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Burkina Faso

Burkina ranked No. 172 in total trade value through March with a total of $21.63 million. Exports totaled $20.57 million and Imports totaled $1.06 million, a surplus of $19.51 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $21.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Portland, Maine $6,756,000
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,919,675
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,796,482
4Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,641,307
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,001,709
6Port of Newark $852,231
7Port of New York $744,961
8Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $737,692
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $727,004
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $644,331

U.S. trade with Burkina Faso rose to $21.63 million through March

Burkina Faso’s trade with the United States rose to $21.63 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 49.56 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Burkina Faso’s exports increased 59.26 percent while imports fell 31.46 percent. The U.S. surplus with Burkina Faso was $19.51 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 Port of Virginia No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 69.88 percent of Burkina Faso’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Portland, Maine totaled $6.76 million.
    Exports totaled $6.76 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 12.73 percent to $2.92 million.
    Exports rose 12.4 percent to $2.91 million. Imports totaled $8,591.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 81.54 percent to $2.8 million.
    Exports rose 82.85 percent to $2.8 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 51.02 percent to $1.64 million.
    Exports rose 55.86 percent to $1.53 million. Imports rose 7.12 percent to $115,483.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 1498 percent to $1 million.
    Exports rose 1498 percent to $1 million. There were no imports.

Burkina Faso ranked No. 172 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 179.

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 Burkina Faso by value through March were the categories of Plasma, vaccines, blood; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Civilian aircraft, parts; Tractors; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 64.95 percent of total exports to Burkina Faso.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Burkina Faso –– Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Value added to a returned import; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets –– accounted for 94.34 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Burkina Faso:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 990.62 percent compared to last year to $9 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $1.58 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2332.73 percent compared to last year to $971,535.
  • Tractors totaled $968,613. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 12.38 percent compared to last year to $839,685.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Burkina Faso:

  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts rose 283.3 percent compared to last year to $721,340.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 12.04 percent compared to last year to $133,200.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 31.87 percent compared to last year to $85,478.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders totaled $30,005. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $29,551. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Burkina Faso recorded $64.03 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Houston; Baltimore; and Portland, Maine. Total U.S. exports to Burkina Faso were $ 58.97 million and imports from Burkina Faso were $5.05 million. The U.S. surplus with Burkina Faso was $53.92 million.