US trade (export - import) with Sierra Leone in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sierra Leone in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sierra Leone

In 2014, US trade with Sierra Leone was $117.0 million, down 5.81% ($7.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Sierra Leone in 2014 totaled $87.9 million, up 6.68% ($5.5 million) from 2013.

US imports from Sierra Leone in 2014 were $29.1 million, down 30.41% ($12.7 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Sierra Leone in 2014 was $58.8 million, a 44.88% increase ($18.2 million) over 2013.

Sierra Leone was the US 161st largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 157th in 2013), accounting for 0.0029% of US total trade (down from 0.0032% in 2013).

Sierra Leone was the US 148th largest export market in 2014 (up from 151st in 2013), accounting for 0.0054% of US total exports (up from 0.0052% in 2013).

Sierra Leone was the US 152nd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 142nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0012% of US total imports (down from 0.0018% in 2013).

US Exports to Sierra Leone

The major share of US exports to Sierra Leone in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.91% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (52.49% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.66% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (21.21% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.51% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (7.69% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.70% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (7.08% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.70% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (1.19% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Sierra Leone in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6,114.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,208.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,192.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,611.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,539.0 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,155.5 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 $713.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $598.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $583.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $370.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $266.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Sierra Leone in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9,695.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,861.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,063.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,479.7 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,060.0 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $515.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $482.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $264.4 thousand.
US exports to Sierra Leone in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,008.7 7.97 9,072.1-22.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86.0 0.10 69.823.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 62.7 0.07 161.8-61.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.9 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 36.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 102.0 0.12 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 616.1 0.70 1,098.0-43.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 390.0 0.44 123.8215.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 80.8 0.09 40.898.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13.0 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,384.5 1.57 1,013.636.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 499.5 0.57 340.846.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,565.6 9.74 5,372.659.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 187.9 0.21 134.439.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.7 0.01 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22.2 0.03 16.831.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 37.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 317.5 0.36 287.010.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 308.3 0.35 45.0585.11
29 Organic chemicals 10.8 0.01 51.1-78.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 128.2 0.15 2,989.5-95.71
31 Fertilizers 2,155.5 2.45 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 160.6 0.18 156.22.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 547.3 0.62 718.0-23.78
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 182.6 0.21 21.5747.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14.0 0.02 81.1-82.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 87.0 0.10 11.4666.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 332.9 0.38 185.079.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,853.4 6.66 1,645.0255.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,973.1 3.38 434.1584.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53.4 0.06 26.3102.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17.1 0.02 124.5-86.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 199.8 0.23 134.248.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 128.4 0.15 213.4-39.85
54 Man-made filaments 41.5 0.05 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 51.6 0.06 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.1 0.01 212.2-94.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15.4 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 987.6 1.12 389.5153.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 355.6 0.40 208.570.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,266.4 3.72 4,746.1-31.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 239.2 0.27 261.2-8.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41.1 0.05 12.0243.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 469.3 0.53 984.3-52.32
69 Ceramic products 569.1 0.65 448.726.85
70 Glass and glassware 13.0 0.01 71.9-81.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25.1 0.03 35.9-30.18
72 Iron and steel 16.8 0.02 26.5-36.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 913.8 1.04 330.8176.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.8 0.02 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 108.9 0.12 43.0153.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 93.8 0.11 358.2-73.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 335.8 0.38 171.795.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,345.9 25.42 19,734.313.23
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 3,079.2 3.50 2,365.830.15
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 497.6 0.57 274.181.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,184.8 10.45 18,880.3-51.35
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 136.7 0.16 74.583.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.5 0.01 1,064.5-99.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 714.6 0.81 863.6-17.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12.6 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
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 1,686.4 1.92 1,863.9-9.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 117.3 0.13 163.7-28.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51.6 0.06 207.7-75.14
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,995.8 11.37 3,881.4157.53

US Imports from Sierra Leone

The major share of US imports from Sierra Leone in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 57.44% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (65.04% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 21.62% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (22.28% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.43% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (5.68% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.01% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (0.86% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (0.39% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Sierra Leone in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,246.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $765.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $162.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $146.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Sierra Leone in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $10,484.2 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 $3,028.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1,108.0 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) - a decrease of $231.7 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $155.4 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $121.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $95.8 thousand.
US imports from Sierra Leone in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 286.8 0.99 200.642.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14.4 0.05 10.142.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19.2 0.07 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14.7 0.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 224.6 0.77 78.5186.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9.6 0.03 2.4304.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12.0 0.04 45.9-73.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.4 0.01 3.8-12.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,713.4 57.44 27,197.6-38.55
29 Organic chemicals 23.3 0.08 7.8200.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 2.1 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 121.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.3 0.01 22.2-85.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 77.2 0.27 38.4101.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 130.3 0.45 106.422.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.3 0.00 2.9-54.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.3 0.05 46.8-69.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 95.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.7 0.00 3.5-80.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35.4 0.12 0.310,206.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.1 0.00 6.0-81.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68.8 0.24 3.41,933.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 251.0 0.86 88.7182.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.8 0.03 2.7228.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 51.6 0.18 9.2462.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.7 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 44.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.5 0.01 157.9-98.43
70 Glass and glassware 59.4 0.20 25.6132.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,289.7 21.62 9,317.9-32.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 53.2 0.18 134.8-60.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.1 0.01 2.283.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.7 0.04 33.1-67.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 78.5 0.27 60.230.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,805.4 6.20 559.2222.83
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 982.3 3.38 1,214.0-19.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95.1 0.33 59.759.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9.3 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,307.0 4.49 541.3141.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.7 0.04 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 14.7 0.05 51.1-71.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.01 6.5-65.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 40.1 0.14 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 89.8 0.31 1,197.8-92.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 274.3 0.94 284.0-3.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce