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Tanzania

Tanzania ranked No. 135 in total trade value through May with a total of $135.42 million. Exports totaled $78.62 million and Imports totaled $56.79 million, a surplus of $21.83 million.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $135.42 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $27,540,107
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $14,295,195
3Los Angeles International Airport $10,967,710
4Port of Newark $9,369,693
5Port of Galveston, Texas $9,183,616
6Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $8,626,455
7Port of Charleston $6,329,971
8Port of Virginia $6,168,778
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $5,839,908
10Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $5,449,974

U.S. trade with Tanzania rose to $135.42 million through May

Tanzania’s trade with the United States rose to $135.42 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.51 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Tanzania increased 20.27 percent while U.S. imports from Tanzania rose 20.85 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $21.83 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Galveston, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 52.69 percent of Tanzania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 13.8 percent to $27.54 million.
    Exports rose 8.11 percent to $25.52 million. Imports rose 239.26 percent to $2.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 195.67 percent to $14.3 million.
    Exports rose 150.77 percent to $2.92 million. Imports rose 209.93 percent to $11.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 456.21 percent to $10.97 million.
    Exports rose 80.17 percent to $1.03 million. Imports rose 609.53 percent to $9.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark fell 26.4 percent to $9.37 million.
    Exports fell 67.37 percent to $1.87 million. Imports rose 7.09 percent to $7.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Galveston, Texas rose 19303 percent to $9.18 million.
    Exports rose 19303 percent to $9.18 million. There were no imports.

Tanzania ranked No. 135 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 143.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tanzania by value through May were the categories of Wheat; Value added to a returned import; Plastics; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 44.25 percent of total exports to Tanzania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tanzania –– Precious stones; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; Coffee; T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; and Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. –– accounted for 73.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $22.72 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 3350.06 percent compared to last year to $3.49 million.
  • Plastics rose 238.31 percent compared to last year to $3.42 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 29.96 percent compared to last year to $2.75 million.
  • Computers rose 78.6 percent compared to last year to $2.41 million.

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

  • Precious stones rose 302.84 percent compared to last year to $19.65 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 20.45 percent compared to last year to $6.65 million.
  • Coffee fell 64.84 percent compared to last year to $6.18 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 5.64 percent compared to last year to $5.57 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. rose 17.15 percent compared to last year to $3.57 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Tanzania recorded $272.58 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; Los Angeles; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Tanzania were $ 148.9 million and imports from Tanzania were $123.68 million. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $25.22 million.