Exporter Rank

92 / 119

Importer Rank

90 / 119

Trade Balance Rank

74 / 119

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2018) $3,087,363,576
Total Imports (2018) $6,729,436,499
Trade Balance (2018) ($3,642,072,923)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 19.51%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 28.69%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Kenya $580,152,351
United Arab Emirates $562,396,731
South Sudan $355,751,968
Rwanda $211,612,427
Democratic Republic of the Congo $204,308,989
Italy $132,448,153
Netherlands $114,490,342
Germany $94,585,443
Belgium $75,305,864
Tanzania $66,279,266

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $1,184,441,652
India $816,945,237
United Arab Emirates $784,057,016
Saudi Arabia $605,313,215
Kenya $515,852,992
Japan $316,895,598
South Africa $311,879,076
Tanzania $258,758,550
Indonesia $210,451,093
Germany $121,994,853

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(09) Coffee & Spices $536,033,110
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $516,907,234
(10) Cereals $192,023,928
(03) Seafood $169,907,162
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $166,822,016
(07) Vegetables $125,816,735
(17) Sugar & Confectionery $108,237,047
(24) Tobacco $86,371,581
(23) Animal Feeds $85,360,360
(72) Iron & Steel $85,331,471

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,318,769,613
(84) Industrial Machinery $535,906,783
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $508,595,680
(85) Electrical Machinery $411,521,613
(39) Plastics $386,503,610
(72) Iron & Steel $369,384,063
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $335,512,787
(30) Pharmaceuticals $281,158,979
(15) Fats & Oils $248,425,876
(10) Cereals $236,357,407

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2018) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/3/2020
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