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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone ranked No. 162 in total trade value through October with a total of $108.38 million. Exports totaled $56.7 million and Imports totaled $51.68 million, a surplus of $5.03 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $108.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Laredo $18,953,962
2Port of Charleston $15,369,731
3Port of Lake Charles, La. $10,210,139
4Port of New York $9,767,836
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $9,157,266
6Port of Newark $6,547,927
7Port of Houston $5,547,075
8Port of New Orleans $5,534,759
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,455,625
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,035,252

U.S. trade with Sierra Leone rose to $108.38 million through October

Sierra Leone’s trade with the United States rose to $108.38 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 6.47 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Sierra Leone’s exports decreased 16.12 percent while imports rose 51.11 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sierra Leone was $5.03 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Laredo; No. 2 Port of Charleston; No. 3 Port of Lake Charles, La.; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Charleston No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 58.55 percent of Sierra Leone’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Laredo totaled $18.95 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $18.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Charleston rose 19.55 percent to $15.37 million.
    Exports rose 17.36 percent to $13.93 million. Imports rose 46.07 percent to $1.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 34.71 percent to $10.21 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 34.71 percent to $10.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York fell 3.28 percent to $9.77 million.
    Exports fell 3.61 percent to $9.73 million. Imports totaled $32,860.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 8.85 percent to $9.16 million.
    Exports fell 11.02 percent to $8.62 million. Imports rose 50.66 percent to $533,637.

Sierra Leone ranked No. 162 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 $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 Sierra Leone by value through October were the categories of Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Motor vehicle parts; and Ceramic Tableware Etc. of Porcelain or China 6911, respectively. They accounted for 56.95 percent of total exports to Sierra Leone.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sierra Leone –– Compressors and pumps; Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614; Electrical resistors, except heating resistors; Diamonds, not mounted; and Precious stones –– accounted for 79.75 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Sierra Leone:

  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 15.88 percent compared to last year to $14.61 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 10.25 percent compared to last year to $7.56 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 28.9 percent compared to last year to $4.14 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 81.33 percent compared to last year to $3.77 million.
  • Ceramic Tableware Etc. of Porcelain or China 6911 rose 144.68 percent compared to last year to $2.2 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Sierra Leone:

  • Compressors and pumps rose 22000 percent compared to last year to $18.81 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 rose 96 percent compared to last year to $15.04 million.
  • Electrical resistors, except heating resistors rose 3682.83 percent compared to last year to $2.75 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 86.26 percent compared to last year to $2.6 million.
  • Precious stones rose 78962 percent compared to last year to $2.02 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Sierra Leone recorded $125.85 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Charleston; Baltimore; New Orleans; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to Sierra Leone were $ 79.32 million and imports from Sierra Leone were $46.53 million. The U.S. surplus with Sierra Leone was $32.79 million.