US trade (export - import) with Turkmenistan in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2017

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

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2016, US trade with Turkmenistan was $125.3 million, down 10.36% ($14.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Turkmenistan in 2016 totaled $106.4 million, up 31.99% ($25.8 million) from 2015.

US imports from Turkmenistan in 2016 were $18.9 million, down 68.03% ($40.3 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2016 was $87.4 million, a 308.76% increase ($66.0 million) over 2015.

Turkmenistan was the US 154th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 150th in 2015), accounting for 0.0034% of US total trade (down from 0.0037% in 2015).

Turkmenistan was the US 140th largest export market in 2016 (up from 148th in 2015), accounting for 0.0073% of US total exports (up from 0.0054% in 2015).

Turkmenistan was the US 155th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 137th in 2015), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (down from 0.0026% in 2015).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.82% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (75.04% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.38% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (9.33% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.66% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (3.66% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.27% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (0.82% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.26% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (8.37% in 2015).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $53,480.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7,088.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,020.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $981.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $688.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $532.0 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,410.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10,808.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,534.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,072.2 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1,443.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $798.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $681.4 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 $524.1 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $437.4 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 $328.3 thousand.
US exports to Turkmenistan 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,132.7 1.06 6,666.9-83.01
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 146.5 0.14 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 64.2 0.06 57.312.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,351.0 1.27 662.4103.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33.0 0.03 361.3-90.87
29 Organic chemicals 108.3 0.10 236.1-54.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 30.5 0.03 3.7723.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 139.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 232.3 0.22 241.4-3.76
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 153.2 0.14 270.3-43.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 207.8 0.20 1,651.7-87.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,207.4 3.96 3,226.130.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 384.6 0.36 343.811.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 365.1 0.34 1,046.5-65.11
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 2.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.2 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 74.2 0.07 328.4-77.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.7 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 48.6 0.05 174.1-72.12
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.7 0.02 13.736.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32.7 0.03 7.6332.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 103.4-100.00
69 Ceramic products 6.6 0.01 2.7142.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54.6 0.05 18.3198.02
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 798.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,022.4 1.90 1,001.9101.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.9 0.01 8.036.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 84.7 0.08 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 87.2 0.08 65.034.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.5 0.01 13.1-27.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 564.7 0.53 1,002.0-43.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 51.8 0.05 62.2-16.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,624.8 19.39 33,035.7-37.57
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 5,175.7 4.87 5,343.6-3.14
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 5.8 0.01 529.9-98.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,448.7 1.36 5,520.9-73.76
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 54,675.5 51.40 1,194.64,476.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,041.2 3.80 14,849.8-72.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 233.7-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
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 204.4 0.19 310.6-34.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 114.8 0.11 34.0237.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.3 0.01 29.6-51.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 532.0 0.50 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,019.5 7.54 931.4761.03

US Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 60.07% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (20.54% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.10% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (76.60% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.08% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (1.25% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.95% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (0.92% in 2015).

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,529.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $582.3 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 $422.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $134.5 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $58.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2016 over the 2015 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 $40,593.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2,286.2 thousand.
US imports from Turkmenistan 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 53.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 582.3 3.08 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 543.5 2.87 485.112.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,750.6 25.10 45,344.0-89.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,147.7 6.06 725.058.29
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.5 0.02 0.0
52 Cotton 6,741.3 35.62 5,212.029.34
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 0.01 1.848.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.4 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 387.0 2.04 427.3-9.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,228.6 22.34 6,514.8-35.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.2 0.02 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 13.0 0.07 2.3461.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 205.0 1.08 225.0-8.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 308.9 1.63 174.477.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce