US trade (export - import) with Rwanda in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Rwanda

In 2017, US trade with Rwanda totaled $110.5 million, up 9.33% ($9.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Rwanda in 2017 were $66.1 million, down 11.37% ($8.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Rwanda in 2017 totaled $44.3 million, up 67.77% ($17.9 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Rwanda in 2017 was $21.8 million, a 54.77% decrease ($26.4 million) over 2016.

Rwanda was the US 162nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 159th in 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (up from 0.0027% in 2016).

Rwanda was the US 156th largest export market in 2017 (down from 149th in 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total exports (down from 0.0051% in 2016).

Rwanda was the US 145th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 152nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (up from 0.0012% in 2016).

US Exports to Rwanda

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 94.71% of US total exports to Rwanda (91.10% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.96% of US total exports to Rwanda (5.41% in 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $688.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $633.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $396.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $363.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $327.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda 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 $4,614.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,920.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,099.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $657.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $292.8 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28.1 0.04 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 512.1 0.77 3,432.4-85.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.0 0.02 207.8-93.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 539.8 0.82 143.0277.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 880.6 1.33 247.2256.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.3 0.01 3.766.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 109.3 0.17 147.4-25.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 156.6 0.24 73.5112.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 21.7 0.03 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.2 0.00 4.0-20.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 51.0 0.08 92.2-44.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 112.4 0.17 223.4-49.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16.6 0.03 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.5 0.01 11.4-51.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 9.8 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 77.3 0.12 370.1-79.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.7 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 64.9 0.10 25.7152.05
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 55.7 0.08 42.730.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14.1 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,962.3 4.48 5,062.2-41.48
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 1,801.8 2.72 6,416.6-71.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 625.3 0.95 261.4139.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 55,574.1 84.02 54,885.51.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,680.3 2.54 1,352.424.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 61.1 0.09 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 71.0 0.11 228.5-68.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48.4 0.07 30.161.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58.5 0.09 58.8-0.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 559.3 0.85 1,216.8-54.03

US Imports from Rwanda

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.36% of US total imports from Rwanda (78.58% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.00% of US total imports from Rwanda (10.76% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.42% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.76% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.72% of US total imports from Rwanda (4.05% in 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $14,893.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,463.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,055.9 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 $228.9 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $222.6 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 $215.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $204.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $183.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $152.6 thousand.

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1,283.9 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $313.3 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.6 0.02 10.4-17.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 443.2 1.00 238.685.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,817.5 46.94 18,354.513.42
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 243.9 0.55 21.21,048.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 817.5 1.84 2,101.4-61.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.6 0.01 19.4-81.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,738.1 40.00 2,844.5523.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19.2 0.04 17.012.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,207.2 2.72 991.721.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.6 0.02 2.2253.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 649.8 1.47 963.0-32.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103.2 0.23 104.3-1.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,509.3 3.40 453.4232.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.9 0.00 1.168.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.6 0.01 9.1-60.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 9.3 0.02 57.9-83.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.7 0.02 85.9-92.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.2 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 183.4 0.41 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 250.1 0.56 21.21,077.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.6 0.02 3.7185.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 60.3 0.14 5.21,052.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 248.3 0.56 95.7159.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce