US trade with Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Burkina Faso

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Burkina Faso totaled $18.3 million, up 22.50% ($3.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $16.9 million, up 27.57% ($3.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $1.4 million, down 16.85% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $15.5 million, a 34.13% increase ($3.9 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Burkina Faso was the US 172nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 171st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total trade (up from 0.0016% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Burkina Faso was the US 157th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 159th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total exports (up from 0.0035% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Burkina Faso was the US 179th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 175th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Burkina Faso

The major share of US exports to Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.66% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (54.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.54% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (15.56% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.30% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (23.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.62% of US total exports to Burkina Faso (0.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,052.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,746.8 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 $1,225.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $704.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $585.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $523.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $446.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $250.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $109.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $99.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $91.6 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 $86.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $75.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,800.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,189.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $204.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $135.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $78.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $68.2 thousand.
US exports to Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 221.7 1.31 289.8-23.52
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2,189.4-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 70.7 0.42 57.722.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 135.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12.4 0.07 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 927.8 5.49 404.8129.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 89.3 0.53 3.02,877.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,380.0 20.01 1,633.1106.96
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 8.5 0.05 8.06.25
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 260.2 1.54 9.52,648.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87.6 0.52 12.5603.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 825.6 4.89 379.2117.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.3 0.08 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.02 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 18.0 0.11 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33.9 0.20 0.0
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 0.16 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 757.4 4.48 52.71,337.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 109.0 0.65 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.1 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 45.4 0.27 9.7369.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.2 0.11 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.3 0.02 81.4-95.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,541.0 15.04 5,341.1-52.43
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 1,783.1 10.56 557.2220.02
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 11.8 0.07 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 732.0 4.33 632.415.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,332.6 19.73 280.51,087.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 155.9 0.92 360.7-56.77
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.02 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 30.3 0.18 9.9205.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 91.6 0.54 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,291.9 7.65 706.282.92

US Imports from Burkina Faso

The major share of US imports from Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.88% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (92.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.30% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.51% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.47% of US total imports from Burkina Faso (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $205.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $117.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $43.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $27.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15.2 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 $5.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $4.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $684.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $5.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $5.9 thousand.
US imports from Burkina Faso in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 900.7 63.54 1,585.2-43.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 43.2 3.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 117.5 8.29 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.8 0.27 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27.9 1.97 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.2 0.30 5.0-15.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.4 0.03 6.4-93.55
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.5 1.51 16.927.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15.2 1.07 0.0
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 5.7 0.40 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 1.6 0.11 0.4284.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 275.9 19.46 70.1293.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce