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Tanzania

Tanzania ranked No. 142 in total trade value through February with a total of $36.61 million. Exports totaled $18.79 million and Imports totaled $17.82 million, a surplus of $974,444.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $36.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Los Angeles International Airport $4,541,844
2Port of Newark $3,510,613
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,485,783
4Port of Houston $3,323,561
5Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $2,885,699
6Port of Virginia $2,607,058
7Port of New Orleans $2,470,808
8Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $1,958,635
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,599,258
10Port of Charleston $1,355,530

U.S. trade with Tanzania rose to $36.61 million through February

Tanzania’s trade with the United States rose to $36.61 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 13.57 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tanzania’s exports increased 20.35 percent while imports rose 7.21 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $974,444.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of San Francisco, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 48.48 percent of Tanzania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport rose 296.18 percent to $4.54 million.
    Exports rose 61.23 percent to $694,265. Imports rose 437.51 percent to $3.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 19.25 percent to $3.51 million.
    Exports rose 165.53 percent to $856,636. Imports rose 1.25 percent to $2.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 305.65 percent to $3.49 million.
    Exports rose 303.64 percent to $1.31 million. Imports rose 306.87 percent to $2.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 11.88 percent to $3.32 million.
    Exports fell 3.76 percent to $3.18 million. Imports fell 69.98 percent to $138,893.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 877.55 percent to $2.89 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.89 million.

Tanzania ranked No. 142 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 $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tanzania by value through February were the categories of Computers; Civilian aircraft, parts; Value added to a returned import; Polymers of vinyl chloride; and Worn clothing, other worn textile articles, respectively. They accounted for 37 percent of total exports to Tanzania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tanzania –– Precious stones; Coffee; T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. –– accounted for 68.74 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computers rose 550.22 percent compared to last year to $1.9 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 116.05 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 3330.37 percent compared to last year to $1.54 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 770.2 percent compared to last year to $956,024.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles fell 14.53 percent compared to last year to $922,361.

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

  • Precious stones rose 301.03 percent compared to last year to $4.77 million.
  • Coffee fell 60.55 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted fell 6.94 percent compared to last year to $1.96 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 10.57 percent compared to last year to $1.76 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. fell 11.64 percent compared to last year to $1.54 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.