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Uganda ranked No. 151 in total trade value through August with a total of $118.73 million. Exports totaled $66.54 million and Imports totaled $52.19 million, a surplus of $14.36 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $118.73 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $21,395,956
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $10,971,897
3Port of Houston $10,806,559
4Port of New Orleans $7,969,805
5Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. $7,945,325
6Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,114,441
7Port of Virginia $5,734,274
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $4,135,878
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,875,931
10Miami International Airport $3,632,997

U.S. trade with Uganda rose to $118.73 million through August

Uganda’s trade with the United States rose to $118.73 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 18.93 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Uganda increased 28.51 percent while U.S. imports from Uganda rose 8.6 percent. The U.S. surplus with Uganda was $14.36 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 49.77 percent of Uganda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 117.87 percent to $21.4 million.
    Exports rose 212.92 percent to $12.05 million. Imports rose 56.58 percent to $9.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 11.53 percent to $10.97 million.
    Exports fell 0 percent to $5.72 million. Imports rose 27.54 percent to $5.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 13.5 percent to $10.81 million.
    Exports rose 122.73 percent to $7.74 million. Imports fell 49.26 percent to $3.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 32.13 percent to $7.97 million.
    Exports rose 88.79 percent to $3.29 million. Imports rose 9.08 percent to $4.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. totaled $7.95 million.
    Exports totaled $7.95 million. There were no imports.

Uganda ranked No. 151 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 154.

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 Uganda by value through August were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Plastics; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, respectively. They accounted for 46.33 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; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Fish fillets, chilled or frozen –– accounted for 89.56 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 10.76 percent compared to last year to $11.86 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 1053.39 percent compared to last year to $6.44 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 170.54 percent compared to last year to $4.57 million.
  • Plastics rose 97.3 percent compared to last year to $4.25 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 9695.37 percent compared to last year to $3.71 million.

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

  • Coffee rose 0.71 percent compared to last year to $28.11 million.
  • Vanilla Beans rose 101.39 percent compared to last year to $11.24 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 28.35 percent compared to last year to $3.82 million.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork totaled $2.2 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 7.16 percent compared to last year to $1.36 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.