US trade (export - import) with Swaziland in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Swaziland in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Swaziland

In 2016, US trade with Swaziland was $43.1 million, down 16.24% ($8.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Swaziland in 2016 were $25.6 million, down 10.50% ($3.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Swaziland in 2016 were $17.4 million, down 23.46% ($5.3 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Swaziland in 2016 was $8.2 million, a 40.05% increase ($2.3 million) over 2015.

Swaziland was the US 176th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 177th in 2015), accounting for 0.0012% of US total trade (down from 0.0013% in 2015).

Swaziland was the US 178th largest export market in 2016 (down from 175th in 2015), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (down from 0.0019% in 2015).

Swaziland was the US 157th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 156th in 2015), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (down from 0.0010% in 2015).

US Exports to Swaziland

The major share of US exports to Swaziland in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.56% of US total exports to Swaziland (37.21% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.21% of US total exports to Swaziland (21.75% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.20% of US total exports to Swaziland (6.40% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.73% of US total exports to Swaziland (2.81% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Swaziland in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $1,352.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,084.4 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 $753.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $734.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $520.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $457.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $242.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $223.0 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $131.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $129.7 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $97.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $92.4 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $80.9 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $79.8 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $78.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Swaziland in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $5,166.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,449.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $583.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $483.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $477.8 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 $321.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $148.0 thousand;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $144.9 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $104.1 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $101.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $99.5 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5.6 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 242.3 0.95 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,577.6 6.16 843.687.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16.7 0.07 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 53.9-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 223.0 0.87 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 726.7 2.84 688.25.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 92.9 0.36 96.0-3.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29.1 0.11 59.2-50.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 83.6 0.33 50.266.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 104.2 0.41 11.8783.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24.3 0.09 16.151.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51.8 0.20 5.7808.98
29 Organic chemicals 1,497.4 5.84 1,448.23.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 346.8 1.35 405.9-14.57
31 Fertilizers 21.0 0.08 21.00.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,392.1 9.34 2,327.02.80
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 6.8 0.03 6.9-1.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 649.8 2.54 570.013.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,096.8 4.28 1,244.7-11.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 626.1 2.44 168.6271.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25.8 0.10 29.1-11.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 22.2 0.09 15.048.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.0 0.01 107.1-97.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.7 0.06 116.0-87.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15.8 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35.9 0.14 46.1-22.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.7 0.13 29.411.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 53.6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.7 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.0 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18.8 0.07 32.3-41.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15.0 0.06 114.4-86.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.7 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.0 0.06 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.8 0.03 0.0
69 Ceramic products 8.1 0.03 13.5-39.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 142.4 0.56 61.5131.64
72 Iron and steel 8.4 0.03 9.9-15.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 177.8 0.69 661.2-73.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,084.4 4.23 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 26.8 0.10 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 123.3 0.48 45.3172.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.1 0.09 74.2-67.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23.0 0.09 3.8512.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,093.8 8.17 2,677.1-21.79
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 3,331.4 13.00 2,578.229.21
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 144.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 199.6 0.78 677.3-70.54
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,182.3 8.52 1,661.731.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 97.1 0.38 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,462.6 5.71 2,912.3-49.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 319.9 1.25 188.669.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 38.1-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 66.6 0.26 57.815.14
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 298.2 1.16 619.7-51.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 68.5 0.27 93.6-26.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,352.2 5.28 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 627.6 2.45 5,794.1-89.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,863.3 7.27 1,733.67.48

US Imports from Swaziland

The major share of US imports from Swaziland in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.63% of US total imports from Swaziland (69.30% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.47% of US total imports from Swaziland (11.25% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.12% of US total imports from Swaziland (12.38% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.89% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.47% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.11% of US total imports from Swaziland (1.30% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Swaziland in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $304.4 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $247.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $180.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $169.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $132.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $129.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $77.1 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $73.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $68.7 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $63.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Swaziland in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4,481.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,386.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $350.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $284.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $78.7 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 247.5 1.42 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 94.7 0.54 26.1263.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,460.2 59.96 14,942.0-29.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 991.3 5.68 822.220.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.3 0.02 3.7-12.40
29 Organic chemicals 4.9 0.03 2.2122.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45.5 0.26 64.8-29.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 139.5 0.80 218.2-36.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.9 0.02 3.8-24.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.4 0.07 15.8-27.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.4 0.01 2.018.70
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.5 0.05 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.0 0.10 16.78.14
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7.3 0.04 6.79.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 42.3 0.24 40.15.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.9 0.01 49.9-98.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5.7 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 77.6 0.44 362.5-78.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 933.2 5.35 2,319.6-59.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.8 0.00 11.1-92.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32.5 0.19 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 135.9 0.78 3.73,540.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34.5 0.20 67.0-48.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.6 0.09 46.7-66.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 180.6 1.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 132.8 0.76 59.4123.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,643.5 9.42 1,993.6-17.56
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 274.4 1.57 293.6-6.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 70.7 0.41 47.648.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.2 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 533.0 3.06 228.6133.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 96.0 0.55 32.7193.44
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 7.1 0.04 9.2-23.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 77.1 0.44 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.1 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 182.1 1.04 224.9-19.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 923.1 5.29 793.216.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce