US trade (export - import) with South Sudan in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

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

US Trade with South Sudan

In 2013, US trade with South Sudan was $13.6 million, down 58.14% ($18.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to South Sudan in 2013 were $13.4 million, down 58.77% ($19.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from South Sudan in 2013 totaled $0.2 million, up 1,925.74% ($0.2 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in 2013 was $13.2 million, a 59.40% decrease ($19.3 million) over 2012.

South Sudan was the US 196th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 181st in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0008% in 2012).

South Sudan was the US 190th largest export market in 2013 (down from 174th in 2012), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (down from 0.0021% in 2012).

South Sudan was the US 212th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 221st in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to South Sudan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.81% of US total exports to South Sudan (69.76% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.72% of US total exports to South Sudan (18.36% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.77% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.31% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.71% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.63% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.31% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.71% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.28% of US total exports to South Sudan (2.43% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in 2013 over 2012 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 $1,608.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,429.8 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $754.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $269.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $53.6 thousand.

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

  • 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 $7,142.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,600.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3,156.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,416.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,533.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,118.6 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 $335.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $228.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $215.8 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $150.4 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $136.8 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $81.7 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 $81.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $67.5 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 672.8 5.01 2,206.3-69.51
10 Cereals 1,622.4 12.09 868.186.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 466.6 3.48 2,882.9-83.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.8 0.03 15.2-74.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.0 0.10 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 25.8 0.19 93.3-72.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16.5 0.12 2.7502.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 94.5 0.70 118.8-20.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39.1 0.29 9.3321.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.1 0.05 87.5-93.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.3 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 367.2 2.74 97.3277.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 150.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10.8 0.08 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.8 0.06 236.2-96.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18.6 0.14 234.4-92.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 136.8-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 33.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 5.0 0.04 17.2-70.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 145.0 1.08 91.358.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 81.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 36.6 0.27 9.6281.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 37.3 0.28 8.4342.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.0 0.07 15.5-35.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,471.0 18.42 9,071.5-72.76
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 2,528.5 18.85 9,670.6-73.85
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 7.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,835.0 13.68 227.0708.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 433.7 3.23 3,590.2-87.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,561.7 11.64 132.01,083.26
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 111.9 0.83 447.7-75.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.8 0.08 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 860.5 6.41 1,979.1-56.52

US Imports from South Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.22% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.36% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.77% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.46% of US total imports from South Sudan (3.30% in 2012).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $107.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $36.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $32.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $19.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.6 thousand.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from South Sudan 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
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 107.5 51.22 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32.2 15.36 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.0 0.46 0.3185.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.2 1.52 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19.4 9.24 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46.6 22.19 10.0364.78
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce