US trade (export - import) with South Sudan in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 06, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with South Sudan in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with South Sudan

In 2015, US trade with South Sudan was $19.3 million, down 58.74% ($27.4 million) from 2014.

US exports to South Sudan in 2015 were $19.1 million, down 59.10% ($27.5 million) from 2014.

US imports from South Sudan in 2015 totaled $0.2 million, up 171.17% ($0.1 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in 2015 was $18.9 million, a 59.46% decrease ($27.7 million) over 2014.

South Sudan was the US 186th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 177th in 2014), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (down from 0.0012% in 2014).

South Sudan was the US 180th largest export market in 2015 (down from 166th in 2014), accounting for 0.0013% of US total exports (down from 0.0029% in 2014).

South Sudan was the US 214th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 216th in 2014), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.39% of US total exports to South Sudan (15.42% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.34% of US total exports to South Sudan (80.66% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.73% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.09% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.31% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.31% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.30% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in 2015 over 2014 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) - an increase of $2,368.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,765.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,400.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,052.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $292.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $283.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $200.6 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $131.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $29,804.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,435.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $926.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $693.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $667.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $364.3 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,632.4 8.56 231.7604.47
10 Cereals 958.8 5.03 30,763.1-96.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,092.3 5.73 3,527.9-69.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,052.6 5.52 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,383.6 12.50 3,076.9-22.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 13.7 0.07 4.4210.20
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 6.0 0.03 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 131.6 0.69 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.6 0.17 18.174.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 63.9 0.33 97.6-34.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.3 0.02 20.7-84.17
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 15.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.8 0.07 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 316.3 1.66 33.0857.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 281.2 1.47 80.6249.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 25.9 0.14 33.8-23.48
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.4 0.05 7.623.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 31.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,987.1 15.67 3,913.4-23.67
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 3,890.2 20.40 1,521.3155.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 639.5 3.35 347.084.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 194.0 1.02 558.4-65.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 179.7 0.94 846.9-78.79
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 45.4 0.24 36.723.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.6 0.03 2.6118.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,107.7 16.30 1,342.4131.50

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.69% of US total imports from South Sudan (16.09% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.78% of US total imports from South Sudan (48.34% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from South Sudan (18.25% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $127.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $20.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $14.2 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 $6.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $34.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $13.2 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.2 7.24 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 34.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.0 1.54 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20.6 10.54 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 17.9 9.15 11.654.27
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 140.0 71.53 12.51,019.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce