Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
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Afghanistan trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/3 - 2020/7

*) Standard International Trade Classification (classification system is maintained by the United Nations)


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USA's foreign trade with Afghanistan, exports to Afghanistan and imports from Afghanistan in Juli 2020


The text of the following analysis is produced by a computer program. The program is a test version and its rule base at this stage is still quite limited.

In Juli Afghanistan was USA's 102. largest foreign trade partner. Rise from the previous month 16 places. Most of the the value of trade consists of USA's exports to Afghanistan. $47 million worth of trade was 14.6 per cent lower than in Juli of the previous year. During the month, the balance of trade with Afghanistan was $45 million of surplus.

The value of imports from Afghanistan decreased strongly, by 60.9 per cent compared to in Juli of the previous year. The import amounted to $814.8 thousand in Juli 2020. More than half of the value of imports was in Sitc659 (floor coverings, etc.) representing a share of 51.9 per cent. Other major categories of imports were Sitc057 (fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried), 16.4 per cent of imports and Sitc075 (spices) 9.7 %.

The value of exports to Afghanistan declined by 12.8 per cent compared to in Juli of the previous year, thus amounting to $46 million in Juli 2020. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof), which represented a share of 24.5 per cent of total exports, Sitc764 (telecommunications equipment, n.e.s., and parts, n.e.s., and accessories of apparatus falling within division 76) 12.4 % and Sitc871 (optical instruments and apparatus, n.e.s.) 10.7 % of the exports.

Development during January-Juli 2020

The trade in goods between January and Juli of 2020 was of lesser value than in the corresponding period of the previous year. The value of the trade was $425 million, down 12.0 %. During January-Juli the value of imports was $9.5 million. The export value was $416 million. Compared to the corresponding period in 2019, the value of imports decreased by -65.7% and the value of exports by -8.7 %. The largest value in imports was in Sitc659 (floor coverings, etc.), worth $2.7 million. In export the largest value had Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof), worth being $89 million. The trade balance between USA and Afghanistanin between January and Juli was in surplus for USA. The timing surplus was $406 million.


Table: USA's export to Afghanistan (AF) during 2020/3 - 2020/7

2020 / 32020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 7
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 1,5 3.5 1,4 2.2 1,1 2.1 3,0 3.7 1,6 3.4
01. Meat and meat preparations 0,5 1.0 0,5 0.7 0,5 1.0 1,6 2.0 1,0 2.2
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 0,4 0.8 0,8 1.3 0,6 1.1 1,2 1.4 0,1 0.2
05. Vegetables and fruit 0,7 1.6 0,2 0.2 0 0.0 0,2 0.2 0,5 1.1
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 6,0 14.7 5,6 9.2 0,8 1.6 4,9 6.1 4,6 9.9
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 0,1 0.2 0,3 0.5 0,1 0.1 1,7 2.1 1,8 3.7
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 5,7 13.9 5,2 8.4 0,4 0.8 2,9 3.5 2,7 5.8
6. Basic manufactures 1,7 4.0 1,9 3.1 2,5 5.2 0,10 1.2 1,5 3.2
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 0,7 1.6 0,7 1.1 1,3 2.6 0,5 0.6 0,7 1.4
7. Machinery,transport equipment 21,5 52.8 46,3 76.1 36,10 77.9 63,7 79.7 28,5 62.0
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 2,7 6.6 1,3 2.1 0,7 1.4 2,10 3.6 3,9 8.3
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 2,4 5.7 1,5 2.5 2,1 4.3 1,9 2.3 2,2 4.7
75. Office machines and adp machines 0,7 1.6 1,0 1.6 0,7 1.3 3,4 4.1 1,0 2.1
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 5,8 14.1 4,8 7.8 4,7 9.9 5,3 6.6 5,8 12.6
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 3,6 8.7 3,4 5.5 6,3 13.2 4,4 5.5 2,8 6.1
78. Road vehicles 1,8 4.3 28,6 47.1 4,10 10.3 9,5 11.8 1,2 2.6
79. Other transport equipment 4,6 11.3 5,8 9.4 17,7 37.1 36,4 45.5 11,3 24.6
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,2 22.5 3,10 6.4 5,2 11.0 6,0 7.5 9,1 19.7
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 0,6 1.4 0,5 0.7 0,4 0.6 0,3 0.3 0,2 0.4
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 2,4 5.7 1,10 3.2 2,5 5.2 1,8 2.1 7,8 16.9
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 5,8 14.1 1,1 1.8 2,3 4.8 3,5 4.4 1,0 2.1
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 0,9 2.1 1,7 2.7 0,9 1.9 1,5 1.8 0,8 1.7
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 0,2 0.4 0,7 1.1 0,1 0.1 0,1 0.1 0,1 0.2
99. (USA Sitc) Estimate of non-canadian low value shipments; compiled low value shipments to canada; and various export shipments not identified by kind 0,7 1.7 1,0 1.6 0,9 1.7 1,4 1.6 0,7 1.5
0-9. All groups combined 40,6 100.0 60,8 100.0 47,5 100.0 79,10 100.0 46,0 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from Afghanistan (AF) to USA during 2020/3 - 2020/7

2020 / 32020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 7
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 0,9 49.7 0,2 13.0 0,2 32.1 0,6 37.9 0,3 28.2
05. Vegetables and fruit 0,8 46.5 0,1 6.5 0,2 21.6 0,6 35.6 0,2 18.5
6. Basic manufactures 0,7 40.1 0,9 76.6 0,1 14.5 0,3 17.5 0,5 52.6
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 0,6 36.5 0,9 76.4 0,1 14.5 0,3 15.9 0,5 51.9
0-9. All groups combined 1,7 100.0 1,2 100.0 0,6 100.0 1,5 100.0 0,9 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2020 January - Juli (Sitc)

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