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Tanzania

Tanzania ranked No. 137 in total trade value through June with a total of $155.85 million. Exports totaled $89.62 million and Imports totaled $66.24 million, a surplus of $23.38 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $155.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $29,883,993
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $21,017,968
3Los Angeles International Airport $11,087,368
4Port of Newark $10,899,811
5Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $10,435,007
6Port of Galveston, Texas $9,222,616
7Port of Charleston $6,751,509
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,698,301
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $6,583,071
10Port of Virginia $6,408,731

U.S. trade with Tanzania rose to $155.85 million through June

Tanzania’s trade with the United States rose to $155.85 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 21.26 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tanzania’s exports increased 19.53 percent while imports rose 23.68 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $23.38 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of San Francisco, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 53.46 percent of Tanzania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 7.98 percent to $29.88 million.
    Exports rose 2.84 percent to $27.85 million. Imports rose 241.83 percent to $2.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 268.32 percent to $21.02 million.
    Exports rose 161.65 percent to $4.3 million. Imports rose 311.51 percent to $16.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 428.61 percent to $11.09 million.
    Exports rose 79.81 percent to $1.15 million. Imports rose 580.88 percent to $9.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark fell 24.45 percent to $10.9 million.
    Exports fell 58.97 percent to $2.46 million. Imports rose 0.06 percent to $8.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 159.38 percent to $10.44 million.
    Exports fell 98.78 percent to $4,880. Imports rose 187.79 percent to $10.43 million.

Tanzania ranked No. 137 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 146.

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 Tanzania by value through June were the categories of Wheat; Plastics; Value added to a returned import; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Polymers of vinyl chloride, respectively. They accounted for 40.23 percent of total exports to Tanzania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tanzania –– Precious stones; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Coffee; and Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. –– accounted for 73.94 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $22.72 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plastics rose 195.04 percent compared to last year to $4.15 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 3248.39 percent compared to last year to $3.52 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 24.78 percent compared to last year to $2.98 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 86.28 percent compared to last year to $2.68 million.

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

  • Precious stones rose 370.82 percent compared to last year to $24.73 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 15.52 percent compared to last year to $7.4 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 0.93 percent compared to last year to $6.7 million.
  • Coffee fell 65.28 percent compared to last year to $6.59 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. rose 17.15 percent compared to last year to $3.57 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Tanzania recorded $272.58 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; Los Angeles; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Tanzania were $ 148.9 million and imports from Tanzania were $123.68 million. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $25.22 million.