US trade with Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 10, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Yemen

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Yemen totaled $47.9 million, up 11.17% ($4.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $39.3 million, down 6.81% ($2.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $8.6 million, up 822.73% ($7.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $30.7 million, a 25.60% decrease ($10.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Yemen was the US 140th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 138th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0051% of US total trade (up from 0.0049% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Yemen was the US 125th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0105% of US total exports (down from 0.0121% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Yemen was the US 143rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 186th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Yemen

The major share of US exports to Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.77% of US total exports to Yemen (74.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.94% of US total exports to Yemen (16.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.65% of US total exports to Yemen (2.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.09% of US total exports to Yemen (0.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.75% of US total exports to Yemen (5.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 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 $6.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $15.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.6 0.15 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,629.0 11.78 719.2543.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.2 0.02 0.0
10 Cereals 14,142.4 35.99 29,304.6-51.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 314.9 0.80 853.6-63.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,550.6 16.67 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.2 0.01 30.4-82.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.8 0.02 8.8-11.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98.8 0.25 6.11,507.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16.1 0.04 315.7-94.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9.4 0.02 2.9225.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.1 0.03 20.2-50.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,203.7 3.06 319.1277.20
29 Organic chemicals 23.7 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 298.6 0.76 57.5419.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 34.4 0.09 5.8489.24
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 47.2 0.12 104.9-54.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 153.2 0.39 215.3-28.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,157.3 2.95 459.1152.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 895.0 2.28 19.74,445.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.5 0.01 3.050.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.0 0.03 5.486.22
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 142.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 295.9 0.75 2,130.3-86.11
54 Man-made filaments 13.5 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 127.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.6 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 141.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 72.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 257.5 0.66 1,089.7-76.37
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 295.4 0.75 264.611.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,247.8 20.99 5,333.954.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 214.3 0.55 149.143.73
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 45.0 0.11 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.04 14.07.14

US Imports from Yemen

The major share of US imports from Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.59% of US total imports from Yemen (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.70% of US total imports from Yemen (96.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Yemen (1.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st 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) - an increase of $8.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Yemen in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.0 0.15 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 305.8 3.55 878.5-65.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,236.4 95.59 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11.4 0.13 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.8 0.07 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.8 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
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 0.10 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 14.3 0.17 5.6155.08
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 0.08 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce