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Rwanda

Rwanda ranked No. 182 in total trade value through April with a total of $15.99 million. Exports totaled $4.73 million and Imports totaled $11.25 million, a deficit of $6.52 million.

January – April 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $15.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $5,122,529
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,294,554
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,857,326
4Port of Charleston $786,075
5Port of New Orleans $689,518
6Port of Virginia $537,565
7Port of Seattle, Wash. $501,215
8Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $464,502
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $433,636
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $391,830

U.S. trade with Rwanda rose to $15.99 million through April

Rwanda’s trade with the United States rose to $15.99 million through the first four months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 58.31 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Rwanda decreased 66.52 percent while U.S. imports from Rwanda fell 53.52 percent. The U.S. deficit with Rwanda was $6.52 million.

Through April, 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 Newark No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.25 percent of Rwanda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 38.19 percent to $5.12 million.
    Exports rose 26.57 percent to $291,391. Imports fell 40.04 percent to $4.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 2.13 percent to $2.29 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 2.13 percent to $2.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 270.27 percent to $1.86 million.
    Exports rose 17667 percent to $1.78 million. Imports fell 83.6 percent to $80,640.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston rose 678.83 percent to $786,075.
    Exports totaled $16,174. Imports rose 662.81 percent to $769,901.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans fell 19.7 percent to $689,518.
    Exports fell 91.18 percent to $20,663. Imports rose 7.1 percent to $668,855.

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. 167.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.35 trillion, up 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.58 percent to $543.34 billion; imports climbed 0.56 percent to $807.48 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 $264.14 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $262.72 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Rwanda by value through April were the categories of Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles; Computers; Civilian aircraft, parts; Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments; and Wheat, respectively. They accounted for 62.28 percent of total exports to Rwanda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Rwanda –– Coffee; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.; Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry; and Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. –– accounted for 95.7 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 46.23 percent compared to last year to $613,963.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 97.28 percent compared to last year to $229,840.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments totaled $226,429. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Wheat totaled $221,530. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Coffee fell 22.85 percent compared to last year to $6.38 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium fell 71.76 percent compared to last year to $3.5 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. totaled $408,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry fell 15.33 percent compared to last year to $260,647.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. fell 20.38 percent compared to last year to $216,171.

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.