US trade (export - import) with Yemen in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2017

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

US Trade with Yemen

In 2016, US trade with Yemen was $173.1 million, down 16.69% ($34.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Yemen in 2016 totaled $170.7 million, up 7.49% ($11.9 million) from 2015.

US imports from Yemen in 2016 were $2.4 million, down 95.01% ($46.6 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Yemen in 2016 was $168.2 million, a 53.27% increase ($58.5 million) over 2015.

Yemen was the US 149th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 140th in 2015), accounting for 0.0047% of US total trade (down from 0.0055% in 2015).

Yemen was the US 131st largest export market in 2016 (down from 128th in 2015), accounting for 0.0117% of US total exports (up from 0.0106% in 2015).

Yemen was the US 194th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 141st in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0021% in 2015).

US Exports to Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.79% of US total exports to Yemen (64.79% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.86% of US total exports to Yemen (26.35% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.08% of US total exports to Yemen (3.48% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.04% of US total exports to Yemen (2.90% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.64% of US total exports to Yemen (0.44% in 2015).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8,931.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6,941.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,328.0 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,086.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,600.8 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,356.9 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $979.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $692.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $580.2 thousand.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,787.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,945.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,472.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $935.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $525.6 thousand.
US exports to Yemen 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,276.1 0.75 584.0118.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,454.9 4.37 513.61,351.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 180.0 0.11 234.4-23.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.9 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 93,652.7 54.87 97,597.8-4.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,565.1 1.50 964.3166.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,971.2 6.43 2,039.4437.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 61.6 0.04 50.023.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.8 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 79.7 0.05 9.1780.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 965.7 0.57 777.224.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 80.3 0.05 59.335.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 120.4 0.07 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 32.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.2 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,783.0 1.63 697.0299.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.3 0.01 7.7151.02
29 Organic chemicals 63.3 0.04 69.9-9.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 812.6 0.48 374.2117.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 92.0 0.05 205.9-55.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 385.3 0.23 56.3584.91
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 352.3 0.21 854.0-58.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,988.0 1.16 631.1215.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,781.9 1.04 1,622.29.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,454.6 0.85 1,622.9-10.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22.9 0.01 77.9-70.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.2 0.00 3.0169.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 307.0 0.18 333.5-7.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,582.2 3.86 4,254.254.72
55 Man-made staple fibers 194.7 0.11 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 53.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.8 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 27.7-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 14.2 0.01 15.1-5.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 106.4 0.06 149.2-28.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 46.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 250.6 0.15 1,186.2-78.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22.3 0.01 315.4-92.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92.5 0.05 31.2195.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,374.0 3.15 6,846.4-21.51
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 3,074.0 1.80 2,094.646.76
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 29.1 0.02 2.61,000.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,895.7 14.59 31,683.0-21.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 119.1-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 525.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 517.8 0.30 562.1-7.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.5 0.00 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 25.0 0.01 84.4-70.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.3 0.01 14.573.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 120.0 0.07 11.2976.23
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,834.7 1.07 1,254.446.25

US Imports from Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.21% of US total imports from Yemen (3.06% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.24% of US total imports from Yemen (0.02% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Yemen (95.98% in 2015).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $655.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $154.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $30.0 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $22.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $22.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $10.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Yemen 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 $47,052.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $210.1 thousand;
  • 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 $126.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $62.2 thousand;
  • 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 $11.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $7.8 thousand.
US imports from Yemen 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.2 0.91 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,150.7 88.00 1,494.943.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.2 0.09 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30.0 1.23 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16.2 0.66 5.7183.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.7 0.31 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 47,052.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.0 0.37 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.6 0.07 9.4-82.87
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.6 0.23 8.4-33.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 154.9 6.34 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 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.0 0.90 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 0.0 0.00 126.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 210.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21.7 0.89 83.9-74.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce