US trade (export - import) with Paraguay in 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Paraguay

In 2017, US trade with Paraguay totaled $2,893.8 million, up 34.74% ($746.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Paraguay in 2017 totaled $2,759.9 million, up 39.39% ($780.0 million) from 2016.

US imports from Paraguay in 2017 were $133.9 million, down 20.18% ($33.9 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in 2017 was $2,626.0 million, a 44.91% increase ($813.8 million) over 2016.

Paraguay was the US 74th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 73rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0732% of US total trade (up from 0.0580% in 2016).

Paraguay was the US 54th largest export market in 2017 (up from 57th in 2016), accounting for 0.1785% of US total exports (up from 0.1362% in 2016).

Paraguay was the US 116th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 110th in 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total imports (down from 0.0075% in 2016).

US Exports to Paraguay

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.58% of US total exports to Paraguay (75.96% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.94% of US total exports to Paraguay (8.92% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.90% of US total exports to Paraguay (5.80% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.77% of US total exports to Paraguay (1.92% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Paraguay 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 $452.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $152.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $77.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $58.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $12.3 million.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10.8 million.
US exports to Paraguay 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
(%)
01 Live animals 329.4 0.01 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 258.0 0.01 181.841.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 156.6 0.01 10.41,408.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 388.5 0.01 162.5139.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,183.6 0.08 1,937.912.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21.9 0.00 7.4198.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 48.0 0.00 10.8343.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 211.7 0.01 99.1113.68
10 Cereals 29.8 0.00 29.12.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31.7 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 959.4 0.03 1,129.9-15.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 390.5 0.01 535.5-27.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 309.6 0.01 64.4381.10
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 87.6 0.00 72.620.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 398.9 0.01 386.83.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 761.3 0.03 983.3-22.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,739.3 0.17 2,500.489.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 105.5 0.00 373.6-71.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,381.1 0.41 7,808.045.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,192.3 0.73 17,272.216.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 520.8 0.02 332.856.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,391.3 0.20 4,027.433.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 380.4 0.01 109.1248.81
26 Ores, slag and ash 24.2 0.00 13.776.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 329,192.5 11.93 176,576.486.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,237.0 0.04 344.1259.48
29 Organic chemicals 5,262.9 0.19 5,557.1-5.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,357.7 0.38 12,587.3-17.71
31 Fertilizers 16,704.1 0.61 3,938.2324.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,185.6 0.15 5,445.5-23.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 51,874.7 1.88 39,533.131.22
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 2,871.7 0.10 2,605.410.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,037.0 0.04 1,096.4-5.42
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 80.0 0.00 272.9-70.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,393.8 0.05 995.540.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,869.6 0.39 10,841.10.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,037.0 0.87 26,814.3-10.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,290.0 0.19 4,866.18.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.1 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,715.5 0.06 1,155.948.42
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.5 0.00 26.6-82.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11.2 0.00 155.9-92.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 83.3 0.00 54.054.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,820.4 0.07 1,706.46.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 995.2 0.04 1,261.6-21.11
50 Silk 20.2 0.00 78.5-74.28
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 249.2 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16.6 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 164.4 0.01 323.2-49.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,887.3 0.07 1,022.784.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 346.5 0.01 314.210.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 315.3 0.01 220.343.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 344.1 0.01 470.8-26.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 291.9 0.01 123.0137.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 824.6 0.03 1,195.0-31.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,000.0 0.07 1,514.132.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 763.7 0.03 1,686.0-54.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 720.4 0.03 500.843.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,402.7 0.09 1,726.339.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 134.6 0.00 123.78.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,515.6 0.05 993.152.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 283.8 0.01 189.349.95
69 Ceramic products 610.8 0.02 358.770.29
70 Glass and glassware 365.7 0.01 615.7-40.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 648.5 0.02 1,297.0-50.00
72 Iron and steel 349.2 0.01 191.282.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,036.2 0.04 1,253.7-17.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 49.4 0.00 17.9175.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 430.6 0.02 673.3-36.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.9 0.00 8.7-20.76
80 Tin and articles thereof 10.1 0.00 6.070.08
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19.9 0.00 17.911.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,541.2 0.06 966.959.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,362.5 0.05 317.9328.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 370,954.9 13.44 312,441.118.73
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 1,543,799.2 55.94 1,091,310.841.46
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 84.6 0.00 142.3-40.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 39,422.6 1.43 38,966.41.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14,869.9 0.54 15,815.0-5.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,581.9 0.06 2,143.9-26.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,423.9 1.17 43,200.4-24.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,665.0 0.75 15,721.431.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,149.4 0.04 517.0122.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8,996.5 0.33 4,031.4123.16
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 2,860.3 0.10 3,702.6-22.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 160,742.5 5.82 83,698.892.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,050.5 0.07 1,140.579.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 273.6 0.01 28.7854.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 22,926.1 0.83 16,955.735.21

US Imports from Paraguay

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 69.10% of US total imports from Paraguay (66.58% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.03% of US total imports from Paraguay (9.05% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.03% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.17% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.06% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.54% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.35% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.83% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.92% of US total imports from Paraguay (13.57% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Paraguay 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 $6.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Paraguay in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $20.2 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $18.1 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Paraguay in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.2 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,514.2 10.09 15,549.4-13.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 16.0 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 589.4-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55.4 0.04 320.8-82.73
10 Cereals 3,999.8 2.99 108.83,577.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 40.6 0.03 1,748.4-97.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,643.0 10.94 15,812.6-7.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,063.0 3.03 3,051.233.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 49,193.6 36.74 67,330.1-26.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 45.3 0.03 30.647.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 79.3 0.06 29.2171.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,301.5 0.97 2,033.6-36.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 986.8 0.74 1,345.5-26.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,443.9 1.08 536.6169.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,141.6 2.35 3,194.5-1.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 94.2 0.07 37.7149.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.8 0.00 3.094.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,926.3 2.93 3,494.112.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 66.5 0.05 727.1-90.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.7 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,569.5 4.91 4,681.240.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,406.3 10.01 15,102.8-11.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.6 0.01 6.223.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22.1 0.02 66.5-66.71
52 Cotton 0.5 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 65.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43.6 0.03 18.6134.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13.6 0.01 20.1-32.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.1 0.01 10.2-10.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.8 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 194.1 0.14 63.0207.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.2 0.00 12.9-52.05
69 Ceramic products 8.3 0.01 2.9188.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,566.0 1.92 22,760.4-88.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,185.4 1.63 3,037.5-28.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 958.8 0.72 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 598.5 0.45 1,157.5-48.30
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 8,696.4 6.49 2,028.7328.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6.5 0.00 130.5-95.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 111.4 0.08 320.6-65.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 136.7 0.10 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.3 0.01 0.0
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 45.5 0.03 57.5-20.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20.1 0.02 168.6-88.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.7 0.01 26.2-51.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,618.8 1.21 2,015.4-19.68
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce