US trade (export - import) with Burundi in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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

US Trade with Burundi

In 2018, US trade with Burundi totaled $29.0 million, up 68.27% ($11.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Burundi in 2018 totaled $14.6 million, up 79.19% ($6.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Burundi in 2018 totaled $14.5 million, up 58.54% ($5.3 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Burundi went from a deficit of $1.0 million in 2017, to a surplus of $0.1 million in 2018.

Burundi was the US 184th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 187th in 2017), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (up from 0.0004% in 2017).

Burundi was the US 188th largest export market in 2018 (up from 192nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in 2017).

Burundi was the US 163rd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 171st in 2017), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (up from 0.0004% in 2017).

US Exports to Burundi

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 94.80% of US total exports to Burundi (13.15% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.20% of US total exports to Burundi (3.19% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.80% of US total exports to Burundi (1.61% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.13% of US total exports to Burundi (68.24% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,793.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,045.2 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 $114.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $71.5 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $4,921.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $779.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $602.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $206.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $57.5 thousand.
US exports to Burundi 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13.2 0.09 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 602.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 4,921.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.5 0.04 14.6-55.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.3 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.3 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21.8 0.15 17.326.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 84.8 0.58 97.2-12.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
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 57.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.2 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 318.2 2.18 246.729.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.0 0.02 12.8-76.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,406.4 78.27 613.21,760.28
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 255.1 1.75 140.381.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25.2 0.17 232.0-89.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,128.9 14.61 83.62,445.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.6 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 282.8 1.94 1,062.4-73.38

US Imports from Burundi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.73% of US total imports from Burundi (63.80% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 47.96% of US total imports from Burundi (35.93% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.71% of US total imports from Burundi (0.00% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Burundi in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,657.3 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,372.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $246.7 thousand.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Burundi 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,189.7 49.73 5,817.823.58
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,933.7 47.96 3,276.4111.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 246.7 1.71 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7.3 0.05 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.6 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11.9 0.08 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 42.0 0.29 2.81,377.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
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 0.9 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20.2 0.14 6.3223.09
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce