Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe ranked No. 176 in total trade value through March with a total of $18.55 million. Exports totaled $6.89 million and Imports totaled $11.65 million, a deficit of $4.76 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $18.55 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $7,763,087
2Port of Virginia $3,465,454
3Los Angeles International Airport $1,201,010
4Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $815,643
5Port of Houston $814,162
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $552,940
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $551,739
8Port of Los Angeles $453,554
9Port of Charleston $440,230
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $312,002

U.S. trade with Zimbabwe rose to $18.55 million through March

Zimbabwe’s trade with the United States rose to $18.55 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 36.86 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Zimbabwe’s exports decreased 10.07 percent while imports rose 97.98 percent. The U.S. deficit with Zimbabwe was $4.76 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Virginia; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; 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 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of New York. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 75.81 percent of Zimbabwe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 437.44 percent to $7.76 million.
    Exports rose 114.19 percent to $766,281. Imports rose 543.86 percent to $7 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Virginia rose 134.71 percent to $3.47 million.
    Exports rose 98.89 percent to $774,118. Imports rose 147.54 percent to $2.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 426.97 percent to $1.2 million.
    Exports rose 989.03 percent to $1.09 million. Imports fell 15.81 percent to $107,330.
  • Trade with No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 56.53 percent to $815,643.
    Exports fell 59.83 percent to $699,889. Imports fell 13.61 percent to $115,754.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 41.35 percent to $814,162.
    Exports rose 21.18 percent to $694,984. Imports rose 4680.51 percent to $119,178.

Zimbabwe ranked No. 176 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 180.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Zimbabwe by value through March were the categories of Computers; Tractors; Parts for heavy machinery; Drawing, measuring instruments, parts; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 55.45 percent of total exports to Zimbabwe.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Zimbabwe –– Ferroalloys 7202; Raw tobacco; Tea; Peppers, including black pepper; and Original sculptures and statues –– accounted for 92.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computers fell 3.77 percent compared to last year to $1.34 million.
  • Tractors fell 14.16 percent compared to last year to $842,150.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 268.36 percent compared to last year to $643,133.
  • Drawing, measuring instruments, parts rose 2028.02 percent compared to last year to $548,560.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 33.22 percent compared to last year to $452,316.

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

  • Ferroalloys 7202 rose 301.34 percent compared to last year to $6.67 million.
  • Raw tobacco rose 138.78 percent compared to last year to $2.69 million.
  • Tea fell 0.44 percent compared to last year to $864,104.
  • Peppers, including black pepper rose 712.7 percent compared to last year to $322,543.
  • Original sculptures and statues rose 395.04 percent compared to last year to $231,839.

In the latest annual figures available, Zimbabwe recorded $94.89 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Baltimore; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Zimbabwe were $ 40.31 million and imports from Zimbabwe were $54.58 million. The U.S. deficit with Zimbabwe was $14.27 million.