US trade with Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Rwanda

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Rwanda was $23.1 million, down 67.43% ($47.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $2.4 million, down 96.04% ($57.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $20.7 million, up 96.80% ($10.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Rwanda went from a surplus of $49.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $18.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Rwanda was the US 166th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 136th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (down from 0.0074% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 189th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (down from 0.0159% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 129th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 141st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0033% of US total imports (up from 0.0018% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Rwanda

The major share of US exports to Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.53% of US total exports to Rwanda (98.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.48% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.50% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.35% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.46% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.18% of US total exports to Rwanda (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $251.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $160.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $159.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $80.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $35.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $34.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $28.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $22.1 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $18.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $54,563.6 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 $3,716.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $112.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $103.8 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $99.1 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 $46.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $32.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $27.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $8.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $8.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7.3 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28.1 1.18 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.8 0.20 103.9-95.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.1 0.21 117.9-95.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.5 1.32 64.1-50.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 256.5 10.75 96.4166.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 80.6 3.38 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.12 11.8-74.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.7 0.11 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.12 5.2-45.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 53.3 2.23 31.270.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.1 2.14 15.5228.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25.6 1.07 7.3248.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.4 0.14 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 519.4 21.76 360.444.14
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 446.0 18.69 4,162.2-89.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 289.0 12.11 37.1679.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 65.0 2.72 54,628.6-99.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 340.2 14.25 347.5-2.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.1 0.13 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 34.9 1.46 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 8.8 0.37 55.1-84.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 132.1 5.53 235.8-44.00

US Imports from Rwanda

The major share of US imports from Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.39% of US total imports from Rwanda (93.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.09% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.80% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.36% of US total imports from Rwanda (1.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $6,867.2 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,541.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $452.2 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 $214.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $166.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Rwanda in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.1 0.02 10.4-69.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 81.5 0.39 97.9-16.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,771.6 56.90 9,229.927.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24.5 0.12 21.215.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 408.0 1.97 438.5-6.96
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
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 7,052.5 34.09 185.23,707.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 354.0 1.71 139.2154.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.7 0.02 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 59.8 0.29 119.6-50.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.3 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 578.1 2.79 125.9359.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.0 0.00 1.1-11.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
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 0.04 11.8-21.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.0 0.02 32.4-87.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.2 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 166.6 0.81 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 3.1 0.01 3.03.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.8 0.03 3.755.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 55.2 0.27 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 94.9 0.46 53.377.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce