US trade with South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 02, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with South Sudan

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with South Sudan totaled $4.0 million, up 193.06% ($2.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $3.8 million, up 185.55% ($2.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 382.90% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $3.5 million, a 177.43% increase ($2.2 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

South Sudan was the US 187th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 203rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 180th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 192nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 205th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 214th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.25% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.56% of US total exports to South Sudan (48.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.93% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.01% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.51% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,175.5 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 $584.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $476.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $340.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $150.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $95.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $75.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $61.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $56.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $46.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $43.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $21.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $142.1 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 340.8 9.08 0.0
10 Cereals 1,175.5 31.33 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 476.2 12.69 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43.0 1.15 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.0 0.13 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 46.7 1.25 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 95.8 2.55 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56.8 1.51 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75.3 2.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 272.6 7.27 121.7123.93
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 924.8 24.65 339.9172.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61.7 1.65 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.5 1.00 179.6-79.10
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 8.0 0.21 15.2-47.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.1 0.83 10.2206.05

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 99.37% of US total imports from South Sudan (92.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $187.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from South Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.8 5.50 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 235.5 93.87 47.9391.99
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce