US trade with Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tanzania

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Tanzania was $80.5 million, down 1.86% ($1.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $33.1 million, down 10.60% ($3.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $47.4 million, up 5.33% ($2.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $14.3 million, a 79.65% increase ($6.3 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Tanzania was the US 122nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 118th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0086% of US total trade (down from 0.0094% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 129th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 125th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0089% of US total exports (down from 0.0107% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 108th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 107th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0084% of US total imports (down from 0.0085% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tanzania

The major share of US exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.60% of US total exports to Tanzania (47.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.39% of US total exports to Tanzania (16.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.77% of US total exports to Tanzania (14.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.25% of US total exports to Tanzania (12.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.91% of US total exports to Tanzania (1.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.7 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 $0.6 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - 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 $0.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 484.1 1.46 591.5-18.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,238.5 9.77 996.5224.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 225.7 0.68 1,001.8-77.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 69.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 769.9 2.32 1,559.8-50.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,472.2 7.46 424.4482.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 110.5 0.33 20.6435.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,425.4 7.32 1,130.7114.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6.9 0.02 6.113.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6.2 0.02 112.9-94.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39.2 0.12 110.3-64.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 52.2 0.16 24.9109.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.7 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 87.4 0.26 86.41.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 292.8 0.88 296.8-1.38
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9.5 0.03 92.1-89.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 343.7 1.04 451.0-23.79
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 16.9 0.05 77.8-78.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19.8 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13.8 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 463.9 1.40 603.6-23.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,246.7 6.78 2,198.92.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,050.1 9.20 1,454.7109.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40.5 0.12 45.0-9.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.0 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 54.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 145.0 0.44 213.0-31.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 483.0 1.46 122.6294.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.0 0.06 32.5-38.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,441.4 7.37 3,887.1-37.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 265.4 0.80 719.8-63.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.9 0.02 24.2-75.79
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 41.7 0.13 5.0727.16
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 46.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 474.2 1.43 161.3193.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.7 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.3 0.04 5.0145.94
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 148.1 0.45 273.7-45.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62.4 0.19 9.9531.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,014.7 15.13 10,743.0-53.32
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 1,989.2 6.00 1,325.150.12
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 597.0 1.80 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 617.0 1.86 1,356.9-54.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 505.6 1.53 2,765.8-81.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,081.0 6.28 1,395.449.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.1 0.02 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 33.1 0.10 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 45.0 0.14 72.9-38.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 46.8 0.14 207.6-77.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.3 0.01 17.4-81.03

US Imports from Tanzania

The major share of US imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.48% of US total imports from Tanzania (48.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.41% of US total imports from Tanzania (35.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.94% of US total imports from Tanzania (12.65% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 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 $3.3 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 76.1-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 39.5 0.08 15.7151.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.7 0.02 44.1-75.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26.5 0.06 54.1-51.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,615.8 5.52 611.8327.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,374.9 26.10 11,724.55.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 786.2 1.66 1,097.4-28.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,222.1 2.58 1,901.1-35.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 318.5 0.67 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 320.8 0.68 429.1-25.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6.7 0.01 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14.8 0.03 3.0396.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 55.5 0.12 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8.6 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.2 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.9 0.00 9.1-78.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.5 0.02 64.8-88.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.6 0.01 12.3-70.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.01 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 5,575.4 11.76 4,235.031.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,923.9 6.17 1,450.4101.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.6 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.2 0.00 6.0-63.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 4.4 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,716.9 39.48 22,041.9-15.09
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.1 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.3 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 124.2 0.26 98.426.17
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 18.7 0.04 88.3-78.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15.7 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31.8 0.07 4.0694.30
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 2.9 0.01 0.8272.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 115.9 0.24 123.5-6.17
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce