Djibouti

Djibouti ranked No. 135 in total trade value through July with a total of $122.76 million. Exports totaled $114.9 million and Imports totaled $7.86 million, a surplus of $107.04 million.

U.S. trade with Djibouti rose to $122.76 million through July

Djibouti’s trade with the United States rose to $122.76 million through the first seven months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 49.07 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Djibouti increased 70.02 percent while U.S. imports from Djibouti fell 46.77 percent. The U.S. surplus with Djibouti was $107.04 million.

Through July, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Burlington International Airport, Vt.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Virginia; No. 4 Houston Int’l Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.08 percent of Djibouti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 1161.18 percent to $33.82 million.
    Exports rose 46655 percent to $32.45 million. Imports fell 47.44 percent to $1.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 48.66 percent to $20.44 million.
    Exports rose 68.83 percent to $18.07 million. Imports fell 22.24 percent to $2.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 19.09 percent to $13.89 million.
    Exports fell 17.68 percent to $13.75 million. Imports fell 70.06 percent to $138,631.
  • Trade with No. 4 Burlington International Airport, Vt. totaled $7.81 million.
    Exports totaled $7.81 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia rose 3.13 percent to $6.39 million.
    Exports rose 2.49 percent to $6.35 million. Imports totaled $40,000.

Djibouti ranked No. 135 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 150.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.08 trillion, down 49.83 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 51.38 percent to $799.82 billion; imports dropped 48.81 percent to $1.28 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 $479.12 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Djibouti by value through July were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; Navigational equipment; and Cameras, including TV cameras, respectively. They accounted for 45.24 percent of total exports to Djibouti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Djibouti –– Returned exports, without change; Coffee; Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary; Cereal Flours, Except of Wheat or of Meslin; and Estimates of low-value imports –– accounted for 94.54 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 571.15 percent compared to last year to $18.55 million.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 225.23 percent compared to last year to $14.01 million.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments rose 153.04 percent compared to last year to $7.39 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 3518.87 percent compared to last year to $6.1 million.
  • Cameras, including TV cameras rose 9763.33 percent compared to last year to $5.93 million.

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

  • Returned exports, without change fell 48.87 percent compared to last year to $6.59 million.
  • Coffee rose 11.36 percent compared to last year to $443,058.
  • Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary totaled $157,246. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cereal Flours, Except of Wheat or of Meslin totaled $138,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 37 percent compared to last year to $109,644.

In the latest annual figures available, Djibouti recorded $184.69 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Djibouti were $ 154.08 million and imports from Djibouti were $30.61 million. The U.S. surplus with Djibouti was $123.48 million.