US trade with Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Sudan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Sudan totaled $14.5 million, up 73.01% ($6.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $11.0 million, up 77.46% ($4.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $3.5 million, up 60.20% ($1.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $7.6 million, a 86.65% increase ($3.5 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Sudan was the US 177th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total trade (up from 0.0009% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sudan was the US 168th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 175th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0027% of US total exports (up from 0.0016% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sudan was the US 162nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 169th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (up from 0.0004% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sudan

The major share of US exports to 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) - 49.74% of US total exports to Sudan (51.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.75% of US total exports to Sudan (29.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.49% of US total exports to Sudan (17.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.56% of US total exports to Sudan (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,032.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,061.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,050.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $664.4 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $292.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $233.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $129.7 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $70.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $56.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $36.5 thousand.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $762.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $57.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $36.3 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 $34.0 thousand.
US exports to 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.5 0.29 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,902.3 17.28 1,772.67.32
10 Cereals 40.2 0.36 33.420.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 690.2 6.27 25.82,574.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,042.7 18.55 10.519,430.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30.7 0.28 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 292.3 2.65 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 98.0 0.89 861.0-88.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 233.6 2.12 177.131.90
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 0.18 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 70.2 0.64 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 57.6-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.8 0.04 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14.9 0.14 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 36.3-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62.0 0.56 25.5142.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,915.4 35.56 2,864.736.68
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 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 499.8 4.54 266.387.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,061.3 9.64 0.0

US Imports from Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.85% of US total imports from Sudan (99.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sudan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $1,269.9 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $12.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $12.0 thousand.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from 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
(%)
01 Live animals 12.2 0.35 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.0 0.35 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,424.8 99.15 2,154.958.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.7 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3.6 0.10 1.4157.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce