US trade with Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Tanzania

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Tanzania was $79.6 million, down 32.54% ($38.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $44.7 million, down 17.63% ($9.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $34.9 million, down 45.22% ($28.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Tanzania went from a deficit of $9.5 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $9.7 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Tanzania was the US 127th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 113th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total trade (down from 0.0128% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 123rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 119th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0116% of US total exports (down from 0.0149% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 117th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 104th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0058% of US total imports (down from 0.0114% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.32% of US total exports to Tanzania (45.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.29% of US total exports to Tanzania (32.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.22% of US total exports to Tanzania (8.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.23% of US total exports to Tanzania (7.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.40% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3.6 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 $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $13.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Tanzania 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 566.1 1.27 309.782.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,547.2 5.70 2,060.223.64
10 Cereals 15.0 0.03 13,513.5-99.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,845.5 13.08 6,099.9-4.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62.0 0.14 63.0-1.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,129.6 11.48 948.5440.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,416.8 9.89 815.3441.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 120.1 0.27 16.2642.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,528.2 3.42 729.0109.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19.2 0.04 17.211.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.7 0.05 108.3-80.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18.3 0.04 5.0265.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 627.7 1.40 16.03,821.13
29 Organic chemicals 49.5 0.11 11.0349.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 226.3 0.51 277.2-18.36
31 Fertilizers 133.1 0.30 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 535.0 1.20 268.099.58
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 70.0 0.16 82.2-14.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.2 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 528.9 1.18 346.552.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 910.1 2.04 1,014.5-10.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,369.8 5.30 2,576.4-8.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.8 0.01 65.8-95.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 347.2 0.78 271.627.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 97.9 0.22 41.5135.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 42.2-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 104.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.2 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,320.0 5.19 3,581.4-35.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 454.1 1.02 545.0-16.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.01 3.534.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53.2 0.12 37.242.89
70 Glass and glassware 10.3 0.02 84.8-87.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 113.7 0.25 137.7-17.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.4 0.12 67.9-24.20
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 287.5 0.64 553.3-48.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 174.9 0.39 104.367.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,527.1 14.61 10,039.4-34.99
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 2,486.3 5.57 1,569.658.41
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 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,057.9 2.37 692.152.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,268.8 2.84 3,088.0-58.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8.4 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,291.5 2.89 2,289.9-43.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.7 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.7 0.07 0.0
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 107.0 0.24 68.556.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 144.2 0.32 76.289.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28.1 0.06 3.6687.36
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00

US Imports from Tanzania

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 31.56% of US total imports from Tanzania (17.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 29.36% of US total imports from Tanzania (66.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.80% of US total imports from Tanzania (15.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $31.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Tanzania 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 40.2 0.11 4.3831.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 84.7 0.24 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,365.2 6.77 1,279.584.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,882.3 13.97 5,707.3-14.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 827.5 2.37 836.0-1.02
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,186.8 3.40 1,231.2-3.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 454.5 1.30 281.561.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 208.5 0.60 218.1-4.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 142.7-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 91.0-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13.6 0.04 41.8-67.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.0 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 110.3 0.32 47.4132.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28.7 0.08 19.547.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.4 0.02 0.0
52 Cotton 0.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,050.2 20.18 8,786.7-19.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,977.2 11.38 2,484.360.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 19.1 0.05 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 10,258.9 29.36 42,123.9-75.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26.6 0.08 10.9143.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64.8 0.19 41.854.99
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 26.4 0.08 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14.8 0.04 0.0
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 2.8 0.01 3.9-26.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.7 0.01 116.3-96.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 84.5 0.24 32.6159.17
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce