US trade with Yemen in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2018

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

US Trade with Yemen

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Yemen totaled $42.9 million, up 123.89% ($23.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Yemen in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $42.1 million, up 124.12% ($23.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Yemen in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.8 million, up 111.76% ($0.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Yemen in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $41.4 million, a 124.36% increase ($22.9 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Yemen was the US 146th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 166th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total trade (up from 0.0020% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Yemen was the US 129th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 149th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of US total exports (up from 0.0050% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Yemen was the US 189th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 193rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 73.35% of US total exports to Yemen (45.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.54% of US total exports to Yemen (33.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.01% of US total exports to Yemen (9.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.89% of US total exports to Yemen (5.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.28% of US total exports to Yemen (2.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Yemen in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $15.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Yemen 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 $0.6 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;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Yemen 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.0 0.07 169.7-82.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,875.8 21.06 704.21,160.34
10 Cereals 6,522.9 15.48 6,840.1-4.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 217.5 0.52 743.9-70.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,246.2 36.17 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2.8 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.4 0.04 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 376.8 0.89 1,015.5-62.90
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 63.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 144.2 0.34 249.2-42.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53.2 0.13 24.9113.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 55.0 0.13 56.3-2.22
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 125.6 0.30 80.955.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 303.7 0.72 135.6123.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 303.1 0.72 733.8-58.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 282.5 0.67 368.3-23.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100.0 0.24 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19.6 0.05 97.0-79.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 448.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 9.8 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 67.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.5 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 21.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 35.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.4 0.02 6.9-7.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 658.2 1.56 184.0257.69
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 45.7 0.11 134.7-66.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,024.3 16.67 5,876.119.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 87.0 0.21 176.6-50.72
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 24.5 0.06 15.063.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,606.5 3.81 491.9226.62

US Imports from Yemen

The major share of US imports from Yemen 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) - 54.48% of US total imports from Yemen (6.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.08% of US total imports from Yemen (93.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Yemen 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) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Yemen 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6.4 0.83 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 309.2 40.07 331.2-6.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.1 0.53 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10.7 1.39 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9.7 1.26 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 420.5 54.48 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 0.65 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6.1 0.79 1.9218.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce