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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe ranked No. 168 in total trade value through October with a total of $89.52 million. Exports totaled $29.42 million and Imports totaled $60.11 million, a deficit of $30.69 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $89.52 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Mobile, Ala. $32,022,685
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $10,539,467
3Port of New Orleans $10,318,555
4Port of Virginia $4,368,207
5Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $3,699,901
6Port of Houston $3,696,489
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,457,172
8Port of Charleston $2,704,987
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,629,808
10Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $1,625,844

U.S. trade with Zimbabwe rose to $89.52 million through October

Zimbabwe’s trade with the United States rose to $89.52 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22.65 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Zimbabwe’s exports decreased 3.34 percent while imports rose 41.24 percent. The U.S. deficit with Zimbabwe was $30.69 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala.; No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.08 percent of Zimbabwe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala. totaled $32.02 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $32.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 30.69 percent to $10.54 million.
    Exports fell 49.86 percent to $1.8 million. Imports fell 24.78 percent to $8.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 56.05 percent to $10.32 million.
    Exports fell 11.67 percent to $907,688. Imports fell 58.09 percent to $9.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 2.92 percent to $4.37 million.
    Exports fell 52.77 percent to $1.35 million. Imports rose 117.84 percent to $3.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 38.22 percent to $3.7 million.
    Exports rose 39.97 percent to $3.45 million. Imports rose 17.56 percent to $245,386.

Zimbabwe ranked No. 168 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 173.

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 Zimbabwe by value through October were the categories of Computers; Tractors; Motor vehicle parts; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; and Cereal Flours, Except of Wheat or of Meslin, respectively. They accounted for 50.2 percent of total exports to Zimbabwe.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Zimbabwe –– Ferroalloys 7202; Cane, beet sugar, solid form; Tea; Raw tobacco; and Nickle, Unwrought 7502 –– accounted for 92.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Computers rose 49.43 percent compared to last year to $5.13 million.
  • Tractors rose 69.23 percent compared to last year to $3.44 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 10.66 percent compared to last year to $2.92 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 305.78 percent compared to last year to $1.65 million.
  • Cereal Flours, Except of Wheat or of Meslin rose 2.22 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.

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

  • Ferroalloys 7202 rose 77.64 percent compared to last year to $41.77 million.
  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form fell 40.82 percent compared to last year to $6.11 million.
  • Tea rose 43.32 percent compared to last year to $4.18 million.
  • Raw tobacco rose 255.95 percent compared to last year to $2.51 million.
  • Nickle, Unwrought 7502 rose 4342.46 percent compared to last year to $1.15 million.

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.