US trade (export - import) with South Sudan in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with South Sudan in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with South Sudan

In 2017, US trade with South Sudan totaled $13.2 million, up 32.49% ($3.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to South Sudan in 2017 totaled $12.9 million, up 31.38% ($3.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from South Sudan in 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 112.77% ($0.2 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in 2017 was $12.6 million, a 30.23% increase ($2.9 million) over 2016.

South Sudan was the US 194th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 199th in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

South Sudan was the US 184th largest export market in 2017 (up from 186th in 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (up from 0.0007% in 2016).

South Sudan was the US 212th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 217th in 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.51% of US total exports to South Sudan (36.17% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.55% of US total exports to South Sudan (45.82% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.74% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.83% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of US total exports to South Sudan (3.44% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,175.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,079.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $824.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $672.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $645.4 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 $312.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $149.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $105.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $90.1 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $48.6 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $44.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $41.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,756.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $137.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $94.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $88.0 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $45.0 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,043.1 8.07 218.3377.90
10 Cereals 1,175.5 9.10 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 476.2 3.69 462.62.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 88.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,443.6 26.66 2,771.324.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 4.4 0.03 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 60.9 0.47 19.8206.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 105.6 0.82 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 763.5 5.91 118.1546.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 191.5 1.48 41.8358.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 67.0 0.52 22.5197.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56.8 0.44 8.2590.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.8 0.05 40.0-83.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.9 0.38 186.1-73.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75.3 0.58 103.3-27.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.2 0.29 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.7 0.02 8.6-68.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.0 0.10 15.6-16.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.5 0.27 7.2377.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 827.3 6.40 737.312.21
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 1,535.9 11.89 1,223.625.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61.7 0.48 1,817.8-96.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14.1 0.11 49.6-71.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20.0 0.15 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 583.1 4.51 677.5-13.95
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
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 63.4 0.49 41.153.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.1 0.24 10.2206.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,173.1 16.82 1,093.598.74

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 91.54% of US total imports from South Sudan (85.94% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.93% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.85% of US total imports from South Sudan (4.75% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in 2017 over 2016 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 $191.7 thousand;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $8.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $23.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19.5 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.5 0.85 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.5 2.93 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.8 4.73 36.9-62.57
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 253.1 86.81 61.4312.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13.6 4.68 12.86.95
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce