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Bolivia ranked No. 98 in total trade value through September with a total of $771.14 million. Exports totaled $409.44 million and Imports totaled $361.71 million, a surplus of $47.73 million.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $771.14 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $330,417,663
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $106,099,170
3Port Everglades, Fla. $64,249,472
4Port of Houston $51,471,510
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $39,015,266
6Port of Charleston $24,915,968
7Port of Los Angeles $22,408,339
8Port of New Orleans $20,338,480
9Port of New York $17,583,396
10Port of Newark $16,987,092

U.S. trade with Bolivia rose to $771.14 million through September

Bolivia’s trade with the United States rose to $771.14 million through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.31 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Bolivia decreased 0.83 percent while U.S. imports from Bolivia rose 3.85 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bolivia was $47.73 million.

Through September, 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 Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. 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 Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 76.67 percent of Bolivia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 13.99 percent to $330.42 million.
    Exports rose 5.83 percent to $196.75 million. Imports rose 28.58 percent to $133.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 0.87 percent to $106.1 million.
    Exports fell 22.13 percent to $10.86 million. Imports rose 2.32 percent to $95.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 49 percent to $64.25 million.
    Exports rose 52.24 percent to $60.59 million. Imports rose 10.2 percent to $3.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 19.25 percent to $51.47 million.
    Exports fell 6.31 percent to $46.68 million. Imports fell 65.59 percent to $4.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 53.7 percent to $39.02 million.
    Exports rose 395.98 percent to $5.43 million. Imports rose 38.29 percent to $33.59 million.

Bolivia ranked No. 98 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 99.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Bolivia by value through September were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Gasoline, other fuels; Computers; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, respectively. They accounted for 31.57 percent of total exports to Bolivia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bolivia –– Tin, unwrought; Silver, various forms; Gold; Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary; and Tungsten ores, concentrates –– accounted for 72.77 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 50.07 percent compared to last year to $41.96 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 9.75 percent compared to last year to $31.55 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 18.5 percent compared to last year to $26.02 million.
  • Computers rose 2.26 percent compared to last year to $18.59 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 78.43 percent compared to last year to $11.13 million.

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

  • Tin, unwrought rose 3.42 percent compared to last year to $99.3 million.
  • Silver, various forms rose 13.68 percent compared to last year to $69.86 million.
  • Gold rose 140.2 percent compared to last year to $41.61 million.
  • Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary rose 29.36 percent compared to last year to $30.42 million.
  • Tungsten ores, concentrates fell 10.99 percent compared to last year to $22.01 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.

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