US trade with Rwanda in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2018

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

US Trade with Rwanda

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Rwanda totaled $87.4 million, up 189.38% ($57.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Rwanda in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $63.8 million, up 346.24% ($49.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Rwanda in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $23.7 million, up 48.60% ($7.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Rwanda went from a deficit of $1.6 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $40.1 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Rwanda was the US 160th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 176th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total trade (up from 0.0012% in the first nine months of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 144th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 181st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total exports (up from 0.0014% in the first nine months of 2016).

Rwanda was the US 149th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 152nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (up from 0.0010% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Rwanda

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 95.66% of US total exports to Rwanda (59.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.60% of US total exports to Rwanda (25.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.29% of US total exports to Rwanda (1.52% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.24% of US total exports to Rwanda (2.12% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.23% of US total exports to Rwanda (2.91% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $55,252.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $473.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $429.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $335.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Rwanda in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,821.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,259.0 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 $898.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $553.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $292.8 thousand.
US exports to Rwanda in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
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
30 Pharmaceutical products 507.3 0.80 3,328.5-84.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.9 0.01 89.9-91.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 508.3 0.80 78.9544.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 624.1 0.98 150.8313.81
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 8.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.7 0.04 147.4-80.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 153.6 0.24 61.7148.91
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 19.0 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 0.01 4.0-20.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.1 0.08 87.0-44.68
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 0.09 192.2-69.25
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 8.2-33.19
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 0.02 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 13.8 0.02 10.235.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30.1 0.05 35.4-14.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.6 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,442.8 3.83 4,701.8-48.04
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 1,355.8 2.13 2,254.4-39.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 336.2 0.53 224.349.92
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 55,509.1 87.07 256.921,510.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,340.1 2.10 1,004.933.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26.2 0.04 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 62.2 0.10 173.3-64.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48.4 0.08 2.61,761.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58.5 0.09 55.06.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 427.2 0.67 980.9-56.45

US Imports from Rwanda

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 45.17% of US total imports from Rwanda (16.70% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.46% of US total imports from Rwanda (68.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.96% of US total imports from Rwanda (2.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.90% of US total imports from Rwanda (5.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.12% of US total imports from Rwanda (0.11% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8,026.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $603.7 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 $228.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $221.0 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $219.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $111.0 thousand.

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1,253.3 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $253.5 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $78.7 thousand.
US imports from Rwanda in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5.4 0.02 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 361.7 1.53 140.7157.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,046.0 38.24 9,124.6-0.86
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 219.4 0.93 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 409.5 1.73 1,662.9-75.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.6 0.02 10.2-64.75
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,685.7 45.17 2,659.3301.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19.2 0.08 17.012.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 853.2 3.61 852.50.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.9 0.01 2.236.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 590.0 2.49 843.4-30.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 93.9 0.40 104.3-9.97
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 931.2 3.94 327.5184.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.6 0.02 0.5559.59
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 46.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.6 0.01 53.4-95.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16.9 0.07 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 247.0 1.04 18.31,252.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.8 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.1 0.02 5.2-1.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 153.4 0.65 42.4262.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce