US trade (export - import) with Turkmenistan in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Turkmenistan in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In 2017, US trade with Turkmenistan totaled $296.7 million, up 136.77% ($171.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Turkmenistan in 2017 totaled $282.0 million, up 165.10% ($175.6 million) from 2016.

US imports from Turkmenistan in 2017 were $14.7 million, down 22.42% ($4.2 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Turkmenistan in 2017 was $267.3 million, a 205.69% increase ($179.9 million) over 2016.

Turkmenistan was the US 131st largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 154th in 2016), accounting for 0.0075% of US total trade (up from 0.0034% in 2016).

Turkmenistan was the US 117th largest export market in 2017 (up from 140th in 2016), accounting for 0.0182% of US total exports (up from 0.0073% in 2016).

Turkmenistan was the US 160th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 155th in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0008% in 2016).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 95.92% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (80.82% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.01% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (5.38% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (2.66% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.68% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (1.26% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.02% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (1.27% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Turkmenistan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $92.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $51.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $40.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turkmenistan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.0 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 $1.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Turkmenistan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,813.6 0.64 1,132.760.11
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 146.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 99.5 0.04 64.254.96
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13.4 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7.7 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43.4 0.02 1,351.0-96.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.5 0.00 33.0-89.55
29 Organic chemicals 67.0 0.02 108.3-38.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37.0 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.5 0.00 232.3-95.48
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 69.5 0.02 153.2-54.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 207.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,287.8 1.52 4,207.41.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 731.8 0.26 384.690.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 464.4 0.16 365.127.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 59.3 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.8 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26.0 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 74.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.6 0.01 48.6-67.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.4 0.00 18.7-60.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 456.1 0.16 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.5 0.00 32.7-89.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.1 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.2 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 7.8 0.00 6.616.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.3 0.00 54.6-86.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,364.4 0.84 2,022.416.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.6 0.00 10.9-39.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 140.3 0.05 84.765.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 87.2-95.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24.4 0.01 9.5157.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 446.7 0.16 564.7-20.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.2 0.00 51.8-88.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72,268.4 25.63 20,624.8250.40
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 3,729.1 1.32 5,175.7-27.95
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 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42,257.4 14.99 1,448.72,816.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 147,431.6 52.28 54,675.5169.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,798.6 1.70 4,041.218.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34.6 0.01 0.0
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 43.8 0.02 204.4-78.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 89.4 0.03 114.8-22.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.5 0.00 532.0-98.21
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 55.6 0.02 8,019.5-99.31

US Imports from Turkmenistan

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 52.91% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (60.07% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.51% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (6.08% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.23% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (25.10% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.83% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (5.95% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • 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 $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turkmenistan in 2017 over the 2016 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 $2.5 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Turkmenistan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 808.0 5.50 582.338.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 488.6 3.33 543.5-10.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,237.1 15.23 4,750.6-52.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,194.5 8.13 1,147.74.08
31 Fertilizers 1,670.7 11.38 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
52 Cotton 4,583.9 31.22 6,741.3-32.00
54 Man-made filaments 3.3 0.02 2.625.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.2 0.03 9.4-55.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 128.5 0.88 387.0-66.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,048.7 20.76 4,228.6-27.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
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 5.1 0.03 13.0-60.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 131.4 0.89 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 180.8 1.23 205.0-11.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 199.1 1.36 308.9-35.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce