US trade with Seychelles in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 02, 2018

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

US Trade with Seychelles

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Seychelles totaled $8.2 million, up 77.43% ($3.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Seychelles in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $5.2 million, up 36.34% ($1.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Seychelles in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $3.0 million, up 269.44% ($2.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $2.2 million, a 27.13% decrease ($0.8 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Seychelles was the US 179th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 188th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (up from 0.0006% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 175th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 181st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total exports (up from 0.0011% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 161st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 186th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles 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) - 61.99% of US total exports to Seychelles (66.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.51% of US total exports to Seychelles (10.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.93% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.11% of US total exports to Seychelles (6.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.25% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.41% of US total exports to Seychelles (2.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.19% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $723.3 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 $574.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $338.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $321.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $277.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $233.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $87.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $54.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $30.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $28.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $26.4 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 $23.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $20.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles 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 $982.5 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 $96.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $74.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $64.1 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) - a decrease of $63.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $47.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $31.3 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) - a decrease of $25.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $18.3 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles 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 520.6 10.07 199.0161.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 481.2 9.31 203.9135.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6.6 0.13 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 5.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.8 0.17 4.593.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.1 0.06 67.1-95.44
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 18.6 0.36 44.5-58.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 127.6 2.47 99.328.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54.2 1.05 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.9 0.46 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37.0 0.72 10.6247.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27.5 0.53 6.7310.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
52 Cotton 5.9 0.11 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.0 0.08 3.83.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 47.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 7.3 0.14 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 21.1 0.41 84.7-75.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.3 0.06 6.1-45.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 31.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.0 0.08 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 298.9 5.78 65.7355.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 297.0 5.75 1,279.5-76.79
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 783.7 15.16 209.2274.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 75.0 1.45 149.5-49.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 716.9 13.87 378.389.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 736.1 14.24 12.85,664.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 595.5 11.52 508.017.21
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 58.9 1.14 155.5-62.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 110.1 2.13 79.738.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.0 0.17 0.0

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles 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) - 38.88% of US total imports from Seychelles (31.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.44% of US total imports from Seychelles (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.34% of US total imports from Seychelles (26.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.53% of US total imports from Seychelles (8.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.37% of US total imports from Seychelles (2.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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) - an increase of $734.1 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $631.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $384.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $213.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $52.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $40.8 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) - an increase of $37.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $35.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $31.1 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $29.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $20.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $16.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $11.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $11.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles 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) - a decrease of $31.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $12.1 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles 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 597.9 19.95 213.4180.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.9 0.40 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 112.4 3.75 71.657.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 53.3 1.78 0.511,578.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29.4 0.98 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.3 0.14 16.3-73.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35.8 1.20 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.4 0.05 0.0
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 2.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.7 0.56 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 631.2 21.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.6 0.39 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 65.2 2.18 72.7-10.24
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 10.9 0.36 42.2-74.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 355.4 11.86 142.4149.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 734.1 24.49 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 37.2 1.24 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 92.0 3.07 60.951.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.1 0.67 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce