US trade (export - import) with Botswana in 2016

Published or Updated: May 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In 2016, US trade with Botswana totaled $486.7 million, up 87.85% ($227.6 million) from 2015.

US exports to Botswana in 2016 totaled $42.3 million, up 8.36% ($3.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Botswana in 2016 totaled $444.4 million, up 101.95% ($224.4 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Botswana in 2016 was $402.1 million, a 122.13% increase ($221.1 million) over 2015.

Botswana was the US 113th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 134th in 2015), accounting for 0.0131% of US total trade (up from 0.0068% in 2015).

Botswana was the US 164th largest export market in 2016 (up from 165th in 2015), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (up from 0.0026% in 2015).

Botswana was the US 89th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 106th in 2015), accounting for 0.0198% of US total imports (up from 0.0095% in 2015).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.41% of US total exports to Botswana (34.11% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.32% of US total exports to Botswana (15.03% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.63% of US total exports to Botswana (0.74% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.22% of US total exports to Botswana (2.45% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.38% of US total exports to Botswana (1.14% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $4,047.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,407.1 thousand;
  • 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 $1,220.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,204.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $564.8 thousand;
  • 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 $403.3 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $164.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,670.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $410.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $367.1 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $354.1 thousand;
  • 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 $351.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $339.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $186.6 thousand.
US exports to Botswana in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.3 0.05 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
10 Cereals 62.1 0.15 47.530.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.3 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 24.0 0.06 75.4-68.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,207.8 2.85 4,878.7-75.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 72.9 0.17 9.6656.99
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 90.7-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 49.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 63.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 80.6 0.19 63.826.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 422.6 1.00 609.2-30.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16.5 0.04 13.423.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.0 0.01 357.2-99.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 27.7 0.07 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.2 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 191.6 0.45 158.520.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.9 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.0 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23.8 0.06 2.7780.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15.6 0.04 426.3-96.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 89.9 0.21 8.21,001.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.5 0.01 7.8-54.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.3 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.7 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.8 0.04 6.0177.93
70 Glass and glassware 17.5 0.04 3.1464.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 691.2 1.63 287.9140.10
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 479.7 1.13 818.8-41.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.4 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.3 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.6 0.01 11.0-76.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13.6 0.03 98.8-86.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,003.3 11.83 4,438.512.72
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 4,402.5 10.41 3,181.738.37
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 202.0 0.48 553.7-63.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,705.1 4.03 500.8240.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,152.9 16.91 3,105.0130.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,171.2 2.77 1,538.3-23.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 237.1 0.56 73.1224.47
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 63.5 0.15 41.951.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.1 0.03 19.5-32.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,809.5 44.46 17,402.38.09

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 98.56% of US total imports from Botswana (95.26% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of US total imports from Botswana (4.01% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in 2016 over 2015 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 $228,377.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,881.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,824.2 thousand.
US imports from Botswana in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.8 0.00 3.2110.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 105.6 0.02 2.24,690.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 504.9 0.11 2,386.5-78.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,475.2 1.01 6,299.4-28.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.0 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 129.4-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 438,011.0 98.56 209,633.3108.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.8 0.00 15.9-76.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56.3 0.01 83.5-32.53
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 38.3 0.01 121.7-68.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15.3 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14.0 0.00 49.2-71.60
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 12.5 0.00 1.01,110.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.2 0.00 3.295.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 48.7 0.01 83.8-41.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,117.3 0.25 1,243.9-10.18
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce