US trade (export - import) with Burundi in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

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

US Trade with Burundi

In 2017, US trade with Burundi totaled $17.3 million, up 13.52% ($2.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Burundi in 2017 were $8.1 million, down 3.27% ($0.3 million) from 2016.

US imports from Burundi in 2017 totaled $9.1 million, up 34.31% ($2.3 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Burundi went from a surplus of $1.6 million in 2016, to a deficit of $1.0 million in 2017.

Burundi was the US 187th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 190th in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Burundi was the US 192nd largest export market in 2017 (down from 190th in 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (down from 0.0006% in 2016).

Burundi was the US 171st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 173rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in 2016).

US Exports to Burundi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.24% of US total exports to Burundi (21.71% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.15% of US total exports to Burundi (39.10% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.19% of US total exports to Burundi (6.50% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.61% of US total exports to Burundi (1.50% in 2016).

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,244.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $455.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $118.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $84.7 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $57.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $48.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Burundi in 2017 over 2016 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) - a decrease of $1,949.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $972.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $844.4 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 $632.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $436.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $150.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $136.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $74.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $33.9 thousand.
US exports to Burundi 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 10.4 0.13 3.9165.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 602.7 7.41 146.7310.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,921.8 60.52 677.4626.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.6 0.18 986.8-98.52
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.3 0.21 8.4104.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 97.2 1.20 12.4680.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16.5 0.20 90.5-81.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 57.5 0.71 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 246.7 3.03 383.0-35.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.8 0.16 163.4-92.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 33.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.8 0.05 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 613.2 7.54 1,049.2-41.56
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 140.3 1.73 2,089.8-93.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 232.0 2.85 113.2104.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 83.6 1.03 35.2137.77
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 0.0 0.00 632.0-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,062.4 13.06 1,906.8-44.28

US Imports from Burundi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.80% of US total imports from Burundi (91.82% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.93% of US total imports from Burundi (5.46% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.06% of US total imports from Burundi (1.73% in 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,905.8 thousand.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $406.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $56.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $55.1 thousand.
US imports from Burundi 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,817.8 63.80 6,224.6-6.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,276.4 35.93 370.6784.19
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.2 0.04 26.2-87.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.2 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 56.7-100.00
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 2.8 0.03 2.74.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.03 58.0-94.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.6 0.09 2.2283.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6.3 0.07 29.5-78.76
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce