US trade (export - import) with Zimbabwe in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

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

US Trade with Zimbabwe

In 2014, US trade with Zimbabwe totaled $115.9 million, up 54.00% ($40.6 million) from 2013.

US exports to Zimbabwe in 2014 were $48.7 million, down 19.54% ($11.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Zimbabwe in 2014 totaled $67.2 million, up 356.46% ($52.5 million) from 2013.

US trade balance with Zimbabwe went from a surplus of $45.8 million in 2013, to a deficit of $18.5 million in 2014.

Zimbabwe was the US 162nd largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 171st in 2013), accounting for 0.0029% of US total trade (up from 0.0019% in 2013).

Zimbabwe was the US 164th largest export market in 2014 (down from 161st in 2013), accounting for 0.0030% of US total exports (down from 0.0038% in 2013).

Zimbabwe was the US 136th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 161st in 2013), accounting for 0.0028% of US total imports (up from 0.0006% in 2013).

US Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.44% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (56.14% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.80% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (22.94% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.31% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (0.94% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.24% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (2.41% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (1.14% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.56% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (2.68% in 2013).

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

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,163.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,130.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,075.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $599.8 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 $541.2 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 $526.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $268.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $211.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $158.6 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6,229.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,455.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,804.4 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1,351.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $793.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $285.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $255.9 thousand.
US exports to Zimbabwe 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 255.9-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 69.1-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15.6 0.03 16.2-3.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15.5 0.03 0.0
10 Cereals 1,130.0 2.32 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,163.9 4.44 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 106.9 0.22 135.0-20.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,075.4 2.21 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.1 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18.6 0.04 65.4-71.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6.0 0.01 13.7-56.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33.6 0.07 34.8-3.33
29 Organic chemicals 189.0 0.39 180.05.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,727.6 13.81 12,183.4-44.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30.7 0.06 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 595.6 1.22 580.02.69
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 20.0 0.04 25.3-21.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12.9 0.03 8.551.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 25.7 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 257.6 0.53 350.0-26.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 194.5 0.40 479.5-59.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 93.4 0.19 44.7109.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.8 0.04 20.56.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.4 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 133.7 0.27 198.8-32.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 20.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 487.3 1.00 471.63.33
54 Man-made filaments 59.3 0.12 19.9197.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 155.3 0.32 1,506.8-89.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.5 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.01 20.2-87.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 35.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 42.9 0.09 36.816.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.3 0.01 2.720.23
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 65.4 0.13 66.4-1.48
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 774.8 1.59 175.1342.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 39.1 0.08 41.5-5.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.7 0.01 12.5-62.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 250.8 0.52 1,044.1-75.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.4 0.04 145.2-85.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,952.3 28.65 17,756.7-21.42
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 2,647.5 5.44 2,106.225.70
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 746.5 1.53 219.8239.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,893.7 24.42 11,682.41.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,160.9 2.38 892.730.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,469.3 3.02 1,310.712.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20.8 0.04 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.4 0.01 32.1-80.05
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 180.6 0.37 197.2-8.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 50.2 0.10 136.6-63.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 71.3 0.15 9.9620.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 87.5 0.18 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,616.5 3.32 7,846.4-79.40

US Imports from Zimbabwe

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 55.70% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (31.02% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.41% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (36.31% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.77% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (3.30% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.41% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (1.36% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.07% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (3.32% in 2013).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $32,855.9 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $14,625.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2,624.5 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,860.4 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $531.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Zimbabwe in 2014 over the 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) - a decrease of $438.5 thousand.
US imports from Zimbabwe 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 2.2 0.00 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.4 0.10 146.0-51.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 190.9 0.28 35.9431.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,141.1 4.68 2,609.720.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8.8 0.01 11.7-24.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.7 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,625.0 21.77 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,400.9 6.55 2,540.573.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 520.4 0.77 485.07.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.1 0.00 5.0-37.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.00 5.8-76.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,431.0 2.13 1,399.32.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53.6 0.08 58.0-7.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.7 0.00 45.5-98.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 111.8 0.17 71.257.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189.2 0.28 5.93,098.24
52 Cotton 2.9 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 112.6 0.17 109.82.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.2 0.00 1.917.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 157.0 0.23 84.485.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.0 0.00 3.1-65.87
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 333.3 0.50 483.0-30.99
69 Ceramic products 2.6 0.00 3.9-32.99
70 Glass and glassware 15.7 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 49.5 0.07 488.0-89.85
72 Iron and steel 37,371.9 55.63 4,515.9727.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 34.7 0.05 29.617.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.5 0.01 9.6-11.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.01 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.4 0.01 6.7-34.37
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 12.3 0.02 63.5-80.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 749.8 1.12 725.83.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21.9 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,844.0 4.23 219.41,196.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 684.2 1.02 541.626.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce