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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe ranked No. 173 in total trade value through May with a total of $34.51 million. Exports totaled $15.15 million and Imports totaled $19.36 million, a deficit of $4.21 million.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $34.51 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $13,052,412
2Port of Virginia $4,984,580
3Los Angeles International Airport $1,611,206
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,463,246
5Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $1,372,021
6Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Kan. $1,335,525
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,184,618
8Port of Houston $1,018,762
9Kansas City International Airport, Kan. $1,000,000
10Port of New York $951,500

U.S. trade with Zimbabwe rose to $34.51 million through May

Zimbabwe’s trade with the United States rose to $34.51 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.19 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Zimbabwe increased 8.24 percent while U.S. imports from Zimbabwe rose 13.61 percent. The U.S. deficit with Zimbabwe was $4.21 million.

Through May, 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 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Mobile, Ala. No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.14 percent of Zimbabwe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 159.04 percent to $13.05 million.
    Exports rose 76.24 percent to $921,030. Imports rose 168.62 percent to $12.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Virginia rose 124.82 percent to $4.98 million.
    Exports rose 62.06 percent to $1.05 million. Imports rose 150.86 percent to $3.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 190.6 percent to $1.61 million.
    Exports rose 246.2 percent to $1.29 million. Imports rose 75.38 percent to $316,517.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 11.26 percent to $1.46 million.
    Exports rose 199.61 percent to $502,481. Imports fell 16.27 percent to $960,765.
  • Trade with No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 48.72 percent to $1.37 million.
    Exports fell 51.86 percent to $1.21 million. Imports fell 1.42 percent to $164,191.

Zimbabwe ranked No. 173 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 176.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Zimbabwe by value through May were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Computers; Tractors; Motor vehicle parts; and Parts for heavy machinery, respectively. They accounted for 55.58 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 Live plants –– accounted for 92.54 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 920.73 percent compared to last year to $3.44 million.
  • Computers fell 41.05 percent compared to last year to $1.73 million.
  • Tractors fell 13.21 percent compared to last year to $1.26 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 21.51 percent compared to last year to $1.1 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 122.77 percent compared to last year to $879,147.

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

  • Ferroalloys 7202 rose 15.97 percent compared to last year to $11.79 million.
  • Raw tobacco rose 148.98 percent compared to last year to $3.73 million.
  • Tea fell 23.54 percent compared to last year to $1.76 million.
  • Peppers, including black pepper rose 306.35 percent compared to last year to $322,543.
  • Live plants fell 4.56 percent compared to last year to $317,737.

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.