US trade with South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

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

US Trade with South Sudan

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with South Sudan totaled $9.6 million, up 16.04% ($1.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $9.3 million, up 13.71% ($1.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 283.58% ($0.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 was $9.0 million, a 11.35% increase ($0.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

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

South Sudan was the US 183rd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 185th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

South Sudan was the US 213th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 218th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to South Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.51% of US total exports to South Sudan (34.52% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.61% of US total exports to South Sudan (49.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.86% of US total exports to South Sudan (0.87% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.84% of US total exports to South Sudan (3.17% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,175.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $711.4 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;
  • 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 $356.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $354.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $340.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $105.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $58.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $56.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $51.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $44.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $38.0 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 $37.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $37.2 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) - an increase of $36.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $380.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $327.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $123.9 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 $41.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $33.2 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 340.8 3.67 0.0
10 Cereals 1,175.5 12.65 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 476.2 5.13 0.0
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 37.06 2,732.326.04
29 Organic chemicals 4.4 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 60.9 0.66 16.8262.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 105.6 1.14 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 370.9 3.99 16.92,098.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 95.8 1.03 37.7153.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.1 0.65 22.5166.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56.8 0.61 0.0
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 0.07 40.0-83.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.9 0.53 172.8-71.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75.3 0.81 37.3101.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.2 0.40 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.7 0.03 8.6-68.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.0 0.14 15.6-16.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 644.8 6.94 593.68.64
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 1,314.2 14.14 958.137.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61.7 0.66 1,817.8-96.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.5 0.08 15.2-50.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 258.2 2.78 638.7-59.57
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 41.2-100.00
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 60.2 0.65 23.7154.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.1 0.33 10.2206.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 538.8 5.80 866.6-37.83

US Imports from South Sudan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 95.61% of US total imports from South Sudan (77.19% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from South Sudan (9.17% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $198.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.3 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.8 5.07 6.999.62
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 246.4 90.54 47.9414.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11.9 4.39 9.723.45
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce