US trade with Niger in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Niger

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Niger totaled $38.1 million, up 32.56% ($9.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Niger in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $33.6 million, up 40.80% ($9.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Niger in the first nine months of 2017 were $4.4 million, down 8.11% ($0.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Niger in the first nine months of 2017 was $29.2 million, a 53.24% increase ($10.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Niger was the US 175th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 177th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (up from 0.0011% in the first nine months of 2016).

Niger was the US 165th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 168th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total exports (up from 0.0023% in the first nine months of 2016).

Niger was the US 182nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 174th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.74% of US total exports to Niger (63.58% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.36% of US total exports to Niger (5.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.15% of US total exports to Niger (0.91% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.59% of US total exports to Niger (8.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.36% of US total exports to Niger (5.71% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Niger in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $8,332.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,339.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,532.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,339.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $730.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $279.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $259.0 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $210.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $202.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $190.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $129.7 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,025.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,185.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $760.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $710.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $521.6 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $358.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $277.9 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 $231.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $228.0 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $173.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $152.0 thousand.
US exports to Niger 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5.8 0.02 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 0.56 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 48.3-100.00
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 0.76 314.4-18.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5.4 0.02 157.4-96.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 202.0 0.60 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 71.6 0.21 430.3-83.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 58.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33.7 0.10 2.61,207.92
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 20.2 0.06 66.4-69.60
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 173.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,353.7 4.03 14.19,504.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 688.0 2.05 558.323.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 107.0 0.32 100.66.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.1 0.04 2.9358.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31.0 0.09 55.1-43.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.2 0.06 14.050.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 259.0 0.77 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.7 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.2 0.05 4.1298.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 316.8 0.94 37.5744.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,688.1 5.02 155.3987.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 44.3 0.13 5.3743.09
69 Ceramic products 63.5 0.19 2.92,075.49
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 0.02 3.452.94
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 598.8 1.78 1,359.4-55.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.2 0.01 10.8-70.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48.8 0.15 326.7-85.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 156.5 0.47 126.923.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62.9 0.19 131.0-51.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,854.2 8.49 4,880.0-41.51
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 9,998.7 29.73 1,666.2500.09
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 0.09 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,493.2 4.44 2,679.1-44.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,054.0 23.95 4,714.670.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 56.0 0.17 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,975.1 5.87 1,244.458.71
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 530.5 1.58 319.765.95
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 668.6 1.99 900.5-25.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24.1 0.07 44.4-45.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.6 0.01 4.5-19.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,675.6 4.98 2,386.4-29.79

US Imports from Niger

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.41% of US total imports from Niger (21.41% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.97% of US total imports from Niger (3.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.39% of US total imports from Niger (0.87% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.22% of US total imports from Niger (4.65% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.06% of US total imports from Niger (0.71% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • 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 $104.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $97.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $61.7 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 $57.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $54.1 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $40.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $28.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $26.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $25.5 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) - an increase of $20.4 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $703.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $313.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $72.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $69.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $63.7 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 $46.2 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;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $20.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $17.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand.
US imports from Niger 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
(%)
01 Live animals 343.0 7.71 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 0.25 75.0-84.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 45.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20.9 0.47 53.7-61.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.4 0.12 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.1 0.83 27.236.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.9 0.09 76.7-94.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 76.0 1.71 22.0246.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.0 0.09 4.0-2.01
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 0.06 17.3-83.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.2 0.07 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.1 0.09 1.4194.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.2 0.05 0.4508.91
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.0 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 40.0 0.90 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 91.8 2.06 34.2168.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 40.4 0.91 11.5249.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.7 0.22 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.3 0.05 19.9-88.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65.4 1.47 3.71,669.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 33.0 0.74 6.8385.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 121.1 2.72 825.0-85.32
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 135.8 3.05 182.0-25.41
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 3.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 118.9 2.67 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.2 0.16 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 124.2 2.79 26.4369.96
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 44.1 0.99 23.786.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.5 0.57 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 156.5 3.52 52.0200.92
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,916.2 65.58 3,229.3-9.70
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce