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Burkina Faso

Burkina ranked No. 176 in total trade value through February with a total of $10.4 million. Exports totaled $9.72 million and Imports totaled $673,844, a surplus of $9.05 million.

U.S. trade with Burkina Faso rose to $10.4 million through February

Burkina Faso’s trade with the United States rose to $10.4 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 88.43 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Burkina Faso’s exports increased 129.45 percent while imports fell 47.36 percent. The U.S. surplus with Burkina Faso was $9.05 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md.; and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Orlando International Airport No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.07 percent of Burkina Faso’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 256.16 percent to $2.79 million.
    Exports rose 255.07 percent to $2.78 million. Imports totaled $8,591.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12035 percent to $1.65 million.
    Exports rose 63755 percent to $1.65 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 24.09 percent to $1.02 million.
    Exports rose 30.89 percent to $933,508. Imports fell 20.94 percent to $85,233.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 1465.95 percent to $981,613.
    Exports rose 1465.95 percent to $981,613. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 70.84 percent to $637,452.
    Exports rose 70.84 percent to $637,452. There were no imports.

Burkina Faso ranked No. 176 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 186.

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 Burkina Faso by value through February were the categories of Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Tractors; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 55.78 percent of total exports to Burkina Faso.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Burkina Faso –– Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Value added to a returned import; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets –– accounted for 94.07 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Burkina Faso:

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $1.58 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood totaled $1.41 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Tractors totaled $968,613. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 4717.13 percent compared to last year to $930,958.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 52.08 percent compared to last year to $528,863.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Burkina Faso:

  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts totaled $385,909. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 9.88 percent compared to last year to $133,200.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 55.98 percent compared to last year to $55,228.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders totaled $30,005. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $29,551. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Burkina Faso recorded $64.03 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Houston; Baltimore; and Portland, Maine. Total U.S. exports to Burkina Faso were $ 58.97 million and imports from Burkina Faso were $5.05 million. The U.S. surplus with Burkina Faso was $53.92 million.