US trade (export - import) with Botswana in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 15, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In 2018, US trade with Botswana was $551.1 million, down 37.20% ($326.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Botswana in 2018 were $82.2 million, down 11.69% ($10.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from Botswana in 2018 were $468.9 million, down 40.23% ($315.6 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Botswana in 2018 was $386.7 million, a 44.07% decrease ($304.7 million) over 2017.

Botswana was the US 118th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 99th in 2017), accounting for 0.0129% of US total trade (down from 0.0222% in 2017).

Botswana was the US 154th largest export market in 2018 (down from 144th in 2017), accounting for 0.0049% of US total exports (down from 0.0060% in 2017).

Botswana was the US 96th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 80th in 2017), accounting for 0.0179% of US total imports (down from 0.0326% in 2017).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.57% of US total exports to Botswana (48.78% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.10% of US total exports to Botswana (6.15% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.21% of US total exports to Botswana (0.83% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $29.3 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 $2.6 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 $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in 2018 over 2017 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) - a decrease of $28.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $21.7 million.
US exports to Botswana in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 50.8 0.06 22.5125.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 54.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 49.0 0.06 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 36.5 0.04 16.0127.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 709.2 0.86 375.688.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 41.5 0.05 20.5102.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.4 0.00 3.40.15
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 3.0-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 201.6 0.25 7.72,525.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2.5 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 276.2 0.34 204.834.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 487.6 0.59 109.7344.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54.5 0.07 34.657.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37.2 0.05 25.048.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.4 0.02 16.0-10.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 178.9 0.22 111.161.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 25.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.8 0.01 26.1-54.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13.1 0.02 8.259.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.8 0.02 37.6-66.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.3 0.02 5.3205.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.1 0.01 11.6-30.12
70 Glass and glassware 4.7 0.01 2.683.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,300.9 10.10 5,723.445.04
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 64.4 0.08 230.6-72.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47.9 0.06 24.893.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.6 0.01 7.2-22.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,903.3 7.18 4,814.622.61
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 4,779.7 5.82 2,525.289.28
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 390.8 0.48 28,709.9-98.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 985.2 1.20 142.8589.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 37,099.5 45.14 7,763.1377.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 48.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,082.4 3.75 1,396.1120.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.9 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 438.5 0.53 0.0
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 50.1 0.06 30.067.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.8 0.01 16.0-32.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.0 0.02 26.5-51.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,785.3 22.86 40,480.5-53.59

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 99.89% of US total imports from Botswana (99.55% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in 2018 over the 2017 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 $312.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.9 million.
US imports from Botswana in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.0 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12.3 0.00 1.01,187.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.7 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.3 0.00 18.3-82.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.7 0.00 2.035.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.0 0.00 999.5-99.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 214.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 468,363.6 99.89 780,883.2-40.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54.9 0.01 45.121.66
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 76.3 0.02 17.5335.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.4 0.01 2.21,599.82
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 21.2 0.00 3.0614.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 289.3 0.06 2,232.2-87.04
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce