US trade with Yemen in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2018

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

US Trade with Yemen

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Yemen totaled $172.2 million, up 11.84% ($18.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $162.6 million, up 7.07% ($10.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $9.6 million, up 360.22% ($7.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 was $153.0 million, a 2.17% increase ($3.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Yemen was the US 140th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 141st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0059% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Yemen was the US 121st largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 122nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0143% of US total exports (down from 0.0144% in the first nine months of 2016).

Yemen was the US 166th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 191st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Yemen

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.49% of US total exports to Yemen (71.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.31% of US total exports to Yemen (18.12% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.33% of US total exports to Yemen (3.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.36% of US total exports to Yemen (1.18% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.23% of US total exports to Yemen (4.18% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $10.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.6 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;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.0 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 $2.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 96.4 0.06 1,106.4-91.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.7 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,863.5 9.14 6,750.6120.18
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 80,277.6 49.37 86,812.6-7.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,630.0 1.00 1,821.2-10.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,217.0 13.05 10,971.293.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50.3 0.03 61.6-18.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13.0 0.01 8.846.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25.6 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 113.6 0.07 79.742.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,761.3 1.70 941.5193.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.1 0.03 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 2,172.8 1.34 1,767.622.93
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 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 621.2 0.38 563.410.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 120.3 0.07 67.179.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 112.7 0.07 329.0-65.76
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 181.7 0.11 271.4-33.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,215.0 0.75 1,852.4-34.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,360.5 0.84 1,048.229.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,734.8 1.07 1,086.359.69
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
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 210.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,998.9 1.23 6,133.4-67.41
54 Man-made filaments 13.5 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,357.5 0.83 127.2967.19
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 7.1-100.00
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 84.6-73.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 38.6 0.02 215.4-82.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8.9 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29.9 0.02 15.494.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 92.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,145.0 0.70 5,189.9-77.94
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 757.5 0.47 2,939.3-74.23
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 25,629.2 15.76 19,019.634.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 620.3 0.38 341.181.84
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 57.0 0.04 10.0470.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.01 120.0-87.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,125.9 1.31 1,342.858.32

US Imports from Yemen

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 86.07% of US total imports from Yemen (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.94% of US total imports from Yemen (90.82% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.21% of US total imports from Yemen (7.45% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Yemen in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 61.0 0.64 12.9373.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,110.4 11.60 1,819.5-38.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42.6 0.44 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.8 0.04 2.269.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 30.0-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15.0 0.16 16.2-7.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.5 0.06 7.7-28.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,236.4 86.07 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.2 0.16 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 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 14.3 0.15 5.6155.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.1 0.14 154.9-91.57
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 0.07 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 24.0 0.25 19.821.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce