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Zimbabwe ranked No. 171 in total trade value through February with a total of $13.05 million. Exports totaled $3.13 million and Imports totaled $9.92 million, a deficit of $6.78 million.

U.S. trade with Zimbabwe rose to $13.05 million through February

Zimbabwe’s trade with the United States rose to $13.05 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 60.92 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Zimbabwe’s exports decreased 32.96 percent while imports rose 188.65 percent. The U.S. deficit with Zimbabwe was $6.78 million.

Through February, 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 Port of Savannah, Ga.; 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 New York No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.01 percent of Zimbabwe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 2627.99 percent to $7.14 million.
    Exports fell 33.47 percent to $139,601. Imports rose 13417 percent to $7 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Virginia rose 217.25 percent to $1.77 million.
    Exports rose 7.41 percent to $286,392. Imports rose 409.84 percent to $1.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 343.15 percent to $543,789.
    Exports rose 1244.69 percent to $454,829. Imports rose 0.08 percent to $88,960.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 23.09 percent to $521,700.
    Exports fell 52.82 percent to $47,100. Imports rose 46.48 percent to $474,600.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 44.27 percent to $472,812.
    Exports rose 31.92 percent to $429,032. Imports rose 1656.12 percent to $43,780.

Zimbabwe ranked No. 171 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 $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 Zimbabwe by value through February were the categories of Tractors; Computers; Motor vehicle parts; Parts for heavy machinery; and Misc. medical chemical re-agents, respectively. They accounted for 58.63 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 95.53 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Tractors rose 4.26 percent compared to last year to $568,350.
  • Computers fell 47.12 percent compared to last year to $506,203.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 37.54 percent compared to last year to $359,316.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 65.38 percent compared to last year to $224,478.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 1283.17 percent compared to last year to $179,217.

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

  • Ferroalloys 7202 rose 874.54 percent compared to last year to $6.67 million.
  • Raw tobacco rose 391.42 percent compared to last year to $1.48 million.
  • Tea rose 59.42 percent compared to last year to $832,864.
  • Peppers, including black pepper rose 712.7 percent compared to last year to $322,543.
  • Original sculptures and statues rose 341.97 percent compared to last year to $177,439.

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.