US trade (export - import) with Botswana in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In 2014, US trade with Botswana totaled $376.7 million, up 4.51% ($16.2 million) from 2013.

US exports to Botswana in 2014 were $52.9 million, down 35.60% ($29.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from Botswana in 2014 totaled $323.8 million, up 16.33% ($45.5 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Botswana in 2014 was $270.9 million, a 38.06% increase ($74.7 million) over 2013.

Botswana was the US 128th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 130th in 2013), accounting for 0.0093% of US total trade (up from 0.0092% in 2013).

Botswana was the US 161st largest export market in 2014 (down from 152nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0033% of US total exports (down from 0.0052% in 2013).

Botswana was the US 99th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 107th in 2013), accounting for 0.0134% of US total imports (up from 0.0120% in 2013).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.97% of US total exports to Botswana (36.92% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.21% of US total exports to Botswana (11.83% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.01% of US total exports to Botswana (2.04% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.5 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) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $13.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.8 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Botswana in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 25.3 0.05 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.8 0.01 86.5-92.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34.0 0.06 0.0
10 Cereals 58.9 0.11 60.9-3.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 99.3 0.19 201.9-50.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 164.3 0.31 38.2330.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 88.5 0.17 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 25.5 0.05 10.5143.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,938.4 9.34 9,122.6-45.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 51.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 76.9 0.15 56.935.27
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 16.6 0.03 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 63.1 0.12 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 52.8 0.10 50.15.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 621.7 1.18 387.660.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42.3 0.08 35.718.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.5 0.01 8.3-57.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.0 0.07 11.1250.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 221.5 0.42 142.056.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.5 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5.2 0.01 3.933.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14.2 0.03 87.6-83.75
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17.0 0.03 22.8-25.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.9 0.01 39.7-90.11
69 Ceramic products 21.0 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 20.5 0.04 10.0105.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 86.7 0.16 64.434.65
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 142.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 396.2 0.75 1,451.1-72.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.5 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 120.6 0.23 12.7852.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.4 0.01 36.1-82.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.1 0.01 28.6-89.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,509.1 8.53 10,588.1-57.41
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 4,623.6 8.75 3,460.733.60
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 58.5 0.11 501.9-88.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,679.9 3.18 9,261.3-81.86
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,796.3 9.07 2,336.6105.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,350.5 6.34 4,160.0-19.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.5 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.3 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8.8 0.02 10.9-19.32
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 224.7 0.42 127.476.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33.8 0.06 44.6-24.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.5 0.10 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.4 0.01 22.3-80.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 26,229.9 49.62 39,395.6-33.42

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 96.36% of US total imports from Botswana (96.62% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.08% of US total imports from Botswana (2.21% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in 2014 over 2013 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 $43.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US imports from Botswana in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 37.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 33.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 268.6 0.08 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.0 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28.9 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,669.2 1.44 2,727.271.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,307.0 1.64 3,418.855.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 312,015.1 96.36 268,926.316.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 511.0 0.16 628.1-18.65
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 164.1 0.05 23.5599.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 73.3 0.02 217.0-66.23
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 5.4 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17.3 0.01 1,477.4-98.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 718.7 0.22 824.7-12.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce