US trade with Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 03, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Rwanda

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Rwanda totaled $9.8 million, up 20.86% ($1.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2.2 million, down 21.41% ($0.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $7.6 million, up 43.20% ($2.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $5.4 million, a 115.61% increase ($2.9 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Rwanda was the US 178th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 179th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 189th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 184th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (down from 0.0008% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 149th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 151st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (up from 0.0011% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.84% of US total exports to Rwanda (69.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.38% of US total exports to Rwanda (16.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.28% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.19% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.16% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $208.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $196.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $80.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $59.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $59.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $51.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $48.1 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $26.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $16.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $12.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $11.4 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $8.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $302.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $296.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $261.8 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 $173.2 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 $145.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $117.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $75.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $16.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $7.4 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
30 Pharmaceutical products 66.8 3.04 363.7-81.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 75.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 67.7 3.08 8.1738.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 219.4 9.98 10.81,926.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.3 0.28 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.30 23.3-71.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.0 1.86 28.543.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.8 0.40 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.1 2.19 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 59.1 2.69 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16.6 0.75 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.5 0.25 8.2-33.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.0 0.32 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.8 0.63 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23.8 1.08 12.492.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.6 0.17 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 776.9 35.34 1,038.8-25.20
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 231.1 10.51 404.3-42.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 216.4 9.84 19.61,002.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 110.4 5.02 30.4262.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 156.7 7.13 459.6-65.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26.2 1.19 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 0.0 0.00 145.0-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51.0 2.32 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35.9 1.63 153.5-76.61

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 47.67% of US total imports from Rwanda (28.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.40% of US total imports from Rwanda (55.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.81% of US total imports from Rwanda (0.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.68% of US total imports from Rwanda (7.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,091.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $574.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $211.5 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $112.4 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 $63.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $409.3 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $256.6 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $133.3 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5.4 0.07 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,687.0 35.44 2,112.227.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 112.4 1.48 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 409.5 5.40 818.8-49.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,613.9 47.67 1,522.8137.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19.2 0.25 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 287.2 3.79 420.6-31.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.9 0.04 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 95.8 1.26 352.5-72.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28.9 0.38 30.8-6.36
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 212.5 2.80 1.021,210.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
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 63.9 0.84 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.8 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.1 0.07 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 32.6 0.43 15.8106.72
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce