US trade with Sudan in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Sudan

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Sudan totaled $71.0 million, up 6.99% ($4.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $60.5 million, up 15.24% ($8.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 were $10.5 million, down 24.30% ($3.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 was $50.1 million, a 29.40% increase ($11.4 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Sudan was the US 165th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 162nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total trade (down from 0.0025% in the first nine months of 2016).

Sudan was the US 147th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total exports (up from 0.0050% in the first nine months of 2016).

Sudan was the US 164th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 154th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Sudan

The major share of US exports to 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) - 87.84% of US total exports to Sudan (91.86% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.79% of US total exports to Sudan (3.76% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.16% of US total exports to Sudan (4.11% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to 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 $7,649.9 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 $1,922.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,771.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $757.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $730.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $414.0 thousand.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $7,711.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,561.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,139.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $603.4 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $216.6 thousand.
US exports to 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5,925.0 9.79 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.9 0.10 31.593.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,367.3 10.52 14,078.8-54.77
10 Cereals 30,034.7 49.61 22,384.834.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,270.9 10.36 4,499.639.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,440.8 7.33 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 12.2 0.02 1,151.7-98.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 72.1 0.12 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 881.0 1.46 123.0616.10
30 Pharmaceutical products 903.1 1.49 1,506.5-40.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 568.2 0.94 154.3268.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 78.9 0.13 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 216.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48.6 0.08 34.839.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 125.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31.4 0.05 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 0.02 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 3.8 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30.0 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.7 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.7 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,996.3 4.95 1,074.0178.98
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 0.11 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,466.9 2.42 736.199.27
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14.4 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 174.1 0.29 165.55.19
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 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) - 99.88% of US total imports from Sudan (67.29% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $1,152.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Sudan in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 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
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,473.9 99.88 9,321.112.37
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 12.5 0.12 10.222.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce