Tanzania

Tanzania ranked No. 120 in total trade value through November with a total of $444.43 million. Exports totaled $323.36 million and Imports totaled $121.07 million, a surplus of $202.29 million.

January – November 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $444.43 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $160,074,615
2Port of Houston $49,073,348
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $36,651,894
4Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $24,764,369
5Port of Newark $23,611,473
6Port of Charleston $15,441,712
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $14,152,051
8Los Angeles International Airport $13,766,316
9Port of Virginia $11,944,110
10Port of Galveston, Texas $9,284,616

U.S. trade with Tanzania rose to $444.43 million through November

Tanzania’s trade with the United States rose to $444.43 million through the first 11 months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.38 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Tanzania increased 3.5 percent while U.S. imports from Tanzania rose 34.21 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tanzania was $202.29 million.

Through November, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 66.19 percent of Tanzania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. totaled $160.07 million.
    Exports totaled $160.07 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 8.79 percent to $49.07 million.
    Exports rose 6.52 percent to $46.24 million. Imports rose 66.83 percent to $2.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 178.27 percent to $36.65 million.
    Exports rose 73.93 percent to $6.99 million. Imports rose 224.04 percent to $29.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 73.99 percent to $24.76 million.
    Exports fell 90.21 percent to $44,380. Imports rose 79.39 percent to $24.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 3.3 percent to $23.61 million.
    Exports fell 12.31 percent to $7.1 million. Imports rose 11.85 percent to $16.51 million.

Tanzania ranked No. 120 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 125.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.81 trillion, down 1.42 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.32 percent to $1.51 trillion; imports dropped 1.48 percent to $2.3 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 $786.7 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $800.89 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tanzania by value through November were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Wheat; Cereal groats, meal, pellets; Plastics; and Misc. medical chemical re-agents, respectively. They accounted for 67.95 percent of total exports to Tanzania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tanzania –– Precious stones; T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; Coffee; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 65.18 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 3.89 percent compared to last year to $173.45 million.
  • Wheat totaled $22.72 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cereal groats, meal, pellets rose 141.66 percent compared to last year to $9.47 million.
  • Plastics rose 96.2 percent compared to last year to $7.96 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 1015.46 percent compared to last year to $6.14 million.

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

  • Precious stones rose 198.04 percent compared to last year to $32.13 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 21.05 percent compared to last year to $15.72 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 10.74 percent compared to last year to $15.69 million.
  • Coffee fell 59.3 percent compared to last year to $8.62 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted rose 31.47 percent compared to last year to $6.76 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.