Swaziland

Swaziland ranked No. 188 in total trade value through May with a total of $10.73 million. Exports totaled $8.93 million and Imports totaled $1.8 million, a surplus of $7.14 million.

U.S. trade with Swaziland rose to $8.68 million through May

Swaziland’s trade with the United States rose to $8.68 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 24.99 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Swaziland increased 16.66 percent while U.S. imports from Swaziland rose 74.58 percent. The U.S. surplus with Swaziland was $5.19 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Charleston; No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Charleston; No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 57.27 percent of Swaziland’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston rose 148.88 percent to $2.67 million.
    Exports rose 143.86 percent to $2.61 million. Imports totaled $53,740.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 1028.72 percent to $1.41 million.
    Exports rose 979.68 percent to $1.34 million. Imports totaled $61,055.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico fell 9.82 percent to $747,760.
    Exports fell 9.82 percent to $747,760. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 53.78 percent to $670,245.
    Exports fell 67.27 percent to $438,108. Imports rose 107.92 percent to $232,137.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 19.18 percent to $655,205.
    Exports fell 23.33 percent to $421,505. Imports totaled $233,700.

Swaziland ranked No. 188 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 $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 Swaziland by value through May were the categories of Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Certain heterocyclic compounds; Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.; Returned exports, with change; and Essential oil resins, respectively. They accounted for 56.18 percent of total exports to Swaziland.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Swaziland –– T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved; Estimates of low-value imports; Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc.; and Machine tools for forging, bending, stamping –– accounted for 61.16 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 259.84 percent compared to last year to $1.34 million.
  • Certain heterocyclic compounds rose 50 percent compared to last year to $1.27 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. rose 3.46 percent compared to last year to $1.06 million.
  • Returned exports, with change rose 14113 percent compared to last year to $753,285.
  • Essential oil resins rose 2924.55 percent compared to last year to $589,425.

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

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted totaled $759,412. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved rose 375.12 percent compared to last year to $107,823.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 18.26 percent compared to last year to $87,230.
  • Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc. totaled $79,288. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Machine tools for forging, bending, stamping totaled $64,867. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Swaziland recorded $35.64 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Swaziland were $ 19.75 million and imports from Swaziland were $15.88 million. The U.S. surplus with Swaziland was $3.87 million.