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Sudan

Sudan ranked No. 175 in total trade value through August with a total of $54.22 million. Exports totaled $33.39 million and Imports totaled $20.83 million, a surplus of $12.56 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $54.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $13,959,887
2Port of Houston $12,906,014
3Port of Virginia $5,145,322
4Port of Newark $4,872,000
5Port of Boston $3,969,310
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,195,511
7Port of Long Beach $2,048,240
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,970,639
9Port Miami $1,804,480
10Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $1,743,944

U.S. trade with Sudan rose to $54.22 million through August

Sudan’s trade with the United States rose to $54.22 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 13.38 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Sudan decreased 36.66 percent while U.S. imports from Sudan rose 110.83 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sudan was $12.56 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Virginia; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Boston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 75.35 percent of Sudan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii totaled $13.96 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $13.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 53.5 percent to $12.91 million.
    Exports fell 53.5 percent to $12.91 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Virginia rose 657.57 percent to $5.15 million.
    Exports rose 657.57 percent to $5.15 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 14.05 percent to $4.87 million.
    Exports totaled $141,500. Imports rose 10.73 percent to $4.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Boston totaled $3.97 million.
    Exports totaled $3.97 million. There were no imports.

Sudan ranked No. 175 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 172.

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 Sudan by value through August were the categories of Wheat; Prepared foods, beverages; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing; and Beans, peas, dried or shelled, respectively. They accounted for 85.07 percent of total exports to Sudan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sudan –– Oil; Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301; Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.; Antiques; and Imitation jewelry –– accounted for 99.8 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $11.62 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Prepared foods, beverages totaled $5.71 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 6.08 percent compared to last year to $4.96 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing fell 22.66 percent compared to last year to $3.09 million.
  • Beans, peas, dried or shelled fell 51.62 percent compared to last year to $3.03 million.

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

  • Oil totaled $13.96 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301 fell 36.28 percent compared to last year to $6.09 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. totaled $613,140. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Antiques totaled $65,981. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Imitation jewelry totaled $56,167. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Sudan recorded $84.61 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New York City; Baltimore; Philadelphia; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Sudan were $ 71.56 million and imports from Sudan were $13.06 million. The U.S. surplus with Sudan was $58.5 million.