US trade with Sierra Leone in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

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

US Trade with Sierra Leone

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Sierra Leone totaled $44.5 million, up 173.94% ($28.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sierra Leone in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $17.4 million, up 27.45% ($3.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sierra Leone in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $27.1 million, up 940.41% ($24.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Sierra Leone went from a surplus of $11.0 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $9.7 million in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Sierra Leone was the US 148th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 165th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total trade (up from 0.0020% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 150th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 152nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total exports (up from 0.0039% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sierra Leone was the US 118th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 166th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total imports (up from 0.0006% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sierra Leone

The major share of US exports to Sierra Leone in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.66% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (27.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.73% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (30.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.38% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (6.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.49% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (8.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.27% of US total exports to Sierra Leone (1.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2,337.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,304.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $593.3 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 $458.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $420.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $384.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $244.4 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $176.8 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $141.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $139.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $68.8 thousand.

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

  • 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 $1,601.4 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $580.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $190.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $176.1 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $119.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $116.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $98.6 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $90.6 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 $88.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $74.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $70.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $52.9 thousand.
US exports to Sierra Leone 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 1,928.7 11.09 1,335.444.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 68.8 0.40 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
10 Cereals 100.9 0.58 146.1-30.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35.4 0.20 109.8-67.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32.5 0.19 80.0-59.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5.4 0.03 21.0-74.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9.5 0.05 125.8-92.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,178.4 24.02 1,874.3122.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16.1 0.09 44.0-63.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.8 0.02 48.8-94.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.0 0.17 0.0
31 Fertilizers 8.4 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.4 0.04 587.4-98.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
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 20.4 0.12 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11.3 0.06 53.7-78.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 338.8 1.95 529.3-36.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16.9 0.10 17.8-4.97
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 88.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 18.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.8 0.08 10.047.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.2 0.12 4.5352.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.0 0.03 21.6-77.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 148.4 0.85 324.5-54.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12.0 0.07 64.9-81.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 746.4 4.29 502.048.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.4 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 90.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 285.4 1.64 144.497.65
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 119.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 176.6 1.02 37.4371.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 31.1 0.18 129.7-76.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13.3 0.08 26.8-50.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,221.1 7.02 1,291.4-5.44
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 788.5 4.53 329.5139.27
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 180.3 1.04 3.55,081.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,720.3 15.64 2,335.416.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.8 0.02 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 40.0 0.23 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 564.6 3.25 144.3291.29
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
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 463.6 2.67 2,065.0-77.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,141.5 18.06 803.9290.77

US Imports from Sierra Leone

The major share of US imports from Sierra Leone in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 63.36% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (15.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.14% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (1.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.51% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (46.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.70% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (3.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.03% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (5.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.98% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (4.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.32% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.06% of US total imports from Sierra Leone (6.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sierra Leone in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $16,796.9 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $7,598.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $197.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $118.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $103.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $88.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Sierra Leone 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 $206.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $170.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $163.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $133.0 thousand.
US imports from Sierra Leone 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
(%)
01 Live animals 14.8 0.05 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 216.8 0.80 19.71,002.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 103.7 0.38 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 113.8 0.42 60.388.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.3 0.03 4.561.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 16.6-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,635.8 28.14 37.720,170.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.5 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 54.0 0.20 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26.1 0.10 5.1410.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.0 0.02 12.2-58.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 20.8-98.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.9 0.01 136.9-97.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.8 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.6 0.02 25.4-74.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16.8 0.06 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 90.5 0.33 17.2427.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 150.9 0.56 62.7140.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.3 0.02 39.9-84.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,195.5 63.36 398.64,213.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.5 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22.6 0.08 3.5552.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 253.8 0.94 134.888.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 383.4 1.41 554.0-30.80
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 163.6 0.60 370.1-55.79
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 23.5 0.09 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.6 0.03 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.6 0.01 4.8-24.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8.3 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 361.4 1.33 285.626.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.1 0.08 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 31.8 0.12 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 31.7 0.12 36.5-13.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12.4 0.05 4.0206.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 145.0 0.53 308.2-52.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce