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Bolivia

Bolivia ranked No. 97 in total trade value through October with a total of $874.83 million. Exports totaled $465.79 million and Imports totaled $409.03 million, a surplus of $56.76 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $874.83 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $325,370,544
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $118,256,511
3Port of Houston $68,259,428
4Port Everglades, Fla. $47,783,631
5Port of Charleston $41,068,540
6Port of Los Angeles $32,592,245
7Port of New York $30,426,155
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $30,028,258
9Port of New Orleans $26,445,160
10Port Miami $25,740,758

U.S. trade with Bolivia rose to $874.83 million through October

Bolivia’s trade with the United States rose to $874.83 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.19 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Bolivia’s exports decreased 5.42 percent while imports fell 16.95 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bolivia was $56.76 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.67 percent of Bolivia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 29.7 percent to $325.37 million.
    Exports fell 16.18 percent to $212.26 million. Imports fell 46.04 percent to $113.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 8.04 percent to $118.26 million.
    Exports rose 3.53 percent to $15.89 million. Imports fell 9.61 percent to $102.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 41.65 percent to $68.26 million.
    Exports rose 26.09 percent to $54.05 million. Imports rose 167.1 percent to $14.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 3.5 percent to $47.78 million.
    Exports rose 5.21 percent to $44.33 million. Imports fell 14.35 percent to $3.45 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 24.46 percent to $41.07 million.
    Exports rose 11.67 percent to $22.62 million. Imports rose 44.77 percent to $18.45 million.

Bolivia ranked No. 97 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 88.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Bolivia by value through October were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Computers; and Prepared foods, beverages, respectively. They accounted for 30.15 percent of total exports to Bolivia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bolivia –– Tin, unwrought; Silver, various forms; Tungsten ores, concentrates; Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; and Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary –– accounted for 62.74 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 0.31 percent compared to last year to $38.71 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 11.82 percent compared to last year to $33.85 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 43.92 percent compared to last year to $32.39 million.
  • Computers fell 18.59 percent compared to last year to $19.96 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages fell 0.62 percent compared to last year to $15.53 million.

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

  • Tin, unwrought fell 7.79 percent compared to last year to $105.28 million.
  • Silver, various forms rose 3.65 percent compared to last year to $64.96 million.
  • Tungsten ores, concentrates rose 60.61 percent compared to last year to $31.66 million.
  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts fell 39.59 percent compared to last year to $27.49 million.
  • Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary fell 5.44 percent compared to last year to $27.21 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Bolivia recorded $1.16 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Baltimore; New York City; Houston; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Bolivia were $ 594.7 million and imports from Bolivia were $565.75 million. The U.S. surplus with Bolivia was $28.95 million.