US trade with Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Burkina Faso

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Burkina Faso totaled $31.9 million, up 80.54% ($14.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 totaled $29.3 million, up 85.78% ($13.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 totaled $2.7 million, up 37.99% ($0.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 was $26.6 million, a 92.48% increase ($12.8 million) over the first half of 2016.

Burkina Faso was the US 173rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 178th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total trade (up from 0.0010% in the first half of 2016).

Burkina Faso was the US 159th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 169th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0039% of US total exports (up from 0.0022% in the first half of 2016).

Burkina Faso was the US 183rd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 186th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Burkina Faso

The major share of US exports to Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.45% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (38.31% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.66% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (47.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.73% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (1.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.24% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (0.93% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.51% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (2.69% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.41% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (1.28% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,097.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,965.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,951.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,720.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,486.5 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) - an increase of $1,308.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $419.2 thousand;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $257.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $243.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $220.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $115.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,306.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $743.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $181.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $109.1 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $106.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $106.2 thousand.
US exports to Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 5,171.9 17.67 206.62,403.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11.6 0.04 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 106.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.7 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.1 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.6 0.19 5,360.7-98.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 42.8-100.00
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 8.0 0.03 8.00.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.2 0.07 12.158.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,991.0 20.47 2,039.1193.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 258.1 0.88 14.71,661.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,758.5 6.01 37.64,577.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.0 0.05 3.4369.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.7 0.06 13.919.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 102.4 0.35 188.1-45.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 106.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 147.9 0.51 257.0-42.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 461.1 1.58 41.91,000.06
80 Tin and articles thereof 257.8 0.88 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 220.8 0.75 105.2109.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.3 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,480.7 25.56 2,383.5213.85
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 2,159.8 7.38 851.5153.67
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 4.7 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 848.0 2.90 1,591.2-46.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,933.3 6.61 446.8332.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 579.8 1.98 761.1-23.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.0 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 220.0 0.75 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 84.4 0.29 24.9239.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.6 0.04 15.0-29.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.2 0.01 17.0-80.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.0 0.02 6.0-16.67

US Imports from Burkina Faso

The major share of US imports from Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.70% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (21.24% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.32% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (2.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.89% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (2.93% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,339.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $119.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $29.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $205.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $40.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $22.3 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 $20.7 thousand.
US imports from Burkina Faso in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,480.4 55.35 140.7952.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.1 0.79 24.1-12.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41.7 1.56 246.9-83.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.9 0.26 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.1 0.04 1.8-38.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.02 4.2-89.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.8 0.11 6.8-57.94
52 Cotton 1.0 0.04 1.01.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.4 0.20 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.02 1.1-44.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.0 0.19 8.8-42.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.9 0.11 5.5-47.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.6 0.02 0.7-11.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.0 0.19 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 7.7 0.29 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16.0 0.60 56.9-71.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.9 0.11 25.2-88.64
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 2.8 0.11 23.5-87.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.6 1.11 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 3.6 0.13 3.213.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.4 0.17 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 123.0 4.60 3.83,170.56
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce