Niger

Niger ranked No. 141 in total trade value through May with a total of $77.37 million. Exports totaled $41.34 million and Imports totaled $36.03 million, a surplus of $5.31 million.

U.S. trade with Niger rose to $65.2 million through May

Niger’s trade with the United States rose to $65.2 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 101.47 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Niger increased 151.72 percent while U.S. imports from Niger rose 56.61 percent. The U.S. surplus with Niger was $11.65 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 2 Port of Bangor, Maine; No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 4 Houston Int’l Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 69.71 percent of Niger’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport rose 90.21 percent to $24.96 million.
    Exports rose 236.88 percent to $8.36 million. Imports rose 56.02 percent to $16.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 1151.77 percent to $11.16 million.
    Exports rose 469.52 percent to $1.37 million. Imports rose 1403.85 percent to $9.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 181.13 percent to $6.97 million.
    Exports rose 183.64 percent to $6.97 million. Imports fell 90.04 percent to $2,267.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 36680 percent to $6.44 million.
    Exports rose 36680 percent to $6.44 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 629.85 percent to $4.41 million.
    Exports rose 630.28 percent to $4.41 million. There were no imports.

Niger ranked No. 141 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 163.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Niger by value through May were the categories of Tanks, armored fighting vehicles, parts; Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment; Cell phones, related equipment; Misc. aircraft parts; and Cameras, including TV cameras, respectively. They accounted for 57.07 percent of total exports to Niger.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Niger –– Returned exports, without change; Medical equipment for physicals; Estimates of low-value imports; Misc. plastic articles; and Mineral Wools, Expanded Mineral Material & Mi 6806 –– accounted for 99.34 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Tanks, armored fighting vehicles, parts totaled $6.45 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $6.01 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 596.94 percent compared to last year to $5.6 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts rose 167.72 percent compared to last year to $3.01 million.
  • Cameras, including TV cameras rose 3841.58 percent compared to last year to $2.52 million.

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

  • Returned exports, without change rose 90.41 percent compared to last year to $35.47 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 4472.33 percent compared to last year to $124,093.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 35.42 percent compared to last year to $103,390.
  • Misc. plastic articles totaled $49,425. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Mineral Wools, Expanded Mineral Material & Mi 6806 totaled $43,052. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Niger recorded $123.01 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Niger were $ 75.94 million and imports from Niger were $47.07 million. The U.S. surplus with Niger was $28.87 million.