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Uganda ranked No. 153 in total trade value through February with a total of $24.99 million. Exports totaled $16.6 million and Imports totaled $8.39 million, a surplus of $8.2 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $24.99 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. $5,500,000
2Port of Houston $3,104,205
3Port of Newark $2,202,319
4Port of New Orleans $2,114,044
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,413,221
6Miami International Airport $1,242,561
7Port of Virginia $1,111,054
8Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $987,638
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $768,447
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $690,298

U.S. trade with Uganda rose to $24.99 million through February

Uganda’s trade with the United States rose to $24.99 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.24 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Uganda’s exports increased 36.71 percent while imports fell 36.25 percent. The U.S. surplus with Uganda was $8.2 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 57.37 percent of Uganda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. totaled $5.5 million.
    Exports totaled $5.5 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 18.86 percent to $3.1 million.
    Exports rose 568.84 percent to $2.19 million. Imports fell 60.16 percent to $909,809.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 45.35 percent to $2.2 million.
    Exports rose 12.21 percent to $666,284. Imports rose 66.7 percent to $1.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 0.07 percent to $2.11 million.
    Exports rose 535.78 percent to $1.28 million. Imports fell 56.57 percent to $829,823.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 61.35 percent to $1.41 million.
    Exports fell 65.86 percent to $702,840. Imports fell 55.55 percent to $710,381.

Uganda ranked No. 153 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 152.

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 Uganda by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Plastics; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 65.42 percent of total exports to Uganda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Uganda –– Coffee; Live plants; Vanilla Beans; Casein, caseinates, derivatives; and Fish fillets, chilled or frozen –– accounted for 90.91 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 396.27 percent compared to last year to $6.69 million.
  • Plastics rose 468.61 percent compared to last year to $1.54 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride totaled $1.43 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 17.71 percent compared to last year to $742,558.
  • Computers fell 46.36 percent compared to last year to $447,243.

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

  • Coffee fell 5.09 percent compared to last year to $5.74 million.
  • Live plants rose 3.03 percent compared to last year to $757,395.
  • Vanilla Beans fell 77.28 percent compared to last year to $507,712.
  • Casein, caseinates, derivatives fell 64.69 percent compared to last year to $352,760.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 13.8 percent compared to last year to $274,460.

In the latest annual figures available, Uganda recorded $186.9 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Mobile; Chicago; Houston; and Cleveland. Total U.S. exports to Uganda were $ 107.78 million and imports from Uganda were $79.12 million. The U.S. surplus with Uganda was $28.66 million.