US trade (export - import) with Burkina Faso in 2015

Published or Updated: Mar 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Burkina Faso in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Burkina Faso

In 2015, US trade with Burkina Faso was $58.1 million, down 26.12% ($20.5 million) from 2014.

US exports to Burkina Faso in 2015 were $54.4 million, down 24.71% ($17.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Burkina Faso in 2015 were $3.6 million, down 42.25% ($2.7 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Burkina Faso in 2015 was $50.8 million, a 23.04% decrease ($15.2 million) over 2014.

Burkina Faso was the US 174th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 168th in 2014), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (down from 0.0020% in 2014).

Burkina Faso was the US 160th largest export market in 2015 (down from 153rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0036% of US total exports (down from 0.0045% in 2014).

Burkina Faso was the US 187th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 174th in 2014), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2014).

US Exports to Burkina Faso

The major share of US exports to Burkina Faso in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.53% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (28.70% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.10% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (41.24% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.01% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (12.81% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.77% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (4.38% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.99% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (5.48% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Burkina Faso in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,728.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,055.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $898.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $444.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $232.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Burkina Faso in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9,904.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,744.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,547.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3,484.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,570.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,331.5 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $737.9 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $714.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $664.1 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 $534.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $447.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $384.8 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $183.8 thousand.
US exports to Burkina Faso in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 914.4 1.68 469.694.71
10 Cereals 2,485.7 4.57 6,230.4-60.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 561.7 1.03 1,276.1-55.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 63.0 0.12 13.4370.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 744.9 1.37 590.226.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 78.0 0.14 8.7791.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,018.5 1.87 120.1747.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 671.0 1.23 531.926.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.7 0.02 7.458.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4.0 0.01 8.5-53.03
29 Organic chemicals 243.6 0.45 11.62,008.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,145.5 29.66 26,050.2-38.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.5 0.00 6.6-62.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27.9 0.05 83.2-66.47
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 20.2 0.04 45.0-55.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23.1 0.04 6.9236.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,326.9 2.44 1,711.7-22.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 357.3 0.66 805.1-55.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 412.7 0.76 1,076.8-61.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.4 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) 2.8 0.01 165.1-98.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 162.9 0.30 24.7560.24
54 Man-made filaments 5.3 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,867.7 3.43 2,605.6-28.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.7 0.01 7.3-62.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 128.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 177.0 0.33 199.9-11.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 26.4-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 183.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.6 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 11.8 0.02 15.3-22.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 189.5 0.35 3,737.4-94.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15.9 0.03 46.3-65.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 14.7 0.03 21.2-30.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 295.0 0.54 145.1103.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.5 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,549.1 30.40 9,820.268.52
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 1,839.8 3.38 1,849.6-0.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,873.8 3.44 3,205.3-41.54
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 912.7 1.68 4,397.3-79.24
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,523.0 4.63 1,467.971.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.7 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.01 103.6-95.48
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 356.2 0.65 890.5-60.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.8 0.01 55.7-87.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.5 0.01 38.7-83.21
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,481.5 4.56 4,051.9-38.76

US Imports from Burkina Faso

The major share of US imports from Burkina Faso in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.00% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (53.83% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.18% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (2.27% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.76% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (1.08% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.22% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.12% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (24.09% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Burkina Faso in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,827.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $385.0 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) - an increase of $74.4 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) - an increase of $22.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $19.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $17.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Burkina Faso in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,913.9 thousand;
  • 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 $1,516.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $387.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $141.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $26.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $22.4 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $15.2 thousand.
US imports from Burkina Faso in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 126.9 3.49 3,040.7-95.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 59.3 1.63 86.2-31.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 119.6 3.29 261.2-54.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 385.0 10.59 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.9 0.27 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 8.4 0.23 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.5 0.15 11.6-52.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.9 0.74 7.6253.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.5 0.48 0.0
52 Cotton 6.0 0.16 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.8 0.08 4.2-32.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.01 22.9-98.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11.8 0.33 9.326.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.01 0.412.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.7 0.02 2.4-71.00
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 1,516.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 64.0 1.76 67.9-5.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7.1 0.20 6.312.49
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 159.2 4.38 84.887.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58.4 1.61 51.513.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.1 0.28 25.2-60.09
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 28.9 0.79 6.0385.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 127.1 3.50 514.5-75.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,399.2 66.00 571.9319.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce