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Tanzania

Tanzania ranked No. 140 in total trade value through March with a total of $67.5 million. Exports totaled $37.7 million and Imports totaled $29.8 million, a surplus of $7.89 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $67.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $15,295,003
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $10,571,955
3Port of Newark $5,271,174
4Los Angeles International Airport $5,034,624
5Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $4,119,139
6Port of Virginia $2,831,044
7Port of New Orleans $2,807,644
8Port of Charleston $2,786,722
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,746,761
10Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $2,262,437

U.S. trade with Tanzania rose to $67.5 million through March

Tanzania’s trade with the United States rose to $67.5 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 18.53 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tanzania’s exports increased 23.3 percent while imports rose 13.01 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $7.89 million.

Through March, 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 Port of Newark; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 59.69 percent of Tanzania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 130.97 percent to $15.3 million.
    Exports rose 145.55 percent to $15.12 million. Imports fell 63.11 percent to $170,693.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 544.89 percent to $10.57 million.
    Exports rose 223.66 percent to $1.91 million. Imports rose 725.38 percent to $8.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark fell 32.61 percent to $5.27 million.
    Exports fell 59.8 percent to $1.48 million. Imports fell 8.53 percent to $3.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 226.54 percent to $5.03 million.
    Exports rose 102.33 percent to $935,155. Imports rose 279.71 percent to $4.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 1295.38 percent to $4.12 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $4.12 million.

Tanzania ranked No. 140 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 141.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tanzania by value through March were the categories of Wheat; Civilian aircraft, parts; Computers; Plastics; and Value added to a returned import, respectively. They accounted for 46.73 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 73.68 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $10.13 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 47.25 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • Computers rose 305.47 percent compared to last year to $2.14 million.
  • Plastics rose 67.66 percent compared to last year to $1.59 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 1429.78 percent compared to last year to $1.55 million.

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

  • Precious stones rose 464.21 percent compared to last year to $11.43 million.
  • Coffee fell 64.7 percent compared to last year to $3.56 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted fell 8.32 percent compared to last year to $2.78 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 12.33 percent compared to last year to $2.65 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. fell 30.28 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.