US trade (export - import) with Burundi in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

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

US Trade with Burundi

In 2016, US trade with Burundi totaled $15.2 million, up 4.57% ($0.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Burundi in 2016 totaled $8.4 million, up 43.62% ($2.6 million) from 2015.

US imports from Burundi in 2016 were $6.8 million, down 21.76% ($1.9 million) from 2015.

US trade balance with Burundi went from a deficit of $2.8 million in 2015, to a surplus of $1.6 million in 2016.

Burundi was the US 190th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 192nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Burundi was the US 190th largest export market in 2016 (up from 194th in 2015), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in 2015).

Burundi was the US 173rd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 172nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0004% in 2015).

US Exports to Burundi

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.10% of US total exports to Burundi (16.82% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.71% of US total exports to Burundi (61.26% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.50% of US total exports to Burundi (9.46% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.50% of US total exports to Burundi (5.93% in 2015).

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

  • 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 $1,812.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,709.3 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) - an increase of $632.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $508.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $163.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $79.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $56.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $33.9 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,477.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $213.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $163.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $161.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $146.1 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $105.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $69.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $51.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $49.5 thousand.
US exports to Burundi 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 3.9 0.05 27.5-85.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10.5 0.13 6.659.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 146.7 1.75 360.5-59.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 677.4 8.06 2,155.1-68.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 986.8 11.74 1,036.3-4.78
29 Organic chemicals 6.1 0.07 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8.8 0.10 154.9-94.34
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 7.4-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8.4 0.10 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.4 0.15 173.8-92.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 90.5 1.08 11.1715.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.9 0.13 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.0 0.24 12.362.34
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 383.0 4.56 546.0-29.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 163.4 1.94 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.8 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.9 0.40 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.4 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,049.2 12.48 540.794.05
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 2,089.8 24.86 277.7652.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 113.2 1.35 57.098.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35.2 0.42 104.7-66.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 105.4-100.00
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 632.0 7.52 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.8 0.10 8.26.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.5 0.04 55.2-93.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,906.8 22.68 197.5865.56

US Imports from Burundi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.82% of US total imports from Burundi (99.68% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.46% of US total imports from Burundi (0.00% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.73% of US total imports from Burundi (0.10% in 2015).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $370.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $58.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $48.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $26.8 thousand;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $26.2 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,403.2 thousand.
US imports from Burundi 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9.8 0.14 22.4-56.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,224.6 91.68 8,627.8-27.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 370.6 5.46 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 26.2 0.39 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.12 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.9 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56.7 0.84 8.3582.60
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 2.7 0.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58.0 0.85 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.2 0.03 9.5-76.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29.5 0.43 2.7995.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce