US trade (export - import) with Burkina Faso in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Burkina Faso in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Burkina Faso

In 2018, US trade with Burkina Faso was $61.6 million, down 3.91% ($2.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Burkina Faso in 2018 were $56.4 million, down 4.32% ($2.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Burkina Faso in 2018 totaled $5.2 million, up 0.82% ($0.0 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Burkina Faso in 2018 was $51.2 million, a 4.82% decrease ($2.6 million) over 2017.

Burkina Faso was the US 175th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 173rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0014% of US total trade (down from 0.0016% in 2017).

Burkina Faso was the US 162nd largest export market in 2018 (up from 163rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0034% of US total exports (down from 0.0038% in 2017).

Burkina Faso was the US 183rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 184th in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Burkina Faso

The major share of US exports to Burkina Faso in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.02% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (51.16% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.94% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (25.45% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.17% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (3.51% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.32% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (2.30% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.04% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (0.22% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.11% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (11.23% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Burkina Faso in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,633.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,910.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,689.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,418.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $907.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $819.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $452.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $350.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $173.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Burkina Faso in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $7,917.2 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,171.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,007.6 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) - a decrease of $1,079.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $988.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $918.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $664.7 thousand;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $257.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $221.7 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $220.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $213.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $212.3 thousand.
US exports to Burkina Faso in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.6 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 221.7-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 5,171.9-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 70.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 157.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29.7 0.05 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 24.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9.1 0.02 927.8-99.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.2 0.01 3.738.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.8 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.2 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.9 0.01 4.7-38.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.9 0.04 181.0-89.03
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,819.2 6.77 4,483.9-14.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27.3 0.05 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 403.3 0.71 53.1659.47
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 8.5 0.02 16.5-48.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 47.1 0.08 40.217.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,817.4 4.99 6,825.0-58.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,187.5 5.65 497.6540.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,304.5 7.63 2,885.749.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 80.4 0.14 30.2166.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 455.4 0.81 3.214,022.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 70.0 0.12 16.7320.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 62.1 0.11 110.6-43.89
54 Man-made filaments 26.4 0.05 18.046.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 38.1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.4 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 67.8 0.12 26.6154.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 156.7 0.28 369.0-57.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,318.4 4.11 1,499.154.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 266.4 0.47 113.4135.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 79.2 0.14 4.11,856.47
70 Glass and glassware 11.5 0.02 0.0
72 Iron and steel 27.7 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 573.3 1.02 721.9-20.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.9 0.01 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.7 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 257.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 138.1 0.24 351.7-60.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,631.6 22.39 13,619.7-7.26
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 3,752.3 6.65 4,831.5-22.34
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 21.0 0.04 16.526.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,829.8 19.19 2,196.1393.14
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 633.6 1.12 8,550.8-92.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,867.8 8.63 957.1408.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 220.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 118.3 0.21 4.02,836.20
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 262.3 0.46 127.6105.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.02 102.2-90.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 116.4 0.21 70.365.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 912.0 1.62 5.018,140.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,220.5 5.71 3,046.75.70

US Imports from Burkina Faso

The major share of US imports from Burkina Faso in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.07% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (66.48% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 18.46% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.10% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.90% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (1.28% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.25% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (1.16% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Burkina Faso in 2018 over 2017 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) - an increase of $956.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $157.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $139.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $86.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Burkina Faso in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $836.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $232.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $182.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $29.6 thousand.
US imports from Burkina Faso in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,882.3 55.36 3,064.9-5.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.0 0.06 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.9 0.09 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62.1 1.19 64.3-3.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 71.1 1.37 303.9-76.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.1 0.08 6.6-37.44
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 168.6 3.24 29.6469.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25.1 0.48 20.025.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.8 0.17 4.0119.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.5 0.01 0.6-17.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 961.0 18.46 5.019,085.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44.5 0.85 42.74.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 108.5 2.08 22.1391.51
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 3.1 0.06 8.5-63.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5.8 0.11 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
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 12.1 0.23 5.1135.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 287.0 5.51 129.4121.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 552.7 10.62 1,389.1-60.21
Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce