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Botswana

Botswana ranked No. 143 in total trade value through February with a total of $36.07 million. Exports totaled $5.18 million and Imports totaled $30.89 million, a deficit of $25.7 million.

U.S. trade with Botswana rose to $36.07 million through February

Botswana’s trade with the United States rose to $36.07 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 50.74 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Botswana’s exports decreased 64.01 percent while imports fell 47.49 percent. The U.S. deficit with Botswana was $25.7 million.

Through February, 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 Port of Bangor, Maine; No. 4 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. 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 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 95.52 percent of Botswana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 49.85 percent to $30.09 million.
    Exports fell 39.49 percent to $761,745. Imports fell 50.07 percent to $29.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 45.19 percent to $2.17 million.
    Exports fell 45.19 percent to $2.17 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Bangor, Maine totaled $1.4 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport fell 73.46 percent to $400,422.
    Exports fell 72.81 percent to $400,422. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 171.01 percent to $397,848.
    Exports rose 188.62 percent to $355,319. Imports rose 79.51 percent to $42,529.

Botswana ranked No. 143 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 120.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Botswana by value through February were the categories of Low value shipments; Diamonds, not mounted; Computers; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 79.66 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; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Low value shipments fell 45.19 percent compared to last year to $2.17 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 39.41 percent compared to last year to $742,614.
  • Computers fell 57.48 percent compared to last year to $641,814.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 92.36 percent compared to last year to $407,193.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 4 percent compared to last year to $166,356.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 49.86 percent compared to last year to $29.46 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 2154.8 percent compared to last year to $1.42 million.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils totaled $8,457. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 14.45 percent compared to last year to $5,102.

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.