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Zambia

Zambia ranked No. 140 in total trade value through October with a total of $265.17 million. Exports totaled $101.84 million and Imports totaled $163.32 million, a deficit of $61.48 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $265.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $100,469,598
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $44,079,640
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $29,432,247
4Port of Houston $20,757,451
5Los Angeles International Airport $13,696,061
6Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $8,247,894
7Port of Virginia $6,007,417
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,959,561
9Port of New York $5,626,655
10Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $5,450,519

U.S. trade with Zambia rose to $265.17 million through October

Zambia’s trade with the United States rose to $265.17 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 123.07 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Zambia’s exports increased 41.46 percent while imports rose 248.39 percent. The U.S. deficit with Zambia was $61.48 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.61 percent of Zambia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 7488.62 percent to $100.47 million.
    Exports fell 6.94 percent to $724,970. Imports rose 18206 percent to $99.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 239.18 percent to $44.08 million.
    Exports rose 4.11 percent to $2.39 million. Imports rose 289.55 percent to $41.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 170.32 percent to $29.43 million.
    Exports rose 957.57 percent to $20.77 million. Imports fell 2.98 percent to $8.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 37.17 percent to $20.76 million.
    Exports rose 36.64 percent to $20.68 million. Imports totaled $80,640.
  • Trade with No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport fell 43.64 percent to $13.7 million.
    Exports rose 15.33 percent to $2.67 million. Imports fell 49.84 percent to $11.03 million.

Zambia ranked No. 140 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 156.

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 Zambia by value through October were the categories of Motor vehicle parts; Parts for heavy machinery; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Low value shipments; and Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools, respectively. They accounted for 54.59 percent of total exports to Zambia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Zambia –– Refined copper, alloys, unwrought; Precious stones; Ferroalloys 7202; Coffee; and Diamonds, not mounted –– accounted for 99.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicle parts rose 1366.25 percent compared to last year to $28.24 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 0.47 percent compared to last year to $10.53 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 20.86 percent compared to last year to $7.72 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 39.76 percent compared to last year to $5.35 million.
  • Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools rose 85.95 percent compared to last year to $3.77 million.

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

  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought totaled $107.37 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Precious stones rose 58.04 percent compared to last year to $52.68 million.
  • Ferroalloys 7202 totaled $1.23 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Coffee fell 13.88 percent compared to last year to $566,015.
  • Diamonds, not mounted totaled $556,559. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Zambia recorded $149.94 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Houston; Baltimore; and Charleston. Total U.S. exports to Zambia were $ 83.89 million and imports from Zambia were $66.05 million. The U.S. surplus with Zambia was $17.84 million.