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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone ranked No. 165 in total trade value through June with a total of $57.84 million. Exports totaled $43.04 million and Imports totaled $14.8 million, a surplus of $28.24 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $57.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $9,752,336
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,428,437
3Port Laredo $5,738,453
4Port of New York $5,263,374
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,194,454
6Port of Houston $3,832,975
7Port of Virginia $3,664,318
8Port of Newark $2,550,368
9Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,184,267
10Port of Los Angeles $1,927,225

U.S. trade with Sierra Leone rose to $57.84 million through June

Sierra Leone’s trade with the United States rose to $57.84 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.37 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Sierra Leone’s exports increased 28.34 percent while imports fell 48.81 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sierra Leone was $28.24 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Charleston; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port Laredo; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Laredo No. 2 Port of Charleston No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55.98 percent of Sierra Leone’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston fell 17.65 percent to $9.75 million.
    Exports fell 7.61 percent to $9.71 million. Imports fell 96.97 percent to $40,257.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 179.16 percent to $6.43 million.
    Exports rose 232.02 percent to $6.42 million. Imports fell 97.14 percent to $10,593.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Laredo fell 55.31 percent to $5.74 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 55.31 percent to $5.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York rose 0.5 percent to $5.26 million.
    Exports fell 0.09 percent to $5.22 million. Imports rose 322.74 percent to $40,617.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 2.65 percent to $5.19 million.
    Exports rose 0.26 percent to $4.72 million. Imports rose 34.99 percent to $469,590.

Sierra Leone ranked No. 165 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 165.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 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 $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Sierra Leone by value through June were the categories of Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Rice; Cigars, cigarettes; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 52.3 percent of total exports to Sierra Leone.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sierra Leone –– Compressors and pumps; Value added to a returned import; Diamonds, not mounted; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Refrigerators, freezers –– accounted for 70.22 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Sierra Leone:

  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments fell 5.13 percent compared to last year to $10.52 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 6.2 percent compared to last year to $4.19 million.
  • Rice rose 3626.25 percent compared to last year to $3.66 million.
  • Cigars, cigarettes totaled $2.17 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 13.7 percent compared to last year to $1.97 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Sierra Leone:

  • Compressors and pumps fell 54.68 percent compared to last year to $5.75 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 2858.19 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 53.28 percent compared to last year to $973,854.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 3473.13 percent compared to last year to $478,800.
  • Refrigerators, freezers rose 5555.06 percent compared to last year to $424,525.

In the latest annual figures available, Sierra Leone recorded $125.85 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Charleston; Baltimore; New Orleans; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to Sierra Leone were $ 79.32 million and imports from Sierra Leone were $46.53 million. The U.S. surplus with Sierra Leone was $32.79 million.