Sudan

Sudan ranked No. 183 in total trade value through May with a total of $16.43 million. Exports totaled $13.54 million and Imports totaled $2.89 million, a surplus of $10.65 million.

U.S. trade with Sudan rose to $13.3 million through May

Sudan’s trade with the United States rose to $13.3 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 41.87 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Sudan decreased 40.26 percent while U.S. imports from Sudan fell 51.69 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sudan was $10.21 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New York; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Boston; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 79.49 percent of Sudan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New York rose 493.03 percent to $4.66 million.
    Exports rose 493.03 percent to $4.66 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 2014.93 percent to $3.07 million.
    Exports rose 2014.93 percent to $3.07 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 73.06 percent to $2.78 million.
    Exports totaled $1.07 million. Imports rose 6.51 percent to $1.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 2649.45 percent to $1.4 million.
    Exports rose 2628.49 percent to $1.39 million. Imports totaled $10,660.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 47.37 percent to $1.16 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 41.42 percent to $1.16 million.

Sudan ranked No. 183 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 $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 Sudan by value through May were the categories of Prepared foods, beverages; Returned exports, with change; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing; and Electric generating sets, rotary converters, respectively. They accounted for 80.27 percent of total exports to Sudan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sudan –– Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301; Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; Misc. live animals; and Estimates of low-value imports –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 93.35 percent compared to last year to $4.59 million.
  • Returned exports, with change totaled $3.9 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 8678.23 percent compared to last year to $1.08 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing rose 341.91 percent compared to last year to $817,132.
  • Electric generating sets, rotary converters totaled $486,077. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Lac; Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Bal 1301 fell 6.99 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides totaled $118,660. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. live animals rose 35.38 percent compared to last year to $8,800.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 30.38 percent compared to last year to $5,576.

In the latest annual figures available, Sudan recorded $95.65 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Sudan were $ 74.41 million and imports from Sudan were $21.24 million. The U.S. surplus with Sudan was $53.17 million.