US trade with Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Turkmenistan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Turkmenistan was $15.3 million, down 4.47% ($0.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $11.2 million, up 37.26% ($3.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $4.0 million, down 48.21% ($3.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $7.2 million, a 1,809.46% increase ($6.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Turkmenistan was the US 176th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 170th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (down from 0.0017% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Turkmenistan was the US 167th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 170th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total exports (up from 0.0022% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Turkmenistan was the US 161st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 147th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0013% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Turkmenistan

The major share of US exports to Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 84.39% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (80.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.16% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (9.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.01% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (0.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.66% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (1.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.34% of US total exports to Turkmenistan (4.87% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $1.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.2 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 38.1 0.34 334.3-88.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 64.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.1 0.04 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37.0 0.33 0.0
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 65.2 0.58 12.6416.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 207.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 712.1 6.34 487.346.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 205.0 1.83 21.5854.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.0 0.08 6.048.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26.0 0.23 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 33.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 450.6 4.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 174.4 1.55 80.0117.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.4 0.10 74.0-84.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,154.3 37.00 3,464.819.90
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 507.9 4.52 1,650.9-69.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,041.7 18.19 766.9166.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 678.2 6.04 158.4328.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,091.8 18.63 573.4264.78
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 0.0 0.00 141.0-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.06 82.6-92.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.5 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4.4 0.04 3.144.97

US Imports from Turkmenistan

The major share of US imports from Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.36% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (60.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 33.36% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (34.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.81% of US total imports from Turkmenistan (3.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $1.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Turkmenistan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,237.1 55.36 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 396.3 9.81 258.353.42
52 Cotton 591.1 14.63 1,969.9-69.99
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 756.9 18.73 742.02.00
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 0.13 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.2 0.13 24.5-78.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 49.3 1.22 52.9-6.81
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce