US trade (export - import) with Rwanda in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Rwanda in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Rwanda

In 2014, US trade with Rwanda totaled $62.9 million, up 25.15% ($12.6 million) from 2013.

US exports to Rwanda in 2014 were $21.2 million, down 15.77% ($4.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Rwanda in 2014 totaled $41.7 million, up 66.22% ($16.6 million) from 2013.

US trade balance with Rwanda went from a surplus of $0.1 million in 2013, to a deficit of $20.5 million in 2014.

Rwanda was the US 176th largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0016% of US total trade (up from 0.0013% in 2013).

Rwanda was the US 183rd largest export market in 2014 (down from 178th in 2013), accounting for 0.0013% of US total exports (down from 0.0016% in 2013).

Rwanda was the US 145th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 152nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0017% of US total imports (up from 0.0011% in 2013).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.97% of US total exports to Rwanda (41.52% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.52% of US total exports to Rwanda (47.03% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.54% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.79% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.14% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.80% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.41% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Rwanda in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3,648.1 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 $662.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $180.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $139.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $83.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $68.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,695.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,336.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $981.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $356.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $97.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $89.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $83.6 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 $80.2 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $70.0 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50.2 0.24 50.5-0.73
29 Organic chemicals 68.1 0.32 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,857.8 32.32 11,553.1-40.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.2 0.02 2.943.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.7 0.03 31.4-78.63
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 45.6 0.21 8.5435.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 263.2 1.24 82.9217.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 62.0 0.29 46.832.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.5 0.08 114.5-84.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.9 0.02 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52.5 0.25 26.399.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30.0 0.14 113.6-73.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126.3 0.60 216.1-41.57
54 Man-made filaments 5.5 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36.2 0.17 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 497.4 2.34 414.320.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21.6 0.10 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 70.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.1 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 168.2 0.79 28.4492.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9.4 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 63.9 0.30 420.8-84.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,428.6 11.45 4,765.1-49.03
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 2,395.7 11.29 1,733.438.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 482.3 2.27 475.11.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,513.9 21.27 865.8421.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,630.7 7.68 2,611.9-37.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 33.0 0.16 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 132.9 0.63 213.1-37.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 56.4-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.2 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,204.7 5.68 1,207.2-0.20

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.47% of US total imports from Rwanda (83.33% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.18% of US total imports from Rwanda (11.84% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.58% of US total imports from Rwanda (2.30% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.33% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $11,705.3 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $7,182.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $134.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Rwanda in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $2,562.6 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $334.5 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 97.6 0.23 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24,629.3 59.03 17,446.541.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.1 0.03 4.3231.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 881.9 2.11 3,444.5-74.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14.2 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11.8 0.03 8.047.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 14,678.0 35.18 2,972.7393.77
29 Organic chemicals 21.5 0.05 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.4 0.01 7.0-37.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 220.6 0.53 100.5119.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.1 0.01 2.380.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 515.8 1.24 423.921.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 139.1 0.33 150.2-7.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136.4 0.33 1.97,075.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19.5 0.05 0.53,751.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.0 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.2 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 157.2 0.38 44.0257.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 334.5-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.0 0.03 30.7-64.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 49.6 0.12 12.4299.68
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 101.8 0.24 84.720.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce