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Rwanda

Rwanda ranked No. 175 in total trade value through February with a total of $11.1 million. Exports totaled $3.04 million and Imports totaled $8.06 million, a deficit of $5.02 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $11.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $3,592,376
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,294,554
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,661,796
4Port of Charleston $683,501
5Port of New Orleans $521,364
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $398,176
7Port of Virginia $348,760
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $211,440
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $201,700
10Miami International Airport $174,813

U.S. trade with Rwanda rose to $11.1 million through February

Rwanda’s trade with the United States rose to $11.1 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 53.57 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Rwanda’s exports decreased 71.05 percent while imports fell 39.87 percent. The U.S. deficit with Rwanda was $5.02 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Charleston; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.83 percent of Rwanda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 56.31 percent to $3.59 million.
    Exports rose 127.28 percent to $126,061. Imports rose 54.56 percent to $3.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 23.15 percent to $2.29 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 23.15 percent to $2.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 1451.12 percent to $1.66 million.
    Exports totaled $1.66 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston rose 577.2 percent to $683,501.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 577.2 percent to $683,501.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 634.19 percent to $521,364.
    Exports fell 26.46 percent to $17,628. Imports rose 970.82 percent to $503,736.

Rwanda ranked No. 175 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 155.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Rwanda by value through February were the categories of Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles; Computers; Civilian aircraft, parts; Plastics; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, respectively. They accounted for 79.52 percent of total exports to Rwanda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Rwanda –– Coffee; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; Basketwork, wickerwork; Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry; and Tea –– accounted for 99.09 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Rwanda:

  • Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles totaled $1.66 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 104.01 percent compared to last year to $447,357.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 98.56 percent compared to last year to $115,698.
  • Plastics rose 5.69 percent compared to last year to $112,963.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 2132.78 percent compared to last year to $86,632.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Rwanda:

  • Coffee fell 23.01 percent compared to last year to $5.2 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium fell 45.93 percent compared to last year to $2.6 million.
  • Basketwork, wickerwork fell 56.28 percent compared to last year to $104,076.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry fell 82 percent compared to last year to $52,865.
  • Tea fell 80.08 percent compared to last year to $36,482.

In the latest annual figures available, Rwanda recorded $109.79 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Seattle; San Francisco; New York City; Baltimore; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to Rwanda were $ 66.14 million and imports from Rwanda were $43.65 million. The U.S. surplus with Rwanda was $22.49 million.