US trade with South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with South Sudan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with South Sudan totaled $3.6 million, up 110.94% ($1.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $3.6 million, up 118.16% ($2.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 70.58% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $3.6 million, a 125.97% increase ($2.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

South Sudan was the US 192nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 201st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 184th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 191st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 213th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 212th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.83% of US total exports to South Sudan (29.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.36% of US total exports to South Sudan (44.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.54% of US total exports to South Sudan (6.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to South Sudan (4.77% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,407.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $484.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $291.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $286.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $91.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $38.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $34.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $20.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $462.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $65.9 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) - a decrease of $43.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $39.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $27.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $16.8 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 $14.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $13.3 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 702.3 19.36 218.3221.76
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 0.0 0.00 462.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.08 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 392.6 10.82 101.3287.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 95.8 2.64 4.12,243.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.0 0.19 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 65.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.5 0.95 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 182.5 5.03 143.726.99
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 221.7 6.11 265.5-16.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6.6 0.18 34.4-80.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20.0 0.55 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 324.8 8.95 38.8736.87
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
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 3.1 0.09 17.5-82.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,634.3 45.05 226.8620.53

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 43.90% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.55% of US total imports from South Sudan (95.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.79% of US total imports from South Sudan (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $29.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19.5 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) - a decrease of $6.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.4 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.5 12.79 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.5 43.90 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 29.9-100.00
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 6.7 34.55 13.6-50.44
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 1.7 8.76 3.1-44.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce