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South Sudan

South Sudan ranked No. 162 in total trade value through August with a total of $83.32 million. Exports totaled $16.94 million and Imports totaled $66.38 million, a deficit of $49.45 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $83.32 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $66,377,159
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,669,483
3Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $3,567,818
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,817,168
5Port of Newark $1,791,038
6Port of Virginia $1,664,177
7Port of New York $990,064
8Port of Houston $418,506
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $402,517
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $310,838

U.S. trade with South Sudan rose to $83.32 million through August

South Sudan’s trade with the United States rose to $83.32 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 296.51 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to South Sudan decreased 19.38 percent while U.S. imports from South Sudan rose 100000 percent. The U.S. deficit with South Sudan was $49.45 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md.; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 93.89 percent of South Sudan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii totaled $66.38 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $66.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 657.74 percent to $3.67 million.
    Exports rose 661.2 percent to $3.67 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 560.94 percent to $3.57 million.
    Exports rose 560.94 percent to $3.57 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 3075.03 percent to $2.82 million.
    Exports rose 3075.03 percent to $2.82 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark fell 24.9 percent to $1.79 million.
    Exports fell 24.9 percent to $1.79 million. There were no imports.

South Sudan ranked No. 162 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 189.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to South Sudan by value through August were the categories of Prepared foods, beverages; Harvesting machinery for poultry; Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; and Power supplies, transformers, respectively. They accounted for 63.54 percent of total exports to South Sudan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from South Sudan –– Oil; Electrical boards, panels and switches; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Prepared foods, beverages fell 0.91 percent compared to last year to $3.48 million.
  • Harvesting machinery for poultry rose 3467.86 percent compared to last year to $3.17 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 1348.31 percent compared to last year to $1.76 million.
  • Computers rose 513.26 percent compared to last year to $1.55 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 212.21 percent compared to last year to $811,287.

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

  • Oil totaled $66.38 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches totaled $2,358. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 39.18 percent compared to last year to $1,835.

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.