US trade (export - import) with Yemen in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2018

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

US Trade with Yemen

In 2017, US trade with Yemen totaled $215.1 million, up 24.24% ($42.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Yemen in 2017 totaled $204.8 million, up 19.96% ($34.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Yemen in 2017 totaled $10.3 million, up 323.16% ($7.9 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Yemen in 2017 was $194.4 million, a 15.56% increase ($26.2 million) over 2016.

Yemen was the US 143rd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 149th in 2016), accounting for 0.0054% of US total trade (up from 0.0047% in 2016).

Yemen was the US 124th largest export market in 2017 (up from 131st in 2016), accounting for 0.0132% of US total exports (up from 0.0117% in 2016).

Yemen was the US 169th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 194th in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2016).

US Exports to Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.25% of US total exports to Yemen (68.79% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.57% of US total exports to Yemen (19.86% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.26% of US total exports to Yemen (4.08% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.26% of US total exports to Yemen (1.64% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.03% of US total exports to Yemen (4.04% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Yemen in 2017 over 2016 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 $25.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $16.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $1.2 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.6 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 $2.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US exports to Yemen 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 126.4 0.06 1,276.1-90.10
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.7 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 23,739.3 11.59 7,454.9218.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 180.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.2 0.00 3.984.79
10 Cereals 86,800.5 42.39 93,652.7-7.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,847.5 0.90 2,565.1-27.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 36,463.2 17.81 10,971.2232.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50.3 0.02 61.6-18.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15.7 0.01 8.878.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43.0 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 113.6 0.06 79.742.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,761.3 1.35 965.7185.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.1 0.02 80.3-46.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4.6 0.00 120.4-96.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30.7 0.02 20.252.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,549.5 1.25 2,783.0-8.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.8 0.00 19.3-80.33
29 Organic chemicals 40.5 0.02 63.3-36.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 765.5 0.37 812.6-5.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 173.4 0.08 92.088.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 167.7 0.08 385.3-56.48
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 307.3 0.15 352.3-12.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,518.7 0.74 1,988.0-23.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,663.6 0.81 1,781.9-6.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,017.3 0.99 1,454.638.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19.0 0.01 22.9-16.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40.0 0.02 8.2389.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100.0 0.05 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19.6 0.01 307.0-93.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,998.9 0.98 6,582.2-69.63
54 Man-made filaments 23.3 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,357.5 0.66 194.7597.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.9 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.0 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22.8 0.01 106.4-78.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 38.6 0.02 250.6-84.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.9 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.2 0.02 22.362.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 92.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,803.3 0.88 5,374.0-66.44
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 803.1 0.39 3,074.0-73.87
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 29.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,653.5 15.95 24,895.731.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 707.4 0.35 517.836.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
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 81.5 0.04 25.0226.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.01 120.0-87.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,732.4 1.82 1,834.7103.44

US Imports from Yemen

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.64% of US total imports from Yemen (0.00% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.26% of US total imports from Yemen (91.21% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.26% of US total imports from Yemen (7.24% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Yemen in 2017 over 2016 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 $8.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.0 million.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US imports from Yemen 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 61.0 0.59 22.2174.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6.4 0.06 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,419.6 13.73 2,150.7-33.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42.6 0.41 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7.9 0.08 2.2252.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10.7 0.10 30.0-64.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15.0 0.15 16.2-7.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15.2 0.15 7.798.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,236.4 79.64 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.2 0.15 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.8 0.06 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.8 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.6 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.01 9.0-93.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 8.3 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 14.3 0.14 5.6155.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 433.6 4.19 154.9179.95
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 6.6 0.06 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.0 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30.1 0.29 21.738.65
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce