US trade (export - import) with Uganda in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Uganda in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Uganda

In 2013, US trade with Uganda totaled $172.7 million, up 26.24% ($35.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to Uganda in 2013 totaled $122.7 million, up 22.59% ($22.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Uganda in 2013 totaled $50.0 million, up 36.22% ($13.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Uganda in 2013 was $72.8 million, a 14.70% increase ($9.3 million) over 2012.

Uganda was the US 150th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 153rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0044% of US total trade (up from 0.0035% in 2012).

Uganda was the US 144th largest export market in 2013 (up from 147th in 2012), accounting for 0.0078% of US total exports (up from 0.0065% in 2012).

Uganda was the US 138th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 147th in 2012), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (up from 0.0016% in 2012).

US Exports to Uganda

The major share of US exports to Uganda in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.60% of US total exports to Uganda (71.23% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.75% of US total exports to Uganda (5.67% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.67% of US total exports to Uganda (1.24% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.63% of US total exports to Uganda (3.91% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of US total exports to Uganda (1.60% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.76% of US total exports to Uganda (7.92% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Uganda in 2013 over 2012 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 $28.5 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 $5.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 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) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Uganda in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $9.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - 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 $1.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Uganda in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 148.2 0.12 135.09.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 46.8-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 66.9 0.05 47.839.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.2 0.02 919.6-97.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 14.5 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 1,369.3-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 492.5 0.40 2,591.7-81.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 140.7 0.11 31.1352.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.1 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 525.6-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 1,633.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 31.5 0.03 601.9-94.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.9 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 42.6 0.03 316.1-86.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 202.4 0.16 40.2402.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 126.0 0.10 63.199.82
29 Organic chemicals 134.9 0.11 173.1-22.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,981.3 1.61 694.5185.29
31 Fertilizers 3.4 0.00 116.6-97.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 445.0 0.36 51.1770.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,001.0 0.82 258.8286.85
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 51.3 0.04 7.9547.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 76.3 0.06 72.74.97
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 124.2 0.10 301.8-58.84
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15.0 0.01 26.5-43.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,776.4 2.26 1,761.057.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,247.3 1.02 1,703.3-26.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 307.2 0.25 450.0-31.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 346.1 0.28 168.2105.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 42.5 0.03 38.99.17
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 239.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,697.2 1.38 856.198.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 409.3 0.33 462.3-11.45
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 46.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17.6 0.01 10.765.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.1 0.01 14.412.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 45.8 0.04 79.5-42.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23.1 0.02 36.8-37.28
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.4 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 741.9 0.60 15.84,606.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 522.3 0.43 291.479.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,704.5 1.39 2,756.1-38.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 135.0 0.11 381.7-64.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 278.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13.2 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 73.2 0.06 48.152.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,098.3 0.89 542.9102.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.9 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 212.1 0.17 3.55,916.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 171.0 0.14 76.2124.43
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,325.3 1.08 528.1150.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 467.3 0.38 80.3482.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,220.8 17.29 22,279.6-4.75
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 15,255.1 12.43 9,956.653.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,659.4 2.17 4,209.7-36.83
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,654.3 14.38 27,449.3-35.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 173.1 0.14 52.0233.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35,834.7 29.20 7,376.5385.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26.0 0.02 28.9-9.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.5 0.01 7.345.08
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 34.5 0.03 421.3-91.82
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 965.2 0.79 420.7129.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 118.7 0.10 40.9190.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 150.3 0.12 140.17.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,091.9 8.22 6,770.149.07

US Imports from Uganda

The major share of US imports from Uganda in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 86.53% of US total imports from Uganda (91.04% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of US total imports from Uganda (1.37% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.99% of US total imports from Uganda (1.92% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.87% of US total imports from Uganda (1.07% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Uganda in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $8.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Uganda in 2013 over the 2012 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 $0.2 million.
US imports from Uganda in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 8.8 0.02 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,360.5 4.72 2,110.411.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 841.4 1.68 922.3-8.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 178.6 0.36 25.7593.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 38,530.3 77.10 29,708.229.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.2 0.01 99.8-94.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 121.7 0.24 8.01,423.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51.5 0.10 86.1-40.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 381.8 0.76 435.2-12.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 762.3 1.53 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 69.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.0 0.01 0.0
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 8.5 0.02 21.2-60.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58.6 0.12 135.5-56.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28.4 0.06 30.5-6.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 175.6 0.35 162.97.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.3 0.01 12.6-42.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27.9 0.06 11.9135.32
52 Cotton 9.2 0.02 18.5-50.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.5 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44.9 0.09 83.3-46.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.1 0.02 35.6-71.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75.8 0.15 57.930.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 220.8 0.44 134.164.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 67.4 0.13 64.25.02
70 Glass and glassware 2.3 0.00 7.4-68.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 492.7 0.99 704.8-30.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.0 0.07 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 712.7 1.43 503.941.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 94.0 0.19 63.947.15
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 70.9 0.14 78.1-9.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10.8 0.02 5.1113.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74.2 0.15 4.51,552.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
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 13.6 0.03 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17.9 0.04 12.246.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22.2 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.8 0.01 12.1-52.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,435.4 8.88 1,052.9321.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce