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Burundi

Burundi ranked No. 190 in total trade value through October with a total of $23.75 million. Exports totaled $13.13 million and Imports totaled $10.62 million, a surplus of $2.51 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $23.75 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $8,641,922
2Port of New York $6,597,833
3Port of Houston $2,045,696
4Port of Los Angeles $2,040,924
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,046,250
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $1,005,553
7Port of San Francisco, Calif. $668,915
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $543,505
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $211,225
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $164,863

U.S. trade with Burundi rose to $23.75 million through October

Burundi’s trade with the United States rose to $23.75 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 94.24 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Burundi’s exports increased 124.19 percent while imports rose 66.71 percent. The U.S. surplus with Burundi was $2.51 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of New York; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 85.79 percent of Burundi’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 122.81 percent to $8.64 million.
    Exports rose 1780.72 percent to $306,445. Imports rose 115.81 percent to $8.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 14861 percent to $6.6 million.
    Exports rose 14842 percent to $6.59 million. Imports totaled $8,366.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 47.38 percent to $2.05 million.
    Exports fell 52.09 percent to $1.71 million. Imports rose 4.09 percent to $339,536.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles rose 3796.31 percent to $2.04 million.
    Exports totaled $1.81 million. Imports rose 334.34 percent to $227,514.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 9107.52 percent to $1.05 million.
    Exports rose 9107.52 percent to $1.05 million. There were no imports.

Burundi ranked No. 190 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 195.

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 Burundi by value through October were the categories of Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Automatic regulating instruments, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 93.54 percent of total exports to Burundi.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Burundi –– Coffee; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; Tungsten ores, concentrates; Sutures, dental cements, etc.; and Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts –– accounted for 99.46 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $9.83 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Automatic regulating instruments, parts totaled $1.03 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 12035 percent compared to last year to $933,934.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles rose 11.88 percent compared to last year to $259,200.
  • Computers rose 26.74 percent compared to last year to $224,162.

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

  • Coffee rose 45 percent compared to last year to $4.52 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium rose 119.03 percent compared to last year to $4.15 million.
  • Tungsten ores, concentrates rose 22.1 percent compared to last year to $1.64 million.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. totaled $227,514. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $20,993. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.