US trade (export - import) with Turkmenistan in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Turkmenistan in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2015, US trade with Turkmenistan was $139.8 million, down 70.68% ($337.0 million) from 2014.

US exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 were $80.6 million, down 82.31% ($374.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 totaled $59.2 million, up 178.82% ($38.0 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2015 was $21.4 million, a 95.07% decrease ($412.9 million) over 2014.

Turkmenistan was the US 150th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 121st in 2014), accounting for 0.0037% of US total trade (down from 0.0118% in 2014).

Turkmenistan was the US 148th largest export market in 2015 (down from 104th in 2014), accounting for 0.0054% of US total exports (down from 0.0281% in 2014).

Turkmenistan was the US 137th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 155th in 2014), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (up from 0.0009% in 2014).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of US exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.04% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (92.25% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.33% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (1.54% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.37% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (4.28% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.66% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (1.44% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 over 2014 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 $8.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $336.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $33.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $12.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.8 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 $2.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Turkmenistan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,666.9 8.27 19,236.3-65.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 33.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 57.3 0.07 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 57.0-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18.5 0.02 55.5-66.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 85.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 662.4 0.82 651.51.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 361.3 0.45 356.01.51
29 Organic chemicals 236.1 0.29 17.51,250.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.7 0.00 75.5-95.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 139.5 0.17 62.6122.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 241.4 0.30 128.488.08
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 270.3 0.34 49.5445.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,651.7 2.05 2,748.2-39.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,226.1 4.00 2,376.135.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 343.8 0.43 320.27.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,046.5 1.30 891.217.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.6 0.00 13.5-80.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 328.4 0.41 202.262.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 174.1 0.22 31.2458.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.7 0.02 17.4-21.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.9 0.01 21.9-50.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.6 0.01 6.222.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 103.4 0.13 279.2-62.98
69 Ceramic products 2.7 0.00 7.5-63.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18.3 0.02 120.9-84.85
72 Iron and steel 798.9 0.99 121.8555.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,001.9 1.24 3,766.6-73.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.0 0.01 23.2-65.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 197.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 65.0 0.08 43.449.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.1 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,002.0 1.24 2,171.2-53.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62.2 0.08 254.6-75.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,035.7 40.99 66,222.5-50.11
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 5,343.6 6.63 7,463.9-28.41
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 529.9 0.66 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,520.9 6.85 2,413.8128.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,194.6 1.48 337,482.9-99.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,849.8 18.43 6,632.3123.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 24.1 0.03 6.7260.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 233.7 0.29 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8.9 0.01 59.4-85.06
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 310.6 0.39 91.4239.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 34.0 0.04 13.5151.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.6 0.04 27.86.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 931.4 1.16 637.146.19

US Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of US imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.60% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (0.00% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.54% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (56.49% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.25% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (10.64% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.92% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (25.81% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $45.3 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 over the 2014 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) - a decrease of $5.5 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 $1.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Turkmenistan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 53.5 0.09 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 5,478.6-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 485.1 0.82 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.7 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 45,344.0 76.60 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 725.0 1.22 2,245.6-67.71
31 Fertilizers 16.7 0.03 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
52 Cotton 5,212.0 8.81 4,280.821.75
54 Man-made filaments 1.8 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 427.3 0.72 434.8-1.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.6 0.01 10.0-54.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,514.8 11.01 7,267.3-10.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 58.9-100.00
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 2.3 0.00 38.2-93.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 225.0 0.38 1,028.9-78.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 174.4 0.29 373.6-53.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce