US trade (export - import) with Zimbabwe in 2015

Published or Updated: Mar 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Zimbabwe in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Zimbabwe

In 2015, US trade with Zimbabwe was $105.6 million, down 8.88% ($10.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to Zimbabwe in 2015 were $36.5 million, down 25.12% ($12.2 million) from 2014.

US imports from Zimbabwe in 2015 totaled $69.1 million, up 2.90% ($1.9 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Zimbabwe in 2015 was $32.7 million, a 76.75% increase ($14.2 million) over 2014.

Zimbabwe was the US 161st largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 162nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (down from 0.0029% in 2014).

Zimbabwe was the US 168th largest export market in 2015 (down from 164th in 2014), accounting for 0.0024% of US total exports (down from 0.0030% in 2014).

Zimbabwe was the US 133rd largest supplier in 2015 (up from 136th in 2014), accounting for 0.0030% of US total imports (up from 0.0028% in 2014).

US Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of US exports to Zimbabwe in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.32% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (65.44% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.95% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (9.31% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.04% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (16.80% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.02% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (2.24% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (1.28% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.42% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (0.56% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Zimbabwe in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $817.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $704.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $523.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $443.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $334.0 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $238.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $204.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $167.9 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $122.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zimbabwe in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,862.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,906.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,074.8 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $741.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $651.3 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) - a decrease of $592.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $382.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $183.8 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) - a decrease of $160.1 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $114.7 thousand.
US exports to Zimbabwe in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 50.2 0.14 15.6221.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 459.4 1.26 15.52,854.33
10 Cereals 388.3 1.06 1,130.0-65.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,512.7 4.15 2,163.9-30.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 154.5 0.42 106.944.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,409.4 3.86 1,075.431.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.0 0.03 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.9 0.02 18.6-52.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13.0 0.04 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29.1 0.08 33.6-13.41
29 Organic chemicals 162.4 0.45 189.0-14.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 864.8 2.37 6,727.6-87.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.7 0.04 30.7-55.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 555.7 1.52 595.6-6.70
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 101.4 0.28 20.0407.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 147.8 0.41 25.7474.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 247.4 0.68 257.6-3.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 718.2 1.97 194.5269.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 92.9 0.25 93.4-0.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.3 0.06 21.87.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 206.8 0.57 133.754.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 37.3 0.10 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 393.4 1.08 487.3-19.26
54 Man-made filaments 96.4 0.26 59.362.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 148.6 0.41 155.3-4.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.8 0.04 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.4 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.6 0.01 14.5-75.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28.5 0.08 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 206.6 0.57 2.58,087.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.6 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.3 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 42.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12.6 0.03 3.3285.83
70 Glass and glassware 16.2 0.04 65.4-75.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16.7 0.05 0.0
72 Iron and steel 4.7 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 942.7 2.59 774.821.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 39.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 136.1 0.37 250.8-45.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18.4 0.05 21.4-14.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,877.6 32.57 13,952.3-14.87
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 3,465.0 9.50 2,647.530.88
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 154.4 0.42 746.5-79.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,987.5 19.16 11,893.7-41.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 977.1 2.68 1,160.9-15.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,087.3 2.98 1,469.3-26.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.0 0.01 20.8-80.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.0 0.02 6.4-7.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 238.1 0.65 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 20.4 0.06 180.6-88.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.8 0.04 50.2-68.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47.5 0.13 71.3-33.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 87.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,320.8 6.36 1,616.543.57

US Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of US imports from Zimbabwe in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 63.74% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (55.70% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.27% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (33.41% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Zimbabwe in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,648.7 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,407.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Zimbabwe in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $6,860.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $796.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $335.9 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $274.4 thousand.
US imports from Zimbabwe in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.9 0.03 70.4-71.81
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 215.3 0.31 190.912.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,961.5 4.28 3,141.1-5.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4.4 0.01 8.8-50.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 77.2 0.11 4.71,560.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,764.1 11.23 14,625.0-46.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,808.7 11.30 4,400.977.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 681.2 0.99 520.430.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 1.3108.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,156.7 1.67 1,431.0-19.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 98.4 0.14 53.683.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14.6 0.02 0.71,985.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72.9 0.11 111.8-34.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.9 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 91.3 0.13 189.2-51.72
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.1 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 118.6 0.17 112.65.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.7 0.02 2.2377.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 150.5 0.22 157.0-4.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.2 0.00 1.017.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 229.7 0.33 333.3-31.10
69 Ceramic products 3.2 0.00 2.624.92
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 15.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 135.5 0.20 49.5173.57
72 Iron and steel 44,020.6 63.69 37,371.917.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 28.6 0.04 34.7-17.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.5 0.01 8.50.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.8 0.01 4.432.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.8 0.00 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 35.6 0.05 12.3189.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 956.9 1.38 749.827.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 38.6 0.06 21.976.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,047.2 2.96 2,844.0-28.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 348.3 0.50 684.2-49.09
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce