Botswana

Botswana ranked No. 123 in total trade value through May with a total of $124.17 million. Exports totaled $30.26 million and Imports totaled $93.91 million, a deficit of $63.64 million.

U.S. trade with Botswana rose to $121.18 million through May

Botswana’s trade with the United States rose to $121.18 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 15.45 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Botswana decreased 57.86 percent while U.S. imports from Botswana rose 24.77 percent. The U.S. deficit with Botswana was $62.39 million.

Through May, 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 Houston; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Brunswick, Ga.. 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 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. and No. 5 Port of Bangor, Maine. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 95.86 percent of Botswana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 43.99 percent to $92.02 million.
    Exports fell 97.09 percent to $1.8 million. Imports fell 11.88 percent to $90.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 193.14 percent to $14.18 million.
    Exports rose 193.14 percent to $14.18 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 5506.54 percent to $7.89 million.
    Exports rose 5506.54 percent to $7.89 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport fell 35.08 percent to $2.66 million.
    Exports fell 25.12 percent to $150,559. Imports fell 35.6 percent to $2.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Brunswick, Ga. totaled $2.28 million.
    Exports totaled $2.28 million. There were no imports.

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

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Botswana by value through May were the categories of Low value shipments; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Tractors; Diamonds, not mounted; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 86.26 percent of total exports to Botswana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Botswana –– Diamonds, not mounted; Returned exports, without change; Estimates of low-value imports; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; and Electric ignition equipment –– accounted for 99.99 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Low value shipments rose 193.14 percent compared to last year to $14.18 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $7.72 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Tractors totaled $2.28 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 97.87 percent compared to last year to $1.32 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 81.33 percent compared to last year to $613,254.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 12.3 percent compared to last year to $93.37 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 68.38 percent compared to last year to $476,784.
  • Estimates of low-value imports rose 10.15 percent compared to last year to $36,022.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils fell 15.81 percent compared to last year to $11,359.
  • Electric ignition equipment rose 257.98 percent compared to last year to $9,941.

In the latest annual figures available, Botswana recorded $379.81 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Botswana were $ 104.5 million and imports from Botswana were $275.31 million. The U.S. deficit with Botswana was $170.82 million.