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Botswana ranked No. 125 in total trade value through October with a total of $376.28 million. Exports totaled $71.36 million and Imports totaled $304.93 million, a deficit of $233.57 million.

U.S. trade with Botswana rose to $376.28 million through October

Botswana’s trade with the United States rose to $376.28 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 34.93 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Botswana’s exports decreased 11.79 percent while imports fell 38.69 percent. The U.S. deficit with Botswana was $233.57 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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 Port of Bangor, Maine. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Bangor, Maine. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 94.89 percent of Botswana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 37.98 percent to $307.23 million.
    Exports rose 73.16 percent to $7.93 million. Imports fell 39.02 percent to $299.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. totaled $23.11 million.
    Exports totaled $23.11 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 56.39 percent to $16.36 million.
    Exports fell 56.39 percent to $16.36 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 36.55 percent to $5.22 million.
    Exports fell 25.11 percent to $230,563. Imports rose 41.95 percent to $4.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Bangor, Maine rose 157.13 percent to $5.14 million.
    Exports rose 414.26 percent to $5.14 million. There were no imports.

Botswana ranked No. 125 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 105.

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 Botswana by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Diamonds, not mounted; Computers; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, respectively. They accounted for 83.65 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; Machines Etc For Testing Mech Prop of Materia 9024; and Diesel engines –– accounted for 99.98 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 1388.3 percent compared to last year to $31.38 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 56.39 percent compared to last year to $16.36 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 92.05 percent compared to last year to $7.52 million.
  • Computers rose 273.3 percent compared to last year to $3.11 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 454.72 percent compared to last year to $1.32 million.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 38.34 percent compared to last year to $304.52 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 89.6 percent compared to last year to $216,560.
  • Salvage fell 21.59 percent compared to last year to $48,445.
  • Machines Etc For Testing Mech Prop of Materia 9024 totaled $34,720. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Diesel engines totaled $30,054. 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.