US trade with Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 02, 2018

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

US Trade with Somalia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Somalia totaled $18.3 million, up 61.52% ($7.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $17.8 million, up 59.20% ($6.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.5 million, up 222.40% ($0.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $17.3 million, a 56.82% increase ($6.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Somalia was the US 167th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 172nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0019% of US total trade (up from 0.0014% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 148th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total exports (up from 0.0032% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 194th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 206th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Somalia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.87% of US total exports to Somalia (10.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.53% of US total exports to Somalia (80.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.11% of US total exports to Somalia (2.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $6,026.2 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 $1,909.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,471.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,194.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,057.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $901.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $308.4 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 $87.0 thousand.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,434.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,574.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $380.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $262.5 thousand.
US exports to Somalia 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,133.2 6.36 76.21,386.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12.4 0.07 0.0
10 Cereals 1,333.1 7.48 5,767.4-76.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,830.9 10.27 636.4187.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,471.3 8.26 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 380.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 551.4 3.09 2,126.2-74.06
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 29.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.2 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6.4 0.04 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.2 0.11 38.1-47.13
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 12.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20.0 0.11 8.5135.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 262.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,208.1 6.78 306.5294.23
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 2,171.7 12.19 261.8729.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,430.9 36.09 404.71,489.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 501.0 2.81 192.6160.18
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 95.8 0.54 8.8988.56

US Imports from Somalia

The major share of US imports from Somalia 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) - 50.31% of US total imports from Somalia (96.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.99% of US total imports from Somalia (1.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $249.3 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $160.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Somalia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $34.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $12.7 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $4.6 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 $2.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2.2 thousand.
US imports from Somalia 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 261.4 50.31 101.3158.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 34.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.8 0.73 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 249.3 47.99 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 2.5-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce