US trade (export - import) with Rwanda in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Rwanda in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Rwanda

In 2013, US trade with Rwanda was $50.3 million, down 22.15% ($14.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to Rwanda in 2013 were $25.2 million, down 17.38% ($5.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Rwanda in 2013 were $25.1 million, down 26.42% ($9.0 million) from 2012.

US trade balance with Rwanda went from a deficit of $3.6 million in 2012, to a surplus of $0.1 million in 2013.

Rwanda was the US 176th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 173rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (down from 0.0017% in 2012).

Rwanda was the US 178th largest export market in 2013 (down from 175th in 2012), accounting for 0.0016% of US total exports (down from 0.0020% in 2012).

Rwanda was the US 152nd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 148th in 2012), accounting for 0.0011% of US total imports (down from 0.0015% in 2012).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 47.03% of US total exports to Rwanda (47.80% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.52% of US total exports to Rwanda (41.21% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.80% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.37% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of US total exports to Rwanda (3.55% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.44% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.30% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.95% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Rwanda in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $387.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $121.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $83.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,352.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,551.2 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $477.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $382.7 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 $317.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $298.4 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $171.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $169.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $126.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $90.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $82.2 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 59.0-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 477.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.2 0.10 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50.5 0.20 53.2-5.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,553.1 45.86 13,905.2-16.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.9 0.01 2.90.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.4 0.12 0.0
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 0.03 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.6 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 82.9 0.33 165.1-49.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46.8 0.19 345.2-86.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 114.5 0.45 137.9-16.96
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 16.2-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 26.3 0.10 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 113.6 0.45 40.8178.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 216.1 0.86 94.6128.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 171.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23.2 0.09 114.1-79.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 414.3 1.64 796.9-48.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.8 0.05 0.0
69 Ceramic products 70.0 0.28 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.9 0.02 3.9-0.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 28.4 0.11 58.3-51.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 420.8 1.67 33.61,154.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.9 0.02 20.4-80.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,765.1 18.92 6,316.2-24.56
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 1,733.4 6.88 2,051.3-15.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 475.1 1.89 423.512.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 865.8 3.44 992.8-12.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.5 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,611.9 10.37 2,781.1-6.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
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 213.1 0.85 200.56.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 56.4 0.22 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 75.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,207.2 4.79 1,123.57.45

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 83.33% of US total imports from Rwanda (85.30% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.84% of US total imports from Rwanda (11.64% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.30% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.92% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.33% of US total imports from Rwanda (0.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $334.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Rwanda in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $5,967.6 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $2,238.0 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $997.2 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $96.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $93.7 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13.7 0.05 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,446.5 69.50 23,414.1-25.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.3 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,444.5 13.72 5,682.5-39.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8.0 0.03 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,972.7 11.84 3,969.8-25.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.0 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 100.5 0.40 94.26.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.3 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 423.9 1.69 520.5-18.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 150.2 0.60 135.211.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.9 0.01 14.6-87.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.5 0.00 0.9-41.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 44.0 0.18 59.4-25.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 334.5 1.33 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 13.0 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.8 0.02 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30.7 0.12 2.21,296.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.4 0.05 40.8-69.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 84.7 0.34 178.4-52.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce