Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe ranked No. 225 in total trade value through May with a total of $655,602. Exports totaled $357,084 and Imports totaled $298,518, a surplus of $58,566.

U.S. trade with Sao Tome and Principe rose to $553,300 through May

Sao Tome and Principe’s trade with the United States rose to $553,300 through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 72.01 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Sao Tome and Principe decreased 72.59 percent while U.S. imports from Sao Tome and Principe fell 71.05 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $126,188.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 2 San Juan International Airport, P.R.; No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 2 Port of Virginia; No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; No. 4 San Juan International Airport, P.R. and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 69.54 percent of Sao Tome and Principe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $124,010.
    Exports totaled $124,010. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 San Juan International Airport, P.R. fell 16.5 percent to $105,594.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 16.5 percent to $105,594.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 132.51 percent to $98,422.
    Exports rose 1195.53 percent to $38,244. Imports rose 52.82 percent to $60,178.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 22.59 percent to $74,740.
    Exports fell 22.59 percent to $74,740. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Philadelphia totaled $53,153.
    Exports totaled $53,153. There were no imports.

Sao Tome and Principe ranked No. 225 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 217.

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 Sao Tome and Principe by value through May were the categories of Electric motors, generators, not sets; Mattresses and other bedding products; Electric generating sets, rotary converters; Cell phones, related equipment; and Passenger vehicles, respectively. They accounted for 80.21 percent of total exports to Sao Tome and Principe.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sao Tome and Principe –– Miscellaneous machine parts; Misc. aircraft parts; Digital storage devices; Electrical resistors, except heating resistors; and Estimates of low-value imports –– accounted for 81.16 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Sao Tome and Principe:

  • Electric motors, generators, not sets totaled $124,010. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Mattresses and other bedding products totaled $53,153. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric generating sets, rotary converters totaled $49,196. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $45,048. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Passenger vehicles fell 40 percent compared to last year to $15,000.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Sao Tome and Principe:

  • Miscellaneous machine parts fell 17.01 percent compared to last year to $81,250.
  • Misc. aircraft parts totaled $66,011. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Digital storage devices totaled $49,635. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical resistors, except heating resistors rose 44.83 percent compared to last year to $24,344.
  • Estimates of low-value imports rose 87.67 percent compared to last year to $21,049.

In the latest annual figures available, Sao Tome and Principe recorded $4.22 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Sao Tome and Principe were $ 2.7 million and imports from Sao Tome and Principe were $1.53 million. The U.S. surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $1.17 million.