US trade (export - import) with Tanzania in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 15, 2019

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

US Trade with Tanzania

In 2018, US trade with Tanzania totaled $433.8 million, up 57.10% ($157.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Tanzania in 2018 totaled $334.3 million, up 124.51% ($185.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Tanzania in 2018 were $99.5 million, down 21.81% ($27.7 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Tanzania in 2018 was $234.8 million, a 982.93% increase ($213.1 million) over 2017.

Tanzania was the US 128th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 136th in 2017), accounting for 0.0101% of US total trade (up from 0.0070% in 2017).

Tanzania was the US 112th largest export market in 2018 (up from 128th in 2017), accounting for 0.0201% of US total exports (up from 0.0096% in 2017).

Tanzania was the US 127th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 119th in 2017), accounting for 0.0038% of US total imports (down from 0.0053% in 2017).

US Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.49% of US total exports to Tanzania (43.09% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.24% of US total exports to Tanzania (23.67% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.74% of US total exports to Tanzania (16.39% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.60% of US total exports to Tanzania (8.09% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.33% of US total exports to Tanzania (0.12% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.81% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.82% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.63% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $164.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $9.3 million;
  • 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 $4.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2.0 million.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Tanzania 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
(%)
01 Live animals 5.0 0.00 25.8-80.61
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,522.5 1.05 3,052.415.40
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 136.7 0.04 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,069.3 4.51 5,785.8160.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 316.8 0.09 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.1 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 11,886.9 3.56 805.01,376.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,926.6 1.17 7,330.8-46.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 102.1 0.03 65.057.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27.6 0.01 27.60.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,507.0 2.54 5,899.544.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.0 0.01 5.2383.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.6 0.00 2.6305.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,288.1 0.39 7,179.2-82.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 337.4 0.10 412.3-18.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,421.0 0.72 4,584.2-47.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18.1 0.01 57.3-68.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 97.6 0.03 91.76.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,362.7 1.31 89.64,766.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 142.4 0.04 792.9-82.04
29 Organic chemicals 177.0 0.05 350.8-49.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 468.2 0.14 870.2-46.20
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 133.1-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 96.2 0.03 63.451.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,918.4 0.57 1,672.814.68
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 163.1 0.05 100.262.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 101.7 0.03 37.2173.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.3 0.01 13.825.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,680.5 0.50 6,569.3-74.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,755.9 2.62 4,449.996.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,660.8 1.69 9,350.2-39.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 13.2 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) 117.8 0.04 80.845.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19.8 0.01 141.0-85.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,995.4 0.60 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,759.4 0.53 1,799.8-2.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 261.2 0.08 749.2-65.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 87.3 0.03 18.5372.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.5 0.00 9.40.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 107.0 0.03 4.02,604.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19.9 0.01 17.513.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 77.5 0.02 3.42,180.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 149.1 0.04 132.912.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,727.7 2.91 9,861.5-1.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,785.8 0.53 1,959.6-8.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 33.1 0.01 10.6212.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.3 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 26.7 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 163.4 0.05 141.515.49
69 Ceramic products 3.5 0.00 17.7-80.26
70 Glass and glassware 72.4 0.02 10.3603.58
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 5.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 38.2 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,613.0 0.48 980.264.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32.6 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 373.5 0.11 273.136.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.2 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 497.5 0.15 858.3-42.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 166.9 0.05 315.2-47.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,825.4 12.21 24,209.568.63
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 12,224.9 3.66 7,717.458.41
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 59.5 0.02 1,663.5-96.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,227.7 0.97 4,135.5-21.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 168,051.2 50.27 3,660.34,491.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 176.3 0.05 57.7205.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,082.1 3.32 22,711.5-51.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25.2 0.01 11.1127.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.3 0.00 4.7-8.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 103.6 0.03 68.351.64
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 625.8 0.19 380.464.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 287.2 0.09 362.5-20.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52.8 0.02 72.6-27.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,124.3 2.13 6,592.68.07

US Imports from Tanzania

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 43.58% of US total imports from Tanzania (33.42% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.49% of US total imports from Tanzania (30.81% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.91% of US total imports from Tanzania (26.75% in 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in 2018 over the 2017 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) - a decrease of $22.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Tanzania 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 199.3 0.20 85.9131.94
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 64.3 0.06 33.393.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 335.2 0.34 177.488.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,314.9 4.34 5,481.1-21.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23,061.9 23.19 21,776.05.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,799.9 2.81 2,745.91.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,951.1 4.98 5,000.7-0.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 725.4 0.73 2,208.8-67.16
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13.1 0.01 9.144.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,220.6 1.23 1,620.3-24.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 17.3-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 602.2 0.61 39.61,422.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 595.9 0.60 491.821.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.7 0.00 148.2-97.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 704.6 0.71 9.97,044.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.1 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 48.3 0.05 18.2165.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.2 0.01 5.121.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.9 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 373.1 0.38 339.110.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 88.1 0.09 84.24.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
52 Cotton 1.4 0.00 1.8-24.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,865.0 25.00 26,248.2-5.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,108.1 18.21 15,800.314.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 58.2 0.06 3.21,735.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 311.4 0.31 450.2-30.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.8 0.00 25.3-80.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,850.9 11.91 34,032.0-65.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 63.9 0.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42.9 0.04 64.2-33.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 194.7 0.20 332.2-41.40
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 12.9 0.01 77.8-83.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.01 40.3-80.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 103.0 0.10 103.6-0.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
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 70.2 0.07 20.4245.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.02 9.955.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 640.9 0.64 521.822.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,000.6 3.02 9,149.1-67.20
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce