US trade (export - import) with Zambia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Zambia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Zambia

In 2013, US trade with Zambia was $179.1 million, down 14.74% ($31.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Zambia in 2013 were $141.1 million, down 3.84% ($5.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Zambia in 2013 were $37.9 million, down 40.02% ($25.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Zambia in 2013 was $103.2 million, a 23.55% increase ($19.7 million) over 2012.

Zambia was the US 148th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 142nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0046% of US total trade (down from 0.0054% in 2012).

Zambia was the US 142nd largest export market in 2013 (down from 139th in 2012), accounting for 0.0089% of US total exports (down from 0.0095% in 2012).

Zambia was the US 144th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 134th in 2012), accounting for 0.0016% of US total imports (down from 0.0027% in 2012).

US Exports to Zambia

The major share of US exports to Zambia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.64% of US total exports to Zambia (74.18% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.60% of US total exports to Zambia (13.52% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.50% of US total exports to Zambia (1.20% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.78% of US total exports to Zambia (1.18% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.31% of US total exports to Zambia (1.38% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Zambia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,235.2 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,852.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,306.0 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $1,667.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,316.5 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 $667.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $544.8 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) - an increase of $486.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in 2013 over 2012 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 $15,558.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,270.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,642.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,013.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $608.6 thousand.
US exports to Zambia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 224.8 0.16 1,867.3-87.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34.9 0.02 35.4-1.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 109.2 0.08 80.435.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16.7 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10.5 0.01 41.4-74.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47.2 0.03 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21.1 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 44.9 0.03 23.789.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 96.7 0.07 59.662.17
29 Organic chemicals 160.5 0.11 114.640.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 812.5 0.58 551.147.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 127.6 0.09 23.4445.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 387.0 0.27 130.3196.99
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 2,407.2 1.71 739.3225.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 431.0 0.31 300.843.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28.0 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,250.2 3.72 2,944.278.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,201.8 0.85 657.182.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,171.9 12.87 14,319.126.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.7 0.00 14.4-67.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 66.6 0.05 13.4396.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 203.4 0.14 418.5-51.39
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.6 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.4 0.01 28.1-59.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.9 0.01 9.2-14.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38.0 0.03 12.5204.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 843.7 0.60 1,452.3-41.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 140.4 0.10 172.6-18.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 10.1-74.84
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 46.9 0.03 43.57.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.8 0.00 40.9-90.71
69 Ceramic products 4.1 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 104.3 0.07 24.3328.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 357.8 0.25 241.348.24
72 Iron and steel 279.2 0.20 43.7538.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,235.1 3.71 999.9423.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 38.5 0.03 34.112.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8.7 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 354.5 0.25 3.111,197.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 142.6 0.10 528.2-73.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 289.5 0.21 152.989.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 65,788.8 46.61 69,059.2-4.74
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 3,795.5 2.69 3,128.221.33
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 347.2 0.25 317.89.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,350.9 8.75 27,909.9-55.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,993.0 4.25 5,754.44.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 76.2 0.05 227.9-66.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,477.5 1.05 2,491.2-40.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15.1 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 164.7 0.12 98.667.06
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 1,165.9 0.83 679.571.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 68.6 0.05 102.2-32.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 391.5 0.28 437.0-10.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,738.1 8.32 10,421.612.63

US Imports from Zambia

The major share of US imports from Zambia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 50.81% of US total imports from Zambia (49.73% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 46.25% of US total imports from Zambia (46.15% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $3,960.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $264.7 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $207.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Zambia in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $16,142.9 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $11,639.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,611.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $339.4 thousand.
US imports from Zambia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 26.3 0.07 25.34.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 63.2 0.17 11.3456.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34.4 0.09 44.4-22.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.7 0.03 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 72.8 0.19 412.2-82.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.1 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24.6 0.06 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
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 12.5 0.03 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.5 0.02 45.1-81.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.8 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20.2 0.05 101.5-80.10
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.0 0.02 6.343.35
52 Cotton 207.9 0.55 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 1.1-71.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.9 0.02 18.9-68.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 28.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,545.6 46.25 29,185.2-39.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,960.5 10.44 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,308.5 40.36 31,451.3-51.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.4 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 285.5 0.75 20.81,273.13
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 26.4 0.07 27.0-2.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31.5 0.08 3.4838.81
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 0.4 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 139.1 0.37 92.849.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 120.8 0.32 1,732.5-93.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce