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Botswana ranked No. 127 in total trade value through August with a total of $255.22 million. Exports totaled $87.7 million and Imports totaled $167.51 million, a deficit of $79.81 million.

U.S. trade with Botswana rose to $255.22 million through August

Botswana’s trade with the United States rose to $255.22 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 21.08 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Botswana increased 41.32 percent while U.S. imports from Botswana fell 35.9 percent. The U.S. deficit with Botswana was $79.81 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan.; 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 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 96.63 percent of Botswana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 13.45 percent to $228.24 million.
    Exports rose 750.99 percent to $67.02 million. Imports fell 36.99 percent to $161.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 31.56 percent to $9.85 million.
    Exports fell 31.56 percent to $9.85 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport fell 12 percent to $4.55 million.
    Exports rose 139.62 percent to $437,612. Imports fell 17.55 percent to $4.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. fell 90.05 percent to $2.3 million.
    Exports fell 90.05 percent to $2.3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 92.57 percent to $1.67 million.
    Exports rose 77.04 percent to $1.42 million. Imports rose 291.75 percent to $245,776.

Botswana ranked No. 127 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 123.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 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 $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Botswana by value through August were the categories of Diamonds, not mounted; Low value shipments; Civilian aircraft, parts; Military weapons, excluding pistols; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 94.13 percent of total exports to Botswana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Botswana –– Diamonds, not mounted; Value added to a returned import; Salvage; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; and Motor vehicle parts –– accounted for 99.98 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 751.67 percent compared to last year to $64.03 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 31.56 percent compared to last year to $9.85 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 81.29 percent compared to last year to $4.84 million.
  • Military weapons, excluding pistols totaled $2.77 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers fell 65.49 percent compared to last year to $1.07 million.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 36.62 percent compared to last year to $165.45 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 986.19 percent compared to last year to $1.9 million.
  • Salvage rose 198.75 percent compared to last year to $91,442.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils totaled $31,184. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $14,723. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Botswana recorded $865.42 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Low Value Shipments; Norfolk; St. Louis; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Botswana were $ 93.06 million and imports from Botswana were $772.36 million. The U.S. deficit with Botswana was $679.3 million.