Cote D’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire ranked No. 81 in total trade value through May with a total of $610.43 million. Exports totaled $78.69 million and Imports totaled $531.75 million, a deficit of $453.06 million.

U.S. trade with Cote D’Ivoire rose to $533.58 million through May

Cote D’Ivoire’s trade with the United States rose to $533.58 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 0.84 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Cote D’Ivoire decreased 29.54 percent while U.S. imports from Cote D’Ivoire rose 5.1 percent. The U.S. deficit with Cote D’Ivoire was $403.66 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Pascagoula, Miss. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 89.53 percent of Cote D’Ivoire’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Philadelphia rose 6.76 percent to $335.83 million.
    Exports fell 89.51 percent to $15,208. Imports rose 6.81 percent to $335.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 66.46 percent to $127.3 million.
    Exports fell 69.99 percent to $1.36 million. Imports rose 75.05 percent to $125.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 27.65 percent to $39.85 million.
    Exports rose 15.89 percent to $39.85 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 37.08 percent to $24.22 million.
    Exports fell 51.16 percent to $4.64 million. Imports rose 139.64 percent to $19.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston rose 16.74 percent to $19.33 million.
    Exports rose 29.51 percent to $7.86 million. Imports rose 9.35 percent to $11.47 million.

Cote D’Ivoire ranked No. 81 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 92.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Cote D’Ivoire by value through May were the categories of Polymers of vinyl chloride; Plastics; Passenger vehicles; Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments; and Acyclic hydrocarbons, respectively. They accounted for 61.31 percent of total exports to Cote D’Ivoire.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Cote D’Ivoire –– Cocoa Beans; Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803; Rubber; Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa; and Cocoa Butter, Fat and Oil 1804 –– accounted for 98.35 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Cote D’Ivoire:

  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 45.12 percent compared to last year to $18.84 million.
  • Plastics fell 5.09 percent compared to last year to $15.9 million.
  • Passenger vehicles fell 16.04 percent compared to last year to $5.03 million.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 4.22 percent compared to last year to $4.31 million.
  • Acyclic hydrocarbons totaled $4.17 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Cote D’Ivoire:

  • Cocoa Beans rose 3.97 percent compared to last year to $363.91 million.
  • Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803 rose 181.16 percent compared to last year to $106.76 million.
  • Rubber rose 12.27 percent compared to last year to $41.45 million.
  • Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa rose 48.09 percent compared to last year to $7.11 million.
  • Cocoa Butter, Fat and Oil 1804 fell 63.83 percent compared to last year to $3.75 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Cote D’Ivoire recorded $1.2 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Cote D’Ivoire were $ 278.45 million and imports from Cote D’Ivoire were $923.68 million. The U.S. deficit with Cote D’Ivoire was $645.24 million.