US trade (export - import) with Burkina Faso in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

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

US Trade with Burkina Faso

In 2016, US trade with Burkina Faso was $40.7 million, down 29.89% ($17.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Burkina Faso in 2016 were $35.3 million, down 35.06% ($19.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Burkina Faso in 2016 totaled $5.4 million, up 47.56% ($1.7 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Burkina Faso in 2016 was $30.0 million, a 40.97% decrease ($20.8 million) over 2015.

Burkina Faso was the US 178th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 174th in 2015), accounting for 0.0011% of US total trade (down from 0.0015% in 2015).

Burkina Faso was the US 170th largest export market in 2016 (down from 160th in 2015), accounting for 0.0024% of US total exports (down from 0.0036% in 2015).

Burkina Faso was the US 182nd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 187th in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Burkina Faso

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.15% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (43.53% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.35% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (34.10% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.86% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (12.01% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.46% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (3.77% in 2015).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,268.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $991.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $696.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $163.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $156.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $154.0 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,866.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7,842.8 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1,760.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,180.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $624.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $609.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $564.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $504.0 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) - a decrease of $276.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $253.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $240.9 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 $238.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $201.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $136.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $110.9 thousand.
US exports to Burkina Faso 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 289.8 0.82 914.4-68.31
10 Cereals 3,182.5 9.00 2,485.728.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 57.7 0.16 561.7-89.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.1 0.03 63.0-82.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 135.6 0.38 744.9-81.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 78.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 764.5 2.16 1,018.5-24.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 106.2 0.30 671.0-84.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28.2 0.08 11.7141.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.0 0.01 4.0-24.59
29 Organic chemicals 2.7 0.01 243.6-98.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,302.7 23.49 16,145.5-48.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.7 0.01 2.58.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42.8 0.12 27.953.27
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 18.6 0.05 20.2-7.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.3 0.02 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 22.4 0.06 23.1-3.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,595.4 7.34 1,326.995.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 221.2 0.63 357.3-38.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 568.9 1.61 412.737.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 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) 7.0 0.02 2.8152.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27.3 0.08 3.4696.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24.3 0.07 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 195.8 0.55 162.920.22
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 106.8 0.30 1,867.7-94.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 42.8 0.12 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.9 0.04 2.7407.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.4 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 331.0 0.94 177.086.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.0 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 131.1 0.37 189.5-30.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 209.8 0.59 295.0-28.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.0 0.01 9.5-47.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,682.3 24.56 16,549.1-47.54
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 1,562.9 4.42 1,839.8-15.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,864.9 8.10 1,873.852.89
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 801.8 2.27 912.7-12.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,342.3 3.80 2,523.0-46.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 20.0 0.06 4.7327.45
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 118.0 0.33 356.2-66.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 170.4 0.48 6.82,388.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19.7 0.06 6.5202.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.0 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,280.5 6.45 2,481.5-8.10

US Imports from Burkina Faso

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.28% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (19.00% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.44% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (1.22% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (1.76% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.91% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (6.18% in 2015).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,010.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $226.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $127.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $95.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $18.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18.1 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $135.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $108.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $58.4 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) - a decrease of $25.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $20.1 thousand.
US imports from Burkina Faso 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
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,137.5 39.85 126.91,584.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.4 0.83 59.3-25.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 246.9 4.60 119.6106.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 385.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
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 8.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.2 0.06 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.6 0.09 5.5-16.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.8 0.13 26.9-74.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 226.3 4.22 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.9 0.09 17.5-71.96
52 Cotton 1.0 0.02 6.0-82.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.1 0.02 2.8-61.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.3 0.36 0.44,198.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14.6 0.27 11.823.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.7 0.01 0.7-6.12
70 Glass and glassware 5.9 0.11 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 79.7 1.49 64.024.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25.2 0.47 7.1253.39
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 23.5 0.44 159.2-85.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 58.4-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
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 3.6 0.07 28.9-87.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18.2 0.34 127.1-85.68
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,494.2 46.50 2,399.23.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce