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Swaziland

Swaziland ranked No. 185 in total trade value through October with a total of $38.1 million. Exports totaled $28.68 million and Imports totaled $9.42 million, a surplus of $19.26 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $38.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $5,759,177
2Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $4,196,650
3Port of Charleston $4,024,273
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $4,018,338
5Port of New Orleans $3,137,135
6Los Angeles International Airport $1,942,926
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,457,530
8Port of Newark $1,446,938
9Port of New York $1,309,846
10Miami International Airport $1,299,485

U.S. trade with Swaziland rose to $38.1 million through October

Swaziland’s trade with the United States rose to $38.1 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.05 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Swaziland’s exports increased 43.41 percent while imports fell 50.15 percent. The U.S. surplus with Swaziland was $19.26 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; No. 3 Port of Charleston; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md.; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 2 Port of Charleston No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55.47 percent of Swaziland’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 247.88 percent to $5.76 million.
    Exports rose 246.54 percent to $4.66 million. Imports rose 253.68 percent to $1.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 959.32 percent to $4.2 million.
    Exports rose 1251.66 percent to $4.12 million. Imports fell 13.22 percent to $79,459.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Charleston rose 37.6 percent to $4.02 million.
    Exports rose 38.94 percent to $3.46 million. Imports rose 29.85 percent to $560,680.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 69.55 percent to $4.02 million.
    Exports rose 8.53 percent to $357,188. Imports fell 71.54 percent to $3.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 12.09 percent to $3.14 million.
    Exports rose 10.58 percent to $2.93 million. Imports rose 39.81 percent to $202,735.

Swaziland ranked No. 185 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 182.

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 Swaziland by value through October were the categories of Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Merry-go-rounds, fairground equipment; Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.; and Perfumes, respectively. They accounted for 41.45 percent of total exports to Swaziland.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Swaziland –– Cane, beet sugar, solid form; Value added to a returned import; Carnival art; Perfumes; and Parts for cellular communications –– accounted for 56.31 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 891.65 percent compared to last year to $3.86 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1184.5 percent compared to last year to $3.85 million.
  • Merry-go-rounds, fairground equipment totaled $1.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. rose 179.84 percent compared to last year to $1.4 million.
  • Perfumes rose 177.6 percent compared to last year to $1.28 million.

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

  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form fell 72.48 percent compared to last year to $3.49 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 143.56 percent compared to last year to $816,966.
  • Carnival art fell 48.94 percent compared to last year to $378,417.
  • Perfumes totaled $345,105. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Parts for cellular communications totaled $277,724. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Swaziland recorded $44.57 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Baltimore; New York City; New Orleans; Charleston; and Cleveland. Total U.S. exports to Swaziland were $ 24.07 million and imports from Swaziland were $20.5 million. The U.S. surplus with Swaziland was $3.58 million.