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Burkina Faso

Burkina ranked No. 177 in total trade value through June with a total of $32.21 million. Exports totaled $30.27 million and Imports totaled $1.94 million, a surplus of $28.33 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $32.21 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Maine $6,756,000
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,904,792
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,650,945
4Port of New York $2,037,461
5Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,033,549
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,693,249
7Port of Newark $1,092,734
8Port of Houston $1,043,794
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $930,482
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $928,913

U.S. trade with Burkina Faso rose to $32.21 million through June

Burkina Faso’s trade with the United States rose to $32.21 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.33 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Burkina Faso’s exports increased 5.49 percent while imports fell 21.71 percent. The U.S. surplus with Burkina Faso was $28.33 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Los Angeles No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 63.28 percent of Burkina Faso’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine rose 23580 percent to $6.76 million.
    Exports rose 23580 percent to $6.76 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 54.69 percent to $5.9 million.
    Exports rose 63.93 percent to $5.81 million. Imports fell 64.09 percent to $98,881.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 28.12 percent to $3.65 million.
    Exports fell 28.28 percent to $3.64 million. Imports totaled $8,591.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York rose 13.12 percent to $2.04 million.
    Exports rose 13.12 percent to $2.04 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 44.39 percent to $2.03 million.
    Exports rose 47 percent to $1.79 million. Imports rose 27.95 percent to $247,303.

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

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Burkina Faso by value through June were the categories of Plasma, vaccines, blood; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Returned exports, with change; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 56.4 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; Value added to a returned import; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Antiques; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders –– accounted for 91.55 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 477.45 percent compared to last year to $10.55 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 2139.63 percent compared to last year to $1.93 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 19.99 percent compared to last year to $1.71 million.
  • Returned exports, with change rose 1629.52 percent compared to last year to $1.56 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 240.64 percent compared to last year to $1.34 million.

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

  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts rose 93.18 percent compared to last year to $1.26 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 22.23 percent compared to last year to $276,164.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 20.28 percent compared to last year to $133,200.
  • Antiques fell 68.21 percent compared to last year to $78,412.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders totaled $30,005. 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.