US trade (export - import) with Somalia in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

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

US Trade with Somalia

In 2014, US trade with Somalia totaled $35.9 million, up 119.32% ($19.5 million) from 2013.

US exports to Somalia in 2014 totaled $35.7 million, up 123.41% ($19.7 million) from 2013.

US imports from Somalia in 2014 were $0.2 million, down 49.25% ($0.2 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Somalia in 2014 was $35.5 million, a 127.70% increase ($19.9 million) over 2013.

Somalia was the US 181st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 193rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0009% of US total trade (up from 0.0004% in 2013).

Somalia was the US 172nd largest export market in 2014 (up from 188th in 2013), accounting for 0.0022% of US total exports (up from 0.0010% in 2013).

Somalia was the US 210th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 207th in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Somalia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.41% of US total exports to Somalia (54.27% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.29% of US total exports to Somalia (36.60% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.05% of US total exports to Somalia (2.08% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.50% of US total exports to Somalia (1.30% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia 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) - an increase of $17,418.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,213.1 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $979.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $896.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $714.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $698.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $610.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $324.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $314.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $298.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $158.2 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $154.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Somalia in 2014 over 2013 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) - a decrease of $3,699.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,708.6 thousand.
US exports to Somalia 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 65.7 0.18 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 820.5 2.30 122.1571.80
10 Cereals 3,102.6 8.70 889.4248.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 961.1 2.70 662.645.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,453.7 6.88 4,162.4-41.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 896.6 2.51 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 718.5 2.02 4.515,865.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 63.7 0.18 15.0324.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 93.8 0.26 184.2-49.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21.9 0.06 7.5191.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 154.7 0.43 0.0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 19.5 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40.0 0.11 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,071.0 3.00 91.41,071.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.0 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.3 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17.3 0.05 19.7-12.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 201.7 0.57 175.215.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 130.6 0.37 45.9184.41
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 57.4 0.16 30.786.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 158.2 0.44 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29.1 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,036.9 2.91 722.143.60
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 840.2 2.36 895.1-6.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,170.0 56.57 2,751.8632.99
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 388.4 1.09 64.3503.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 528.5 1.48 4,227.7-87.50
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 106.5 0.30 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 53.6 0.15 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.4 0.02 68.7-87.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,419.3 3.98 809.075.45

US Imports from Somalia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.03% of US total imports from Somalia (29.79% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.85% of US total imports from Somalia (2.33% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Somalia 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 $44.9 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $22.3 thousand.

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $218.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $27.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $3.1 thousand.
US imports from Somalia 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
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 137.6 70.03 115.319.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44.9 22.85 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.2 4.15 226.6-96.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5.8 2.97 33.0-82.35
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce