US trade with Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2018

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

US Trade with Swaziland

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Swaziland was $22.6 million, down 7.70% ($1.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017 were $17.5 million, down 4.88% ($0.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017 were $5.1 million, down 16.18% ($1.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017 was $12.4 million, a 0.73% increase ($0.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Swaziland was the US 182nd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 180th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (down from 0.0009% in the first nine months of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 177th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total exports (down from 0.0017% in the first nine months of 2016).

Swaziland was the US 174th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 170th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0004% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Swaziland

The major share of US exports to Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.81% of US total exports to Swaziland (26.85% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.08% of US total exports to Swaziland (33.55% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.56% of US total exports to Swaziland (10.77% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.94% of US total exports to Swaziland (6.10% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $590.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $480.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $431.6 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 $362.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $296.1 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 $183.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $130.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $93.2 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $80.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $61.7 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $880.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $713.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $378.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $346.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $281.1 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $256.1 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 $249.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $147.8 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $117.6 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $85.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $83.8 thousand.
US exports to Swaziland 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.7 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21.3 0.12 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,532.5 8.78 1,236.423.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 499.5 2.86 585.4-14.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 83.8-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.3 0.04 29.1-78.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 100.0 0.57 6.81,380.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.7 0.07 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17.0 0.10 18.7-9.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.5 0.02 14.0-75.02
29 Organic chemicals 1,621.7 9.29 1,190.136.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 828.2 4.74 237.9248.18
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20.4 0.12 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,901.8 10.89 1,840.13.35
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 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 188.7 1.08 444.8-57.58
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.6 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 859.9 4.92 729.217.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 472.2 2.70 419.912.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.8 0.02 25.8-85.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 186.6 1.07 3.06,211.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.8 0.02 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.1 0.16 35.9-21.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.3 0.18 32.7-1.22
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 80.8 0.46 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.5 0.03 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.9 0.10 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.9 0.06 12.0-17.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.02 15.5-80.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.5 0.08 9.551.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 9.4 0.05 8.115.01
70 Glass and glassware 13.3 0.08 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 136.4 0.78 88.653.88
72 Iron and steel 24.8 0.14 8.4194.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 46.0 0.26 96.4-52.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 867.7 4.97 865.80.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.9 0.11 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 40.6 0.23 76.1-46.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27.8 0.16 24.115.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.7 0.06 23.0-53.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,060.7 6.07 1,774.0-40.21
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 1,632.4 9.35 1,269.728.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 676.5 3.87 195.8245.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,202.4 6.89 2,082.7-42.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 87.8 0.50 97.1-9.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 592.9 3.40 740.7-19.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.1 0.06 127.7-92.09
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 23.7 0.14 273.4-91.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 41.0 0.23 41.7-1.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 922.3 5.28 1,203.3-23.36
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 260.8 1.49 607.6-57.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,277.2 7.31 1,656.0-22.87

US Imports from Swaziland

The major share of US imports from Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.95% of US total imports from Swaziland (29.66% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.63% of US total imports from Swaziland (9.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.15% of US total imports from Swaziland (2.55% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.15% of US total imports from Swaziland (40.85% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.71% of US total imports from Swaziland (4.89% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.61% of US total imports from Swaziland (0.25% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Swaziland in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $876.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $684.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $258.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $164.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $149.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $142.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $113.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $112.4 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $101.7 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $92.3 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) - an increase of $79.9 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $55.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $53.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $43.9 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $19.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $18.1 thousand.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,903.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $856.1 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $247.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $180.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $146.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $131.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $95.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $86.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $83.4 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $79.5 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $73.8 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $32.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $29.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $20.7 thousand.
US imports from Swaziland 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 247.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 187.2 3.67 22.7724.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 1,903.8-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 177.3 3.48 309.2-42.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.3 0.10 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55.5 1.09 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 154.7 3.03 4.93,050.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 112.4 2.20 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
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 19.4 0.38 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 54.2 1.06 137.5-60.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19.7 0.39 1.61,140.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.8 0.45 9.3144.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.8 0.33 2.4590.33
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 101.7 1.99 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.7 0.29 9.259.91
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3.9 0.08 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127.2 2.49 34.9264.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.7 0.17 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.3 0.16 29.0-71.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 400.5 7.85 486.7-17.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44.7 0.88 0.85,316.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 32.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 38.6 0.76 112.4-65.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21.8 0.43 20.37.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 125.7 2.46 12.0950.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 180.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.3 0.20 105.4-90.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53.2 1.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 370.9 7.27 1,227.0-69.77
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 1,104.9 21.65 228.3384.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 142.7 2.80 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 317.9 6.23 346.9-8.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.4 0.16 87.8-90.48
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 79.9 1.57 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 720.3 14.12 36.11,896.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.0 0.47 170.4-85.91
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 548.8 10.76 290.688.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce