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Niger ranked No. 164 in total trade value through February with a total of $19.5 million. Exports totaled $6.85 million and Imports totaled $12.66 million, a deficit of $5.81 million.

U.S. trade with Niger rose to $19.5 million through February

Niger’s trade with the United States rose to $19.5 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 143.29 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Niger’s exports increased 2.37 percent while imports rose 852.41 percent. The U.S. deficit with Niger was $5.81 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 2 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 San Bernardino International Airport, Calif. No. 2 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio No. 4 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas and No. 5 Orlando International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.98 percent of Niger’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport rose 2479.07 percent to $8.84 million.
    Exports rose 180.23 percent to $785,024. Imports rose 12786 percent to $8.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Port Arthur, Texas totaled $3.21 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $3.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 320.27 percent to $2.36 million.
    Exports rose 328.67 percent to $2.36 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 1639.21 percent to $757,392.
    Exports rose 725.38 percent to $110,708. Imports rose 2045.96 percent to $646,684.
  • Trade with No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 176 percent to $627,526.
    Exports rose 170.38 percent to $614,756. Imports totaled $12,770.

Niger ranked No. 164 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 $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 Niger by value through February were the categories of Power supplies, transformers; Cameras, flashes; Civilian aircraft, parts; Plastics; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 53.6 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; Acyclic hydrocarbons; Antiques; Salvage; and Defense-related aircraft, parts –– accounted for 99.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Power supplies, transformers rose 279.05 percent compared to last year to $1.01 million.
  • Cameras, flashes totaled $901,007. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 35.4 percent compared to last year to $899,961.
  • Plastics totaled $444,682. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 2017.14 percent compared to last year to $415,172.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 814.82 percent compared to last year to $8.97 million.
  • Acyclic hydrocarbons totaled $3.21 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Antiques totaled $291,207. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 10.54 percent compared to last year to $70,014.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts totaled $21,772. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.