US trade (export - import) with Zimbabwe in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

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

US Trade with Zimbabwe

In 2013, US trade with Zimbabwe was $75.2 million, down 29.55% ($31.6 million) from 2012.

US exports to Zimbabwe in 2013 totaled $60.5 million, up 13.18% ($7.0 million) from 2012.

US imports from Zimbabwe in 2013 were $14.7 million, down 72.40% ($38.6 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Zimbabwe in 2013 was $45.8 million, a 28,549.23% increase ($45.6 million) over 2012.

Zimbabwe was the US 171st largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 162nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0019% of US total trade (down from 0.0028% in 2012).

Zimbabwe was the US 161st largest export market in 2013 (up from 164th in 2012), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (up from 0.0035% in 2012).

Zimbabwe was the US 161st largest supplier in 2013 (down from 141st in 2012), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0023% in 2012).

US Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.14% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (51.70% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.94% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (26.87% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.68% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (3.27% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.41% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (3.04% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.14% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (1.57% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.94% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (9.42% in 2012).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6,156.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,448.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,559.8 thousand.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,871.6 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,422.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,011.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,006.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $791.2 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) - a decrease of $708.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $279.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $190.5 thousand.
US exports to Zimbabwe 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 255.9 0.42 1,262.0-79.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69.1 0.11 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.2 0.03 30.3-46.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 177.4-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 1,422.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 135.0 0.22 24.1461.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 1,011.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 97.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.1 0.01 797.2-99.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.7 0.01 66.4-88.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65.4 0.11 120.8-45.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13.7 0.02 23.9-42.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 81.5-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34.8 0.06 23.846.39
29 Organic chemicals 180.0 0.30 143.325.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,183.4 20.13 12,208.8-0.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 107.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 580.0 0.96 770.5-24.72
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 25.3 0.04 5.9328.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8.5 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 174.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 350.0 0.58 418.0-16.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 479.5 0.79 437.39.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44.7 0.07 78.8-43.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.5 0.03 5.6265.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 198.8 0.33 166.719.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20.7 0.03 25.9-20.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 471.6 0.78 648.5-27.28
54 Man-made filaments 19.9 0.03 23.8-16.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,506.8 2.49 1,674.2-9.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.4 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.2 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 35.9 0.06 21.567.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 36.8 0.06 14.9146.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.7 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 10.0 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 66.4 0.11 32.4105.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 77.7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 40.0 0.07 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 175.1 0.29 236.8-26.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 41.5 0.07 53.6-22.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.5 0.02 5.0149.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,044.1 1.73 1,134.3-7.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 145.2 0.24 195.5-25.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,756.7 29.34 13,196.934.55
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 2,106.2 3.48 2,814.3-25.16
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 219.8 0.36 50.1338.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,682.4 19.30 6,234.087.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 892.7 1.47 1,172.6-23.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.8 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,310.7 2.17 4,182.3-68.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.1 0.05 53.3-39.77
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 197.2 0.33 102.891.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 136.6 0.23 160.3-14.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.9 0.02 3.4194.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,846.4 12.96 1,690.0364.27

US Imports from Zimbabwe

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.31% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (11.41% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.02% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (81.66% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.32% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (0.06% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.30% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (0.94% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.36% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (0.37% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Zimbabwe in 2013 over 2012 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 $456.5 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $269.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $192.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $130.8 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $87.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $84.7 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 $63.5 thousand.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $31,369.2 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $7,593.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $567.0 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $272.4 thousand.
US imports from Zimbabwe 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
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 146.0 0.99 58.3150.64
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 35.9 0.24 30.916.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,609.7 17.73 3,176.7-17.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.7 0.08 3.3259.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,540.5 17.26 2,812.9-9.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 485.0 3.30 501.9-3.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.0 0.03 37.0-86.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.8 0.04 10.7-46.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,399.3 9.51 1,129.923.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58.0 0.39 35.065.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45.5 0.31 45.7-0.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 71.2 0.48 56.126.87
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.04 2.6126.28
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109.8 0.75 107.42.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.9 0.01 0.9112.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 84.4 0.57 80.45.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.1 0.02 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.6 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 483.0 3.28 290.166.49
69 Ceramic products 3.9 0.03 16.0-75.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 488.0 3.32 31.51,451.30
72 Iron and steel 4,515.9 30.69 35,885.1-87.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.4 0.04 45.6-86.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.8 0.02 7,595.9-99.96
80 Tin and articles thereof 29.6 0.20 14.4105.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.6 0.07 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.7 0.05 10.6-37.13
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 63.5 0.43 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 725.8 4.93 641.113.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 219.4 1.49 238.0-7.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 541.6 3.68 410.731.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce