US trade (export - import) with South Sudan in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

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

US Trade with South Sudan

In 2016, US trade with South Sudan was $10.0 million, down 48.23% ($9.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to South Sudan in 2016 were $9.8 million, down 48.42% ($9.2 million) from 2015.

US imports from South Sudan in 2016 were $0.1 million, down 30.00% ($0.1 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in 2016 was $9.7 million, a 48.61% decrease ($9.2 million) over 2015.

South Sudan was the US 199th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 186th in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0005% in 2015).

South Sudan was the US 186th largest export market in 2016 (down from 180th in 2015), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (down from 0.0013% in 2015).

South Sudan was the US 217th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 214th in 2015), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to South Sudan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.82% of US total exports to South Sudan (41.39% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.17% of US total exports to South Sudan (37.34% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.44% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.61% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.83% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.31% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.12% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.73% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan 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) - an increase of $1,178.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $497.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $387.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $186.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $86.6 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $45.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $40.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in 2016 over 2015 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 $2,666.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,249.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,014.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,414.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $964.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $958.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $629.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $313.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $177.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $144.5 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $131.6 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 218.3 2.22 1,632.4-86.63
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 958.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16.8 0.17 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 462.6 4.70 1,092.3-57.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 88.0 0.90 1,052.6-91.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,771.3 28.18 2,383.616.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 19.8 0.20 13.745.07
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 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 131.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 118.1 1.20 31.6274.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41.8 0.43 63.9-34.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.5 0.23 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.2 0.08 13.8-40.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.03 316.3-98.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40.0 0.41 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 186.1 1.89 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 103.3 1.05 281.2-63.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 25.9-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.6 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.6 0.16 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.2 0.07 9.4-22.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.7 0.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 737.3 7.50 2,987.1-75.32
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 1,223.6 12.44 3,890.2-68.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,817.8 18.49 639.5184.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 49.6 0.50 194.0-74.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 677.5 6.89 179.7277.11
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 45.0 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 41.1 0.42 45.4-9.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.2 0.10 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,093.5 11.12 3,107.7-64.81

US Imports from South Sudan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 85.94% of US total imports from South Sudan (19.69% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.75% of US total imports from South Sudan (8.78% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in 2016 over 2015 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 $43.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $19.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.5 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $127.3 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $14.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.0 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan 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 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6.5 4.75 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36.9 26.89 20.678.59
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 61.4 44.81 17.9242.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19.5 14.24 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12.8 9.31 140.0-90.89
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce