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Zambia

Zambia ranked No. 147 in total trade value through August with a total of $145.96 million. Exports totaled $81.96 million and Imports totaled $64.01 million, a surplus of $17.95 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $145.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $45,367,880
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $34,767,966
3Los Angeles International Airport $26,745,202
4Port of New Orleans $5,463,636
5Port of Houston $4,438,653
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $4,419,348
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $3,107,164
8Port of Virginia $2,968,552
9Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $2,947,909
10Des Moines International Airport $2,129,007

U.S. trade with Zambia rose to $145.96 million through August

Zambia’s trade with the United States rose to $145.96 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 35.23 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Zambia decreased 7.08 percent while U.S. imports from Zambia fell 53.34 percent. The U.S. surplus with Zambia was $17.95 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New York; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.01 percent of Zambia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New York rose 803.35 percent to $45.37 million.
    Exports rose 803.35 percent to $45.37 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 3.06 percent to $34.77 million.
    Exports rose 17.27 percent to $2.44 million. Imports fell 4.31 percent to $32.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 102.95 percent to $26.75 million.
    Exports fell 51.27 percent to $1.15 million. Imports rose 136.77 percent to $25.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 93.38 percent to $5.46 million.
    Exports rose 46.07 percent to $813,098. Imports fell 94.33 percent to $4.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 76.21 percent to $4.44 million.
    Exports fell 76.69 percent to $4.35 million. Imports totaled $89,069.

Zambia ranked No. 147 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 137.

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 Zambia by value through August were the categories of Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; Low value shipments; Motor vehicle parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 69.99 percent of total exports to Zambia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Zambia –– Precious stones; Refined copper, alloys, unwrought; Value added to a returned import; Coffee; and Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane –– accounted for 98.8 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts rose 55206 percent compared to last year to $42.91 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 5.08 percent compared to last year to $4.42 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 84.52 percent compared to last year to $4.08 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 242.11 percent compared to last year to $3.25 million.
  • Computers rose 56.37 percent compared to last year to $2.71 million.

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

  • Precious stones rose 29.26 percent compared to last year to $57.45 million.
  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought fell 95.1 percent compared to last year to $4.4 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 336.39 percent compared to last year to $741,153.
  • Coffee fell 1.51 percent compared to last year to $478,055.
  • Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane totaled $165,000. 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.