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Western Sahara

Western Sahara ranked No. 230 in total trade value through October with a total of $348,924. Exports totaled $259,989 and Imports totaled $88,935, a surplus of $171,054.

U.S. trade with Western Sahara rose to $348,924 through October

Western Sahara’s trade with the United States rose to $348,924 through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.11 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Western Sahara’s exports decreased 37.85 percent while imports rose 383 percent. The U.S. surplus with Western Sahara was $171,054.

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 Los Angeles; No. 3 Port of Philadelphia; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Low Value. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas and No. 5 Low Value. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 100 percent of Western Sahara’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport totaled $256,070.
    Exports totaled $256,070. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Los Angeles totaled $78,654.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $78,654.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia totaled $9,268.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $9,268.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 42.63 percent to $3,919.
    Exports fell 42.63 percent to $3,919. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low Value fell 45.04 percent to $1,013.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 45.04 percent to $1,013.

Western Sahara ranked No. 230 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 228.

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 Western Sahara by value through October were the categories of Compressors and pumps; Misc. inorganic compounds; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; Low value shipments; and Misc. articles of stone, mineral substance, respectively. They accounted for 100 percent of total exports to Western Sahara.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Western Sahara –– Electric water, space, soil heaters; Headgear Nesoi, Whether or Not Lined or Trimm 6506; Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Western Sahara:

  • Compressors and pumps totaled $121,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. inorganic compounds totaled $112,500. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders totaled $19,971. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments fell 42.63 percent compared to last year to $3,919.
  • Misc. articles of stone, mineral substance totaled $2,599. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Western Sahara:

  • Electric water, space, soil heaters rose 1672.97 percent compared to last year to $69,784.
  • Headgear Nesoi, Whether or Not Lined or Trimm 6506 totaled $9,268. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Corrective lens, goggles, protective eyewear totaled $8,870. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 45.04 percent compared to last year to $1,013.

In the latest annual figures available, Western Sahara recorded $436,769 in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its only Customs districts were New Orleans; Cleveland; Low Value Shipments; and Dallas. Total U.S. exports to Western Sahara were $ 418,356 and imports from Western Sahara were $18,413. The U.S. surplus with Western Sahara was $399,943.