US trade (export - import) with Seychelles in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

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

US Trade with Seychelles

In 2017, US trade with Seychelles totaled $29.7 million, up 55.84% ($10.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Seychelles in 2017 totaled $15.5 million, up 25.05% ($3.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Seychelles in 2017 totaled $14.1 million, up 113.69% ($7.5 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in 2017 was $1.4 million, a 75.81% decrease ($4.4 million) over 2016.

Seychelles was the US 182nd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 186th in 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (up from 0.0005% in 2016).

Seychelles was the US 183rd largest export market in 2017 (up from 184th in 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0009% in 2016).

Seychelles was the US 161st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 175th in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in 2016).

US Exports to Seychelles

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.93% of US total exports to Seychelles (62.46% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.54% of US total exports to Seychelles (7.98% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.17% of US total exports to Seychelles (4.31% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.13% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.33% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.83% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.29% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.12% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.36% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.08% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.51% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles 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 $1,343.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,140.5 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $663.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $451.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $418.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $356.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $285.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $171.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $142.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $109.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $95.2 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $66.2 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $61.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $50.2 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,294.9 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $724.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $206.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $55.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51.6 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles 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 66.2 0.43 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,140.3 7.34 688.465.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 505.2 3.25 220.1129.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10.4 0.07 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.4 0.02 17.9-81.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22.0 0.14 7.7184.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47.1 0.30 43.09.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 29.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11.8 0.08 7.655.20
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 20.6 0.13 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.6 0.31 18.2167.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 194.9 1.25 173.612.28
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 117.8 0.76 56.4109.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 86.2 0.55 42.7101.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 358.6 2.31 216.365.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 120.6 0.78 11.0991.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.8 0.19 32.4-8.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 74.0 0.48 29.8148.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 82.5 0.53 39.7107.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.0 0.12 224.2-91.95
52 Cotton 5.9 0.04 5.114.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.0 0.03 40.8-90.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.1 0.04 8.1-24.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.4 0.11 13.720.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 91.9 0.59 41.6120.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 39.5 0.25 61.0-35.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.02 10.8-64.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 18.3 0.12 10.771.04
70 Glass and glassware 45.0 0.29 8.4435.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 953.4 6.13 290.0228.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 112.4 0.72 17.2552.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 34.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.2 0.03 15.5-72.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29.6 0.19 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 449.5 2.89 93.1383.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,115.6 13.61 3,410.5-37.97
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 2,351.0 15.12 1,007.6133.32
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 9.4 0.06 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 636.3 4.09 687.9-7.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,924.8 12.38 1,506.927.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,191.5 7.66 51.02,235.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,088.5 7.00 1,101.5-1.18
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
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 340.8 2.19 1,065.1-68.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 777.6 5.00 605.828.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 55.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.0 0.06 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 363.9 2.34 396.2-8.16

US Imports from Seychelles

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.87% of US total imports from Seychelles (35.49% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.74% of US total imports from Seychelles (19.76% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.41% of US total imports from Seychelles (9.65% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.08% of US total imports from Seychelles (5.33% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of US total imports from Seychelles (7.28% in 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,929.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,607.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,219.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $633.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $515.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $408.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $194.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $172.0 thousand;
  • 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 $128.7 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $122.6 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $95.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $75.0 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $64.4 thousand;
  • 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 $48.3 thousand.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $461.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $252.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $104.4 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles 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 11.5 0.08 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,278.3 37.33 2,348.7124.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 194.7 1.38 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.9 0.08 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 95.0 0.67 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 104.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,844.9 13.05 237.4677.00
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 28.4 0.20 39.1-27.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 239.7 1.69 219.69.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 113.0 0.80 38.0197.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 128.7 0.91 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39.8 0.28 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.3 0.07 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 64.4 0.46 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.3 0.03 465.5-99.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 175.2 1.24 3.15,501.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.4 0.01 3.5-59.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 122.6 0.87 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.4 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.2 0.04 24.6-74.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 955.4 6.76 321.8196.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.6 0.08 6.286.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.0 0.20 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,162.0 8.22 753.954.14
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 154.4 1.09 106.145.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 881.5 6.23 366.1140.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,300.9 9.20 81.41,498.41
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 59.8 0.42 76.7-22.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 169.1 1.20 130.729.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.0 0.12 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 23.6 0.17 17.932.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,003.2 7.09 1,255.8-20.11
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce