US trade (export - import) with Uganda in 2016

Published or Updated: May 02, 2017

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

US Trade with Uganda

In 2016, US trade with Uganda was $123.0 million, down 21.29% ($33.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Uganda in 2016 were $69.0 million, down 22.96% ($20.6 million) from 2015.

US imports from Uganda in 2016 were $54.0 million, down 19.04% ($12.7 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Uganda in 2016 was $15.0 million, a 34.37% decrease ($7.9 million) over 2015.

Uganda was the US 155th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 147th in 2015), accounting for 0.0033% of US total trade (down from 0.0041% in 2015).

Uganda was the US 151st largest export market in 2016 (down from 143rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0047% of US total exports (down from 0.0060% in 2015).

Uganda was the US 136th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 134th in 2015), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (down from 0.0029% in 2015).

US Exports to Uganda

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.35% of US total exports to Uganda (69.31% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.20% of US total exports to Uganda (9.94% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.15% of US total exports to Uganda (2.53% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.99% of US total exports to Uganda (3.44% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.95% of US total exports to Uganda (2.09% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.14% of US total exports to Uganda (1.21% in 2015).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $516.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $501.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $374.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $255.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $215.7 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $9,509.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4,126.5 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 $2,634.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,288.0 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,166.4 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $809.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $644.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $520.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $283.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $261.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $258.1 thousand.
US exports to Uganda 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 12.6 0.02 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 37.9-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 230.7 0.33 750.7-69.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5.0 0.01 10.0-50.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 479.8 0.70 264.181.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 328.5 0.48 223.047.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 267.4 0.39 525.5-49.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 41.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19.3 0.03 4.0380.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 79.1 0.11 108.7-27.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 176.1 0.26 15.61,027.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.1 0.01 122.5-91.72
29 Organic chemicals 357.5 0.52 1,166.8-69.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,748.6 5.43 3,232.315.97
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 78.1 0.11 74.84.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 490.2 0.71 436.712.25
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 111.7 0.16 139.8-20.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16.6 0.02 19.6-15.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.6 0.01 17.5-73.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,102.3 3.05 2,246.7-6.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,352.6 1.96 978.238.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 150.4 0.22 434.1-65.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 112.2 0.16 275.3-59.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.1 0.01 15.8-61.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 550.5 0.80 750.1-26.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 231.3 0.34 321.0-27.94
54 Man-made filaments 3.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 60.9 0.09 54.012.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 35.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 63.8 0.09 5.11,142.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.8 0.01 12.4-45.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 90.3 0.13 102.0-11.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 141.8 0.21 143.7-1.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,702.6 2.47 1,640.83.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 74.6 0.11 145.7-48.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23.0 0.03 106.0-78.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.4 0.01 20.0-77.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.5 0.00 32.7-92.26
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 126.8 0.18 157.2-19.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.5 0.01 10.1-65.39
72 Iron and steel 20.0 0.03 1,186.4-98.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 527.3 0.76 524.40.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 80.8 0.12 30.5165.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 504.5 0.73 249.3102.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 609.8 0.88 572.56.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 323.0 0.47 494.1-34.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,866.6 22.99 15,766.20.64
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 11,153.1 16.16 13,787.9-19.11
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 11.0 0.02 48.5-77.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,668.4 2.42 1,167.142.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15,391.0 22.30 24,900.7-38.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 29.0 0.04 11.8146.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,120.6 7.42 6,408.6-20.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.9 0.01 53.0-92.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.8 0.01 28.9-73.12
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 29.2 0.04 37.5-22.24
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 395.4 0.57 1,039.9-61.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 87.7 0.13 68.927.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46.0 0.07 307.8-85.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 100.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,911.9 5.67 8,038.4-51.34

US Imports from Uganda

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.21% of US total imports from Uganda (47.57% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.09% of US total imports from Uganda (10.45% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.01% of US total imports from Uganda (2.05% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.05% of US total imports from Uganda (1.03% in 2015).

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $4,034.3 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $936.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $597.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $216.6 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $15,726.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $931.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $846.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $675.5 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 $293.5 thousand.
US imports from Uganda 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 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,747.5 5.09 2,530.98.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 40.2 0.07 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,147.3 2.13 1,142.80.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 267.6 0.50 169.158.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 25,875.7 47.95 26,722.2-3.17
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,915.5 9.11 881.2457.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 128.6 0.24 146.7-12.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 69.7 0.13 86.4-19.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.7 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.9 0.02 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 293.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 4.1 0.01 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26.1 0.05 10.4149.88
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 8.9-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,571.7 14.03 6,635.114.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.4 0.01 12.9-65.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.7 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 46.4 0.09 95.7-51.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37.4 0.07 53.9-30.56
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 132.1 0.24 105.625.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30.3 0.06 2.9943.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25.7 0.05 20.127.87
52 Cotton 0.8 0.00 2.7-70.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.5 0.09 8.3473.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.3 0.01 2.531.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26.9 0.05 59.9-55.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 143.1 0.27 148.5-3.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 107.6 0.20 70.752.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22.3 0.04 55.9-60.21
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 91.2 0.17 165.2-44.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 24.4 0.05 12.791.84
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 675.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 155.3 0.29 1,086.4-85.70
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 144.0 0.27 72.798.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34.1 0.06 4.2701.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 35.7-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 751.2 1.39 154.0387.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.9 0.01 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 10.5 0.02 13.7-23.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26.6 0.05 33.4-20.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 84.8 0.16 79.07.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30.3 0.06 101.4-70.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,172.9 17.00 24,899.0-63.16
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce