US trade (export - import) with Serbia in 2017

Published or Updated: May 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Serbia

In 2017, US trade with Serbia was $443.1 million, down 9.07% ($44.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to Serbia in 2017 were $135.3 million, down 17.25% ($28.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Serbia in 2017 were $307.7 million, down 4.94% ($16.0 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Serbia in 2017 was $172.4 million, a 7.61% increase ($12.2 million) over 2016.

Serbia was the US 119th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 112th in 2016), accounting for 0.0112% of US total trade (down from 0.0132% in 2016).

Serbia was the US 132nd largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0088% of US total exports (down from 0.0113% in 2016).

Serbia was the US 101st largest supplier in 2017 (down from 98th in 2016), accounting for 0.0128% of US total imports (down from 0.0144% in 2016).

US Exports to Serbia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.99% of US total exports to Serbia (58.53% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.65% of US total exports to Serbia (16.19% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.05% of US total exports to Serbia (5.77% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.57% of US total exports to Serbia (1.06% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.26% of US total exports to Serbia (0.92% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.01% of US total exports to Serbia (0.15% in 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.7 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 $2.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $27.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Serbia 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 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,619.2 1.94 8,569.8-69.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 104.7 0.08 98.76.10
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 178.8 0.13 217.4-17.74
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 48.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.3 0.01 11.1-33.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 388.8 0.29 1,332.5-70.82
10 Cereals 346.1 0.26 244.541.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 139.2 0.10 106.331.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 50.0 0.04 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 27.8 0.02 19.741.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 52.4 0.04 65.6-20.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 122.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 464.6 0.34 735.2-36.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,398.7 1.03 1,416.4-1.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,190.9 1.62 1,586.238.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2.5 0.00 3.3-23.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,503.4 7.76 11,894.4-11.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27.2 0.02 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 44.5 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,299.7 0.96 243.4434.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 142.6 0.11 13.7940.46
29 Organic chemicals 1,695.0 1.25 509.1232.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,684.3 1.98 2,128.826.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,010.0 0.75 258.0291.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,391.4 1.03 2,145.7-35.15
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 130.0 0.10 161.1-19.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 197.8 0.15 164.220.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 599.0 0.44 644.7-7.09
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28.1 0.02 160.5-82.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,174.2 0.87 904.229.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 958.5 0.71 1,466.7-34.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 878.4 0.65 886.3-0.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20.2 0.01 3.0578.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 358.7 0.27 72.3395.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.5 0.01 2.9369.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 138.0 0.10 128.37.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 152.1 0.11 88.272.46
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
52 Cotton 111.1 0.08 95.416.38
54 Man-made filaments 319.7 0.24 63.8401.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 122.6 0.09 174.2-29.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 47.7 0.04 55.1-13.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.1 0.01 14.7-38.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 155.4 0.11 149.44.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 52.2 0.04 57.4-9.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 201.9 0.15 282.9-28.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136.2 0.10 224.4-39.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 218.3 0.16 153.941.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 73.8 0.05 28.3160.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28.4 0.02 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 224.8 0.17 207.18.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 119.3 0.09 47.1153.14
69 Ceramic products 67.9 0.05 60.212.81
70 Glass and glassware 40.0 0.03 91.5-56.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62.7 0.05 48.329.85
72 Iron and steel 13.5 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 655.5 0.48 717.4-8.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 41.8 0.03 4.8773.70
75 Nickel and articles thereof 51.1 0.04 58.2-12.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,197.8 1.62 159.61,277.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 23.3 0.02 7.3217.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 310.1 0.23 453.0-31.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 191.4 0.14 337.1-43.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,676.6 21.93 22,392.432.53
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 16,567.6 12.24 13,725.220.71
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 217.7 0.16 100.0117.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,239.6 3.13 7,470.4-43.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,966.7 8.84 39,655.9-69.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 90.2 0.07 376.5-76.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,712.0 11.61 11,988.231.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 156.4 0.12 176.8-11.55
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,822.6 1.35 1,277.642.66
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 103.7 0.08 118.7-12.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 572.9 0.42 1,448.4-60.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 152.9 0.11 288.1-46.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 54.2 0.04 3,810.7-98.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,097.2 12.63 20,747.9-17.60

US Imports from Serbia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.95% of US total imports from Serbia (39.44% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.02% of US total imports from Serbia (5.64% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.82% of US total imports from Serbia (11.46% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.47% of US total imports from Serbia (12.85% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.21% of US total imports from Serbia (3.27% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.44% of US total imports from Serbia (1.40% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Serbia in 2017 over the 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) - a decrease of $43.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $14.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $6.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.9 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 $3.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Serbia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 126.4 0.04 67.188.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 161.5 0.05 143.112.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 814.0 0.26 1,256.0-35.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,846.3 9.05 27,594.10.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 731.0 0.24 758.4-3.61
10 Cereals 12.8 0.00 80.2-84.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 43.3 0.01 29.049.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 191.2 0.06 142.634.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 35.7 0.01 36.7-2.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.0 0.00 17.6-60.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31.1 0.01 36.3-14.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 589.2 0.19 688.3-14.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,664.1 0.54 1,583.55.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,213.1 0.39 2,201.5-44.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,749.0 1.87 5,130.012.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,918.0 0.62 1,849.03.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 320.1 0.10 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 152.1 0.05 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 42.6 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 155.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,014.1 0.33 5.319,085.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.3 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 77.2 0.03 104.0-25.79
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 765.5 0.25 441.473.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 454.0 0.15 500.9-9.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,049.1 0.34 2,328.9-54.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16.8 0.01 7.5122.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,241.7 3.00 8,259.211.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,918.2 9.72 25,304.818.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37.1 0.01 40.9-9.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20.3 0.01 6.1230.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 706.7 0.23 147.4379.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 131.1 0.04 54.1142.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 469.1 0.15 131.9255.68
52 Cotton 0.7 0.00 0.7-4.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 70.2-99.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.4 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22.8 0.01 1.02,108.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,032.7 0.66 1,455.339.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,022.6 0.33 1,062.9-3.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,980.6 0.64 1,341.347.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,808.3 2.54 6,651.617.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68.3 0.02 7.3836.22
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.5 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.8 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 140.4 0.05 34.9302.63
69 Ceramic products 101.2 0.03 48.3109.55
70 Glass and glassware 5,425.7 1.76 3,964.736.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,349.2 0.44 4,533.0-70.24
72 Iron and steel 21,294.1 6.92 4,238.7402.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,183.1 2.01 7,417.5-16.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,715.9 2.51 5,440.741.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10.7 0.00 18.9-43.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 263.4 0.09 311.7-15.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,680.0 1.52 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 54.8 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.8 0.00 117.8-92.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 317.7 0.10 270.917.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,605.1 0.85 447.7481.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,121.3 15.31 39,764.318.50
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 22,411.4 7.28 65,655.1-65.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,405.4 10.53 20,684.456.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 53.4 0.02 14.1278.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,484.2 0.81 1,574.557.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17.1 0.01 20.4-16.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.4 0.00 13.5-75.20
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 39,282.1 12.76 45,406.7-13.49
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 2,465.7 0.80 2,519.4-2.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,453.1 1.12 4,294.8-19.60
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11.0 0.00 8.037.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 439.1 0.14 4,342.1-89.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,941.9 2.91 22,903.1-60.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce