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Niger ranked No. 172 in total trade value through October with a total of $80.17 million. Exports totaled $56.31 million and Imports totaled $23.86 million, a surplus of $32.46 million.

U.S. trade with Niger rose to $80.17 million through October

Niger’s trade with the United States rose to $80.17 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 85.3 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Niger’s exports increased 46.91 percent while imports rose 383.63 percent. The U.S. surplus with Niger was $32.46 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Texas; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.; and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 63.53 percent of Niger’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Texas totaled $27.04 million.
    Exports totaled $27.04 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport rose 489.21 percent to $10.67 million.
    Exports rose 153.09 percent to $3.14 million. Imports rose 1217.23 percent to $7.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rose 102.47 percent to $5.29 million.
    Exports fell 8.07 percent to $2.37 million. Imports rose 7414.85 percent to $2.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 750.4 percent to $4.28 million.
    Exports rose 36.46 percent to $229,913. Imports rose 1109.79 percent to $4.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 2.72 percent to $3.65 million.
    Exports rose 1.95 percent to $3.48 million. Imports rose 21.1 percent to $172,133.

Niger ranked No. 172 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 181.

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 Niger by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Misc. plastic articles; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Navigational equipment; and Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc., respectively. They accounted for 71.03 percent of total exports to Niger.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Niger –– Value added to a returned import; Antiques; Parts for cellular communications; Machinery for sorting minerals, ores; and Salvage –– accounted for 93.84 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 376.54 percent compared to last year to $32.55 million.
  • Misc. plastic articles rose 2469.05 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 14.95 percent compared to last year to $1.9 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 5617.1 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc. fell 8.54 percent compared to last year to $1.28 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 551.6 percent compared to last year to $18.51 million.
  • Antiques rose 49699 percent compared to last year to $2.99 million.
  • Parts for cellular communications totaled $370,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Machinery for sorting minerals, ores totaled $315,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 15.65 percent compared to last year to $206,819.

In the latest annual figures available, Niger recorded $51.38 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New York City; Cleveland; Atlanta/Savannah; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Niger were $ 44.11 million and imports from Niger were $7.27 million. The U.S. surplus with Niger was $36.84 million.