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Djibouti

Djibouti ranked No. 155 in total trade value through October with a total of $130.14 million. Exports totaled $92.37 million and Imports totaled $37.77 million, a surplus of $54.6 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $130.14 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $30,862,148
2Port of Houston $19,919,180
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $13,226,513
4Port of Virginia $7,626,015
5Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $7,523,938
6Los Angeles International Airport $7,336,055
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,542,360
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,469,899
9Port of New York $4,180,436
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $4,073,304

U.S. trade with Djibouti rose to $130.14 million through October

Djibouti’s trade with the United States rose to $130.14 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.3 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Djibouti’s exports decreased 31.71 percent while imports rose 34.78 percent. The U.S. surplus with Djibouti was $54.6 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 60.83 percent of Djibouti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans fell 11.93 percent to $30.86 million.
    Exports fell 1.99 percent to $26.73 million. Imports fell 46.8 percent to $4.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 43.11 percent to $19.92 million.
    Exports fell 43.22 percent to $19.86 million. Imports rose 76.47 percent to $60,001.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 6.97 percent to $13.23 million.
    Exports rose 65.83 percent to $3.47 million. Imports fell 5.01 percent to $9.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia fell 58.58 percent to $7.63 million.
    Exports fell 58.58 percent to $7.63 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas rose 552.96 percent to $7.52 million.
    Exports rose 0.67 percent to $1.13 million. Imports rose 21770 percent to $6.39 million.

Djibouti ranked No. 155 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 146.

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 Djibouti by value through October were the categories of Defense-related aircraft, parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; Grain sorghum; and Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa, respectively. They accounted for 42.22 percent of total exports to Djibouti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Djibouti –– Value added to a returned import; Coffee; Salvage; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; and Parts for cellular communications –– accounted for 98.59 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 181.81 percent compared to last year to $9.94 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 36.77 percent compared to last year to $9.54 million.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils fell 31.98 percent compared to last year to $8.06 million.
  • Grain sorghum fell 22.62 percent compared to last year to $7.11 million.
  • Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa fell 1.9 percent compared to last year to $4.35 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 41.48 percent compared to last year to $35.45 million.
  • Coffee rose 375.88 percent compared to last year to $715,086.
  • Salvage rose 77.71 percent compared to last year to $533,734.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts totaled $365,828. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Parts for cellular communications rose 594 percent compared to last year to $173,500.

In the latest annual figures available, Djibouti recorded $196.88 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Houston; Norfolk; Dallas; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Djibouti were $ 162.7 million and imports from Djibouti were $34.18 million. The U.S. surplus with Djibouti was $128.52 million.