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Ethiopia ranked No. 97 in total trade value through February with a total of $178.02 million. Exports totaled $108.62 million and Imports totaled $69.41 million, a surplus of $39.21 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $178.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $51,142,745
2Port of Houston $26,668,600
3Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $24,985,484
4Port of Charleston $12,958,686
5Port of Newark $9,266,342
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $7,100,110
7Port of Los Angeles $5,627,237
8Port of New Orleans $5,454,798
9Port of New York $5,248,407
10Los Angeles International Airport $5,122,647

U.S. trade with Ethiopia rose to $178.02 million through February

Ethiopia’s trade with the United States rose to $178.02 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 161.29 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Ethiopia’s exports increased 326.67 percent while imports rose 62.64 percent. The U.S. surplus with Ethiopia was $39.21 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; No. 4 Port of Charleston; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 70.23 percent of Ethiopia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 10310 percent to $51.14 million.
    Exports rose 14659 percent to $45.07 million. Imports rose 3166.42 percent to $6.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 1005.64 percent to $26.67 million.
    Exports rose 2859.66 percent to $25.02 million. Imports rose 5.48 percent to $1.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 62.68 percent to $24.99 million.
    Exports fell 24.61 percent to $6.27 million. Imports rose 165.77 percent to $18.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston rose 254.28 percent to $12.96 million.
    Exports fell 84.29 percent to $10,000. Imports rose 260.28 percent to $12.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 6.82 percent to $9.27 million.
    Exports fell 55.06 percent to $489,412. Imports rose 15.71 percent to $8.78 million.

Ethiopia ranked No. 97 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 123.

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 Ethiopia by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Wheat; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Low value shipments; and Misc. engines and motors, parts, respectively. They accounted for 79.46 percent of total exports to Ethiopia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Ethiopia –– Value added to a returned import; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; Electric ignition equipment; Coffee; and Leather shoes –– accounted for 52.35 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 592.6 percent compared to last year to $53.54 million.
  • Wheat totaled $23.17 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 5690.03 percent compared to last year to $3.99 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 246.75 percent compared to last year to $2.98 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts rose 44.76 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 154.29 percent compared to last year to $14.59 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 133.97 percent compared to last year to $6.3 million.
  • Electric ignition equipment rose 858.13 percent compared to last year to $5.54 million.
  • Coffee fell 25.66 percent compared to last year to $5.28 million.
  • Leather shoes fell 15.15 percent compared to last year to $4.62 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.