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South Sudan

South Sudan ranked No. 191 in total trade value through October with a total of $21.65 million. Exports totaled $21.64 million and Imports totaled $5,419, a surplus of $21.64 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $21.65 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $11,292,159
2Port of Newark $2,384,980
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,352,033
4Port of New Orleans $1,060,362
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $936,768
6Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $647,074
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $504,740
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $451,662
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $442,853
10Port of Virginia $343,148

U.S. trade with South Sudan rose to $21.65 million through October

South Sudan’s trade with the United States rose to $21.65 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 115.34 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. South Sudan’s exports increased 121.24 percent while imports fell 98 percent. The U.S. surplus with South Sudan was $21.64 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 83.27 percent of South Sudan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 657.2 percent to $11.29 million.
    Exports rose 657.2 percent to $11.29 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 42.82 percent to $2.38 million.
    Exports rose 43.03 percent to $2.38 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 38.92 percent to $2.35 million.
    Exports rose 38.92 percent to $2.35 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 36164 percent to $1.06 million.
    Exports rose 36164 percent to $1.06 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. totaled $936,768.
    Exports totaled $936,768. There were no imports.

South Sudan ranked No. 191 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 203.

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 South Sudan by value through October were the categories of Grain sorghum; Prepared foods, beverages; Misc. plastic articles; Sutures, dental cements, etc.; and Automatic regulating instruments, parts, respectively. They accounted for 78.72 percent of total exports to South Sudan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from South Sudan –– Salvage; and Misc. live animals –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Grain sorghum rose 832.56 percent compared to last year to $10.96 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 1.85 percent compared to last year to $3.51 million.
  • Misc. plastic articles rose 1310.18 percent compared to last year to $1.35 million.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 6512.64 percent compared to last year to $658,090.
  • Automatic regulating instruments, parts totaled $560,004. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Salvage fell 75.38 percent compared to last year to $3,219.
  • Misc. live animals totaled $2,200. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, South Sudan recorded $13.2 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; Washington, D.C.; and Cleveland. Total U.S. exports to South Sudan were $ 12.92 million and imports from South Sudan were $279,923. The U.S. surplus with South Sudan was $12.64 million.