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Tanzania

Tanzania ranked No. 124 in total trade value through October with a total of $385.11 million. Exports totaled $303.48 million and Imports totaled $81.63 million, a surplus of $221.85 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $385.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $158,568,081
2Port of Houston $43,134,710
3Port of Newark $19,676,566
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $19,337,958
5Port of Charleston $12,745,754
6Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $12,575,124
7Port of Los Angeles $12,209,642
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $12,052,624
9Port of New Orleans $11,881,365
10Port of Virginia $8,450,311

U.S. trade with Tanzania rose to $385.11 million through October

Tanzania’s trade with the United States rose to $385.11 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 62.36 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tanzania’s exports increased 138.47 percent while imports fell 25.75 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $221.85 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.82 percent of Tanzania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport rose 16616 percent to $158.57 million.
    Exports rose 16644 percent to $158.56 million. Imports rose 293.36 percent to $6,400.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 23.4 percent to $43.13 million.
    Exports rose 28.64 percent to $41.54 million. Imports fell 40.19 percent to $1.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark fell 39.38 percent to $19.68 million.
    Exports fell 53.96 percent to $7.65 million. Imports fell 24.09 percent to $12.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 41.99 percent to $19.34 million.
    Exports fell 19.26 percent to $9.48 million. Imports fell 54.35 percent to $9.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 44.67 percent to $12.75 million.
    Exports rose 0.59 percent to $3.55 million. Imports rose 74.18 percent to $9.19 million.

Tanzania ranked No. 124 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 135.

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 Tanzania by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Beans, peas, dried or shelled; Pumps for dispensing liquids; Rice; and Misc. vegetable fats, oils, respectively. They accounted for 68.99 percent of total exports to Tanzania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tanzania –– Coffee; T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; Precious stones; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 71.64 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 5555.24 percent compared to last year to $166.58 million.
  • Beans, peas, dried or shelled rose 160.45 percent compared to last year to $15.07 million.
  • Pumps for dispensing liquids rose 715.89 percent compared to last year to $10.87 million.
  • Rice rose 56780 percent compared to last year to $8.53 million.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 43.68 percent compared to last year to $8.31 million.

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

  • Coffee rose 15.07 percent compared to last year to $20.29 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted fell 9.94 percent compared to last year to $11.79 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 3.4 percent compared to last year to $11.74 million.
  • Precious stones fell 69.54 percent compared to last year to $9.88 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted rose 0.04 percent compared to last year to $4.78 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.