US trade (export - import) with Somalia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Somalia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Somalia

In 2013, US trade with Somalia was $16.3 million, down 4.14% ($0.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Somalia in 2013 were $16.0 million, down 4.63% ($0.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from Somalia in 2013 totaled $0.4 million, up 22.16% ($0.1 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Somalia in 2013 was $15.6 million, a 5.15% decrease ($0.8 million) over 2012.

Somalia was the US 193rd largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Somalia was the US 188th largest export market in 2013 (down from 186th in 2012), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (down from 0.0011% in 2012).

Somalia was the US 207th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Somalia

The major share of US exports to Somalia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.27% of US total exports to Somalia (21.55% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.60% of US total exports to Somalia (61.00% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.08% of US total exports to Somalia (10.11% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.30% of US total exports to Somalia (2.16% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,061.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,345.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,807.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $889.4 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 $780.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $461.8 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $91.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $68.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Somalia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $4,699.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,423.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,599.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $580.2 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 $411.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $363.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $334.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $257.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $240.3 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $120.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $96.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $65.1 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $59.4 thousand.
US exports to Somalia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 120.0-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 363.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 122.1 0.77 3,545.6-96.56
10 Cereals 889.4 5.57 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 662.6 4.15 5,361.8-87.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,162.4 26.08 817.1409.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4.5 0.03 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 15.0 0.09 111.5-86.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 184.2 1.15 249.3-26.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.5 0.05 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 0.00 411.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.7 0.02 6.2-56.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 59.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 91.4 0.57 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 334.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.7 0.12 599.9-96.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 175.2 1.10 415.5-57.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 45.9 0.29 303.8-84.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 38.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.3 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 30.7 0.19 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.8 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 722.1 4.52 2,321.1-68.89
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 895.1 5.61 114.5681.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,751.8 17.24 944.3191.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 64.3 0.40 50.228.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,227.7 26.49 166.52,439.58
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 43.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 68.7 0.43 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 809.0 5.07 347.1133.03

US Imports from Somalia

The major share of US imports from Somalia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.79% of US total imports from Somalia (49.85% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.33% of US total imports from Somalia (0.00% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Somalia (1.15% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Somalia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $170.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3.1 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 $3.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Somalia in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $65.3 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $35.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $7.6 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) - a decrease of $3.6 thousand.
US imports from Somalia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 115.3 29.79 150.3-23.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.1 0.80 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
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 3.1 0.80 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.9 1.54 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 226.6 58.54 56.5301.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 33.0 8.54 98.3-66.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce