US trade with Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Pakistan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Pakistan totaled $1,694.3 million, up 13.59% ($202.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $758.2 million, up 28.02% ($165.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $936.1 million, up 4.09% ($36.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $177.9 million, a 42.07% decrease ($129.2 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Pakistan was the US 54th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 57th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1624% of US total trade (up from 0.1551% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Pakistan was the US 52nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 54th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1860% of US total exports (up from 0.1564% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Pakistan was the US 54th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 56th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1473% of US total imports (down from 0.1543% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Pakistan

The major share of US exports to Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.38% of US total exports to Pakistan (19.46% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.47% of US total exports to Pakistan (43.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.66% of US total exports to Pakistan (11.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.47% of US total exports to Pakistan (6.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.17% of US total exports to Pakistan (7.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.07% of US total exports to Pakistan (4.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.49% of US total exports to Pakistan (1.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.89% of US total exports to Pakistan (2.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $167.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $25.1 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $22.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $16.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $12.6 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $51.0 million;
  • 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 $19.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $17.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $6.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,064.2 0.14 577.784.20
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,723.5 0.49 3,670.01.46
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 213.3 0.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,370.2 2.16 11,974.036.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 329.1 0.04 377.9-12.91
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 216.0 0.03 16.21,232.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,347.3 0.97 13,536.0-45.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,300.4 2.81 22,678.5-6.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57.0 0.01 232.5-75.51
10 Cereals 32,904.3 4.34 26,123.025.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 257.0 0.03 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 196,249.5 25.88 28,861.1579.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 367.2 0.05 163.6124.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 110.1 0.01 132.4-16.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,536.6 0.33 1,368.085.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 339.3 0.04 141.7139.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 420.1 0.06 326.028.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,143.8 0.41 1,944.661.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,155.0 0.42 1,534.8105.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57.9 0.01 102.2-43.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 817.8 0.11 1,515.1-46.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 982.6 0.13 1,148.7-14.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,921.7 2.36 5,283.8239.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 521.1 0.07 1,041.1-49.95
29 Organic chemicals 5,751.3 0.76 4,518.127.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,100.6 1.20 6,092.049.39
31 Fertilizers 10,551.6 1.39 115.39,052.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,753.9 0.23 1,458.120.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,492.9 0.72 4,729.016.15
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 1,628.4 0.21 2,224.6-26.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,774.0 0.23 1,206.647.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 392.5 0.05 572.8-31.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15.9 0.00 57.4-72.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,005.8 1.45 8,801.025.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,738.0 1.42 12,282.5-12.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,184.8 0.42 1,900.467.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 176.0 0.02 142.623.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 162.9 0.02 56.3189.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,733.7 2.21 14,097.718.70
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,587.0 1.26 9,829.3-2.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,135.1 0.55 3,337.823.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 439.0 0.06 399.49.93
52 Cotton 55,540.4 7.33 33,284.366.87
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 364.8 0.05 372.8-2.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 343.4 0.05 104.9227.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 84.5 0.01 202.8-58.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 94.4 0.01 51.882.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 178.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,249.2 0.16 579.2115.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,352.2 0.18 15.38,757.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 234.2 0.03 158.747.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,886.7 0.64 2,779.075.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 35.3 0.00 47.6-25.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.8 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.7 0.00 7.52.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 422.6 0.06 357.718.16
69 Ceramic products 77.9 0.01 49.956.13
70 Glass and glassware 219.9 0.03 885.3-75.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,301.1 1.89 13,680.34.54
72 Iron and steel 78,859.3 10.40 53,749.346.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,787.3 0.50 2,068.783.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,280.4 0.30 4,530.8-49.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 74.6 0.01 91.6-18.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,059.8 0.14 3,533.6-70.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 347.3 0.05 193.079.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.5 0.00 34.1-42.82
80 Tin and articles thereof 80.0 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 45.8 0.01 27.368.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,511.1 0.20 1,050.243.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 308.9 0.04 228.335.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,130.6 7.53 66,256.2-13.77
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 30,597.6 4.04 49,713.4-38.45
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 9,300.0 1.23 27,125.4-65.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,197.9 2.80 5,230.0305.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 26,894.7 3.55 77,940.6-65.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 45.5 0.01 11.3303.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,220.7 3.33 34,242.6-26.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 46.9 0.01 11.6305.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 30.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 430.1 0.06 646.3-33.46
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 1,534.3 0.20 2,126.4-27.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 463.0 0.06 614.0-24.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 259.3 0.03 277.1-6.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 54.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,483.3 1.91 15,173.8-4.55

US Imports from Pakistan

The major share of US imports from Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 77.42% of US total imports from Pakistan (79.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.76% of US total imports from Pakistan (1.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.47% of US total imports from Pakistan (3.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.64% of US total imports from Pakistan (2.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.88% of US total imports from Pakistan (1.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.75% of US total imports from Pakistan (1.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.49% of US total imports from Pakistan (1.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3.2 million.
US imports from Pakistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,157.2 0.12 659.275.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.0 0.00 98.1-93.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13.6 0.00 11.914.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 117.0 0.01 249.5-53.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 753.8 0.08 1,017.8-25.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,513.6 0.48 5,122.4-11.88
10 Cereals 6,495.4 0.69 5,604.715.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 16.1-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 246.7 0.03 283.1-12.85
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,655.3 0.18 1,791.3-7.59
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 27.2 0.00 75.9-64.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 862.2 0.09 1,615.5-46.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,643.2 1.24 7,638.152.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,397.3 0.15 1,374.11.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 888.5 0.09 522.370.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,205.1 0.13 987.022.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 461.3 0.05 292.657.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,008.8 0.11 369.7172.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,937.2 1.49 12,439.112.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 203.6 0.02 23.5767.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 104.3 0.01 42.0148.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 238.5 0.03 202.717.64
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 42.8 0.00 38.311.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.4 0.00 82.0-73.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.7 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,257.5 3.66 14,640.2134.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 315.7 0.03 460.4-31.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,045.4 0.11 983.36.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29,242.6 3.12 30,638.8-4.56
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 24.1 0.00 48.3-50.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 126.1 0.01 98.328.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 36.3 0.00 70.7-48.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 118.9 0.01 113.94.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.6 0.00 155.4-79.03
50 Silk 0.9 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 55.6 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 25,750.9 2.75 28,964.7-11.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 155.7 0.02 69.0125.64
54 Man-made filaments 601.5 0.06 711.2-15.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,354.8 0.36 3,343.10.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 166.4 0.02 50.9226.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14,433.9 1.54 18,568.9-22.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 231.8 0.02 212.39.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 623.6 0.07 897.3-30.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 36.2 0.00 475.3-92.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 192,731.8 20.59 190,972.60.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136,972.6 14.63 133,052.32.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 347,879.8 37.16 340,208.22.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,066.4 0.11 853.125.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 653.2 0.07 496.431.57
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.4 0.00 24.4-77.90
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,719.7 0.18 1,265.435.90
69 Ceramic products 56.4 0.01 89.0-36.66
70 Glass and glassware 22.7 0.00 24.9-8.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,612.2 1.88 15,434.614.11
72 Iron and steel 6,095.7 0.65 3,351.481.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,518.9 0.16 894.069.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,102.8 0.12 967.414.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 40.2 0.00 7.8418.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 302.1 0.03 354.5-14.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 852.4 0.09 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,316.4 0.67 5,692.710.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 151.0 0.02 247.4-38.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 516.4 0.06 368.240.25
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 654.6 0.07 546.519.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 683.7 0.07 563.321.38
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 16.7 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,860.8 2.44 22,477.91.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.2 0.00 150.0-92.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 182.5 0.02 152.120.01
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 428.7 0.05 258.665.79
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 18,107.4 1.93 18,352.6-1.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,963.9 0.96 5,115.875.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,024.5 0.22 2,266.7-10.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 318.2 0.03 142.2123.80
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,597.1 0.92 13,912.0-38.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce