US trade (export - import) with Tanzania in 2016

Published or Updated: May 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tanzania

In 2016, US trade with Tanzania totaled $312.1 million, up 11.75% ($32.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Tanzania in 2016 were $159.6 million, down 6.73% ($11.5 million) from 2015.

US imports from Tanzania in 2016 totaled $152.5 million, up 41.00% ($44.3 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Tanzania in 2016 was $7.1 million, a 88.74% decrease ($55.9 million) over 2015.

Tanzania was the US 127th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 131st in 2015), accounting for 0.0084% of US total trade (up from 0.0073% in 2015).

Tanzania was the US 133rd largest export market in 2016 (down from 127th in 2015), accounting for 0.0110% of US total exports (down from 0.0114% in 2015).

Tanzania was the US 113th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 122nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0068% of US total imports (up from 0.0047% in 2015).

US Exports to Tanzania

The major share of US exports to Tanzania in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.09% of US total exports to Tanzania (46.57% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.30% of US total exports to Tanzania (17.83% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.49% of US total exports to Tanzania (10.64% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.19% of US total exports to Tanzania (12.75% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.65% of US total exports to Tanzania (2.49% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.16% of US total exports to Tanzania (0.33% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.30% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.26% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Tanzania in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,679.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,718.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,145.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,974.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,194.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,936.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,779.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,598.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $515.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,072.7 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 $6,031.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $5,508.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5,294.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4,064.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,601.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,496.0 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $665.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $519.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $487.3 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $479.1 thousand.
US exports to Tanzania in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 6.8 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,727.2 1.08 1,211.942.52
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.5 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.8 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,778.3 2.37 2,179.673.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
10 Cereals 13,513.5 8.47 6,834.097.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,061.6 6.30 10,163.0-1.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 135.9 0.09 317.6-57.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27.6 0.02 60.4-54.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,279.3 2.05 1,085.3202.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.0 0.02 40.1-37.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 66.9 0.04 15.7325.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,730.9 1.08 1,787.0-3.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 114.5 0.07 93.622.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,548.4 1.60 6,612.9-61.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.9 0.03 87.4-49.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 112.9 0.07 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 371.2 0.23 458.7-19.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,073.3 1.93 99.32,994.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16.0 0.01 681.3-97.65
29 Organic chemicals 234.0 0.15 721.3-67.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,064.1 0.67 587.681.10
31 Fertilizers 3.3 0.00 7.2-53.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 194.3 0.12 714.2-72.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,700.7 1.07 1,763.5-3.56
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 305.0 0.19 83.9263.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 46.3 0.03 152.4-69.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17.0 0.01 151.1-88.73
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8.3 0.01 5.066.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,742.3 1.09 1,449.920.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,661.2 3.55 1,943.1191.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,340.4 4.60 9,941.6-26.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20.2 0.01 8.7131.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 243.7 0.15 244.6-0.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.7 0.00 213.3-96.88
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 65.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 75.7 0.05 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,682.1 1.05 1,332.326.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 303.6 0.19 537.9-43.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8.8 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29.1 0.02 28.90.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 56.9 0.04 20.7174.90
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.4 0.00 7.0-36.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 108.7 0.07 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10.1 0.01 15.9-36.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 186.4 0.12 186.8-0.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,869.6 8.69 19,377.7-28.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,936.2 1.21 2,176.3-11.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 51.3 0.03 6.4698.54
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 207.8 0.13 284.9-27.06
69 Ceramic products 54.2 0.03 124.4-56.40
70 Glass and glassware 147.9 0.09 111.632.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 46.9 0.03 105.6-55.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,509.7 2.20 1,730.7102.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.1 0.01 155.4-92.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 199.7 0.13 45.9335.31
80 Tin and articles thereof 30.7 0.02 8.3269.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11.3 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,861.8 1.17 1,986.5-6.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 151.4 0.09 233.4-35.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43,753.8 27.42 51,826.5-15.58
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 6,034.1 3.78 12,065.0-49.99
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 71.1 0.04 415.0-82.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,012.1 1.89 4,508.1-33.18
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,516.6 5.34 5,371.058.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 49.6 0.03 105.4-52.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,329.7 4.59 5,393.535.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.00 26.3-74.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25.5 0.02 65.4-60.97
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 193.2 0.12 672.3-71.27
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 647.6 0.41 1,075.1-39.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 345.2 0.22 378.3-8.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 248.6 0.16 48.0418.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.00 25.0-89.04
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,562.5 3.49 10,857.3-48.77

US Imports from Tanzania

The major share of US imports from Tanzania in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 48.17% of US total imports from Tanzania (20.37% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 24.85% of US total imports from Tanzania (25.90% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.43% of US total imports from Tanzania (43.27% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Tanzania in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $51,429.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6,787.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,087.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,450.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $8,564.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5,559.6 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1,429.9 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $852.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $744.9 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $743.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $492.3 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $461.5 thousand.
US imports from Tanzania in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 76.1 0.05 537.6-85.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 43.3 0.03 278.5-84.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9.0 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.4 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 115.4 0.08 112.92.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 129.2 0.08 221.5-41.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,249.7 3.44 3,799.438.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,136.5 13.86 29,701.1-28.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,914.1 1.91 3,659.0-20.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,419.6 2.90 5,849.5-24.44
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 25.0 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 440.5 0.29 932.8-52.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 832.5 0.55 746.211.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 142.7 0.09 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91.0 0.06 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 103.2 0.07 955.9-89.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 743.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.1 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39.2 0.03 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 12.4-77.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 32.1 0.02 25.923.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.9 0.01 60.8-83.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 309.3 0.20 299.53.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 68.7 0.05 102.3-32.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.3 0.03 41.8-1.34
52 Cotton 0.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28,542.9 18.72 25,455.512.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,331.0 6.12 2,543.5266.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.6 0.00 0.6720.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.0 0.00 0.8628.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.322.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 10.5 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 17.9 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 73,456.9 48.17 22,027.7233.48
72 Iron and steel 4.4 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 96.0 0.06 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 9.2-61.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.9 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 88.4 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 145.0 0.10 235.1-38.32
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 120.3 0.08 35.9235.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.0 0.01 100.7-83.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.9 0.00 4.435.12
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 38.7 0.03 38.8-0.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 239.9 0.16 2.410,013.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 672.1 0.44 559.720.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,446.9 2.26 9,006.5-61.73
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce