US trade with Niger in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Niger

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Niger was $13.4 million, down 69.44% ($30.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Niger in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $10.5 million, down 75.29% ($31.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Niger in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $2.9 million, up 97.33% ($1.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Niger in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $7.5 million, a 81.56% decrease ($33.4 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Niger was the US 178th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 148th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (down from 0.0046% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Niger was the US 170th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 130th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (down from 0.0112% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Niger was the US 164th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 178th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Niger

The major share of US exports to Niger 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) - 70.46% of US total exports to Niger (94.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.65% of US total exports to Niger (1.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.48% of US total exports to Niger (0.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.18% of US total exports to Niger (0.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,051.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $558.0 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) - an increase of $281.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $211.4 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 $198.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $180.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $152.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $72.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $52.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $43.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $41.2 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $25,367.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9,274.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $511.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $276.0 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 $220.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $92.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $39.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $37.0 thousand.
US exports to Niger 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
(%)
10 Cereals 20.5 0.20 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 37.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 92.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.0 0.03 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11.7 0.11 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 11.3 0.11 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 45.7 0.44 14.6212.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 48.6 0.46 5.1845.97
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 14.8 0.14 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 54.8 0.52 13.7300.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 237.0 2.26 84.4180.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46.0 0.44 65.6-29.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 198.3 1.89 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 211.4 2.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17.2 0.16 3.7371.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
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 2.6 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 72.5 0.69 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 141.5 1.35 144.2-1.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,023.7 9.76 465.6119.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 180.2 1.72 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.0 0.10 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.4 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.1 0.32 30.87.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.1 0.04 13.3-69.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.1 0.10 40.3-75.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12.1 0.12 11.010.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,434.9 32.76 1,383.0148.37
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 1,013.9 9.67 732.438.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 369.2 3.52 9,643.8-96.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,199.4 20.98 27,566.4-92.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 276.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 369.3 3.52 316.516.67
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 18.8 0.18 239.7-92.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.7 0.05 5.53.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 658.2 6.28 1,169.3-43.71

US Imports from Niger

The major share of US imports from Niger 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) - 9.73% of US total imports from Niger (8.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.71% of US total imports from Niger (12.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total imports from Niger (0.56% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total imports from Niger (4.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.52% of US total imports from Niger (6.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Niger 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) - an increase of $1,472.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $117.5 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) - an increase of $64.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $64.6 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $42.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $18.3 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $10.7 thousand.

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

  • 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;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $85.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $52.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $42.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $19.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $14.9 thousand.
US imports from Niger 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
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 85.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.6 0.16 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.7 0.36 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 64.6 2.20 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 0.0 0.00 139.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 42.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.4 0.35 4.0157.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.6 0.16 3.340.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.8 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.4 0.08 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 45.6 1.55 2.81,506.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.4 0.01 1.0-63.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16.3 0.55 11.048.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.3 0.62 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12.8 0.44 65.0-80.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 190.4 6.49 72.9161.09
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 75.4 2.57 10.5616.20
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 2.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19.7 0.67 38.7-49.21
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 0.5 0.02 0.337.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.4 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,454.8 83.62 982.6149.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce