Burundi

Burundi ranked No. 202 in total trade value through March with a total of $3.48 million. Exports totaled $1.06 million and Imports totaled $2.43 million, a deficit of $1.37 million.

U.S. trade with Burundi rose to $3.48 million through March

Burundi’s trade with the United States rose to $3.48 million through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.13 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Burundi increased 311.75 percent while U.S. imports from Burundi fell 32.96 percent. The U.S. deficit with Burundi was $1.37 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Virginia; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 4 Port of San Francisco, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 76.5 percent of Burundi’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 110.03 percent to $886,030.
    Exports rose 26.67 percent to $19,000. Imports rose 113.11 percent to $867,030.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 28.52 percent to $869,323.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 28.04 percent to $869,323.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Virginia rose 93.5 percent to $335,084.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 93.5 percent to $335,084.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport totaled $307,412.
    Exports totaled $307,412. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 118.03 percent to $266,400.
    Exports rose 432.8 percent to $266,400. There were no imports.

Burundi ranked No. 202 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 200.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 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 $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Burundi by value through March were the categories of Engine parts; Plastics; Computers; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; and Misc. medical chemical re-agents, respectively. They accounted for 83.41 percent of total exports to Burundi.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Burundi –– Coffee; Estimates of low-value imports; and Leather and composite leather apparel –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Engine parts totaled $307,412. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plastics totaled $266,400. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 744.37 percent compared to last year to $151,665.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 1066.63 percent compared to last year to $95,582.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 24.46 percent compared to last year to $60,300.

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

  • Coffee fell 26.02 percent compared to last year to $2.42 million.
  • Estimates of low-value imports rose 37.71 percent compared to last year to $4,740.
  • Leather and composite leather apparel totaled $577. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Burundi recorded $12.48 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Burundi were $ 2.45 million and imports from Burundi were $10.02 million. The U.S. deficit with Burundi was $7.57 million.