US trade (export - import) with Rwanda in 2015

Published or Updated: Mar 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Rwanda in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Rwanda

In 2015, US trade with Rwanda was $61.1 million, down 2.87% ($1.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Rwanda in 2015 were $14.3 million, down 32.59% ($6.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Rwanda in 2015 totaled $46.8 million, up 12.25% ($5.1 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Rwanda in 2015 was $32.5 million, a 58.66% increase ($12.0 million) over 2014.

Rwanda was the US 173rd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 176th in 2014), accounting for 0.0016% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Rwanda was the US 184th largest export market in 2015 (down from 183rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (down from 0.0013% in 2014).

Rwanda was the US 146th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 145th in 2014), accounting for 0.0020% of US total imports (up from 0.0017% in 2014).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.81% of US total exports to Rwanda (53.97% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.93% of US total exports to Rwanda (34.52% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.45% of US total exports to Rwanda (2.54% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.14% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.12% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.00% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Rwanda in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,262.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,053.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $444.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $112.2 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 $93.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $81.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $72.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $70.6 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $67.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $65.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $54.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $43.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,146.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4,096.3 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 $1,116.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $477.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $288.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $118.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $68.1 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $52.5 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20.3 0.14 50.2-59.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.0 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29.4 0.21 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 68.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,711.0 18.95 6,857.8-60.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9.4 0.07 4.2122.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.7 0.33 6.7611.97
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 50.1 0.35 45.69.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 328.9 2.30 263.224.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 132.6 0.93 62.0114.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 93.9 0.66 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 52.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 42.1 0.29 30.040.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118.4 0.83 126.3-6.19
54 Man-made filaments 6.7 0.05 5.520.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 36.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 72.6 0.51 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81.0 0.57 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 209.3 1.46 497.4-57.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 112.2 0.78 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.8 0.08 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 21.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 50.3 0.35 168.2-70.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 118.5 0.83 63.985.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.2 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,481.9 24.34 2,428.643.37
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 1,278.8 8.94 2,395.7-46.62
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 9.4 0.07 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 926.4 6.48 482.392.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 417.6 2.92 4,513.9-90.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,153.2 8.06 1,630.7-29.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 100.8 0.70 33.0205.29
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 154.3 1.08 132.916.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12.8 0.09 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47.4 0.33 4.21,016.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,467.3 17.25 1,204.7104.80

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.85% of US total imports from Rwanda (61.47% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.38% of US total imports from Rwanda (35.18% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.22% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.58% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,296.0 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $1,278.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $228.6 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $154.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Rwanda in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Rwanda in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.5 0.01 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 251.7 0.54 97.6157.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24,597.9 52.52 24,629.3-0.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52.5 0.11 14.1271.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,160.0 4.61 881.9144.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.1 0.01 14.2-64.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11.2 0.02 11.8-5.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.2 0.02 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,973.9 38.38 14,678.022.46
29 Organic chemicals 112.4 0.24 21.5423.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.7 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33.8 0.07 4.4673.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 260.7 0.56 220.618.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 450.8 0.96 515.8-12.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 122.1 0.26 139.1-12.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 194.0 0.41 136.442.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16.3 0.03 19.5-16.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 57.4 0.12 3.21,676.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 147.8 0.32 157.2-6.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.3 0.00 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 5.3 0.01 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 1.9 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.1 0.04 49.6-59.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 330.4 0.71 101.8224.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce