US trade with Swaziland in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2018

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

US Trade with Swaziland

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Swaziland totaled $22.4 million, up 20.09% ($3.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Swaziland in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $6.6 million, down 8.97% ($0.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Swaziland in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $15.7 million, up 38.67% ($4.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Swaziland in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $9.1 million, a 123.22% increase ($5.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Swaziland was the US 168th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (up from 0.0019% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 178th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 172nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total exports (down from 0.0019% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 138th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 140th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total imports (up from 0.0019% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Swaziland

The major share of US exports to Swaziland 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) - 44.65% of US total exports to Swaziland (44.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.73% of US total exports to Swaziland (24.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.31% of US total exports to Swaziland (4.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.59% of US total exports to Swaziland (15.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $930.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $439.1 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $188.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $138.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $137.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $132.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $80.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $55.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $48.4 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $35.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $27.3 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $25.6 thousand.

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

  • 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 $1,214.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $242.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $223.0 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $204.9 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $192.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $173.1 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $138.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $100.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $76.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $74.2 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $66.6 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) - a decrease of $42.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $40.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $37.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $26.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $26.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $22.0 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 242.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 421.3 6.37 341.223.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 223.0-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.9 0.04 141.3-97.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 76.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.6 0.06 104.2-96.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8.0 0.12 5.742.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 37.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 746.5 11.29 307.3142.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 136.2 2.06 108.925.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.9 0.13 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 690.3 10.44 552.025.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 204.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 345.5 5.23 367.5-5.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33.1 0.50 206.2-83.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.4 0.08 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 25.6 0.39 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.6 0.15 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.2 0.11 2.5185.16
69 Ceramic products 18.5 0.28 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11.4 0.17 53.8-78.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 40.6 0.61 81.4-50.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 407.1 6.16 218.686.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.1 0.05 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 82.7 1.25 47.275.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.3 0.13 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.6 0.11 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 245.6 3.71 319.8-23.21
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 847.3 12.81 2,061.7-58.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52.2 0.79 3.71,301.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,029.7 15.57 99.6933.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 777.1 11.75 721.97.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 192.1-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.6 0.04 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 66.6-100.00
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 14.9 0.23 24.8-39.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 281.3 4.25 148.988.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 156.9 2.37 19.9686.61
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 181.0 2.74 207.3-12.68

US Imports from Swaziland

The major share of US imports from Swaziland 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) - 82.50% of US total imports from Swaziland (81.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.40% of US total imports from Swaziland (6.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.09% of US total imports from Swaziland (4.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4,284.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,338.6 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $122.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $99.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $78.6 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $539.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $530.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $444.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $72.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $70.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $48.6 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland 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
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 72.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,840.6 81.54 8,556.450.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 151.2 0.96 682.1-77.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 39.1 0.25 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.3 0.08 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 34.1-100.00
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 14.7 0.09 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24.4 0.15 2.01,124.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.4 0.02 1.383.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 31.6 0.20 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.1 0.04 2.1193.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.7 0.09 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 18.0 0.11 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.9 0.02 8.8-66.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.5 0.06 7.428.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.7 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 48.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.7 0.01 446.5-99.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.6 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 26.5 0.17 23.512.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19.9 0.13 14.240.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.8 0.10 3.6341.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 106.0 0.67 27.5286.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.2 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,755.1 11.14 416.5321.41
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 69.3 0.44 46.150.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 70.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 285.2 1.81 186.153.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 130.8 0.83 8.11,510.07
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 9.9 0.06 7.140.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 34.5 0.22 41.0-15.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.5 0.17 11.6136.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 92.9 0.59 632.5-85.31
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce