US trade with Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Somalia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Somalia totaled $20.3 million, up 834.93% ($18.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $20.2 million, up 935.00% ($18.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.1 million, down 34.24% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $20.0 million, a 1,061.11% increase ($18.3 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Somalia was the US 171st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 197th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0019% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 150th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 190th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0049% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Somalia was the US 207th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 201st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Somalia

The major share of US exports to Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.33% of US total exports to Somalia (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.46% of US total exports to Somalia (38.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.22% of US total exports to Somalia (6.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7,403.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,306.8 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,978.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,838.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $695.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $595.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $526.0 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 $297.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $284.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $150.8 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $92.3 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 $74.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $67.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $103.0 thousand.
US exports to Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 150.8 0.75 0.0
10 Cereals 3,003.7 14.89 25.311,761.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,306.8 16.39 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 526.0 2.61 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,403.2 36.70 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 67.7 0.34 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21.1 0.10 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37.2 0.18 14.7152.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.5 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.04 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36.3 0.18 8.8310.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 103.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 46.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 5.3 0.03 4.227.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.0 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.8 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.9 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14.3 0.07 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.4 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,970.1 9.77 131.31,400.80
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 771.6 3.82 474.062.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 650.4 3.22 55.21,077.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 49.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 736.5 3.65 40.71,710.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 92.3 0.46 0.0
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 119.4 0.59 45.2164.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,225.9 6.08 941.030.28

US Imports from Somalia

The major share of US imports from Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.62% of US total imports from Somalia (5.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.72% of US total imports from Somalia (93.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $70.3 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 $31.0 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $17.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $194.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12.0 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) - a decrease of $1.5 thousand.
US imports from Somalia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17.9 12.13 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14.6 9.91 208.8-92.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.4 5.69 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.22 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 70.3 47.65 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 31.0 20.97 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
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 1.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5.1 3.43 2.1136.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce