US trade (export - import) with Somalia in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Somalia in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Somalia

In 2016, US trade with Somalia was $37.9 million, down 19.05% ($8.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Somalia in 2016 were $36.9 million, down 19.49% ($8.9 million) from 2015.

US imports from Somalia in 2016 totaled $1.0 million, up 1.21% ($0.0 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Somalia in 2016 was $35.9 million, a 19.96% decrease ($8.9 million) over 2015.

Somalia was the US 179th largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (down from 0.0012% in 2015).

Somalia was the US 169th largest export market in 2016 (down from 163rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (down from 0.0030% in 2015).

Somalia was the US 205th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 204th in 2015), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Somalia

The major share of US exports to Somalia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.62% of US total exports to Somalia (30.40% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.70% of US total exports to Somalia (58.30% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.03% of US total exports to Somalia (5.89% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.36% of US total exports to Somalia (0.52% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,481.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,280.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,970.5 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 $652.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $425.9 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 $158.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $150.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $114.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Somalia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $16,879.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,306.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,441.2 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1,059.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $829.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $783.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $377.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $219.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $142.8 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $130.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $116.5 thousand.
US exports to Somalia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,875.1 5.09 2,704.5-30.67
10 Cereals 11,238.6 30.48 1,756.9539.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 1,059.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22.0 0.06 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 877.6 2.38 994.1-11.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 168.6 0.46 2,474.9-93.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 650.6 1.76 1,434.2-54.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,096.1 8.40 3,473.2-10.86
29 Organic chemicals 29.8 0.08 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35.4 0.10 0.0
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 6.4 0.02 5.614.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13.5 0.04 11.715.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 69.3 0.19 24.5182.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 346.4 0.94 195.677.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 84.4 0.23 50.666.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.0 0.02 10.0-40.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.9 0.03 10.0-0.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.5 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.7 0.02 28.4-69.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81.3 0.22 300.5-72.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 834.5 2.26 2,275.8-63.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 516.2 1.40 90.2472.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25.2 0.07 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79.2 0.21 150.0-47.21
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 130.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 19.2 0.05 42.8-55.04
72 Iron and steel 24.3 0.07 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 39.7-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23.2 0.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 220.8 0.60 106.2108.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,620.8 9.82 1,340.3170.14
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 1,301.1 3.53 648.6100.61
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 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,540.3 20.45 24,419.5-69.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 49.9 0.14 82.4-39.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 281.1 0.76 204.137.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 31.5 0.09 10.7194.39
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 392.1 1.06 233.268.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 142.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.7 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,258.1 8.84 1,287.6153.03

US Imports from Somalia

The major share of US imports from Somalia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.71% of US total imports from Somalia (76.63% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.42% of US total imports from Somalia (3.31% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Somalia in 2016 over 2015 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) - an increase of $137.3 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $47.2 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $19.3 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Somalia in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $120.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $52.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9.1 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $6.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $5.0 thousand.
US imports from Somalia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.45 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.2 0.21 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19.3 1.89 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 813.7 79.71 766.66.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 137.3 13.45 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.7 0.27 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 2.5 0.24 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.0 1.18 21.1-43.10
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 1.5 0.15 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.6 0.35 123.8-97.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21.4 2.10 73.6-70.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce