US trade with Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 25, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Slovakia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Slovakia totaled $2,520.8 million, up 21.31% ($442.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $333.9 million, up 52.42% ($114.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $2,186.9 million, up 17.64% ($328.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 was $1,853.0 million, a 13.00% increase ($213.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Slovakia was the US 69th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 70th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0866% of US total trade (up from 0.0793% in the first nine months of 2016).

Slovakia was the US 98th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 108th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0293% of US total exports (up from 0.0207% in the first nine months of 2016).

Slovakia was the US 62nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 64th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1233% of US total imports (up from 0.1189% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Slovakia

The major share of US exports to Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.73% of US total exports to Slovakia (53.20% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.60% of US total exports to Slovakia (0.32% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.09% of US total exports to Slovakia (17.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.66% of US total exports to Slovakia (10.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.77% of US total exports to Slovakia (1.91% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.72% of US total exports to Slovakia (1.31% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $74.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $32.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $6.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 12.0 0.00 8.737.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 47.1 0.01 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.6 0.00 14.7-20.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 53.5 0.02 192.7-72.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14.1 0.00 18.9-25.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 145.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15.4 0.00 50.0-69.19
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 48.0-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.9 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 220.7 0.07 531.8-58.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,014.2 0.60 1,757.914.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11.7 0.00 55.0-78.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2.6 0.00 25.7-89.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.0 0.01 23.1-13.32
26 Ores, slag and ash 760.0 0.23 555.236.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 74,692.6 22.37 126.758,839.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 103.1 0.03 41.6147.74
29 Organic chemicals 3,346.1 1.00 4,409.6-24.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 143.9 0.04 140.82.17
31 Fertilizers 8.0 0.00 8.1-0.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,190.2 0.96 1,497.2113.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 540.5 0.16 3,261.9-83.43
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 323.7 0.10 212.252.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 252.6 0.08 222.413.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.3 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,428.2 0.73 1,795.535.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,062.7 2.11 6,565.77.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,832.6 1.45 3,769.428.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41.1 0.01 32.427.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48.3 0.01 18.7158.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 445.7 0.13 240.685.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 173.8 0.05 183.4-5.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 248.9 0.07 438.5-43.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
52 Cotton 24.1 0.01 32.4-25.58
54 Man-made filaments 512.1 0.15 1,142.4-55.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.5 0.00 2.633.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 412.0 0.12 510.1-19.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.2 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 279.7 0.08 148.788.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,088.4 1.22 1,892.2116.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68.8 0.02 38.877.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 122.6 0.04 79.055.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 221.6 0.07 82.7168.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.8 0.00 8.724.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 126.8 0.04 214.0-40.73
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.7 0.00 7.9-27.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,510.6 0.45 1,070.641.09
69 Ceramic products 404.7 0.12 385.64.95
70 Glass and glassware 5,036.1 1.51 8,364.3-39.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 948.5 0.28 797.318.96
72 Iron and steel 6,078.9 1.82 4,192.544.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,958.6 1.19 4,531.5-12.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 25,035.7 7.50 25,700.6-2.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 784.9 0.24 431.881.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 309.6 0.09 566.5-45.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 52.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 16.4 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 93.2 0.03 54.371.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 590.3 0.18 703.8-16.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 163.4 0.05 1,349.8-87.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,663.8 17.27 55,751.63.43
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 17,820.9 5.34 23,912.6-25.47
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 42.1 0.01 195.4-78.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,082.1 4.82 9,455.070.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 37,316.8 11.17 5,123.5628.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 72.0 0.02 115.4-37.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,696.8 7.10 22,011.57.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 73.9 0.02 169.0-56.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 732.8 0.22 535.036.97
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 400.7 0.12 272.347.13
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 10,150.1 3.04 9,209.510.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 974.8 0.29 1,413.9-31.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 126.4 0.04 104.620.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 111.1 0.03 65.469.75
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16,770.8 5.02 11,956.740.26

US Imports from Slovakia

The major share of US imports from Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 85.22% of US total imports from Slovakia (84.20% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.54% of US total imports from Slovakia (6.11% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.92% of US total imports from Slovakia (1.82% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total imports from Slovakia (1.80% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $261.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $24.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $19.1 million.
US imports from Slovakia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,432.8 0.07 1,186.820.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.00 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.7 0.00 13.8-80.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 212.3 0.01 368.8-42.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 64.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64.6 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 65.2 0.00 128.1-49.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 52.1 0.00 91.9-43.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 37.6 0.00 27.337.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5.2 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 185.5 0.01 49.9271.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,177.7 0.05 1,005.617.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 667.7 0.03 579.615.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,050.3 0.05 2,061.4-49.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,332.8 0.11 1,259.785.19
29 Organic chemicals 7,230.4 0.33 8,080.4-10.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,814.7 0.22 1,070.0349.97
31 Fertilizers 226.9 0.01 130.274.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 266.2 0.01 139.490.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 895.9 0.04 712.625.72
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 778.3 0.04 491.458.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,083.9 0.05 848.627.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 105.8-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 56.2 0.00 23.9135.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,513.8 0.25 4,480.223.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,323.3 0.47 11,585.5-10.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 65,654.5 3.00 84,734.4-22.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,755.4 0.08 1,746.60.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66.4 0.00 155.0-57.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.6 0.00 41.4-91.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 760.1 0.03 916.4-17.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,484.9 0.30 933.3594.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,799.4 0.08 1,403.428.22
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,696.9 0.08 2,444.0-30.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 22.3 0.00 13.565.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 634.1 0.03 515.822.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 56.9 0.00 41.237.99
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.7 0.00 214.9-98.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 253.3 0.01 448.8-43.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,200.5 0.15 2,408.232.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,235.6 0.06 1,382.7-10.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,363.2 0.34 9,166.6-19.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 163.5 0.01 210.2-22.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17,669.0 0.81 16,002.810.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 182.0 0.01 279.9-34.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 197.7 0.01 302.3-34.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,713.4 0.12 3,327.7-18.46
69 Ceramic products 3,403.5 0.16 3,467.7-1.85
70 Glass and glassware 10,564.1 0.48 10,024.05.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 70.0 0.00 111.5-37.18
72 Iron and steel 28,323.5 1.30 3,473.7715.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,292.3 1.11 19,471.224.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 136.6 0.01 53.7154.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 301.2 0.01 293.92.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,584.6 0.16 2,714.732.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 162.4 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,698.0 0.08 2,140.7-20.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,301.5 0.24 5,692.0-6.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 268,306.9 12.27 237,451.612.99
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 152,994.7 7.00 153,422.7-0.28
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 22.4 0.00 23.3-3.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,414,053.2 64.66 1,152,428.022.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 527.4 0.02 297.077.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 237.3 0.01 126.687.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,529.8 1.26 21,357.328.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 478.2-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 85.4 0.00 34.3149.25
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 891.8 0.04 2,107.8-57.69
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 40,578.3 1.86 34,450.917.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,430.9 0.29 7,049.2-8.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,845.1 0.08 1,513.421.92
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,823.8 0.08 87.91,974.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 43,332.6 1.98 39,400.19.98
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce