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Zambia

Zambia ranked No. 132 in total trade value through February with a total of $54.47 million. Exports totaled $39.55 million and Imports totaled $14.91 million, a surplus of $24.64 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $54.47 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $30,432,374
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $11,870,386
3Los Angeles International Airport $3,224,404
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,216,240
5Port of Houston $1,142,986
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,121,616
7Chicago O’Hare International Airport $824,700
8Port of Virginia $799,059
9Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $390,143
10Port of Newark $317,581

U.S. trade with Zambia rose to $54.47 million through February

Zambia’s trade with the United States rose to $54.47 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 50.61 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Zambia’s exports increased 46.49 percent while imports rose 62.73 percent. The U.S. surplus with Zambia was $24.64 million.

Through February, 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 89.75 percent of Zambia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New York rose 2397.06 percent to $30.43 million.
    Exports rose 2397.06 percent to $30.43 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 832.52 percent to $11.87 million.
    Exports rose 27.55 percent to $607,044. Imports rose 1313.22 percent to $11.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport fell 40.13 percent to $3.22 million.
    Exports fell 66.13 percent to $129,575. Imports fell 38.14 percent to $3.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 50.86 percent to $2.22 million.
    Exports rose 50.86 percent to $2.22 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 86.19 percent to $1.14 million.
    Exports fell 86.19 percent to $1.14 million. There were no imports.

Zambia ranked No. 132 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 141.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Zambia by value through February were the categories of Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; Low value shipments; Rubber tires; Motor vehicle parts; and Parts for heavy machinery, respectively. They accounted for 88.97 percent of total exports to Zambia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Zambia –– Precious stones; Value added to a returned import; Coffee; Collectors items of historic or botanic interest; and Jewelry, parts –– accounted for 98.65 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts totaled $29.97 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 50.86 percent compared to last year to $2.22 million.
  • Rubber tires rose 159.7 percent compared to last year to $1.21 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 79.76 percent compared to last year to $1.09 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 55.49 percent compared to last year to $702,910.

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

  • Precious stones rose 131.61 percent compared to last year to $13.54 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 392.2 percent compared to last year to $615,279.
  • Coffee rose 185.54 percent compared to last year to $342,967.
  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest totaled $109,500. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Jewelry, parts totaled $108,840. 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.