South Sudan

South Sudan ranked No. 185 in total trade value through May with a total of $13.64 million. Exports totaled $13.63 million and Imports totaled $8,943, a surplus of $13.62 million.

U.S. trade with South Sudan rose to $1.99 million through May

South Sudan’s trade with the United States rose to $1.99 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 95.8 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to South Sudan decreased 69.77 percent while U.S. imports from South Sudan fell 99.98 percent. The U.S. surplus with South Sudan was $1.97 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 3 Houston Int’l Airport; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 87.72 percent of South Sudan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas totaled $9.95 million.
    Exports totaled $9.95 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 70.47 percent to $671,088.
    Exports fell 70.47 percent to $671,088. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Houston Int’l Airport rose 6214.95 percent to $490,798.
    Exports rose 6214.95 percent to $490,798. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York rose 71.97 percent to $447,095.
    Exports rose 71.97 percent to $447,095. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston totaled $398,945.
    Exports totaled $398,945. There were no imports.

South Sudan ranked No. 185 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 174.

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 South Sudan by value through May were the categories of Grain sorghum; Harvesting machinery for poultry; Computers; Low value shipments; and Poultry incubators, equipment, respectively. They accounted for 84.79 percent of total exports to South Sudan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from South Sudan –– Pulley, hoists, winches; Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings; and Estimates of low-value imports –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to South Sudan:

  • Grain sorghum totaled $9.95 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Harvesting machinery for poultry fell 72.92 percent compared to last year to $666,678.
  • Computers fell 44.07 percent compared to last year to $471,736.
  • Low value shipments rose 58.33 percent compared to last year to $260,405.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment totaled $202,616. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from South Sudan:

  • Pulley, hoists, winches totaled $6,541. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings totaled $1,674. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 48.3 percent compared to last year to $728.

In the latest annual figures available, South Sudan recorded $88.7 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to South Sudan were $ 22.31 million and imports from South Sudan were $66.39 million. The U.S. deficit with South Sudan was $44.07 million.