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Eritrea

Eritrea ranked No. 183 in total trade value through February with a total of $6.14 million. Exports totaled $6.09 million and Imports totaled $56,007, a surplus of $6.03 million.

U.S. trade with Eritrea rose to $6.14 million through February

Eritrea’s trade with the United States rose to $6.14 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1931.11 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Eritrea’s exports increased 1924.61 percent while imports rose 3020.17 percent. The U.S. surplus with Eritrea was $6.03 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Galveston, Texas; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 99.06 percent of Eritrea’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Galveston, Texas totaled $5.63 million.
    Exports totaled $5.63 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 1916.51 percent to $225,829.
    Exports rose 1916.51 percent to $225,829. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $110,569.
    Exports totaled $110,569. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. totaled $62,661.
    Exports totaled $62,661. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 21.95 percent to $54,634.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $54,634.

Eritrea ranked No. 183 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 217.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 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 $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Eritrea by value through February were the categories of Grain sorghum; Low value shipments; Harvesting machinery for poultry; Parts for heavy machinery; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 99.61 percent of total exports to Eritrea.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Eritrea –– Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Beer; Leather and composite leather apparel; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Grain sorghum totaled $5.63 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 1916.51 percent compared to last year to $225,829.
  • Harvesting machinery for poultry totaled $110,569. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Parts for heavy machinery totaled $71,272. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers totaled $24,192. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors totaled $44,571. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Beer totaled $10,063. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Leather and composite leather apparel totaled $1,197. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 90.19 percent compared to last year to $176.

In the latest annual figures available, Eritrea recorded $5.29 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were San Francisco; Houston; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Eritrea were $ 5.02 million and imports from Eritrea were $266,960. The U.S. surplus with Eritrea was $4.75 million.