Djibouti

Djibouti ranked No. 134 in total trade value through June with a total of $110.83 million. Exports totaled $104.57 million and Imports totaled $6.27 million, a surplus of $98.3 million.

U.S. trade with Djibouti rose to $110.83 million through June

Djibouti’s trade with the United States rose to $110.83 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 53.29 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Djibouti increased 74.57 percent while U.S. imports from Djibouti fell 49.48 percent. The U.S. surplus with Djibouti was $98.3 million.

Through June, 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 Miami. 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 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Houston Int’l Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 69.94 percent of Djibouti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 1881.24 percent to $33.45 million.
    Exports rose 70845 percent to $32.18 million. Imports fell 22.3 percent to $1.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 49.28 percent to $18.62 million.
    Exports rose 66.22 percent to $16.3 million. Imports fell 13.02 percent to $2.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 23.89 percent to $11.93 million.
    Exports fell 21.95 percent to $11.88 million. Imports fell 87.5 percent to $57,871.
  • 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 Miami rose 7497.14 percent to $5.69 million.
    Exports rose 7497.14 percent to $5.69 million. There were no imports.

Djibouti ranked No. 134 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 $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 Djibouti by value through June 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 49.16 percent of total exports to Djibouti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Djibouti –– Returned exports, without change; Misc. cereals, including buckwheat, millet, canary; Cereal Flours, Except of Wheat or of Meslin; Estimates of low-value imports; and Shrimp, other crustaceans –– accounted for 95.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 575.15 percent compared to last year to $18.04 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 3485.66 percent compared to last year to $6.05 million.
  • Cameras, including TV cameras rose 9742.55 percent compared to last year to $5.92 million.

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

  • Returned exports, without change fell 51.91 percent compared to last year to $5.51 million.
  • 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 41.44 percent compared to last year to $86,711.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans totaled $84,938. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.