US trade with Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 03, 2018

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

US Trade with Sudan

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Sudan was $15.5 million, down 17.18% ($3.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $11.9 million, down 32.73% ($5.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $3.6 million, up 242.41% ($2.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sudan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $8.3 million, a 50.25% decrease ($8.4 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Sudan was the US 171st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 164th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total trade (down from 0.0023% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sudan was the US 163rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 142nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total exports (down from 0.0051% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sudan was the US 158th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 184th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sudan

The major share of US exports to 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) - 73.78% of US total exports to Sudan (91.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.75% of US total exports to Sudan (5.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.20% of US total exports to Sudan (2.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,368.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $711.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $320.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $128.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $44.0 thousand.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,732.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,591.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,114.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $764.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $166.6 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $84.5 thousand.
US exports to 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 446.7 3.75 4,179.1-89.31
10 Cereals 5,482.9 46.06 8,074.2-32.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,401.0 11.77 689.4103.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,441.1 12.11 1,312.49.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 764.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12.2 0.10 1,126.3-98.91
29 Organic chemicals 7.4 0.06 91.8-91.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 270.2 2.27 436.8-38.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 320.1 2.69 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21.0 0.18 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.7 0.09 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.03 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.7 0.15 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,376.1 19.96 1,007.3135.88
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 5.2 0.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45.5 0.38 14.4216.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44.0 0.37 0.0

US Imports from Sudan

The major share of US imports from 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) - 99.92% of US total imports from Sudan (99.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $2,567.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from 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 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
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,625.2 99.92 1,057.8242.73
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3.1 0.08 1.963.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce