US trade (export - import) with Niger in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Niger

In 2017, US trade with Niger was $51.5 million, down 29.10% ($21.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Niger in 2017 were $44.1 million, down 33.47% ($22.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Niger in 2017 totaled $7.4 million, up 16.68% ($1.1 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Niger in 2017 was $36.7 million, a 38.76% decrease ($23.2 million) over 2016.

Niger was the US 176th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 168th in 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (down from 0.0020% in 2016).

Niger was the US 167th largest export market in 2017 (down from 152nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (down from 0.0046% in 2016).

Niger was the US 175th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 177th in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.20% of US total exports to Niger (83.11% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.93% of US total exports to Niger (1.28% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.68% of US total exports to Niger (2.45% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of US total exports to Niger (3.12% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.22% of US total exports to Niger (0.11% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.08% of US total exports to Niger (2.25% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Niger in 2017 over 2016 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) - an increase of $8,614.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,090.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,380.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $783.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $282.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $276.6 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $256.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $213.2 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $210.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $208.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $190.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $187.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $164.2 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $22,027.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,460.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,221.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $758.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $521.6 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 $452.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $327.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $287.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $228.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $220.0 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $173.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $152.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $152.0 thousand.
US exports to Niger 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5.8 0.01 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 228.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 49.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 190.0 0.43 0.0
10 Cereals 20.5 0.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 85.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 44.2-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 521.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 254.7 0.58 407.3-37.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5.4 0.01 157.4-96.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.0 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11.7 0.03 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 213.2 0.48 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 117.3 0.27 444.9-73.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 97.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 82.3 0.19 7.7966.93
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 35.0 0.08 66.4-47.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 173.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,408.6 3.19 27.84,971.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 925.0 2.10 642.743.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 153.0 0.35 166.3-8.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 211.4 0.48 2.97,279.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 242.3 0.55 55.1339.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 38.4 0.09 17.7117.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 259.0 0.59 3.08,533.33
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.2 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 88.8 0.20 4.12,080.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 458.3 1.04 181.7152.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,711.8 6.15 620.9336.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 180.2 0.41 16.01,026.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55.2 0.13 5.3952.13
69 Ceramic products 66.9 0.15 2.92,190.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.2 0.01 3.452.94
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 632.0 1.43 1,390.2-54.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.2 0.01 10.8-70.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 52.9 0.12 340.0-84.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 166.6 0.38 167.2-0.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75.1 0.17 142.0-47.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,289.1 14.26 6,263.00.42
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 11,012.7 24.97 2,398.6359.12
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 30.0 0.07 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,862.3 4.22 12,322.8-84.89
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10,253.4 23.24 32,281.1-68.24
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 56.0 0.13 276.0-79.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,344.3 5.31 1,561.050.18
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 530.5 1.20 319.765.95
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 687.4 1.56 1,140.1-39.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29.8 0.07 49.9-40.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.6 0.01 4.5-19.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,333.8 5.29 3,555.7-34.36

US Imports from Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.74% of US total imports from Niger (18.35% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.01% of US total imports from Niger (3.99% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.02% of US total imports from Niger (6.54% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.46% of US total imports from Niger (1.80% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.46% of US total imports from Niger (0.71% in 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,159.1 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $343.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $118.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $106.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $78.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $64.6 thousand;
  • 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 $62.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $55.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $54.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $47.1 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $45.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $40.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $25.5 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $586.4 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $148.9 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) - a decrease of $139.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $69.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $66.4 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $45.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $32.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $32.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $26.0 thousand.
US imports from Niger 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
(%)
01 Live animals 343.0 4.65 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 69.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.3 0.15 160.2-92.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.6 0.06 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.7 0.14 4.6130.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 64.6 0.87 0.0
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 45.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20.9 0.28 53.7-61.15
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 0.0 0.00 139.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.4 0.07 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.1 0.50 69.4-46.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14.3 0.19 80.7-82.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 80.6 1.09 25.2219.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.7 0.08 4.042.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.4 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.8 0.04 17.3-83.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48.8 0.66 2.81,617.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.5 0.06 2.485.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.2 0.03 3.0-26.74
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.0 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 40.0 0.54 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 108.0 1.46 45.2139.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 58.6 0.79 11.5408.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.7 0.13 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.3 0.03 19.9-88.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65.4 0.89 10.9501.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 45.8 0.62 71.8-36.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 311.5 4.22 897.9-65.31
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 211.2 2.86 192.59.69
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 5.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 118.9 1.61 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.2 0.10 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 143.9 1.95 65.1120.85
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 44.6 0.60 24.085.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.5 0.35 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 158.9 2.15 52.0205.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,371.0 72.75 4,212.027.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce