US trade with Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 17, 2018

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

US Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Zimbabwe totaled $29.0 million, up 162.39% ($18.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $12.6 million, up 65.42% ($5.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $16.4 million, up 375.28% ($13.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Zimbabwe went from a surplus of $4.1 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $3.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Zimbabwe was the US 162nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 176th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (up from 0.0011% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was the US 163rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 171st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total exports (up from 0.0020% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was the US 137th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 156th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (up from 0.0006% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of US exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 68.88% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (73.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.72% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (14.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.42% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (1.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Zimbabwe (5.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $3,086.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,149.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,034.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $977.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $402.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $294.6 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $51.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $50.2 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $49.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Zimbabwe 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) - a decrease of $1,527.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $332.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $84.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $84.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $55.9 thousand.
US exports to Zimbabwe 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 55.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 332.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.2 0.03 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 40.1 0.32 67.3-40.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,466.0 11.67 431.2240.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 84.7-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6.3 0.05 3.0112.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,383.7 11.01 406.1240.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.8 0.17 104.9-80.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 313.6 2.50 19.11,546.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 102.6 0.82 51.1100.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 75.6 0.60 26.6184.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.6 0.08 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15.1 0.12 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.1 0.02 10.5-70.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.3 0.16 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39.3 0.31 10.1290.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,209.0 17.58 3,736.3-40.88
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 3,347.6 26.65 260.91,183.01
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 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,010.0 16.00 860.3133.64
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 873.2 6.95 470.485.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 213.2 1.70 240.0-11.16
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 5.5 0.04 32.8-83.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.06 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 396.9 3.16 346.714.47

US Imports from Zimbabwe

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.13% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (86.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.93% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (0.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.54% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (3.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.43% of US total imports from Zimbabwe (2.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7,472.7 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,914.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $371.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $150.6 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $126.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $103.2 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $96.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $90.4 thousand.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $476.5 thousand.
US imports from Zimbabwe 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
(%)
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 226.5 1.38 99.8126.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 959.3 5.83 856.112.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.3 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,005.9 54.77 1,533.2487.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 21.5 0.13 498.0-95.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 88.1 0.54 119.2-26.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 150.6 0.92 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 143.6 0.87 47.4202.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.3 0.14 15.451.69
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 42.9 0.26 20.1112.99
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 38.1 0.23 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41.8 0.25 23.379.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28.9 0.18 38.9-25.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 64.7 0.39 75.7-14.51
69 Ceramic products 40.5 0.25 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20.9 0.13 0.0
72 Iron and steel 4,914.6 29.89 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.4 0.04 6.96.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17.0 0.10 0.0
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 4.8 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
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 5.1 0.03 9.9-48.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 371.6 2.26 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.4 0.09 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 127.1 0.77 36.7246.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 80.7 0.49 40.997.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce