US trade with Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Seychelles

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Seychelles totaled $6.6 million, up 1.57% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $3.5 million, up 3.72% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $3.1 million, down 0.73% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.4 million, a 67.02% increase ($0.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Seychelles was the US 185th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 182nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total trade (down from 0.0007% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 185th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 182nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Seychelles was the US 163rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 162nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Seychelles

The major share of US exports to Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.96% of US total exports to Seychelles (71.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 12.18% of US total exports to Seychelles (3.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.08% of US total exports to Seychelles (1.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.28% of US total exports to Seychelles (10.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.31% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.39% of US total exports to Seychelles (0.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $376.6 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 $300.7 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 $163.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $93.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $77.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $61.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $60.1 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $49.7 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 $47.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $36.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $29.0 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 $27.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $22.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $20.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $17.6 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $13.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $10.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $959.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $132.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $98.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $28.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $25.4 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $17.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $11.3 thousand.
US exports to Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 49.7 1.43 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 160.4 4.62 292.6-45.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 24.0 0.69 16.248.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15.0 0.43 4.5233.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.6 0.10 31.6-88.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 13.7 0.40 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22.2 0.64 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 76.5 2.21 14.7419.05
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 47.7 1.37 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 39.2 1.13 21.681.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 80.7 2.33 20.7290.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.9 0.17 23.6-75.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.1 0.38 15.1-12.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.0 0.29 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.4 0.47 3.2410.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 77.9 2.24 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.5 0.59 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
69 Ceramic products 13.2 0.38 10.723.66
70 Glass and glassware 9.5 0.28 8.413.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 422.3 12.18 121.6247.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 34.8 1.00 5.8496.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.2 0.12 15.5-72.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.9 0.20 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36.9 1.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 342.3 9.87 1,301.4-73.70
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 479.5 13.83 316.351.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 120.5 3.47 125.0-3.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 308.0 8.88 406.4-24.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 126.9 3.66 33.2282.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 216.8 6.25 221.7-2.22
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 158.4 4.57 131.120.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 439.3 12.67 62.7600.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 71.9 2.07 80.6-10.77

US Imports from Seychelles

The major share of US imports from Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.53% of US total imports from Seychelles (53.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.81% of US total imports from Seychelles (21.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.05% of US total imports from Seychelles (13.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.43% of US total imports from Seychelles (3.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.13% of US total imports from Seychelles (1.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $515.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $220.1 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 $62.0 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $35.1 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 $23.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $22.2 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $11.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $380.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $209.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $180.5 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $97.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $45.8 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) - a decrease of $35.8 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $29.3 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $26.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $18.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $12.1 thousand.
US imports from Seychelles in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 11.5 0.37 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,648.5 53.16 1,677.8-1.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 97.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 180.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 97.0 3.13 109.1-11.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59.7 1.93 37.659.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 128.7 4.15 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35.1 1.13 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 45.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 62.0 2.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.4 0.14 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.2 0.20 24.6-74.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 69.0 2.23 95.0-27.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27.8 0.90 408.3-93.20
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 63.8 2.06 40.059.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 209.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 243.6 7.85 23.5937.98
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 35.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 67.1 2.16 69.8-3.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.5 0.11 4.0-12.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 573.2 18.49 57.5896.56
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce