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Cote D’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire ranked No. 81 in total trade value through February with a total of $281.21 million. Exports totaled $55.67 million and Imports totaled $225.54 million, a deficit of $169.87 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $281.21 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $163,764,535
2Port of Newark $37,292,541
3Port of Lake Charles, La. $19,665,000
4Port of Houston $13,658,618
5Port of Virginia $9,823,366
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,400,618
7Port of Charleston $5,457,898
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $4,334,880
9Port of Los Angeles $2,553,508
10Port of New York $2,465,485

U.S. trade with Cote D’Ivoire rose to $281.21 million through February

Cote D’Ivoire’s trade with the United States rose to $281.21 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 29.11 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Cote D’Ivoire’s exports decreased 31.58 percent while imports fell 28.48 percent. The U.S. deficit with Cote D’Ivoire was $169.87 million.

Through February, 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 Lake Charles, La.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Pascagoula, Miss. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 86.84 percent of Cote D’Ivoire’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Philadelphia fell 17.05 percent to $163.76 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 17.02 percent to $163.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 21.96 percent to $37.29 million.
    Exports rose 920.38 percent to $4.18 million. Imports fell 30.11 percent to $33.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Lake Charles, La. totaled $19.67 million.
    Exports totaled $19.67 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 75.31 percent to $13.66 million.
    Exports fell 75.64 percent to $13.3 million. Imports fell 50.69 percent to $361,398.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia rose 18.04 percent to $9.82 million.
    Exports rose 1894.67 percent to $610,248. Imports rose 11.12 percent to $9.21 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. 76.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 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 $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Cote D’Ivoire by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Plastics; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Machine tool parts, respectively. They accounted for 63.95 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; Rubber; Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803; Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; and Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa –– accounted for 97.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 0.55 percent compared to last year to $20.01 million.
  • Plastics rose 2361.5 percent compared to last year to $6.94 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 36.3 percent compared to last year to $4.68 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 24.73 percent compared to last year to $2.04 million.
  • Machine tool parts totaled $1.93 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Cocoa Beans fell 18.98 percent compared to last year to $183.49 million.
  • Rubber rose 23.38 percent compared to last year to $17.58 million.
  • Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803 fell 47.37 percent compared to last year to $12.02 million.
  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts rose 251.52 percent compared to last year to $5.32 million.
  • Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa rose 1.39 percent compared to last year to $1.75 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Cote D’Ivoire recorded $1.54 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Philadelphia; New York City; Houston; New Orleans; and Mobile. Total U.S. exports to Cote D’Ivoire were $ 329.75 million and imports from Cote D’Ivoire were $1.21 billion. The U.S. deficit with Cote D’Ivoire was $883.24 million.