18.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.39% of US total exports to Namibia (42.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.39% of US total exports to Namibia (0.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.58% of US total exports to Namibia (12.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.14% of US total exports to Namibia (0.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of US total exports to Namibia (2.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.7 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 $1.1 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 695.8 3.02 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22.4 0.10 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 180.0 0.78 0.0
10 Cereals 1,738.4 7.54 0.0
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 3.5 0.02 6.9-49.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9.0 0.04 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 42.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.9 0.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 167.1 0.73 51.2226.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35.4 0.15 3.5918.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 724.8 3.14 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 40.6-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22.9 0.10 14.854.12
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 189.4 0.82 55.4241.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,548.9 28.41 2,049.1219.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 157.1 0.68 160.1-1.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,501.9 6.52 428.1250.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.9 0.05 22.3-46.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 103.6 0.45 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.3 0.02 6.1-12.12
54 Man-made filaments 210.8 0.91 114.883.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.5 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.2 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.1 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.3 0.01 117.9-97.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 825.5 3.58 1,898.3-56.51
72 Iron and steel 7.5 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 192.3 0.83 5.23,584.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 333.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25.0 0.11 69.6-64.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.1 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,263.6 14.16 2,142.352.34
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 346.8 1.50 390.4-11.15
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 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 647.1 2.81 654.3-1.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 496.0 2.15 1,050.2-52.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 403.1 1.75 2,109.4-80.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 707.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 238.8 1.04 98.4142.60
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 5.6 0.02 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79.1 0.34 3.81,993.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.3 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,146.9 17.99 2,457.568.75

US Imports from Namibia

The major share of US imports from Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 87.52% of US total imports from Namibia (54.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.19% of US total imports from Namibia (35.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.98% of US total imports from Namibia (1.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $7.6 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.8 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) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Namibia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.6 0.06 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 46.5 0.25 7.5516.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20.8 0.11 29.4-29.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 782.8 4.17 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5,698.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.1 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.8 0.05 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 14.7 0.08 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.2 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33.2 0.18 0.65,409.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.7 0.04 17.2-60.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.7 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 31.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 306.9 1.64 352.1-12.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,413.4 87.52 8,795.686.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.6 0.02 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.5 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 59.2 0.32 163.9-63.91
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 26.5 0.14 58.7-54.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 55.0 0.29 6.0824.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 230.4 1.23 65.4252.20
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 369.1 1.97 6.45,643.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62.5 0.33 41.550.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.0 0.05 33.6-70.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 266.8 1.42 713.7-62.62
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce