US trade with Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Botswana totaled $140.4 million, up 129.43% ($79.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $8.6 million, down 22.62% ($2.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $131.8 million, up 163.12% ($81.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $123.2 million, a 215.99% increase ($84.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Botswana was the US 111th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 128th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0150% of US total trade (up from 0.0070% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 170th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 160th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0023% of US total exports (down from 0.0032% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 87th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 105th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0233% of US total imports (up from 0.0095% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.88% of US total exports to Botswana (40.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.54% of US total exports to Botswana (1.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.68% of US total exports to Botswana (3.60% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.88% of US total exports to Botswana (3.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $0.6 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 $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 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 $0.0 million.
US exports to Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22.1 0.26 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 16.0 0.19 3.7333.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 28.9 0.34 137.0-78.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 71.7 0.84 17.4312.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 82.4 0.96 233.1-64.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30.9 0.36 8.7253.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.1 0.06 7.7-33.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 85.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.8 0.09 81.0-90.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.8 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2.6 0.03 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 733.6 8.54 133.9448.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 71.3 0.83 373.8-80.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.0 0.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,413.3 16.46 1,257.812.36
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 1,503.4 17.51 937.260.41
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 14.8 0.17 192.4-92.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 800.3-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 387.0 4.51 980.1-60.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 277.8 3.23 321.1-13.50
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
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 8.6 0.10 44.6-80.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.5 0.08 0.0

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 99.13% of US total imports from Botswana (95.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.76% of US total imports from Botswana (3.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $82.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Botswana in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.00 504.9-99.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 999.5 0.76 1,147.8-12.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 130,636.7 99.13 47,865.0172.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce