US trade (export - import) with Uganda in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Uganda in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Uganda

In 2014, US trade with Uganda was $126.3 million, down 26.85% ($46.4 million) from 2013.

US exports to Uganda in 2014 were $78.3 million, down 36.24% ($44.5 million) from 2013.

US imports from Uganda in 2014 were $48.1 million, down 3.78% ($1.9 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Uganda in 2014 was $30.2 million, a 58.53% decrease ($42.6 million) over 2013.

Uganda was the US 157th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 150th in 2013), accounting for 0.0031% of US total trade (down from 0.0044% in 2013).

Uganda was the US 151st largest export market in 2014 (down from 144th in 2013), accounting for 0.0048% of US total exports (down from 0.0078% in 2013).

Uganda was the US 143rd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 138th in 2013), accounting for 0.0020% of US total imports (down from 0.0021% in 2013).

US Exports to Uganda

The major share of US exports to Uganda in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.48% of US total exports to Uganda (75.60% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.37% of US total exports to Uganda (6.75% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.99% of US total exports to Uganda (1.75% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.69% of US total exports to Uganda (0.76% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of US total exports to Uganda (2.67% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.36% of US total exports to Uganda (2.63% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Uganda in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Uganda in 2014 over 2013 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) - a decrease of $28.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.6 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) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Uganda in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 148.2-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 74.0 0.09 66.910.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 302.1 0.39 24.21,149.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 566.5 0.72 492.515.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 160.1 0.20 140.713.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,673.9 2.14 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.3 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 33.2 0.04 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.3 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 57.4 0.07 31.582.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.7 0.01 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21.5 0.03 42.6-49.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.4 0.01 202.4-94.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 28.3 0.04 126.0-77.56
29 Organic chemicals 498.8 0.64 134.9269.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,589.8 5.86 1,981.3131.65
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 219.0 0.28 445.0-50.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 666.0 0.85 1,001.0-33.47
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 93.6 0.12 51.382.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 88.0 0.11 76.315.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.00 124.2-97.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,881.1 2.40 2,776.4-32.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,210.4 1.55 1,247.3-2.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 403.5 0.52 307.231.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 357.9 0.46 346.13.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.1 0.03 42.5-45.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,466.2 4.43 1,697.2104.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 418.4 0.53 409.32.22
54 Man-made filaments 12.6 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36.0 0.05 17.6103.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10.0 0.01 16.1-37.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 45.8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 31.7 0.04 6.4399.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.0 0.02 741.9-97.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 160.3 0.20 522.3-69.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,431.8 1.83 1,704.5-16.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 109.8 0.14 135.0-18.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34.3 0.04 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.2 0.01 13.2-45.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.6 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 84.9 0.11 73.215.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.0 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 51.5 0.07 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 581.1 0.74 1,098.3-47.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.5 0.02 6.9110.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12.4 0.02 212.1-94.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 122.3 0.16 171.0-28.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 719.0 0.92 1,325.3-45.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 824.3 1.05 467.376.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,579.5 18.63 21,220.8-31.30
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 9,651.8 12.33 15,255.1-36.73
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 6.0 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,323.0 1.69 2,659.4-50.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18,313.4 23.40 17,654.33.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.2 0.01 173.1-96.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,364.3 9.41 35,834.7-79.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39.8 0.05 26.052.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.9 0.01 10.5-5.93
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 420.3 0.54 34.51,119.80
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 545.3 0.70 965.2-43.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 80.7 0.10 118.7-31.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 55.0 0.07 150.3-63.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.3 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,701.4 6.01 10,091.9-53.41

US Imports from Uganda

The major share of US imports from Uganda in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 73.27% of US total imports from Uganda (86.53% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.22% of US total imports from Uganda (0.03% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.27% of US total imports from Uganda (0.50% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.01% of US total imports from Uganda (1.49% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Uganda in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1.5 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 $0.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Uganda in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7.8 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.2 million.
US imports from Uganda in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 3.8 0.01 8.8-57.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,632.0 5.47 2,360.511.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,045.7 2.17 841.424.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 54.1 0.11 178.6-69.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 30,780.1 64.01 38,530.3-20.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 502.1 1.04 5.29,468.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 198.7 0.41 121.763.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15.5 0.03 51.5-69.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 381.8-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 762.3-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 293.5 0.61 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.1 0.01 4.050.86
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 32.7 0.07 8.5285.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,507.9 3.14 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 94.0 0.20 58.660.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.0 0.03 28.4-57.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 119.8 0.25 175.6-31.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20.2 0.04 7.3176.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103.0 0.21 27.9268.35
52 Cotton 0.7 0.00 9.2-92.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.4 0.03 44.9-63.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40.8 0.08 10.1302.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 52.9 0.11 75.8-30.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 128.1 0.27 220.8-41.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 63.6 0.13 67.4-5.64
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 319.6 0.66 492.7-35.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 33.0-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.4 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 712.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 238.8 0.50 94.0154.11
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 656.9 1.37 70.9827.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.4 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 192.9 0.40 74.2160.08
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 32.4 0.07 13.6139.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.0 0.06 17.973.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.3 0.02 22.2-53.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,869.9 18.45 4,435.499.98
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce