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Uganda

Uganda ranked No. 154 in total trade value through October with a total of $130.57 million. Exports totaled $74.32 million and Imports totaled $56.25 million, a surplus of $18.06 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $130.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $12,802,492
2Port of Newark $12,177,878
3Chicago O’Hare International Airport $12,059,174
4Port of Houston $11,522,823
5Port of Virginia $11,098,584
6Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $8,746,013
7Port of New Orleans $6,779,717
8Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $5,559,973
9Port of Charleston $5,533,431
10Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $4,512,914

U.S. trade with Uganda rose to $130.57 million through October

Uganda’s trade with the United States rose to $130.57 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.15 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Uganda’s exports increased 29.63 percent while imports fell 15.84 percent. The U.S. surplus with Uganda was $18.06 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Virginia No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 45.69 percent of Uganda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 11.32 percent to $12.8 million.
    Exports rose 48.99 percent to $8.05 million. Imports fell 22.03 percent to $4.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 43.47 percent to $12.18 million.
    Exports rose 439.46 percent to $5.82 million. Imports fell 14.22 percent to $6.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 19.71 percent to $12.06 million.
    Exports rose 101.13 percent to $8.47 million. Imports fell 38.78 percent to $3.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 2.52 percent to $11.52 million.
    Exports rose 7.84 percent to $4.99 million. Imports fell 1.2 percent to $6.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia fell 5.86 percent to $11.1 million.
    Exports rose 9.58 percent to $3.18 million. Imports fell 10.9 percent to $7.92 million.

Uganda ranked No. 154 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 153.

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 Uganda by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Plastics, respectively. They accounted for 48.86 percent of total exports to Uganda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Uganda –– Coffee; Vanilla Beans; Value added to a returned import; Casein, caseinates, derivatives; and Fish fillets, chilled or frozen –– accounted for 86.94 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 54.3 percent compared to last year to $18.95 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 182.26 percent compared to last year to $7.28 million.
  • Computers fell 17.01 percent compared to last year to $3.63 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 105.91 percent compared to last year to $3.43 million.
  • Plastics rose 25.94 percent compared to last year to $3.03 million.

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

  • Coffee rose 12.84 percent compared to last year to $31.92 million.
  • Vanilla Beans fell 59.92 percent compared to last year to $6.54 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 44.54 percent compared to last year to $5.97 million.
  • Casein, caseinates, derivatives fell 44.69 percent compared to last year to $2.65 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 2.26 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.

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.