Burundi

Burundi ranked No. 201 in total trade value through June with a total of $7.12 million. Exports totaled $4.27 million and Imports totaled $2.85 million, a surplus of $1.43 million.

U.S. trade with Burundi rose to $7.12 million through June

Burundi’s trade with the United States rose to $7.12 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.59 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Burundi increased 145.65 percent while U.S. imports from Burundi fell 48.9 percent. The U.S. surplus with Burundi was $1.43 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Virginia; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.99 percent of Burundi’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 96.54 percent to $2.13 million.
    Exports rose 114.38 percent to $2.13 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Virginia rose 305.38 percent to $1.24 million.
    Exports rose 3028.13 percent to $875,250. Imports rose 31.12 percent to $364,228.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark fell 64.84 percent to $1.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 60.65 percent to $1.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 58.1 percent to $1.01 million.
    Exports rose 26.67 percent to $19,000. Imports rose 58.85 percent to $994,544.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 2300.03 percent to $324,004.
    Exports rose 2300.03 percent to $324,004. There were no imports.

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. 206.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Burundi by value through June were the categories of Rice; Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa; Engine parts; Plastics; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 85.79 percent of total exports to Burundi.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Burundi –– Coffee; Sewing thread; Plywood, veneered and laminated wood; 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:

  • Rice totaled $1.83 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa totaled $1.04 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Engine parts totaled $307,412. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plastics totaled $303,360. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 271.75 percent compared to last year to $189,721.

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

  • Coffee fell 38.42 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Sewing thread totaled $59,679. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Plywood, veneered and laminated wood totaled $11,326. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports rose 30.92 percent compared to last year to $9,134.
  • 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.