US trade with Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Rwanda

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Rwanda totaled $62.2 million, up 439.50% ($50.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $57.4 million, up 845.61% ($51.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $4.8 million, down 11.98% ($0.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $52.6 million, a 8,521.76% increase ($52.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Rwanda was the US 140th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 174th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0063% of US total trade (up from 0.0012% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 120th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 175th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0149% of US total exports (up from 0.0017% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 154th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 153rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (down from 0.0010% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 98.55% of US total exports to Rwanda (80.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.97% of US total exports to Rwanda (4.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.13% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.04% of US total exports to Rwanda (6.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Rwanda (3.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $54,977.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $250.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,890.6 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 $1,234.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $365.5 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 81.0 0.14 88.4-8.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.0 0.01 14.0-78.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105.1 0.18 59.078.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 369.7 0.64 119.1210.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 66.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 74.0 0.13 24.6201.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 87.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 121.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 365.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.7 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.0 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 866.3 1.51 2,756.9-68.58
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 441.8 0.77 1,676.5-73.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73.8 0.13 151.7-51.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 54,995.5 95.80 18.5297,108.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 194.7 0.34 285.6-31.83
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 7.5 0.01 28.3-73.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48.4 0.08 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.4 0.01 16.0-53.46

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.11% of US total imports from Rwanda (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.16% of US total imports from Rwanda (82.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.55% of US total imports from Rwanda (4.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.07% of US total imports from Rwanda (5.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,889.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $75.0 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $35.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,252.8 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $835.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $326.5 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $161.9 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 $24.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $20.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $17.0 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $16.4 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $15.4 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 215.7 4.49 140.753.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,246.8 25.94 3,499.7-64.37
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35.0 0.73 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 835.6-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,889.4 60.11 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 304.9 6.34 328.9-7.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 47.6 0.99 209.5-77.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.9 0.56 47.3-43.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 326.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.6 0.07 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.6 0.05 19.0-86.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16.9 0.35 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce