US trade (export - import) with Tanzania in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tanzania

In 2014, US trade with Tanzania was $390.8 million, down 19.27% ($93.3 million) from 2013.

US exports to Tanzania in 2014 were $302.2 million, down 26.65% ($109.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Tanzania in 2014 totaled $88.6 million, up 22.90% ($16.5 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Tanzania in 2014 was $213.5 million, a 37.17% decrease ($126.3 million) over 2013.

Tanzania was the US 127th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 122nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0097% of US total trade (down from 0.0124% in 2013).

Tanzania was the US 120th largest export market in 2014 (down from 106th in 2013), accounting for 0.0187% of US total exports (down from 0.0261% in 2013).

Tanzania was the US 126th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 129th in 2013), accounting for 0.0037% of US total imports (up from 0.0031% in 2013).

US Exports to Tanzania

The major share of US exports to Tanzania in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.62% of US total exports to Tanzania (61.86% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.87% of US total exports to Tanzania (9.42% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.48% of US total exports to Tanzania (7.33% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.55% of US total exports to Tanzania (12.19% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.01% of US total exports to Tanzania (4.33% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.71% of US total exports to Tanzania (0.72% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Tanzania in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • 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 $5.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $95.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $26.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Tanzania in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,118.2 1.03 1,783.874.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 234.3-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 64.1 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,159.5 0.71 5,829.6-62.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38.6 0.01 39.3-2.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
10 Cereals 9,659.9 3.20 10,336.8-6.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17,543.1 5.81 13,745.827.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 330.5 0.11 359.6-8.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.0 0.00 138.9-97.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,042.1 0.34 2,163.7-51.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17.3 0.01 12.339.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.0 0.00 9.2-45.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,266.2 0.42 1,887.5-32.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 39.7 0.01 55.4-28.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,535.1 2.16 2,153.6203.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39.8 0.01 9.7311.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10.0 0.00 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 26.3 0.01 23.711.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 666.5 0.22 613.38.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 802.8 0.27 224.5257.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,207.8 0.73 135.71,526.98
29 Organic chemicals 1,402.3 0.46 933.550.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 340.6 0.11 27,086.2-98.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 91.0 0.03 226.0-59.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,259.1 0.75 2,433.7-7.17
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 344.0 0.11 338.81.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 121.4 0.04 109.011.39
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 195.1 0.06 233.7-16.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 200.7 0.07 89.3124.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,976.4 0.65 4,525.5-56.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,666.1 0.55 3,102.0-46.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,969.4 1.98 11,000.0-45.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 323.5 0.11 131.9145.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 159.4 0.05 8.11,880.26
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 49.7 0.02 17.7181.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,050.6 0.68 622.5229.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,941.6 1.97 2,330.5154.95
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2.7 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 129.1 0.04 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 194.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 20.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 177.0 0.06 423.2-58.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 52.7 0.02 52.30.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 558.9 0.18 417.633.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,319.2 8.38 26,833.1-5.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,389.4 0.79 2,246.46.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28.3 0.01 5.0462.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 257.5 0.09 34.7642.71
69 Ceramic products 38.4 0.01 24.159.16
70 Glass and glassware 85.1 0.03 207.9-59.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 57.4 0.02 47.919.88
72 Iron and steel 19.6 0.01 189.3-89.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,599.9 1.85 12,426.8-54.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 46.2 0.02 60.6-23.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7.1 0.00 2.7163.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 279.5 0.09 128.3117.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.7 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,625.2 0.87 4,217.7-37.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 498.1 0.16 788.1-36.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88,498.3 29.29 66,493.633.09
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 59,869.0 19.81 54,666.79.52
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 12.2 0.00 179.0-93.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,382.5 1.78 14,263.1-62.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,450.3 2.13 101,511.9-93.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 968.1 0.32 7,417.7-86.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,955.6 5.28 10,287.855.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.7 0.00 28.5-76.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.4 0.01 12.424.74
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,268.5 0.42 1,098.915.44
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 924.7 0.31 614.850.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 313.7 0.10 905.1-65.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 919.0 0.30 529.973.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,703.4 4.87 12,661.116.13

US Imports from Tanzania

The major share of US imports from Tanzania in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.03% of US total imports from Tanzania (50.73% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 26.34% of US total imports from Tanzania (27.21% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.57% of US total imports from Tanzania (15.08% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.02% of US total imports from Tanzania (1.39% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Tanzania in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6.2 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • 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 $0.3 million.
US imports from Tanzania in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 284.2 0.32 223.527.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 245.7 0.28 564.8-56.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.8 0.04 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 169.4 0.19 153.910.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 437.8 0.49 630.5-30.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,847.7 4.34 1,266.6203.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,529.1 23.16 23,405.7-12.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,196.2 4.73 3,260.928.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,426.5 9.51 4,801.675.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 883.9 1.00 454.094.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,541.7 1.74 1,688.5-8.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,095.0 1.24 140.9677.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.2 0.02 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 998.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 8.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 19.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.5 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 60.4 0.07 39.752.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.5 0.01 5.030.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 340.3 0.38 177.092.25
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 50.6 0.06 63.5-20.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.4 0.00 16.4-79.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.5 0.00 0.7-28.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,977.6 19.15 10,798.257.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,238.8 1.40 65.81,782.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6.8 0.01 12.3-44.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.2 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.8 0.00 1.520.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,347.3 26.34 19,623.818.97
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 34.9-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 32.6 0.04 130.3-75.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62.2 0.07 25.0148.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 83.3 0.09 159.5-47.77
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 70.5 0.08 50.240.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30.8 0.03 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36.7 0.04 4.1790.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.2 0.00 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 17.6 0.02 320.5-94.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 552.2 0.62 169.5225.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,990.0 4.50 2,796.242.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce