US trade (export - import) with Botswana in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In 2013, US trade with Botswana totaled $360.4 million, up 33.65% ($90.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Botswana in 2013 totaled $82.1 million, up 71.08% ($34.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Botswana in 2013 totaled $278.3 million, up 25.55% ($56.6 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Botswana in 2013 was $196.2 million, a 12.97% increase ($22.5 million) over 2012.

Botswana was the US 130th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 135th in 2012), accounting for 0.0092% of US total trade (up from 0.0070% in 2012).

Botswana was the US 152nd largest export market in 2013 (up from 166th in 2012), accounting for 0.0052% of US total exports (up from 0.0031% in 2012).

Botswana was the US 107th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 110th in 2012), accounting for 0.0120% of US total imports (up from 0.0095% in 2012).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.92% of US total exports to Botswana (34.98% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.83% of US total exports to Botswana (7.83% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.04% of US total exports to Botswana (0.33% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.08% of US total exports to Botswana (12.03% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Botswana in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86.5 0.11 22.5283.66
10 Cereals 60.9 0.07 20.4197.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 201.9 0.25 152.432.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 38.2 0.05 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 10.5 0.01 3.5200.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,122.6 11.11 2,676.9240.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 51.1 0.06 43.218.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 56.9 0.07 389.3-85.40
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 347.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 50.1 0.06 104.3-51.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 387.6 0.47 157.6145.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35.7 0.04 7.4383.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.3 0.01 6.822.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11.1 0.01 25.0-55.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 142.0 0.17 191.6-25.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.9 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.3 0.02 5.1158.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.5 0.01 42.1-86.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 87.6 0.11 45.094.68
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22.8 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39.7 0.05 88.7-55.21
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10.0 0.01 50.6-80.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 64.4 0.08 5,770.9-98.88
72 Iron and steel 142.5 0.17 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,451.1 1.77 134.5978.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.7 0.02 10.223.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.1 0.04 4.9641.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.6 0.03 6.8322.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,588.1 12.90 3,177.3233.24
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 3,460.7 4.22 8,025.9-56.88
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 501.9 0.61 41.21,117.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,261.3 11.28 309.12,896.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,336.6 2.85 2,648.7-11.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,160.0 5.07 2,581.161.17
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10.9 0.01 54.3-79.91
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 127.4 0.16 135.2-5.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 44.6 0.05 41.96.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.3 0.03 21.72.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,395.6 47.99 20,593.291.30

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 96.62% of US total imports from Botswana (94.16% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.21% of US total imports from Botswana (5.02% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $60.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US imports from Botswana in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37.0 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33.2 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 53.7-99.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.47.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 151.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.00 10.4-43.72
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,727.2 0.98 6,446.8-57.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,418.8 1.23 4,684.6-27.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.1 0.00 0.848.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.3 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.5 0.00 2.2-77.36
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 268,926.3 96.62 208,736.028.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 628.1 0.23 64.8869.50
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 23.5 0.01 78.5-70.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 217.0 0.08 50.3330.96
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,477.4 0.53 290.4408.77
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 824.7 0.30 1,065.1-22.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce