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Burkina Faso

Burkina ranked No. 182 in total trade value through October with a total of $48.49 million. Exports totaled $44.07 million and Imports totaled $4.42 million, a surplus of $39.66 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $48.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,747,800
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $7,162,866
3Port of Houston $4,765,437
4Port of New York $3,926,659
5Port of Los Angeles $3,267,932
6Port of Virginia $2,872,432
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,941,631
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,898,400
9Port of Newark $1,865,514
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,556,968

U.S. trade with Burkina Faso rose to $48.49 million through October

Burkina Faso’s trade with the United States rose to $48.49 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.03 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Burkina Faso’s exports decreased 4.49 percent while imports rose 0.9 percent. The U.S. surplus with Burkina Faso was $39.66 million.

Through October, 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 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Freeport, Texas No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Bangor, Maine. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55.42 percent of Burkina Faso’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 25.32 percent to $7.75 million.
    Exports fell 25.32 percent to $7.75 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 65.49 percent to $7.16 million.
    Exports rose 98.41 percent to $6.88 million. Imports fell 67.54 percent to $278,740.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 98.9 percent to $4.77 million.
    Exports rose 98.9 percent to $4.77 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York rose 32.7 percent to $3.93 million.
    Exports rose 63.5 percent to $3.62 million. Imports fell 58.83 percent to $306,667.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Los Angeles rose 2514.2 percent to $3.27 million.
    Exports rose 2514.2 percent to $3.27 million. There were no imports.

Burkina Faso ranked No. 182 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 177.

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 Burkina Faso by value through October were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plasma, vaccines, blood; X-ray apparatus; Rubber tires; and Insecticides, fungicides, respectively. They accounted for 38.55 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; Articles with precious metals; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Value added to a returned import; and Antiques –– accounted for 90.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 141.2 percent compared to last year to $3.71 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 51.13 percent compared to last year to $3.45 million.
  • X-ray apparatus rose 3213.79 percent compared to last year to $3.32 million.
  • Rubber tires rose 69.24 percent compared to last year to $3.28 million.
  • Insecticides, fungicides fell 45.89 percent compared to last year to $3.23 million.

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

  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts fell 1.58 percent compared to last year to $1.4 million.
  • Articles with precious metals totaled $960,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 19.48 percent compared to last year to $910,116.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 65.74 percent compared to last year to $441,564.
  • Antiques rose 153.42 percent compared to last year to $278,465.

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.