US trade with North Korea in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 30, 2018

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

US Trade with North Korea

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with North Korea was $0.0 million, down 96.11% ($0.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to North Korea in the first nine months of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 96.11% ($0.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from North Korea in the first nine months of 2017 were $0.0 million, unchanged from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with North Korea in the first nine months of 2017 was $0.0 million, a 96.11% decrease ($0.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

North Korea was the US 224th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 223rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

North Korea was the US 223rd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 220th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

There were no US imports from North Korea both in the first nine months of 2017 and in the first nine months of 2016.

US Exports to North Korea

The major share of US exports to North Korea 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) - 100.00% of US total exports to North Korea (30.48% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to North Korea (3.88% in the first nine months of 2016).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to North Korea (65.64% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

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

  • 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 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
(%)
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 the first nine months of 2017 as well as in the first nine months of 2016.

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