US trade (export - import) with Botswana in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In 2015, US trade with Botswana was $259.1 million, down 31.21% ($117.5 million) from 2014.

US exports to Botswana in 2015 were $39.0 million, down 26.15% ($13.8 million) from 2014.

US imports from Botswana in 2015 were $220.1 million, down 32.03% ($103.7 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Botswana in 2015 was $181.0 million, a 33.18% decrease ($89.9 million) over 2014.

Botswana was the US 134th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 128th in 2014), accounting for 0.0068% of US total trade (down from 0.0093% in 2014).

Botswana was the US 165th largest export market in 2015 (down from 161st in 2014), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (down from 0.0033% in 2014).

Botswana was the US 106th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 99th in 2014), accounting for 0.0095% of US total imports (down from 0.0134% in 2014).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.11% of US total exports to Botswana (35.97% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.03% of US total exports to Botswana (11.21% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.45% of US total exports to Botswana (1.01% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total exports to Botswana (0.08% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.7 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 $1.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Botswana in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8.8 0.02 34.0-74.05
10 Cereals 47.5 0.12 58.9-19.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 99.3-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15.9 0.04 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 164.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6.2 0.02 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 88.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 75.4 0.19 25.5195.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,878.7 12.50 4,938.4-1.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.0 0.04 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.6 0.02 76.9-87.48
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 90.7 0.23 16.6447.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 49.2 0.13 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 63.0 0.16 63.1-0.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 63.8 0.16 52.820.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 609.2 1.56 621.7-2.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13.4 0.03 42.3-68.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 357.2 0.91 3.59,969.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 158.5 0.41 221.5-28.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.7 0.01 5.2-48.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 426.3 1.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.02 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.8 0.02 14.2-45.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.0 0.02 3.953.74
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3.1 0.01 20.5-84.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 287.9 0.74 86.7231.99
72 Iron and steel 9.9 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 818.8 2.10 396.2106.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.0 0.03 120.6-90.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.9 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 98.8 0.25 6.41,443.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14.8 0.04 3.1374.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,438.5 11.37 4,509.1-1.57
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 3,181.7 8.15 4,623.6-31.19
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 553.7 1.42 58.5847.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 500.8 1.28 1,679.9-70.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,105.0 7.95 4,796.3-35.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,538.3 3.94 3,350.5-54.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28.0 0.07 7.3284.40
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 73.1 0.19 8.8730.74
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 41.9 0.11 224.7-81.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19.5 0.05 33.8-42.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 50.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,402.3 44.57 26,229.9-33.65

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 95.26% of US total imports from Botswana (96.36% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.01% of US total imports from Botswana (3.08% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in 2015 over the 2014 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 $102.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US imports from Botswana in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7.7 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.5 0.00 268.6-98.69
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 2.0-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.2 0.00 28.9-88.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.2 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,386.5 1.08 4,669.2-48.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,299.4 2.86 5,307.018.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 129.4 0.06 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 209,633.3 95.26 312,015.1-32.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.9 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.2 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 83.5 0.04 511.0-83.66
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 121.7 0.06 164.1-25.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49.2 0.02 73.3-32.91
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 1.0 0.00 5.4-80.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.00 3.10.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 83.8 0.04 17.3383.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,243.9 0.57 718.773.07
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce