US trade (export - import) with Tanzania in 2017

Published or Updated: May 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tanzania

In 2017, US trade with Tanzania was $276.1 million, down 11.53% ($36.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Tanzania in 2017 were $148.9 million, down 6.70% ($10.7 million) from 2016.

US imports from Tanzania in 2017 were $127.2 million, down 16.58% ($25.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Tanzania in 2017 was $21.7 million, a 205.77% increase ($14.6 million) over 2016.

Tanzania was the US 136th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 127th in 2016), accounting for 0.0070% of US total trade (down from 0.0084% in 2016).

Tanzania was the US 128th largest export market in 2017 (up from 133rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0096% of US total exports (down from 0.0110% in 2016).

Tanzania was the US 119th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 113th in 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (down from 0.0068% in 2016).

US Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.09% of US total exports to Tanzania (43.09% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.67% of US total exports to Tanzania (23.30% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.39% of US total exports to Tanzania (11.49% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.09% of US total exports to Tanzania (10.19% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.81% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.30% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.63% of US total exports to Tanzania (3.65% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.12% of US total exports to Tanzania (2.16% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tanzania in 2017 over 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) - an increase of $15.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.0 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 $1.7 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.0 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 $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $19.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Tanzania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 25.8 0.02 6.8276.93
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,052.4 2.05 1,727.276.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,785.8 3.89 3,778.353.13
10 Cereals 805.0 0.54 13,513.5-94.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,330.8 4.92 10,061.6-27.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 65.0 0.04 135.9-52.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27.6 0.02 27.60.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,899.5 3.96 3,279.379.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.2 0.00 25.0-79.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2.6 0.00 66.9-96.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,179.2 4.82 1,730.9314.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 412.3 0.28 114.5260.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,584.2 3.08 2,548.479.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57.3 0.04 43.930.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6.2 0.00 112.9-94.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 91.7 0.06 371.2-75.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 89.6 0.06 3,073.3-97.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 792.9 0.53 16.04,852.99
29 Organic chemicals 350.8 0.24 234.049.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 870.2 0.58 1,064.1-18.22
31 Fertilizers 133.1 0.09 3.33,933.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 63.4 0.04 194.3-67.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,672.8 1.12 1,700.7-1.64
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 100.2 0.07 305.0-67.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37.2 0.02 46.3-19.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13.8 0.01 8.365.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,569.3 4.41 1,742.3277.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,449.9 2.99 5,661.2-21.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,350.2 6.28 7,340.427.38
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 80.8 0.05 243.7-66.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 141.0 0.09 6.72,020.26
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 75.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,799.8 1.21 1,682.17.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 749.2 0.50 303.6146.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 30.5 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18.5 0.01 29.1-36.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.4 0.01 56.9-83.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.0 0.00 4.4-10.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17.5 0.01 108.7-83.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.4 0.00 10.1-66.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 132.9 0.09 186.4-28.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,861.5 6.62 13,869.6-28.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,959.6 1.32 1,936.21.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.6 0.01 51.3-79.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 141.5 0.10 207.8-31.91
69 Ceramic products 17.7 0.01 54.2-67.31
70 Glass and glassware 10.3 0.01 147.9-93.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.9 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 46.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 980.2 0.66 3,509.7-72.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.3 0.00 11.1-42.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 273.1 0.18 199.736.72
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 858.3 0.58 1,861.8-53.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 315.2 0.21 151.4108.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,209.5 16.26 43,753.8-44.67
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 7,717.4 5.18 6,034.127.90
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 1,663.5 1.12 71.12,239.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,135.5 2.78 3,012.137.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,660.3 2.46 8,516.6-57.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 57.7 0.04 49.616.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,711.5 15.25 7,329.7209.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.1 0.01 6.667.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.7 0.00 25.5-81.62
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 68.3 0.05 193.2-64.63
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 380.4 0.26 647.6-41.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 362.5 0.24 345.25.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 72.6 0.05 248.6-70.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,592.6 4.43 5,562.518.52

US Imports from Tanzania

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 33.42% of US total imports from Tanzania (24.85% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.81% of US total imports from Tanzania (23.43% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 26.75% of US total imports from Tanzania (48.17% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tanzania in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $39.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US imports from Tanzania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 76.1-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 85.9 0.07 43.398.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 33.3 0.03 115.4-71.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 177.4 0.14 129.237.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,481.1 4.31 5,249.74.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,776.0 17.12 21,136.53.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,745.9 2.16 2,914.1-5.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,000.7 3.93 4,419.613.15
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,208.8 1.74 440.5401.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9.1 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,620.3 1.27 832.594.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 142.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17.3 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 91.0-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39.6 0.03 103.2-61.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 491.8 0.39 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 148.2 0.12 39.2278.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9.9 0.01 2.8253.77
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 18.2 0.01 32.1-43.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.1 0.00 9.9-48.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 339.1 0.27 309.39.62
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 84.2 0.07 68.722.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.6 0.00 41.3-88.94
52 Cotton 1.8 0.00 0.4406.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,248.2 20.63 28,542.9-8.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,800.3 12.42 9,331.069.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.2 0.00 4.6-31.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.4 0.01 6.07.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 450.2 0.35 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.2 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 9.1 0.01 10.5-13.66
70 Glass and glassware 25.3 0.02 17.940.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34,032.0 26.75 73,456.9-53.67
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 96.0-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.1 0.00 2.96.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 64.2 0.05 88.4-27.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 332.2 0.26 145.0129.04
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 77.8 0.06 120.3-35.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40.3 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 103.6 0.08 17.0508.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.4 0.00 5.9-8.38
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 20.4 0.02 38.7-47.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.01 239.9-95.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 521.8 0.41 672.1-22.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,149.1 7.19 3,446.9165.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce