Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
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Afghanistan trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/7 - 2020/11

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


Share of USA's2020/7
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USA's foreign trade with Afghanistan, exports to Afghanistan and imports from Afghanistan in November 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 November Afghanistan was USA's 110. largest foreign trade partner. Rise from the previous month 4 places. Most of the the value of trade consists of USA's exports to Afghanistan. $37 million worth of trade was 37.6 per cent lower than in November of the previous year. During the month, the balance of trade with Afghanistan was $34 million of surplus.

The value of imports from Afghanistan was 58.4 per cent higher than in November of the previous year, thus amounting to $1.6 million. Major product categories of imports from Afghanistan were Sitc659 (floor coverings, etc.), representing 26.3 percent of imports, Sitc057 (fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried) 18.1 % and Sitc058 (fruit, preserved, and fruit preparations (excluding fruit juices)) 13.6 % of the imports.

The value of exports to Afghanistan amounted to more than a third lower relative to the previous year's November, thus amounting to $36 million in November 2020. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc874 (measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s.), which represented a share of 29.4 per cent of total exports, Sitc714 (engines and motors, non-electric (other than those of groups 712, 713 and 718); parts, n.e.s., of these engines and motors) 24.8 % and Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof) 7.3 % of the exports.

Development during January-November 2020

The trade in goods between January and November of 2020 was of lesser value than in the corresponding period of the previous year. The value of the trade was $661 million, down 5.9 %. During January-November the value of imports was $15 million. The export value was $645 million. Compared to the corresponding period in 2019, the value of imports decreased by -59.2% and the value of exports by -2.9 %. The largest value in imports was in Sitc659 (floor coverings, etc.), worth $4.5 million. In export the largest value had Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof), worth being $172 million. The trade balance between USA and Afghanistanin between January and November was in surplus for USA. The timing surplus was $630 million.


Table: USA's export to Afghanistan (AF) during 2020/7 - 2020/11

2020 / 72020 / 82020 / 92020 / 102020 / 11
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 1.6 3.4 2.0 2.0 0.8 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.7 1.8
01. Meat and meat preparations 1.0 2.2 1.6 1.6 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.6 1.6
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 4.6 9.9 4.5 4.4 5.8 11.9 4.5 9.7 1.4 3.9
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 1.8 3.7 0.1 0.0 2.3 4.8 3.3 7.0 0.10 2.7
57. Plastics in primary forms 0 0.0 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 2.7 5.8 3.4 3.4 3.4 6.9 1.2 2.4 0.4 1.1
6. Basic manufactures 1.5 3.2 0.9 0.8 1.2 2.4 1.3 2.7 0.6 1.5
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.8 1.6 0.8 1.6 0.1 0.1
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 0.7 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.7
7. Machinery,transport equipment 28.5 62.0 87.7 88.2 34.7 72.0 19.2 41.5 19.2 53.9
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 3.9 8.3 2.0 2.0 1.4 2.8 0.7 1.4 9.0 25.3
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 2.2 4.7 1.3 1.2 2.6 5.3 2.2 4.6 1.3 3.6
75. Office machines and adp machines 1.0 2.1 1.9 1.9 0.6 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.9
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 5.8 12.6 4.4 4.4 3.3 6.7 1.2 2.5 1.6 4.5
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 2.8 6.1 4.6 4.6 3.10 8.2 11.5 24.7 3.8 10.7
78. Road vehicles 1.2 2.6 0.8 0.7 17.7 36.7 1.2 2.5 0.5 1.4
79. Other transport equipment 11.3 24.6 72.9 73.2 5.4 11.1 2.4 5.0 2.6 7.3
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.1 19.7 3.10 3.9 4.8 9.9 20.2 43.5 12.9 36.1
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 7.8 16.9 1.7 1.7 3.3 6.7 14.7 31.7 11.2 31.5
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 0 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.6 1.5
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 1.0 2.1 1.2 1.2 0.8 1.5 4.8 10.2 0.5 1.2
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 0.8 1.7 0.5 0.5 1.1 2.2 0.9 1.8 1.0 2.8
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 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.8 1.6 0.8 1.7 0.7 1.7
0-9. All groups combined 46.0 100.0 99.4 100.0 48.2 100.0 46.3 100.0 35.6 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from Afghanistan (AF) to USA during 2020/7 - 2020/11

2020 / 72020 / 82020 / 92020 / 102020 / 11
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 0.3 28.2 0.3 23.9 0.5 38.2 0.5 23.3 0.8 47.2
05. Vegetables and fruit 0.2 18.5 0.2 17.4 0.4 31.6 0.5 19.2 0.6 32.3
6. Basic manufactures 0.5 52.6 0.4 40.5 0.5 35.4 0.6 24.4 0.6 37.0
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 0.5 51.9 0.4 40.5 0.5 35.3 0.6 24.4 0.5 26.3
7. Machinery,transport equipment 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.7 0.1 2.6 0.9 38.4 0.1 2.1
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.7 32.6 0.1 0.6
0-9. All groups combined 0.9 100.0 0.10 100.0 1.3 100.0 2.2 100.0 1.7 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2020 January - November (Sitc)

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