US trade with Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sierra Leone

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Sierra Leone totaled $24.0 million, up 40.55% ($6.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $21.3 million, up 56.94% ($7.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $2.7 million, down 23.48% ($0.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $18.7 million, a 84.61% increase ($8.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Sierra Leone was the US 160th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 165th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total trade (up from 0.0020% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 141st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 151st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0057% of US total exports (up from 0.0039% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 164th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 160th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0007% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sierra Leone

The major share of US exports to Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.05% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (31.25% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.10% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (38.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.16% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (8.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.68% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (5.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.29% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (2.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,264.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $464.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $396.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $340.8 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $285.1 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 $231.9 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 $160.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $128.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $128.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $95.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $70.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $66.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $953.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $766.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $300.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $154.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $98.0 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $86.9 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $75.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $65.8 thousand.
US exports to Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,106.2 5.19 2,060.0-46.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 40.3 0.19 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 98.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
10 Cereals 355.4 1.67 14.62,333.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.6 0.01 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.4 0.06 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 173.2 0.81 77.5123.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 33.7 0.16 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 65.8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 80.2 0.38 9.8716.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 192.4 0.90 126.052.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,988.2 18.70 1,723.6131.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 196.6 0.92 67.7190.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10.1 0.05 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.6 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35.8 0.17 57.6-37.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 25.5 0.12 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35.2 0.16 3.5905.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 52.2 0.24 105.8-50.69
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 36.6 0.17 62.0-40.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41.3 0.19 196.1-78.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 380.7 1.79 415.7-8.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.1 0.06 99.0-87.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.0 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30.2 0.14 83.4-63.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 389.1 1.82 414.4-6.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25.3 0.12 24.33.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 683.6 3.21 730.6-6.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.0 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 400.1 1.88 115.0247.91
69 Ceramic products 224.1 1.05 299.8-25.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 417.7 1.96 21.11,883.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.0 0.01 303.0-99.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.7 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50.5 0.24 18.3176.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.8 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,955.3 9.17 1,490.631.18
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 602.7 2.83 442.436.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,324.7 10.90 3,090.6-24.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.5 0.02 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 25.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 253.9 1.19 125.0103.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.8 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 673.8 3.16 441.952.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.0 0.01 3.9-24.75

US Imports from Sierra Leone

The major share of US imports from Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.40% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (63.10% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 18.15% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (4.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.88% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (6.51% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.79% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (7.40% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.21% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (1.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.77% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (1.36% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.72% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (3.36% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $339.4 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $145.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $70.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $59.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $58.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $27.3 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $22.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $21.0 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $18.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $11.9 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $11.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $8.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $8.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st 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 $610.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $307.0 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $175.2 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $158.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $106.5 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $97.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $33.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $27.5 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 $26.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $15.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $13.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $10.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $9.9 thousand.
US imports from Sierra Leone in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 18.0 0.68 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 136.5 5.13 66.4105.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 175.2-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.9 0.34 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39.5 1.48 12.2223.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4.5 0.17 3.722.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 19.2 0.72 116.9-83.54
29 Organic chemicals 20.7 0.78 31.6-34.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.9 0.18 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7.8 0.29 0.41,671.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13.8 0.52 5.3161.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 145.5 5.47 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.4 0.80 9.5126.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11.4 0.43 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.8 0.03 16.0-95.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27.5 1.03 37.5-26.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72.4 2.72 13.6431.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.5 0.13 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 22.4 0.84 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 483.1 18.15 143.6236.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.0 0.45 6.488.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5.1 0.19 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.3 0.69 51.6-64.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 227.6 8.55 168.435.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 389.7 14.64 696.7-44.06
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 282.5 10.61 892.6-68.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23.5 0.88 12.193.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5.5 0.21 32.9-83.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 453.9 17.05 560.4-19.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 158.6-100.00
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 9.6 0.36 36.5-73.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24.2 0.91 3.2652.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.2 0.38 9.39.48
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce