US trade with Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 03, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Namibia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Namibia was $58.0 million, down 36.32% ($33.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $24.3 million, down 62.02% ($39.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $33.7 million, up 24.69% ($6.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a surplus of $37.1 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $9.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Namibia was the US 143rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 125th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total trade (down from 0.0095% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Namibia was the US 144th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 119th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0060% of US total exports (down from 0.0169% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Namibia was the US 117th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 121st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (up from 0.0046% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Namibia

The major share of US exports to Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.46% of US total exports to Namibia (22.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 18.80% of US total exports to Namibia (4.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.03% of US total exports to Namibia (7.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.23% of US total exports to Namibia (45.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.96% of US total exports to Namibia (0.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.8 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) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - 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.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $29.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.8 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) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 213.2 0.88 64.2231.83
10 Cereals 1,823.1 7.49 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.2 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.7 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5.0 0.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23.3 0.10 67.8-65.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 111.0 0.46 5.51,923.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,954.5 12.14 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22.8 0.09 29,385.4-99.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 76.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 28.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8.7 0.04 298.0-97.09
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 91.3 0.38 12.1653.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,492.6 14.35 3,916.9-10.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 356.4 1.46 404.8-11.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 195.5 0.80 113.771.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.0 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11.5 0.05 17.1-33.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.4 0.03 3.583.08
54 Man-made filaments 54.0 0.22 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.5 0.03 2.9120.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 20.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
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
69 Ceramic products 4.0 0.02 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 4,575.5 18.80 2,930.256.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 31.0 0.13 420.6-92.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47.2 0.19 127.0-62.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.4 0.01 17.6-80.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,042.1 12.50 8,601.3-64.63
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 409.7 1.68 1,014.3-59.61
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 0.00 103.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,188.8 4.88 843.840.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 461.5 1.90 3,220.5-85.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 90.0 0.37 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 275.6 1.13 430.5-35.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 582.9 2.39 0.0
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 161.3 0.66 25.6531.34
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 114.7 0.47 422.5-72.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.7 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.0 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.10 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,909.9 16.06 11,456.3-65.87

US Imports from Namibia

The major share of US imports from Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 62.79% of US total imports from Namibia (53.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.38% of US total imports from Namibia (27.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.40% of US total imports from Namibia (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $6.8 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Namibia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 63.4-100.00
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 52.2 0.16 19.3170.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 48.0 0.14 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,226.1 30.38 7,386.338.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 81.8 0.24 4.31,788.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.9 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.3 0.01 7.9-58.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.2 0.06 0.0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.4 0.00 3.5-88.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44.1 0.13 44.4-0.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.7 0.03 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.4 0.00 13.4-89.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 604.9 1.80 95.5533.22
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 21,133.4 62.79 14,372.847.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 47.8 0.14 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36.5 0.11 42.5-14.23
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 29.6 0.09 46.8-36.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35.0 0.10 247.6-85.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.4 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.2 0.09 14.897.31
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 2.4 0.01 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 115.4 0.34 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 353.1 1.05 37.2848.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 771.5 2.29 4,501.0-82.86
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce