US trade with Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Zambia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Zambia totaled $39.1 million, up 50.46% ($13.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $32.8 million, up 135.74% ($18.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $6.3 million, down 47.55% ($5.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $26.4 million, a 1,364.00% increase ($24.6 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Zambia was the US 153rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total trade (up from 0.0032% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 134th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 151st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0086% of US total exports (up from 0.0040% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 150th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 133rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total imports (down from 0.0026% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zambia

The major share of US exports to Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.06% of US total exports to Zambia (61.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.78% of US total exports to Zambia (21.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.77% of US total exports to Zambia (4.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.70% of US total exports to Zambia (2.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $13,082.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,925.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,148.4 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 $751.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $574.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $496.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $407.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $391.8 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $240.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $168.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $124.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $390.8 thousand.
US exports to Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 61.0 0.19 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21.5 0.07 23.6-8.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 23.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 87.5 0.27 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 63.1 0.19 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21.4 0.07 21.11.86
29 Organic chemicals 10.5 0.03 19.4-45.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 410.4 1.25 2.814,611.40
31 Fertilizers 240.0 0.73 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.2 0.02 89.2-91.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27.9 0.09 10.0178.87
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 3.8-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 63.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31.9 0.10 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 657.2 2.00 265.3147.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 226.5 0.69 257.8-12.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,216.1 12.86 2,290.684.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.0 0.03 24.5-54.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.6 0.04 31.4-56.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.3 0.02 50.0-89.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.5 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.2 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.2 0.06 9.1120.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 423.2 1.29 254.566.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 90.1 0.27 30.1198.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.0 0.03 15.6-29.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.4 0.03 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
72 Iron and steel 7.8 0.02 14.9-47.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 255.0 0.78 271.2-5.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.3 0.04 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 942.8 2.88 368.1156.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.5 0.05 21.0-16.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,868.1 57.57 5,786.0226.10
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 1,195.1 3.65 443.5169.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,179.8 3.60 1,570.6-24.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 454.1 1.39 329.337.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 937.1 2.86 440.4112.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 50.6 0.15 109.7-53.90
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 16.8 0.05 6.3166.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.4 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.1 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,147.6 6.55 999.2114.92

US Imports from Zambia

The major share of US imports from Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 52.54% of US total imports from Zambia (30.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.34% of US total imports from Zambia (68.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.48% of US total imports from Zambia (0.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $173.1 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $73.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $58.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $3,909.1 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,766.4 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 $381.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $21.1 thousand.
US imports from Zambia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 73.8 1.16 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6.7 0.11 7.1-5.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13.7 0.22 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.2 0.30 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.1 0.11 7.00.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.9 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.1 0.02 0.923.64
70 Glass and glassware 5.1 0.08 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,333.8 52.54 3,715.1-10.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1,766.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,623.1 41.34 6,532.2-59.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58.9 0.93 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
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 10.9 0.17 1.0980.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 188.5 2.97 15.31,128.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce