US trade (export - import) with Niger in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

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

US Trade with Niger

In 2016, US trade with Niger was $72.6 million, down 4.27% ($3.2 million) from 2015.

US exports to Niger in 2016 were $66.3 million, down 7.40% ($5.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Niger in 2016 totaled $6.3 million, up 48.27% ($2.1 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Niger in 2016 was $60.0 million, a 10.93% decrease ($7.4 million) over 2015.

Niger was the US 168th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 167th in 2015), accounting for 0.0020% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Niger was the US 152nd largest export market in 2016 (down from 151st in 2015), accounting for 0.0046% of US total exports (down from 0.0048% in 2015).

Niger was the US 177th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 182nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2015).

US Exports to Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 83.11% of US total exports to Niger (70.85% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of US total exports to Niger (0.65% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.45% of US total exports to Niger (11.14% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.25% of US total exports to Niger (6.42% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.28% of US total exports to Niger (1.95% in 2015).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,300.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,863.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,240.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,179.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $404.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $385.0 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $284.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $258.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $246.9 thousand.

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

  • 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 $9,067.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,696.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,216.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,194.3 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,490.6 thousand;
  • 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 $1,285.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $859.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $578.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $475.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $453.1 thousand.
US exports to Niger 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 228.0 0.34 2,422.3-90.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 49.9 0.08 131.2-61.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 85.4 0.13 538.5-84.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44.2 0.07 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 120.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 521.6 0.79 1,381.1-62.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 407.3 0.61 2.615,685.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 157.4 0.24 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 40.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.3 0.01 38.6-86.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 1,490.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 132.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 444.9 0.67 5,141.5-91.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97.0 0.15 14.6563.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.7 0.01 52.3-85.26
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 66.4 0.10 248.0-73.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 173.3 0.26 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 27.8 0.04 218.5-87.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 642.7 0.97 557.115.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 166.3 0.25 110.450.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.9 0.00 44.2-93.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 55.1 0.08 6.7723.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17.7 0.03 31.0-42.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.00 20.9-85.67
54 Man-made filaments 22.6 0.03 7.1217.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.1 0.01 26.8-84.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 181.7 0.27 123.946.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 620.9 0.94 1,199.8-48.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16.0 0.02 32.0-50.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.3 0.01 3.934.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
69 Ceramic products 2.9 0.00 5.2-43.83
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 475.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.4 0.01 8.5-59.85
72 Iron and steel 18.3 0.03 5.6224.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,390.2 2.10 210.2561.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.8 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 340.0 0.51 93.1265.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 167.2 0.25 124.134.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 142.0 0.21 31.8346.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,263.0 9.45 2,399.8160.98
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 2,398.6 3.62 11,465.7-79.08
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 9.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,322.8 18.59 4,022.8206.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 32,281.1 48.69 29,040.511.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 276.0 0.42 17.81,449.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,561.0 2.35 3,777.2-58.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 319.7 0.48 35.5799.97
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 1,140.1 1.72 2,425.3-52.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 49.9 0.08 113.8-56.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.5 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,555.7 5.36 3,170.712.14

US Imports from Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.35% of US total imports from Niger (20.62% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.54% of US total imports from Niger (0.90% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.99% of US total imports from Niger (1.61% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.80% of US total imports from Niger (0.73% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.71% of US total imports from Niger (1.18% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.17% of US total imports from Niger (2.89% in 2015).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,201.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $697.2 thousand;
  • 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 $139.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $133.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $69.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $67.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $67.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $56.1 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $53.7 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $45.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $22.4 thousand.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $170.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $129.5 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $65.4 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 $64.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $52.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $42.3 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $22.0 thousand.
US imports from Niger 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 69.6 1.10 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 160.2 2.53 26.5504.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 42.3-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4.6 0.07 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.2 0.05 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14.9 0.24 0.0
31 Fertilizers 45.7 0.72 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53.7 0.85 0.0
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 139.1 2.20 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 69.4 1.10 13.3421.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 80.7 1.28 13.3508.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25.2 0.40 12.0110.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.0 0.06 0.31,315.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20.2 0.32 6.8198.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.3 0.27 14.915.63
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 65.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.8 0.04 17.3-83.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.4 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.8 0.04 5.9-52.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.05 1.0187.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45.2 0.71 50.5-10.60
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 11.5 0.18 3.2260.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.9 0.32 18.67.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.9 0.17 2.7308.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 71.8 1.13 4.21,628.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 897.9 14.19 200.7347.45
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 192.5 3.04 256.8-25.02
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 5.4 0.08 5.7-5.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 129.5-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 170.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 65.1 1.03 117.3-44.46
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 24.0 0.38 7.1239.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 52.0 0.82 29.675.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,212.0 66.57 3,010.039.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce