US trade with Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Paraguay

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Paraguay totaled $682.4 million, up 5.73% ($37.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $651.3 million, up 8.88% ($53.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $31.1 million, down 34.19% ($16.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $620.2 million, a 12.58% increase ($69.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Paraguay was the US 73rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 72nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0691% of US total trade (down from 0.0787% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 53rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1708% of US total exports (down from 0.1726% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Paraguay was the US 115th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 113th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0051% of US total imports (down from 0.0100% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Paraguay

The major share of US exports to Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.55% of US total exports to Paraguay (76.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.77% of US total exports to Paraguay (9.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.26% of US total exports to Paraguay (5.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.81% of US total exports to Paraguay (1.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $61.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $18.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2.0 million.
US exports to Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15.2 0.00 5.2192.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 166.8 0.03 84.497.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 338.8 0.05 698.2-51.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 73.8-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.8 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 265.7 0.04 203.630.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.3 0.00 2.986.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 24.2 0.00 29.5-17.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 76.3 0.01 94.5-19.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 300.4 0.05 165.082.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 995.0 0.15 724.837.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 112.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,675.6 0.56 1,955.487.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,455.3 0.68 3,762.718.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 55.3 0.01 54.71.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,437.9 0.22 1,088.532.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15.8 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 44,060.9 6.76 54,383.1-18.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 373.5 0.06 101.2269.08
29 Organic chemicals 1,180.2 0.18 2,144.9-44.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,658.8 0.41 3,602.9-26.20
31 Fertilizers 411.1 0.06 2,437.7-83.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 921.9 0.14 1,437.0-35.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,901.4 1.83 8,113.446.69
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 877.1 0.13 627.639.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 320.8 0.05 188.869.92
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 80.0 0.01 3.52,197.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 93.8 0.01 371.4-74.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,164.0 0.33 4,215.4-48.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,196.7 0.80 7,142.3-27.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,563.0 0.24 1,710.1-8.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 343.4 0.05 450.3-23.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 32.8 0.01 36.1-9.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 235.5 0.04 346.3-31.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 150.1 0.02 392.8-61.78
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
52 Cotton 84.9 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 30.5 0.00 39.3-22.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 630.0 0.10 128.5390.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 39.8 0.01 234.7-83.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 67.3 0.01 12.1458.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 69.8 0.01 152.6-54.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 62.7 0.01 26.8134.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 144.6 0.02 266.9-45.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 396.2 0.06 362.59.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 184.4 0.03 751.6-75.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 159.5 0.02 106.549.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 666.7 0.10 247.3169.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.2 0.00 16.6-81.01
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 398.6 0.06 394.80.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72.6 0.01 43.068.79
69 Ceramic products 315.3 0.05 7.83,940.38
70 Glass and glassware 44.2 0.01 159.6-72.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 111.7 0.02 242.2-53.88
72 Iron and steel 27.9 0.00 31.9-12.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 153.4 0.02 384.8-60.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 62.1 0.01 163.9-62.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 720.0 0.11 398.480.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 369.2 0.06 131.7180.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97,686.3 15.00 109,095.1-10.46
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 385,179.5 59.14 323,624.819.02
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 17.6 0.00 48.2-63.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,252.2 1.42 8,850.94.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,578.5 0.55 5,260.9-31.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 282.9 0.04 419.4-32.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,117.9 1.40 13,180.0-30.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,332.7 0.67 5,216.5-16.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 516.7 0.08 185.2179.02
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,645.0 0.41 577.5358.03
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 681.7 0.10 1,287.7-47.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42,475.0 6.52 23,905.177.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 647.5 0.10 432.949.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 269.0 0.04 3.08,881.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,418.4 0.83 5,001.28.34

US Imports from Paraguay

The major share of US imports from Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.78% of US total imports from Paraguay (62.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.74% of US total imports from Paraguay (9.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.31% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.50% of US total imports from Paraguay (18.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.06% of US total imports from Paraguay (1.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.51% of US total imports from Paraguay (2.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $2.0 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) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.4 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 $0.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • 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 $7.5 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Paraguay in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.3 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,735.2 8.80 4,423.4-38.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 30.8 0.10 67.5-54.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 37.1 0.12 195.7-81.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,081.7 13.13 2,085.295.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,231.5 3.96 368.9233.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,165.1 32.70 20,825.3-51.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 15.5 0.05 8.777.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30.7 0.10 14.5112.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 354.6 1.14 330.87.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 455.0 1.46 368.523.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 376.2 1.21 67.2459.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 623.0 2.00 713.4-12.67
29 Organic chemicals 68.4 0.22 16.2323.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.5 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 709.5 2.28 879.9-19.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 186.9-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 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) 1,526.9 4.91 1,174.330.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,638.3 11.70 4,568.2-20.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.6 0.04 5.6127.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.3 0.04 6.3110.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 20.1-98.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23.4 0.08 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,087.9 3.50 8,538.1-87.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 584.3 1.88 585.4-0.18
78 Lead and articles thereof 367.0 1.18 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77.8 0.25 433.1-82.04
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 2,477.7 7.97 849.8191.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.2 0.09 12.6131.61
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 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.1 0.05 168.6-90.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.0 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 303.2 0.98 320.2-5.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce