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Togo

Togo ranked No. 116 in total trade value through August with a total of $364.27 million. Exports totaled $356.74 million and Imports totaled $7.53 million, a surplus of $349.2 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $364.27 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $112,637,929
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $63,024,338
3Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $32,984,983
4Port of Philadelphia $31,863,211
5Port of Freeport, Texas $22,122,080
6Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $21,349,990
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $10,758,650
8Port of New York $9,445,431
9Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $6,681,459
10Port of Chester, Penn. $6,432,000

U.S. trade with Togo rose to $364.27 million through August

Togo’s trade with the United States rose to $364.27 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.99 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Togo decreased 7.68 percent while U.S. imports from Togo fell 20.45 percent. The U.S. surplus with Togo was $349.2 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La.; No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 4 Port of Philadelphia; and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 72.1 percent of Togo’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 45.78 percent to $112.64 million.
    Exports rose 45.69 percent to $112.52 million. Imports rose 242.96 percent to $113,410.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 24.26 percent to $63.02 million.
    Exports rose 24.26 percent to $63.02 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 587.19 percent to $32.98 million.
    Exports rose 587.19 percent to $32.98 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Philadelphia rose 276.14 percent to $31.86 million.
    Exports rose 277.18 percent to $31.85 million. Imports fell 61.01 percent to $10,163.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas rose 242.55 percent to $22.12 million.
    Exports rose 242.55 percent to $22.12 million. There were no imports.

Togo ranked No. 116 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 117.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 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 $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Togo by value through August were the categories of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plastics; and Coal, briquettes, respectively. They accounted for 87.04 percent of total exports to Togo.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Togo –– Wigs, other products, from human hair; Misc. live animals; Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; Vegetable waxes, beeswax, etc.; and Paper labels –– accounted for 85.77 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 242.93 percent compared to last year to $149.95 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 54.28 percent compared to last year to $114.52 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 11.34 percent compared to last year to $22.56 million.
  • Plastics rose 565.49 percent compared to last year to $13.54 million.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 3.71 percent compared to last year to $9.95 million.

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

  • Wigs, other products, from human hair rose 18.16 percent compared to last year to $4.74 million.
  • Misc. live animals rose 33.86 percent compared to last year to $640,948.
  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts fell 43.52 percent compared to last year to $391,251.
  • Vegetable waxes, beeswax, etc. totaled $368,828. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Paper labels totaled $316,717. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Togo recorded $500.04 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Port Arthur, Texas; New Orleans; New York City; and Baltimore. Total U.S. exports to Togo were $ 485.42 million and imports from Togo were $14.62 million. The U.S. surplus with Togo was $470.8 million.