US trade (export - import) with North Korea in 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 30, 2018

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

US Trade with North Korea

In 2017, US trade with North Korea was $2.7 thousand, down 98.09% ($136.7 thousand) from 2016.

US exports to North Korea in 2017 were $2.7 thousand, down 98.09% ($136.7 thousand) from 2016.

US imports from North Korea in 2017 were $0.0 thousand, unchanged from 2016.

US trade surplus with North Korea in 2017 was $2.7 thousand, a 98.09% decrease ($136.7 thousand) over 2016.

US Exports to North Korea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 100.00% of US total exports to North Korea (14.96% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to North Korea (1.90% in 2016).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to North Korea (83.14% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to North Korea 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 $2.7 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $71.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $44.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $20.8 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US exports to North Korea 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
(%)
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 71.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 44.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
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 2.7 100.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00

US Imports from North Korea

There were no US imports from North Korea in 2017 as well as in 2016.

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