US trade (export - import) with Zambia in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Zambia in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Zambia

In 2014, US trade with Zambia was $170.2 million, down 4.97% ($8.9 million) from 2013.

US exports to Zambia in 2014 were $114.1 million, down 19.15% ($27.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Zambia in 2014 totaled $56.1 million, up 47.76% ($18.1 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Zambia in 2014 was $58.1 million, a 43.74% decrease ($45.1 million) over 2013.

Zambia was the US 153rd largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 148th in 2013), accounting for 0.0042% of US total trade (down from 0.0046% in 2013).

Zambia was the US 142nd largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0070% of US total exports (down from 0.0089% in 2013).

Zambia was the US 140th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 144th in 2013), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (up from 0.0016% in 2013).

US Exports to Zambia

The major share of US exports to Zambia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.17% of US total exports to Zambia (63.64% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.86% of US total exports to Zambia (20.60% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.78% of US total exports to Zambia (4.50% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total exports to Zambia (0.78% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Zambia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $3,858.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,311.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $647.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $599.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $424.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $354.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,592.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5,307.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4,270.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4,090.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3,439.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,150.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,013.4 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) - a decrease of $702.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $444.4 thousand.
US exports to Zambia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 6.0 0.01 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 224.8-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.6 0.05 34.973.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 184.4 0.16 109.268.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 70.8 0.06 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11.2 0.01 10.57.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 47.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25.9 0.02 44.9-42.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26.5 0.02 96.7-72.59
29 Organic chemicals 54.3 0.05 160.5-66.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 368.1 0.32 812.5-54.70
31 Fertilizers 34.6 0.03 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 84.6 0.07 127.6-33.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 253.3 0.22 387.0-34.54
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 2,423.0 2.12 2,407.20.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 395.6 0.35 431.0-8.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28.0 0.02 28.00.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,810.9 1.59 5,250.2-65.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 894.6 0.78 1,201.8-25.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,864.7 11.27 18,171.9-29.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 39.3 0.03 4.7731.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41.0 0.04 66.6-38.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 263.4 0.23 203.429.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8.0 0.01 5.642.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.5 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.5 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.2 0.01 11.442.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31.9 0.03 38.0-15.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,491.2 1.31 843.776.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 81.5 0.07 140.4-41.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13.5 0.01 2.6430.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 44.7 0.04 46.9-4.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
69 Ceramic products 6.1 0.01 4.150.00
70 Glass and glassware 62.6 0.05 104.3-39.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 209.0 0.18 357.8-41.57
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 279.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,221.7 2.82 5,235.1-38.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 15.4 0.01 38.5-59.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7.7 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 8.7-69.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 169.3 0.15 354.5-52.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 566.9 0.50 142.6297.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 334.3 0.29 289.515.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,196.2 47.49 65,788.8-17.62
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 7,653.5 6.71 3,795.5101.64
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 701.7 0.61 347.2102.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,200.1 8.94 12,350.9-17.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,722.6 1.51 5,993.0-71.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 675.9 0.59 76.2787.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,789.4 3.32 1,477.5156.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.2 0.00 15.1-72.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.1 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 290.4 0.25 164.776.36
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 463.8 0.41 1,165.9-60.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 158.6 0.14 68.6131.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 371.9 0.33 391.5-4.99
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,647.8 6.70 11,738.1-34.85

US Imports from Zambia

The major share of US imports from Zambia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 58.23% of US total imports from Zambia (46.25% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 39.10% of US total imports from Zambia (50.81% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.11% of US total imports from Zambia (0.64% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $15,091.0 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $2,087.5 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,253.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $366.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $338.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Zambia in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $713.6 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $207.9 thousand.
US imports from Zambia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 21.0 0.04 26.3-19.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 78.4 0.14 63.224.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 411.3 0.73 72.8465.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 38.8 0.07 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.2 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14.1 0.03 24.6-42.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28.5 0.05 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23.5 0.04 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.6 0.01 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 37.5 0.07 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7.5 0.01 8.5-11.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.9 0.02 0.0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.1 0.03 9.067.39
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 207.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 0.331.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14.3 0.03 5.9143.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,636.6 58.23 17,545.686.01
72 Iron and steel 1,253.4 2.24 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 19.9 0.04 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,246.9 5.79 3,960.5-18.02
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17,396.0 31.04 15,308.513.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 228.2 0.41 285.5-20.05
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 5.8 0.01 26.4-78.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
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 4.4 0.01 0.41,065.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 65.1 0.12 139.1-53.21
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 487.0 0.87 120.8303.25
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce