US trade (export - import) with Swaziland in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Swaziland in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Swaziland

In 2014, US trade with Swaziland totaled $111.2 million, up 31.67% ($26.8 million) from 2013.

US exports to Swaziland in 2014 totaled $25.7 million, up 13.42% ($3.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Swaziland in 2014 totaled $85.5 million, up 38.36% ($23.7 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Swaziland in 2014 was $59.8 million, a 52.81% increase ($20.7 million) over 2013.

Swaziland was the US 164th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 167th in 2013), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (up from 0.0022% in 2013).

Swaziland was the US 179th largest export market in 2014 (up from 180th in 2013), accounting for 0.0016% of US total exports (up from 0.0014% in 2013).

Swaziland was the US 130th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 132nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0035% of US total imports (up from 0.0027% in 2013).

US Exports to Swaziland

The major share of US exports to Swaziland in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.74% of US total exports to Swaziland (33.04% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.26% of US total exports to Swaziland (32.12% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.13% of US total exports to Swaziland (10.21% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.07% of US total exports to Swaziland (1.44% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of US total exports to Swaziland (4.52% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Swaziland in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,590.3 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $1,994.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $749.7 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 $604.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $437.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $405.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $284.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $222.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $181.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $168.1 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 $135.3 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $134.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Swaziland in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1,402.1 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $849.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $689.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $620.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $341.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $289.2 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $251.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $193.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $124.4 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) - a decrease of $116.1 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $85.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $82.8 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 341.7-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,295.3 5.04 857.651.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 400.3 1.56 651.8-38.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16.4 0.06 76.9-78.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 193.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 73.1 0.28 50.145.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 306.2 1.19 125.0144.97
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16.2 0.06 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 73.9 0.29 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,601.8 6.23 852.187.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 349.0 1.36 379.0-7.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.7 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,295.7 24.48 3,705.469.91
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 6.1 0.02 3.099.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 653.5 2.54 628.83.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,024.1 3.98 1,713.6-40.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 205.7 0.80 203.61.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.2 0.03 6.037.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30.7 0.12 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 141.1 0.55 5.82,334.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21.0 0.08 34.8-39.65
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 849.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 235.6 0.92 13.21,689.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 96.8 0.38 127.0-23.79
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 85.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 138.8 0.54 4.23,227.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.5 0.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.7 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46.9 0.18 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 0.02 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.5 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 11.7 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 32.5 0.13 10.7205.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 228.0 0.89 172.032.52
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 49.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 457.6 1.78 52.1777.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 12.5 0.05 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.5 0.05 16.0-15.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31.4 0.12 66.0-52.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18.1 0.07 142.5-87.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,842.5 11.05 3,463.0-17.92
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 2,281.0 8.87 1,676.636.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 291.4 1.13 123.3136.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 948.5 3.69 664.242.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,420.0 5.52 1,356.04.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,129.3 8.28 135.11,475.80
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 36.8 0.14 0.0
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 128.8 0.50 244.8-47.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 94.6 0.37 383.8-75.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.8 0.01 7.4-61.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 53.2 0.21 1,455.3-96.35
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,606.8 6.25 1,689.6-4.90

US Imports from Swaziland

The major share of US imports from Swaziland in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 67.27% of US total imports from Swaziland (84.29% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.87% of US total imports from Swaziland (9.16% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.47% of US total imports from Swaziland (1.90% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.63% of US total imports from Swaziland (2.09% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Swaziland in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $18,968.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6,575.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $835.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Swaziland in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,065.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $790.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $549.1 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,025.8 22.25 57.133,241.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,809.9 5.62 5,600.5-14.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 66.3 0.08 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 4.3 0.00 31.2-86.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.1 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 159.7 0.19 708.8-77.47
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 3.3 0.00 14.1-76.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.9 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.8 0.00 27.3-89.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.0 0.00 47.9-91.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 348.7 0.41 413.8-15.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1.3 0.00 1.8-29.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.6 0.02 13.13.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 5.7 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 52.5 0.06 78.4-32.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.9 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 7.6 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 69.2 0.08 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 37.0 0.04 3.4992.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.3 0.00 2.1-86.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.5 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.6 0.01 1.1521.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37,420.2 43.76 30,844.921.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,959.3 23.34 21,024.5-5.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.8 0.01 220.4-95.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13.4 0.02 0.34,487.37
69 Ceramic products 35.0 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 33.9 0.04 124.9-72.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.5 0.01 20.7-63.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.7 0.02 6.3119.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8.9 0.01 4.0125.34
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 133.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 107.4 0.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,160.7 1.36 325.3256.79
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 536.3 0.63 551.5-2.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 103.4 0.12 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.1 0.01 11.1-45.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 306.8 0.36 288.36.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 67.0 0.08 0.0
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 0.5 0.00 34.2-98.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 404.3 0.47 418.1-3.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 678.1 0.79 731.1-7.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce