US trade (export - import) with Sudan in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Sudan

In 2017, US trade with Sudan totaled $85.5 million, up 14.38% ($10.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Sudan in 2017 totaled $71.6 million, up 21.81% ($12.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Sudan in 2017 were $13.9 million, down 12.92% ($2.1 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Sudan in 2017 was $57.6 million, a 34.83% increase ($14.9 million) over 2016.

Sudan was the US 169th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 167th in 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (up from 0.0020% in 2016).

Sudan was the US 155th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total exports (up from 0.0040% in 2016).

Sudan was the US 162nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 160th in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0007% in 2016).

US Exports to Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.90% of US total exports to Sudan (85.30% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.25% of US total exports to Sudan (8.77% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.52% of US total exports to Sudan (5.56% in 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7,656.7 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $5,925.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,972.9 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,435.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,069.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,050.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $964.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $892.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $470.4 thousand.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $7,581.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,561.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,366.4 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $216.6 thousand.
US exports to 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5,925.0 8.28 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 93.4 0.13 31.5196.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,269.6 11.56 15,851.4-47.83
10 Cereals 30,074.9 42.03 22,418.234.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,961.1 9.73 4,525.453.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,440.8 6.21 4,555.5-2.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 1,561.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,054.9 2.87 1,162.276.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 72.1 0.10 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30.7 0.04 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.6 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,173.3 1.64 123.0853.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,001.1 1.40 2,367.5-57.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 801.8 1.12 331.4141.97
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 20.3 0.03 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 149.1 0.21 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 216.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48.6 0.07 92.4-47.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 125.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31.4 0.04 12.1160.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.7 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.0 0.03 9.8114.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.2 0.01 3.862.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.6 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44.9 0.06 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.7 0.05 36.3-7.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62.0 0.09 25.5142.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.7 0.02 15.514.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,911.7 9.66 3,938.875.48
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 66.6 0.09 34.095.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,966.8 2.75 1,002.496.20
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14.4 0.02 9.059.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,235.4 1.73 165.5646.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 80.0-100.00

US Imports from Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.87% of US total imports from Sudan (71.68% in 2016).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $2,422.7 thousand.

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $4,507.2 thousand.
US imports from 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
(%)
01 Live animals 12.2 0.09 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.0 0.09 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13,898.6 99.70 11,475.921.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.7 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4,507.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16.1 0.12 11.638.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce