US trade (export - import) with Burkina Faso in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Burkina Faso in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Burkina Faso

In 2017, US trade with Burkina Faso totaled $64.1 million, up 57.53% ($23.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Burkina Faso in 2017 totaled $59.0 million, up 66.83% ($23.6 million) from 2016.

US imports from Burkina Faso in 2017 were $5.2 million, down 3.74% ($0.2 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Burkina Faso in 2017 was $53.8 million, a 79.45% increase ($23.8 million) over 2016.

Burkina Faso was the US 173rd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 178th in 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total trade (up from 0.0011% in 2016).

Burkina Faso was the US 163rd largest export market in 2017 (up from 170th in 2016), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (up from 0.0024% in 2016).

Burkina Faso was the US 184th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 182nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Burkina Faso

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.16% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (43.15% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.45% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (33.35% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.23% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (12.86% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.51% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (1.46% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.30% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (0.98% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Burkina Faso in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7,749.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,937.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4,229.6 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 $3,268.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,316.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,989.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,168.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $766.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $590.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $349.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $276.4 thousand;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $257.8 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $220.0 thousand;
  • 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 $178.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Burkina Faso in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,818.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $668.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $385.2 thousand.
US exports to Burkina Faso in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 221.7 0.38 289.8-23.52
10 Cereals 5,171.9 8.77 3,182.562.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 70.7 0.12 57.722.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.6 0.08 11.1301.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 157.9 0.27 135.616.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24.0 0.04 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 927.8 1.57 764.521.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 106.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.7 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.7 0.01 28.2-83.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 181.0 0.31 3.05,932.27
29 Organic chemicals 3.9 0.01 2.743.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,483.9 7.60 8,302.7-46.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53.1 0.09 42.824.21
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 16.5 0.03 18.6-11.39
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 21.0 0.04 7.3187.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 40.2 0.07 22.479.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,825.0 11.57 2,595.4162.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 497.6 0.84 221.2124.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,885.7 4.89 568.9407.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.2 0.05 7.0332.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.2 0.01 27.3-88.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.7 0.03 24.3-31.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 110.6 0.19 195.8-43.50
54 Man-made filaments 18.0 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 106.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38.1 0.06 42.8-11.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 13.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26.6 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 369.0 0.63 19.41,803.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,499.1 2.54 331.0352.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 113.4 0.19 3.03,678.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.1 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 721.9 1.22 131.1450.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.2 0.03 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 257.8 0.44 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 351.7 0.60 209.867.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.3 0.01 5.046.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,619.7 23.10 8,682.356.87
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 4,831.5 8.19 1,562.9209.13
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 16.5 0.03 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,196.1 3.72 2,864.9-23.34
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,550.8 14.50 801.8966.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 957.1 1.62 1,342.3-28.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.0 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 220.0 0.37 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.01 20.0-79.86
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 127.6 0.22 118.08.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 102.2 0.17 170.4-39.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 70.3 0.12 19.7257.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.0 0.01 6.0-16.67
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,046.7 5.17 2,280.533.60

US Imports from Burkina Faso

The major share of US imports from Burkina Faso in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.48% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (45.28% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.28% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.68% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.16% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.91% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.98% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (1.49% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.13% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (4.44% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Burkina Faso in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $927.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $111.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $57.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $29.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $28.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $19.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Burkina Faso in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,105.1 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $226.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $37.0 thousand.
US imports from Burkina Faso in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,064.9 59.35 2,137.543.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64.3 1.24 44.444.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 303.9 5.88 246.923.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.9 0.13 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.1 0.02 3.2-65.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.5 0.03 4.6-68.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.6 0.13 6.8-2.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 226.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
52 Cotton 6.8 0.13 1.0560.16
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.4 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29.6 0.57 1.12,591.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.0 0.39 19.33.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.0 0.08 14.6-72.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.6 0.01 0.7-11.82
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.0 0.10 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 7.7 0.15 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42.7 0.83 79.7-46.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22.1 0.43 25.2-12.43
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 8.5 0.16 23.5-63.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.6 0.57 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.7 0.09 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 5.1 0.10 3.644.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.4 0.09 2.671.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 129.4 2.51 18.2610.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,389.1 26.90 2,494.2-44.31
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce