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Ethiopia

Ethiopia ranked No. 85 in total trade value through October with a total of $1.22 billion. Exports totaled $836.59 million and Imports totaled $380.34 million, a surplus of $456.25 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.22 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $437,016,659
2Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $144,633,554
3Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $119,647,734
4Port of Newark $73,725,723
5Port of Houston $53,643,836
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $43,242,675
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $43,043,437
8Indianapolis International Airport, Ind. $36,017,140
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $36,009,512
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $33,447,134

U.S. trade with Ethiopia rose to $1.22 billion through October

Ethiopia’s trade with the United States rose to $1.22 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 36.8 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Ethiopia’s exports increased 31.17 percent while imports rose 51.04 percent. The U.S. surplus with Ethiopia was $456.25 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.1 percent of Ethiopia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. rose 11.28 percent to $437.02 million.
    Exports rose 11.28 percent to $437.02 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rose 3198.67 percent to $144.63 million.
    Exports rose 3219.22 percent to $144.61 million. Imports fell 5.4 percent to $26,428.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 212.75 percent to $119.65 million.
    Exports rose 16.19 percent to $41.17 million. Imports rose 2679.47 percent to $78.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 19.15 percent to $73.73 million.
    Exports rose 487.04 percent to $9.99 million. Imports rose 5.92 percent to $63.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 12.08 percent to $53.64 million.
    Exports rose 5.74 percent to $47.46 million. Imports rose 107.53 percent to $6.18 million.

Ethiopia ranked No. 85 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 91.

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 Ethiopia by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Wheat; Value added to a returned import; Computers; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 87.7 percent of total exports to Ethiopia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Ethiopia –– Coffee; Value added to a returned import; Leather shoes; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits –– accounted for 65.19 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 36.49 percent compared to last year to $670.63 million.
  • Wheat fell 3.98 percent compared to last year to $34.46 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 105.38 percent compared to last year to $13.23 million.
  • Computers rose 55.26 percent compared to last year to $7.81 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 11.71 percent compared to last year to $7.57 million.

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

  • Coffee fell 2.35 percent compared to last year to $129.73 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 183.62 percent compared to last year to $55.99 million.
  • Leather shoes rose 32.6 percent compared to last year to $26.06 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 242.38 percent compared to last year to $19.77 million.
  • Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits rose 11.67 percent compared to last year to $16.38 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Ethiopia recorded $1.16 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Seattle; Houston; Chicago; New York City; and San Francisco. Total U.S. exports to Ethiopia were $ 873.5 million and imports from Ethiopia were $291.39 million. The U.S. surplus with Ethiopia was $582.11 million.