US trade with Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tanzania

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Tanzania totaled $58.9 million, up 1.38% ($0.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $36.2 million, down 1.51% ($0.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $22.7 million, up 6.35% ($1.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $13.5 million, a 12.36% decrease ($1.9 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Tanzania was the US 142nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 140th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total trade (down from 0.0060% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 131st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 133rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0089% of US total exports (down from 0.0097% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was the US 127th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 126th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total imports (down from 0.0037% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tanzania

The major share of US exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.50% of US total exports to Tanzania (56.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.32% of US total exports to Tanzania (14.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.39% of US total exports to Tanzania (10.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.06% of US total exports to Tanzania (8.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.77% of US total exports to Tanzania (0.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.53% of US total exports to Tanzania (3.92% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $5.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.4 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 $1.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.4 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 $0.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $6.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - 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 $0.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,089.7 3.01 416.5161.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 50.6 0.14 2,206.7-97.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27.6 0.08 27.60.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57.1 0.16 63.4-9.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 229.7 0.63 212.18.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15.3 0.04 15.01.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 31.7 0.09 41.6-23.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14.9 0.04 173.4-91.40
29 Organic chemicals 168.0 0.46 50.1235.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 73.8 0.20 281.3-73.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 241.3 0.67 605.9-60.17
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 13.2 0.04 40.5-67.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.1 0.02 20.4-70.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,940.3 8.12 300.6878.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 661.3 1.83 1,716.8-61.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,805.6 4.99 2,323.6-22.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27.9 0.08 87.5-68.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 137.1 0.38 6.71,960.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 21.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 466.8 1.29 27.81,580.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37.5 0.10 62.1-39.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 30.5 0.08 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18.5 0.05 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.4 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.0 0.01 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.4 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 24.9 0.07 65.3-61.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,753.1 7.60 3,443.9-20.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 558.2 1.54 354.557.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.3 0.01 118.1-96.35
69 Ceramic products 17.7 0.05 29.6-40.07
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 39.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.9 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 248.7 0.69 595.0-58.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.6 0.01 7.6-52.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 52.0 0.14 70.5-26.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 211.8 0.58 731.9-71.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37.3 0.10 34.77.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,659.5 21.15 13,847.6-44.69
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 1,772.8 4.90 1,527.916.03
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 1,062.3 2.93 45.02,260.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,051.1 5.66 672.6204.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 888.7 2.45 2,050.3-56.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 49.3 0.14 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,423.7 23.26 2,624.5220.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.6 0.01 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 46.0 0.13 395.9-88.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 128.9 0.36 15.0757.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.7 0.04 18.3-19.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,030.1 5.61 1,192.470.26

US Imports from Tanzania

The major share of US imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 52.29% of US total imports from Tanzania (47.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.68% of US total imports from Tanzania (32.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.93% of US total imports from Tanzania (15.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - 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 $0.6 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.9 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 $1.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6.3 0.03 23.3-73.07
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
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22.6 0.10 58.5-61.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 66.2 0.29 32.5103.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24.3 0.11 1,885.1-98.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,113.6 13.72 2,797.111.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 507.5 2.24 553.1-8.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,524.5 6.72 1,110.137.34
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 781.5 3.44 159.0391.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9.1 0.04 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 893.0 3.94 185.3381.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10.6 0.05 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 42.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 144.0 0.63 91.557.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 29.5 0.13 24.421.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
52 Cotton 1.1 0.00 0.4189.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,265.1 32.02 7,378.2-1.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,399.8 19.39 2,727.661.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.6 0.00 1.1-45.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.7 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 194.7 0.86 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.2 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6.2 0.03 13.1-52.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,571.5 6.93 3,373.2-53.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 43.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62.8 0.28 4.81,197.64
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 8.1 0.04 12.2-33.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33.5 0.15 13.0157.25
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 0.0 0.00 16.1-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 32.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 180.3 0.79 216.9-16.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,824.6 8.04 471.1287.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce