Exporter Rank

134 / 146

Importer Rank

136 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

52 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $123,055,817
Total Imports (2016) $625,328,492
Trade Balance (2016) ($502,272,675)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 6.24%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 31.92%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Democratic Republic of the Congo $27,470,840
Switzerland $21,990,820
United Arab Emirates $16,062,991
Kenya $14,440,314
Germany $7,418,933
Belgium $7,295,205
Rwanda $5,510,408
Uganda $3,894,074
Sudan $2,521,062
United States $2,387,707

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $103,602,008
India $88,398,776
Tanzania $51,584,102
Kenya $47,774,555
Uganda $45,206,515
United Arab Emirates $41,978,483
Belgium $28,267,539
France $27,798,247
Japan $19,927,646
Saudi Arabia $18,299,220

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(09) Coffee & Spices $59,118,255
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $15,285,890
(11) Milling Products $5,675,918
(22) Beverages $5,646,281
(24) Tobacco $5,341,390
(34) Soaps and Waxes $4,330,963
(70) Glass & Glassware $3,816,885
(26) Ores $3,597,895
(39) Plastics $3,274,564
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $3,184,595

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $109,790,405
(30) Pharmaceuticals $54,440,043
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $45,096,436
(85) Electrical Machinery $44,803,579
(84) Industrial Machinery $35,877,130
(10) Cereals $28,475,884
(72) Iron & Steel $25,595,537
(31) Fertilizers $21,732,811
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $17,869,555
(39) Plastics $17,037,295

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/22/2018
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