US trade (export - import) with Turkmenistan in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Turkmenistan in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2013, US trade with Turkmenistan totaled $294.3 million, up 58.14% ($108.2 million) from 2012.

US exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 totaled $261.8 million, up 184.48% ($169.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 were $32.5 million, down 65.43% ($61.6 million) from 2012.

US trade balance with Turkmenistan went from a deficit of $2.1 million in 2012, to a surplus of $229.3 million in 2013.

Turkmenistan was the US 136th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 145th in 2012), accounting for 0.0075% of US total trade (up from 0.0048% in 2012).

Turkmenistan was the US 124th largest export market in 2013 (up from 151st in 2012), accounting for 0.0166% of US total exports (up from 0.0060% in 2012).

Turkmenistan was the US 147th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 124th in 2012), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (down from 0.0040% in 2012).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of US exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 84.34% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (73.19% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.09% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (8.71% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.18% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (10.70% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.39% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (4.24% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $154.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $15.8 million;
  • 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 $4.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 over 2012 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) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Turkmenistan in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 23,749.9 9.07 7,980.8197.59
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34.3 0.01 8.1324.62
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 212.0 0.08 38.9445.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 251.8 0.10 301.7-16.54
29 Organic chemicals 82.0 0.03 2,386.0-96.57
31 Fertilizers 2.8 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 85.0 0.03 300.5-71.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 51.0 0.02 32.656.69
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 97.0 0.04 31.5207.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.6 0.00 23.1-75.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,531.5 1.35 949.7271.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 366.7 0.14 1,783.6-79.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 535.3 0.20 3,274.1-83.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 708.3 0.27 766.2-7.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.0 0.00 239.0-97.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36.7 0.01 42.0-12.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.9 0.00 27.8-89.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5.3 0.00 38.3-86.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.8 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 164.9 0.06 5.72,796.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33.3 0.01 10.3222.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 79.3 0.03 88.9-10.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 51.8 0.02 5.3875.36
69 Ceramic products 53.0 0.02 1,180.2-95.51
70 Glass and glassware 14.3 0.01 11.821.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 78.9 0.03 195.3-59.63
72 Iron and steel 107.5 0.04 130.5-17.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,132.2 0.43 1,217.2-6.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.0 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20.4 0.01 57.0-64.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39.9 0.02 399.1-90.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,888.4 0.72 1,980.0-4.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 435.7 0.17 113.7283.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,328.8 18.46 45,366.96.53
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 2,874.6 1.10 2,637.48.99
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 4.1 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,044.7 0.40 1,545.2-32.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 163,927.5 62.62 9,244.31,673.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 46.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,612.5 1.76 8,508.9-45.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 199.9 0.08 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 461.9 0.18 97.6373.38
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 4,395.3 1.68 55.47,837.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 92.5 0.04 19.7369.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.0 0.01 3.2438.16
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,934.3 0.74 820.1135.85

US Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of US imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 38.03% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (22.37% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.28% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (5.48% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.42% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (68.73% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.79% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (1.84% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $59.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million.
US imports from Turkmenistan in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,151.8 34.28 4,474.2149.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 683.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,666.0 17.42 64,666.2-91.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,557.2 4.79 1,728.7-9.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
52 Cotton 4,625.3 14.22 4,176.610.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.6 0.00 3.8-83.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 678.3 2.09 1,816.9-62.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 270.4 0.83 841.3-67.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,795.8 20.89 14,208.4-52.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39.0 0.12 0.0
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 42.6 0.13 273.5-84.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,158.6 3.56 451.6156.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 542.1 1.67 741.0-26.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce