US trade with Namibia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 03, 2018

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

US Trade with Namibia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Namibia was $171.1 million, down 17.11% ($35.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Namibia in the first nine months of 2017 were $76.6 million, down 48.56% ($72.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Namibia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $94.5 million, up 64.20% ($37.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Namibia went from a surplus of $91.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a deficit of $18.0 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Namibia was the US 141st largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 129th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0059% of US total trade (down from 0.0079% in the first nine months of 2016).

Namibia was the US 141st largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 123rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0067% of US total exports (down from 0.0141% in the first nine months of 2016).

Namibia was the US 118th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 127th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (up from 0.0037% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Namibia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.08% of US total exports to Namibia (10.19% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.40% of US total exports to Namibia (19.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.64% of US total exports to Namibia (37.10% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.92% of US total exports to Namibia (6.33% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.98% of US total exports to Namibia (5.35% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of US total exports to Namibia (1.58% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.3 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 $0.7 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 $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Namibia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $46.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $13.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.6 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 $3.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.7 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 the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,348.9 3.07 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22.4 0.03 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 0.28 0.0
10 Cereals 4,473.1 5.84 9,121.8-50.96
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 0.00 6.9-49.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9.0 0.01 8.110.33
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 3.9 0.01 23.1-83.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 455.1 0.59 198.1129.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49.0 0.06 12.3298.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,317.7 3.03 2,217.64.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,596.2 8.61 53,007.2-87.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18.6 0.02 18.21.99
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 79.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 41.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.1 0.01 150.7-97.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 71.4 0.09 236.6-69.84
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 494.5 0.65 211.5133.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,629.8 20.41 11,517.135.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 820.4 1.07 1,078.4-23.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,464.1 5.83 1,829.1144.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.3 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.7 0.03 22.3-11.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.4 0.01 27.2-83.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 103.6 0.14 13.7656.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 110.7 0.14 50.1120.98
54 Man-made filaments 210.8 0.28 232.4-9.27
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.6 0.01 2.6190.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.9 0.03 9.1117.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19.1 0.02 65.0-70.63
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 3.2 0.00 5.6-42.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.1 0.01 6.01.83
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
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 4,579.1 5.98 7,958.9-42.47
72 Iron and steel 7.5 0.01 42.7-82.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 593.5 0.78 1,681.1-64.70
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 25.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 88.2 0.12 238.4-62.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74.1 0.10 21.4246.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,141.1 13.24 13,216.5-23.27
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 2,215.2 2.89 1,531.344.66
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 5.0-25.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,674.3 3.49 4,870.4-45.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,480.1 1.93 4,335.1-65.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.01 59.9-89.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,394.7 1.82 4,953.8-71.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 707.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 424.1 0.55 369.414.81
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 100.5 0.13 55.979.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 165.7 0.22 131.426.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43.5 0.06 85.4-49.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.7 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,025.5 18.32 27,835.9-49.61

US Imports from Namibia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 51.54% of US total imports from Namibia (41.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.91% of US total imports from Namibia (43.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.46% of US total imports from Namibia (2.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.62% of US total imports from Namibia (1.38% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Namibia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $25.0 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $11.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.8 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;
  • 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 $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) - an increase of $0.3 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Namibia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 123.1 0.13 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.2 0.01 2.9381.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 92.5 0.10 61.450.57
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 42.4 0.04 39.37.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 789.8 0.84 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 35,993.5 38.08 24,887.244.63
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 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.7 0.01 4.6200.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.2 0.01 17.2-63.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.1 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 22.3 0.02 9.2141.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.3 0.00 4.3-69.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6.4 0.01 20.3-68.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52.0 0.06 44.815.97
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
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 39.5 0.04 5.3642.10
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 33.2 0.04 5.4510.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37.0 0.04 93.3-60.40
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 0.02 72.0-73.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,174.0 1.24 371.8215.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48,725.3 51.54 23,754.4105.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 571.0 0.60 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 0.01 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 420.1 0.44 272.853.98
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 1,151.0 1.22 750.653.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,469.4 1.55 64.92,162.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 234.1 0.25 113.3106.63
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 415.7 0.44 115.2260.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 150.3 0.16 41.5262.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.8 0.03 66.8-50.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,852.5 3.02 5,910.2-51.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce