US trade with Zambia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2018

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

US Trade with Zambia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Zambia totaled $105.0 million, up 17.55% ($15.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Zambia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $63.0 million, up 1.03% ($0.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Zambia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $42.1 million, up 55.64% ($15.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Zambia in the first nine months of 2017 was $20.9 million, a 40.75% decrease ($14.4 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Zambia was the US 154th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total trade (up from 0.0034% in the first nine months of 2016).

Zambia was the US 145th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 144th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0055% of US total exports (down from 0.0059% in the first nine months of 2016).

Zambia was the US 138th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 146th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (up from 0.0017% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Zambia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.56% of US total exports to Zambia (71.13% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.87% of US total exports to Zambia (13.03% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.53% of US total exports to Zambia (2.83% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.06% of US total exports to Zambia (1.24% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,500.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,189.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,261.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $951.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $553.8 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 $406.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $254.8 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $240.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zambia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $14,272.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,222.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $584.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $190.7 thousand.
US exports to Zambia 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 80.6 0.13 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21.5 0.03 35.3-38.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 105.4-100.00
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 192.2 0.31 54.8250.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 63.1 0.10 32.494.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 107.2 0.17 108.9-1.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51.1 0.08 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 23.0 0.04 47.1-51.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 740.6 1.18 574.728.86
31 Fertilizers 240.0 0.38 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26.7 0.04 117.4-77.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 233.4 0.37 72.4222.48
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 149.0 0.24 221.7-32.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.1 0.00 69.1-95.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31.9 0.05 5.2514.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,290.1 2.05 736.375.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 891.9 1.42 637.140.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,834.0 14.03 5,644.856.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96.7 0.15 32.2200.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24.2 0.04 107.0-77.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 101.4 0.16 112.6-9.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.8 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.5 0.01 10.6-57.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 171.2 0.27 8.71,877.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 214.4 0.34 141.052.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,323.0 2.10 371.3256.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 198.1 0.31 209.0-5.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.0 0.02 26.5-58.56
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 16.8 0.03 5.2220.68
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 13.8 0.02 27.5-49.82
72 Iron and steel 52.6 0.08 71.7-26.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 624.5 0.99 815.2-23.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27.3 0.04 12.4120.93
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,084.1 3.31 823.0153.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 65.7 0.10 26.1151.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,813.2 47.33 20,312.446.77
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 2,726.1 4.33 2,320.117.50
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 23.9 0.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,437.5 5.46 17,709.5-80.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 938.5 1.49 894.04.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 29.3 0.05 1,251.7-97.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,805.2 2.87 1,851.7-2.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 324.3 0.51 187.672.87
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 135.3 0.21 75.180.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.9 0.01 4.0-1.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.8 0.04 109.4-75.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.1 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,697.6 9.05 6,281.7-9.30

US Imports from Zambia

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 74.38% of US total imports from Zambia (44.59% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.04% of US total imports from Zambia (51.63% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.88% of US total imports from Zambia (0.61% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Zambia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $19,236.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $421.0 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $171.8 thousand.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $2,916.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,766.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $148.3 thousand.
US imports from Zambia 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 43.0-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 196.9 0.47 25.1684.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25.9 0.06 12.7103.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 495.4 1.18 74.4565.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 46.0 0.11 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25.3 0.06 4.1513.78
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 7.0 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.2 0.05 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.0 0.05 10.689.02
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.9 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 19.4 0.05 4.9296.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.8 0.00 2.4-22.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 87.9 0.21 7.61,060.85
70 Glass and glassware 5.1 0.01 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 31,285.8 74.38 12,049.6159.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1,766.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,271.0 22.04 12,187.2-23.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 66.2 0.16 214.5-69.12
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 10.6 0.03 9.88.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 0.01 0.0
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 15.7 0.04 1.01,451.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22.0 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17.5 0.04 53.9-67.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 417.1 0.99 528.0-21.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce