US trade (export - import) with Tanzania in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tanzania

In 2015, US trade with Tanzania was $279.3 million, down 28.54% ($111.5 million) from 2014.

US exports to Tanzania in 2015 were $171.1 million, down 43.37% ($131.1 million) from 2014.

US imports from Tanzania in 2015 totaled $108.2 million, up 22.02% ($19.5 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Tanzania in 2015 was $63.0 million, a 70.51% decrease ($150.6 million) over 2014.

Tanzania was the US 131st largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 127th in 2014), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (down from 0.0097% in 2014).

Tanzania was the US 127th largest export market in 2015 (down from 120th in 2014), accounting for 0.0114% of US total exports (down from 0.0187% in 2014).

Tanzania was the US 122nd largest supplier in 2015 (up from 126th in 2014), accounting for 0.0047% of US total imports (up from 0.0037% in 2014).

US Exports to Tanzania

The major share of US exports to Tanzania in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.57% of US total exports to Tanzania (58.62% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.83% of US total exports to Tanzania (13.87% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.75% of US total exports to Tanzania (9.48% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.64% of US total exports to Tanzania (5.55% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.49% of US total exports to Tanzania (3.01% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of US total exports to Tanzania (2.71% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Tanzania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in 2015 over 2014 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 $47.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $36.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10.6 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Tanzania in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,211.9 0.71 3,118.2-61.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7.0 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 64.1-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,179.6 1.27 2,159.50.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.9 0.00 38.6-89.91
10 Cereals 6,834.0 3.99 9,659.9-29.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,163.0 5.94 17,543.1-42.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 317.6 0.19 330.5-3.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 60.4 0.04 3.01,942.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,085.3 0.63 1,042.14.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 40.1 0.02 17.3132.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15.7 0.01 5.0211.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,787.0 1.04 1,266.241.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93.6 0.05 39.7135.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,612.9 3.86 6,535.11.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 87.4 0.05 39.8119.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2.9 0.00 26.3-89.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 458.7 0.27 666.5-31.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 99.3 0.06 802.8-87.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 681.3 0.40 2,207.8-69.14
29 Organic chemicals 721.3 0.42 1,402.3-48.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 587.6 0.34 340.672.49
31 Fertilizers 7.2 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 714.2 0.42 91.0684.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,763.5 1.03 2,259.1-21.94
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 83.9 0.05 344.0-75.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 152.4 0.09 121.425.55
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 151.1 0.09 195.1-22.56
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5.0 0.00 200.7-97.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,449.9 0.85 1,976.4-26.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,943.1 1.14 1,666.116.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,941.6 5.81 5,969.466.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.7 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 244.6 0.14 323.5-24.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 213.3 0.12 159.433.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 65.0 0.04 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 49.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,332.3 0.78 2,050.6-35.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 537.9 0.31 5,941.6-90.95
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 28.9 0.02 129.1-77.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20.7 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.0 0.00 177.0-96.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15.9 0.01 52.7-69.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 186.8 0.11 558.9-66.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19,377.7 11.32 25,319.2-23.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,176.3 1.27 2,389.4-8.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.4 0.00 28.3-77.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 284.9 0.17 257.510.62
69 Ceramic products 124.4 0.07 38.4223.89
70 Glass and glassware 111.6 0.07 85.131.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.5 0.00 57.4-92.16
72 Iron and steel 105.6 0.06 19.6438.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,730.7 1.01 5,599.9-69.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 155.4 0.09 46.2236.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45.9 0.03 279.5-83.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 8.3 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,986.5 1.16 2,625.2-24.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 233.4 0.14 498.1-53.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,826.5 30.29 88,498.3-41.44
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 12,065.0 7.05 59,869.0-79.85
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 415.0 0.24 12.23,304.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,508.1 2.63 5,382.5-16.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,371.0 3.14 6,450.3-16.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 105.4 0.06 968.1-89.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,393.5 3.15 15,955.6-66.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.3 0.02 6.7293.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 65.4 0.04 15.4323.28
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 672.3 0.39 1,268.5-47.00
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 1,075.1 0.63 924.716.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 378.3 0.22 313.720.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 48.0 0.03 919.0-94.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.01 25.00.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,857.3 6.34 14,703.4-26.16

US Imports from Tanzania

The major share of US imports from Tanzania in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.27% of US total imports from Tanzania (47.03% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 25.90% of US total imports from Tanzania (20.57% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 20.37% of US total imports from Tanzania (26.34% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Tanzania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $9.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $2.6 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) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Tanzania in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 537.6 0.50 284.289.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 278.5 0.26 245.713.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 32.8-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 112.9 0.10 169.4-33.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 221.5 0.20 437.8-49.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,799.4 3.51 3,847.7-1.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29,701.1 27.46 20,529.144.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,659.0 3.38 4,196.2-12.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,849.5 5.41 8,426.5-30.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 932.8 0.86 883.95.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 746.2 0.69 1,541.7-51.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 955.9 0.88 1,095.0-12.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26.5 0.02 14.286.88
26 Ores, slag and ash 743.7 0.69 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
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 8.3 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12.4 0.01 1.3837.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 25.9 0.02 60.4-57.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.8 0.06 6.5840.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 299.5 0.28 340.3-12.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 102.3 0.09 50.6102.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.6 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.8 0.04 3.41,143.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,455.5 23.54 16,977.649.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,543.5 2.35 1,238.8105.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.6 0.00 6.8-91.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.8 0.00 8.2-89.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.9 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 1.8-75.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.7 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,027.7 20.37 23,347.3-5.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.2 0.01 32.6-71.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 62.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 235.1 0.22 83.3182.26
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 35.9 0.03 70.5-49.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 30.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 100.7 0.09 36.7174.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.4 0.00 2.298.55
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 38.8 0.04 17.6120.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.4 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 559.7 0.52 552.21.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,006.5 8.33 3,990.0125.73
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce