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Rwanda

Rwanda ranked No. 182 in total trade value through August with a total of $36.98 million. Exports totaled $11.15 million and Imports totaled $25.83 million, a deficit of $14.69 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $36.98 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $10,103,717
2Port of Charleston $6,163,229
3Port of Houston $3,788,404
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,798,413
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,152,237
6Port of New Orleans $1,740,101
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,158,725
8Miami International Airport $1,009,150
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,001,460
10Port of Virginia $774,949

U.S. trade with Rwanda rose to $36.98 million through August

Rwanda’s trade with the United States rose to $36.98 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 38.75 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Rwanda decreased 47.54 percent while U.S. imports from Rwanda fell 33.97 percent. The U.S. deficit with Rwanda was $14.69 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Charleston; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.62 percent of Rwanda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 43.23 percent to $10.1 million.
    Exports fell 26.11 percent to $359,519. Imports fell 43.71 percent to $9.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Charleston rose 1068.68 percent to $6.16 million.
    Exports totaled $31,789. Imports rose 1062.66 percent to $6.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 127.7 percent to $3.79 million.
    Exports rose 271.77 percent to $3.38 million. Imports fell 45.93 percent to $407,989.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 16.79 percent to $2.8 million.
    Exports totaled $9,829. Imports rose 16.38 percent to $2.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 36.92 percent to $2.15 million.
    Exports rose 480.14 percent to $1.99 million. Imports fell 86.77 percent to $162,540.

Rwanda ranked No. 182 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 174.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Rwanda by value through August were the categories of Wheat; Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles; Computers; Plastics; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 62.13 percent of total exports to Rwanda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Rwanda –– Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; Coffee; Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry; Tungsten ores, concentrates; and Computer parts –– accounted for 91.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $2.83 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles rose 397.58 percent compared to last year to $1.66 million.
  • Computers rose 33.29 percent compared to last year to $1.36 million.
  • Plastics fell 23.25 percent compared to last year to $621,085.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 94.94 percent compared to last year to $451,963.

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

  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium fell 41.35 percent compared to last year to $12.2 million.
  • Coffee fell 16.91 percent compared to last year to $9.66 million.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry rose 14.19 percent compared to last year to $967,937.
  • Tungsten ores, concentrates fell 15.88 percent compared to last year to $477,181.
  • Computer parts rose 33.24 percent compared to last year to $441,490.

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.