US trade with Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2018

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

US Trade with Zambia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Zambia totaled $45.4 million, up 16.53% ($6.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $20.9 million, up 10.89% ($2.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $24.5 million, up 21.81% ($4.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $3.6 million, a 184.57% increase ($2.3 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Zambia was the US 144th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 151st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total trade (up from 0.0040% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 149th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 148th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0051% of US total exports (up from 0.0050% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Zambia was the US 125th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 127th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0039% of US total imports (up from 0.0034% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zambia

The major share of US exports to Zambia 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) - 65.71% of US total exports to Zambia (57.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.59% of US total exports to Zambia (22.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.74% of US total exports to Zambia (5.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.38% of US total exports to Zambia (3.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.24% of US total exports to Zambia (1.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.23% of US total exports to Zambia (0.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Zambia 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 $3,480.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $259.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $166.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $154.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $90.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $72.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $65.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $515.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $501.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $295.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $249.6 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) - a decrease of $209.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $206.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $205.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $101.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $76.4 thousand.
US exports to Zambia 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 101.5-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.0 0.08 55.6-71.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.8 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.6 0.07 11.032.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38.9 0.19 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.5 0.04 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 166.6 0.80 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9.7 0.05 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 94.6 0.45 22.5319.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 56.5 0.27 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 261.6 1.25 511.2-48.83
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 30.3 0.15 239.3-87.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.6 0.07 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 338.3 1.62 79.3326.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 305.4 1.46 329.3-7.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,459.5 11.77 2,975.0-17.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.2 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11.1 0.05 14.3-22.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 69.5 0.33 42.961.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15.4 0.07 13.018.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 31.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 473.6 2.27 419.712.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 205.9-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9.3 0.04 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.5 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.8 0.02 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 258.9 1.24 232.111.56
72 Iron and steel 21.4 0.10 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 326.1 1.56 402.5-18.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 637.9 3.05 547.016.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.2 0.02 9.1-43.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,674.6 51.09 7,194.048.38
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 1,034.4 4.95 1,043.9-0.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,612.1 7.72 1,457.210.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 94.1 0.45 389.2-75.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 65.0 0.31 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 248.2 1.19 749.2-66.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38.0 0.18 45.4-16.37
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 27.0 0.13 40.1-32.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.8 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.7 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,425.9 6.82 1,632.0-12.63

US Imports from Zambia

The major share of US imports from Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 53.20% of US total imports from Zambia (37.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 43.12% of US total imports from Zambia (57.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.22% of US total imports from Zambia (2.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.05% of US total imports from Zambia (1.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $5,575.0 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $5,025.7 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $169.5 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $105.9 thousand.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $6,187.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $259.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $92.7 thousand.
US imports from Zambia 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 169.5 0.69 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.9 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 572.2 2.34 466.322.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 39.3 0.16 32.022.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.1 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 29.1 0.12 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.5 0.05 12.2-6.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.0 0.01 1.627.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,031.2 53.20 7,456.174.77
72 Iron and steel 70.9 0.29 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,025.7 20.52 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,465.1 22.31 11,652.3-53.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11.2 0.05 270.5-95.88
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 3.6-100.00
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 3.1 0.01 2.520.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 16.0 0.07 50.1-68.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39.4 0.16 132.2-70.16
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce