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South Sudan

South Sudan ranked No. 187 in total trade value through February with a total of $4.11 million. Exports totaled $4.11 million and Imports totaled $3,382, a surplus of $4.1 million.

U.S. trade with South Sudan rose to $4.11 million through February

South Sudan’s trade with the United States rose to $4.11 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 107.58 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. South Sudan’s exports increased 107.73 percent while imports rose 9.73 percent. The U.S. surplus with South Sudan was $4.1 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 3 Port of Virginia; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 96.97 percent of South Sudan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 421.44 percent to $1.93 million.
    Exports rose 424.56 percent to $1.93 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $1.17 million.
    Exports totaled $1.17 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Virginia totaled $758,975.
    Exports totaled $758,975. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York totaled $73,592.
    Exports totaled $73,592. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 56.47 percent to $54,159.
    Exports rose 56.47 percent to $54,159. There were no imports.

South Sudan ranked No. 187 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 200.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to South Sudan by value through February were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Harvesting machinery for poultry; Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa; Computers; and Machine Tools For Working Stone, Etc & Glass 8464, respectively. They accounted for 95.39 percent of total exports to South Sudan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from South Sudan –– 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:

  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 3422.47 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Harvesting machinery for poultry totaled $1.18 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa totaled $758,975. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 196.63 percent compared to last year to $410,320.
  • Machine Tools For Working Stone, Etc & Glass 8464 totaled $61,320. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Electrical boards, panels and switches totaled $2,358. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 16.1 percent compared to last year to $1,024.

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.