US trade with Rwanda in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Rwanda

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Rwanda totaled $77.6 million, up 251.04% ($55.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Rwanda in the first half of 2017 totaled $61.6 million, up 435.76% ($50.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Rwanda in the first half of 2017 totaled $16.1 million, up 51.29% ($5.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Rwanda in the first half of 2017 was $45.5 million, a 5,162.46% increase ($44.6 million) over the first half of 2016.

Rwanda was the US 149th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 173rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total trade (up from 0.0012% in the first half of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 133rd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 178th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total exports (up from 0.0016% in the first half of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 146th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 154th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0010% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda 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) - 96.65% of US total exports to Rwanda (56.48% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.11% of US total exports to Rwanda (27.79% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.22% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.41% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.16% of US total exports to Rwanda (3.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.02% of US total exports to Rwanda (2.46% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $55,172.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $638.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $369.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $264.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda 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 $2,524.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,997.2 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) - a decrease of $725.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $299.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $192.2 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 440.5 0.72 2,964.8-85.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.9 0.01 14.0-43.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 440.6 0.72 70.8522.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 404.7 0.66 140.0189.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
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 22.1 0.04 124.1-82.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 112.6 0.18 33.2238.90
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10.2 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.2 0.01 0.0
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 0.00 192.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 9.8 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 70.3 0.11 370.1-81.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.7 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.3 0.01 23.0-72.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.0 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,665.9 2.71 3,663.1-54.52
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 1,124.8 1.83 1,850.2-39.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 119.9 0.19 204.7-41.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 55,398.8 90.00 226.424,364.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,183.4 1.92 545.3117.02
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 62.2 0.10 28.3120.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48.4 0.08 2.61,761.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.4 0.01 55.0-86.47

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda 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) - 43.99% of US total imports from Rwanda (10.70% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.50% of US total imports from Rwanda (75.30% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.50% of US total imports from Rwanda (3.07% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.48% of US total imports from Rwanda (5.33% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.24% of US total imports from Rwanda (0.17% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda 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 $5,935.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $392.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $221.0 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 $164.9 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $134.0 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $107.0 thousand.

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $844.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $653.5 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 $50.8 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda 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 361.7 2.25 140.7157.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,358.9 39.56 7,012.5-9.32
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 107.0 0.67 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 844.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.6 0.02 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,071.8 43.99 1,136.5522.23
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) 565.9 3.52 431.931.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 494.1 3.07 491.00.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 65.1 0.40 73.5-11.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 718.8 4.47 326.5120.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.6 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 37.1-100.00
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 0.02 53.4-95.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16.9 0.10 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 183.2 1.14 18.3902.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce