US trade (export - import) with North Korea in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with North Korea in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with North Korea

In 2015, US trade with North Korea was $4.8 million, down 80.22% ($19.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to North Korea in 2015 were $4.8 million, down 80.22% ($19.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from North Korea in 2015 were $0.0 million, unchanged from 2014.

US trade surplus with North Korea in 2015 was $4.8 million, a 80.22% decrease ($19.3 million) over 2014.

North Korea was the US 207th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 187th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0006% in 2014).

North Korea was the US 196th largest export market in 2015 (down from 181st in 2014), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (down from 0.0015% in 2014).

There were no US imports from North Korea both in 2015 and in 2014.

US Exports to North Korea

The major share of US exports to North Korea in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.36% of US total exports to North Korea (0.21% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.57% of US total exports to North Korea (1.40% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to North Korea in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $456.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $158.3 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $16.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to North Korea in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $19,673.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $196.0 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) - a decrease of $17.8 thousand.
US exports to North Korea in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 209.1 4.40 50.8311.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16.4 0.34 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 456.7 9.61 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 122.0 2.57 318.0-61.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,947.5 83.08 23,620.7-83.29

US Imports from North Korea

There were no US imports from North Korea in 2015 as well as in 2014.

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