US trade with Tanzania in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Tanzania

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Tanzania was $160.2 million, down 19.96% ($39.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Tanzania in the first half of 2017 were $77.8 million, down 14.78% ($13.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Tanzania in the first half of 2017 were $82.4 million, down 24.31% ($26.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Tanzania in the first half of 2017 was $4.5 million, a 74.04% decrease ($13.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

Tanzania was the US 125th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 114th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0083% of US total trade (down from 0.0111% in the first half of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 125th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 122nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of US total exports (down from 0.0128% in the first half of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 113th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 105th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0071% of US total imports (down from 0.0100% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.54% of US total exports to Tanzania (33.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.13% of US total exports to Tanzania (38.68% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.44% of US total exports to Tanzania (10.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.09% of US total exports to Tanzania (9.81% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.71% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of US total exports to Tanzania (0.77% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.1 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 $1.6 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.4 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;
  • 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) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $9.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Tanzania 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,050.3 1.35 901.316.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
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 5,785.8 7.44 3,056.789.28
10 Cereals 15.0 0.02 13,513.5-99.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,071.2 7.80 7,101.7-14.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62.0 0.08 132.2-53.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,899.5 7.58 2,508.2135.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 36.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,889.0 8.85 1,239.7455.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 230.5 0.30 36.8526.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,953.6 5.08 1,859.7112.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26.1 0.03 23.311.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6.2 0.01 112.9-94.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 59.9 0.08 218.6-72.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 70.5 0.09 29.9135.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 633.4 0.81 16.03,856.64
29 Organic chemicals 136.8 0.18 97.440.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 519.1 0.67 574.1-9.58
31 Fertilizers 133.1 0.17 3.33,933.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9.5 0.01 126.1-92.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 878.6 1.13 719.022.20
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 86.9 0.11 160.0-45.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31.1 0.04 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13.8 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 992.7 1.28 950.14.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,156.7 4.06 3,213.4-1.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,419.8 6.97 4,031.134.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 43.3 0.06 110.7-60.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.0 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 54.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 492.2 0.63 484.61.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 580.9 0.75 164.1254.05
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 46.7-100.00
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 25.2 0.03 32.5-22.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,761.4 6.12 7,468.5-36.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 719.4 0.92 1,264.7-43.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.6 0.01 27.7-61.74
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 94.9 0.12 42.3124.56
70 Glass and glassware 10.3 0.01 88.1-88.31
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 46.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 588.0 0.76 299.196.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63.7 0.08 72.9-12.52
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
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 435.7 0.56 827.1-47.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 237.2 0.30 114.2107.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,541.8 14.83 20,782.4-44.46
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 4,475.5 5.75 2,894.754.61
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 597.0 0.77 21.42,689.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,674.8 2.15 2,049.0-18.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,774.4 2.28 5,853.8-69.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8.4 0.01 30.5-72.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,372.4 4.33 3,685.2-8.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.1 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.7 0.01 7.5-37.64
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 63.7 0.08 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 152.0 0.20 141.47.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 191.1 0.25 283.7-32.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31.4 0.04 21.049.93
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 first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 35.18% of US total imports from Tanzania (58.97% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.76% of US total imports from Tanzania (23.72% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 23.72% of US total imports from Tanzania (15.59% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $35.2 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Tanzania 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 76.1-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 79.7 0.10 20.0297.60
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 10.7 0.01 53.9-80.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 111.2 0.13 54.1105.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,981.0 6.05 1,891.4163.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,257.1 20.95 17,431.8-1.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,613.7 1.96 1,933.4-16.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,408.9 2.93 3,132.2-23.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 773.0 0.94 281.5174.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 529.2 0.64 647.2-18.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 142.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.7 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 91.0-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28.3 0.03 44.8-36.67
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 55.5 0.07 7.7624.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9.9 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 18.2 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.9 0.00 9.1-78.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 117.7 0.14 112.24.93
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 32.3 0.04 31.71.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
52 Cotton 0.8 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,625.6 15.33 13,021.8-3.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,901.1 8.38 3,934.775.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.6 0.00 2.1-23.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.2 0.00 6.0-63.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 4.4 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 19.1 0.02 4.8294.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,975.8 35.18 64,165.8-54.84
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.9 0.04 10.9229.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 188.9 0.23 140.234.76
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 45.0 0.05 88.3-49.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30.5 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31.8 0.04 4.0694.30
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 5.8 0.01 4.723.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.01 116.3-91.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 200.4 0.24 156.128.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce