US trade with Burundi in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with Burundi

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Burundi totaled $8.2 million, up 19.27% ($1.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Burundi in the first half of 2017 were $2.8 million, down 21.92% ($0.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Burundi in the first half of 2017 totaled $5.4 million, up 63.83% ($2.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Burundi went from a surplus of $0.3 million in the first half of 2016, to a deficit of $2.6 million in the first half of 2017.

Burundi was the US 188th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 192nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in the first half of 2016).

Burundi was the US 195th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 189th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (down from 0.0005% in the first half of 2016).

Burundi was the US 169th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 172nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Burundi

The major share of US exports to Burundi 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) - 71.03% of US total exports to Burundi (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.63% of US total exports to Burundi (64.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.03% of US total exports to Burundi (7.37% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.37% of US total exports to Burundi (0.25% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,687.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $276.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $58.7 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $57.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $47.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $46.1 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $17.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $10.4 thousand.

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

  • 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 $1,645.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $632.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $267.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $153.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $30.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $20.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8.8 thousand.
US exports to Burundi 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.4 0.37 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 276.4 9.94 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,687.5 60.71 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.3 0.62 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 46.1 1.66 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.6 0.09 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 57.5 2.07 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 157.7 5.67 99.059.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10.0 0.36 163.4-93.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.8 0.14 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 246.3 8.86 513.3-52.01
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 81.9 2.95 1,727.7-95.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 78.4 2.82 30.7155.60
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 0.0 0.00 632.0-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00

US Imports from Burundi

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.73% of US total imports from Burundi (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.13% of US total imports from Burundi (95.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Burundi (3.49% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,058.7 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $806.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $58.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $56.7 thousand;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $23.0 thousand.
US imports from Burundi 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,325.5 43.13 3,131.8-25.75
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,058.7 56.73 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.2 0.06 26.2-87.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.2 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 56.7-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 58.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce