US trade (export - import) with North Korea in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with North Korea in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with North Korea

In 2013, US trade with North Korea was $6.6 million, down 44.92% ($5.4 million) from 2012.

US exports to North Korea in 2013 were $6.6 million, down 44.92% ($5.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from North Korea in 2013 were $0.0 million, unchanged from 2012.

US trade surplus with North Korea in 2013 was $6.6 million, a 44.92% decrease ($5.4 million) over 2012.

North Korea was the US 207th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 197th in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in 2012).

North Korea was the US 198th largest export market in 2013 (down from 193rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (down from 0.0008% in 2012).

There were no US imports from North Korea both in 2013 and in 2012.

US Exports to North Korea

The major share of US exports to North Korea in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.34% of US total exports to North Korea (3.48% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.55% of US total exports to North Korea (0.18% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of US total exports to North Korea (0.22% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to North Korea in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $91.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $30.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to North Korea in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5,305.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $130.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $20.0 thousand.
US exports to North Korea in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 285.7 4.34 415.7-31.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.2 0.72 16.5185.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.2 0.29 9.4104.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 102.0 1.55 10.4885.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,128.9 93.10 11,434.5-46.40

US Imports from North Korea

There were no US imports from North Korea in 2013 as well as in 2012.

Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce