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Burundi

Burundi ranked No. 201 in total trade value through May with a total of $6.31 million. Exports totaled $1.3 million and Imports totaled $5.01 million, a deficit of $3.71 million.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $6.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $2,224,677
2Port of Houston $1,054,715
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $968,819
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $585,564
5Port of Seattle, Wash. $337,477
6Port of Virginia $305,754
7Port of San Francisco, Calif. $292,151
8Port of Long Beach $118,916
9Los Angeles International Airport $102,724
10Miami International Airport $87,669

U.S. trade with Burundi rose to $6.31 million through May

Burundi’s trade with the United States rose to $6.31 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 54.24 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Burundi decreased 84.66 percent while U.S. imports from Burundi fell 5.65 percent. The U.S. deficit with Burundi was $3.71 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New York No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of San Francisco, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.91 percent of Burundi’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 38.88 percent to $2.22 million.
    Exports fell 93.06 percent to $20,262. Imports fell 34.15 percent to $2.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 156.2 percent to $1.05 million.
    Exports rose 703.74 percent to $964,484. Imports fell 69.07 percent to $90,231.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 802.06 percent to $968,819.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 844.54 percent to $968,819.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 7.74 percent to $585,564.
    Exports totaled $15,000. Imports rose 4.98 percent to $570,564.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 171.74 percent to $337,477.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 171.74 percent to $337,477.

Burundi ranked No. 201 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 188.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Burundi by value through May were the categories of Wheat; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; Cell phones, related equipment; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; and Power supplies, transformers, respectively. They accounted for 86.2 percent of total exports to Burundi.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Burundi –– Coffee; Tungsten ores, concentrates; Cigars, cigarettes; Collectors items of historic or botanic interest; and Salvage –– accounted for 99.82 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $869,484. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles fell 12.5 percent compared to last year to $105,000.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 85.06 percent compared to last year to $60,430.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents fell 50.12 percent compared to last year to $48,450.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 1086.79 percent compared to last year to $38,274.

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

  • Coffee fell 11.37 percent compared to last year to $3.95 million.
  • Tungsten ores, concentrates rose 16.68 percent compared to last year to $932,937.
  • Cigars, cigarettes totaled $87,669. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest totaled $29,705. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 4.26 percent compared to last year to $5,171.

In the latest annual figures available, Burundi recorded $17.1 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New York City; San Francisco; Charleston; and Seattle. Total U.S. exports to Burundi were $ 8.13 million and imports from Burundi were $8.97 million. The U.S. deficit with Burundi was $832,396.