Uganda

Uganda ranked No. 143 in total trade value through June with a total of $90.87 million. Exports totaled $46.71 million and Imports totaled $44.16 million, a surplus of $2.55 million.

U.S. trade with Uganda rose to $90.87 million through June

Uganda’s trade with the United States rose to $90.87 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 0.86 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Uganda decreased 9.41 percent while U.S. imports from Uganda rose 14.61 percent. The U.S. surplus with Uganda was $2.55 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Virginia; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan.; No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.09 percent of Uganda’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Virginia rose 163.92 percent to $9.46 million.
    Exports rose 255.12 percent to $5.22 million. Imports rose 100.44 percent to $4.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 7.36 percent to $8.51 million.
    Exports rose 25.21 percent to $6.94 million. Imports fell 34.13 percent to $1.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark fell 57.09 percent to $7.26 million.
    Exports fell 94.4 percent to $550,363. Imports fell 5.46 percent to $6.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 302.3 percent to $6.65 million.
    Exports rose 830.5 percent to $5.4 million. Imports rose 16.6 percent to $1.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 29.19 percent to $6.37 million.
    Exports rose 133.95 percent to $4.91 million. Imports fell 48.47 percent to $1.46 million.

Uganda ranked No. 143 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 149.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Uganda by value through June were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Plastics; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Polymers of vinyl chloride; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 44.32 percent of total exports to Uganda.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Uganda –– Coffee; Vanilla Beans; Casein, caseinates, derivatives; Returned exports, without change; and Live plants –– accounted for 90.56 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 7.35 percent compared to last year to $10.09 million.
  • Plastics rose 23.67 percent compared to last year to $3.8 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts fell 58.86 percent compared to last year to $2.5 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride fell 33.16 percent compared to last year to $2.47 million.
  • Computers fell 10.45 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.

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

  • Coffee rose 21.46 percent compared to last year to $24.78 million.
  • Vanilla Beans fell 22.06 percent compared to last year to $6.19 million.
  • Casein, caseinates, derivatives rose 545.17 percent compared to last year to $4.06 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 30.66 percent compared to last year to $3.69 million.
  • Live plants rose 2.53 percent compared to last year to $1.27 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Uganda recorded $184.91 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Uganda were $ 104.5 million and imports from Uganda were $80.41 million. The U.S. surplus with Uganda was $24.09 million.