Belarus

Belarus ranked No. 117 in total trade value in 2019 with a total of $505.18 million. Exports totaled $125.04 million and Imports totaled $380.14 million, a deficit of $255.1 million.

U.S. trade with Belarus rose to $505.18 million in 2019

Belarus’s trade with the United States rose to $505.18 million in 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.29 percent below its total trade of 2018. U.S. exports to Belarus decreased 5.68 percent while U.S. imports from Belarus fell 3.82 percent. The U.S. deficit with Belarus was $255.1 million.

Through December 2019, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 2 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Newark. In 2018, the top five were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.. In 2019, the top five accounted for 67.95 percent of Belarus’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 117.91 percent to $212.64 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 117.91 percent to $212.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. fell 2.08 percent to $46.89 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 2.08 percent to $46.89 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York fell 35.14 percent to $31.7 million.
    Exports fell 35.21 percent to $31.57 million. Imports fell 14.24 percent to $130,385.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 56.01 percent to $31.36 million.
    Exports rose 266.28 percent to $10.84 million. Imports fell 69.97 percent to $20.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 19.82 percent to $20.71 million.
    Exports rose 254.54 percent to $1.81 million. Imports rose 12.68 percent to $18.9 million.

Belarus ranked No. 117 among the United States’ top trade partners in 2019. In 2018, it ranked No. 119.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world decreased to $4.14 trillion, down 1.37 percent compared to 2018. The nation’s exports dropped 1.13 percent to $1.65 trillion; imports dropped 1.53 percent to $2.5 trillion. The nation’s top five countries for 2019, by value, were Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $853.23 billion, down compared to 2018 when the deficit was $873.19 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Belarus by value through December 2019 were the categories of Electric motors, generators, not sets; Internal combustion engines; Civilian aircraft, parts; Electrical boards, panels and switches; and Optical fibers, respectively. They accounted for 31.2 percent of total exports to Belarus.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Belarus –– Potassic fertilizers; Gasoline, other fuels; Seamless iron tubes and pipes; Nitrogenous fertilizers; and Handsaws & Met Pts; Saw Blades; Base Mtl Saw 8202 –– accounted for 83.67 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Electric motors, generators, not sets fell 40 percent compared to last year to $9.73 million.
  • Internal combustion engines rose 8.52 percent compared to last year to $8.2 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 11.72 percent compared to last year to $7.73 million.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches fell 38.87 percent compared to last year to $7.29 million.
  • Optical fibers rose 8.3 percent compared to last year to $6.06 million.

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

  • Potassic fertilizers rose 56.28 percent compared to last year to $219.91 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 51.54 percent compared to last year to $65.58 million.
  • Seamless iron tubes and pipes fell 66.11 percent compared to last year to $13.87 million.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 166.61 percent compared to last year to $9.46 million.
  • Handsaws & Met Pts; Saw Blades; Base Mtl Saw 8202 rose 34.78 percent compared to last year to $9.23 million.

In 2018 annual figures available, Belarus recorded $527.83 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Belarus were $132.57 million and imports from Belarus were $395.25 million. The U.S. deficit with Belarus was $262.68 million.