US trade with Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Botswana totaled $161.4 million, up 42.99% ($48.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $3.8 million, down 73.90% ($10.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $157.6 million, up 60.26% ($59.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $153.8 million, a 83.52% increase ($70.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Botswana was the US 108th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0164% of US total trade (up from 0.0122% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 184th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 153rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (down from 0.0040% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 83rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 95th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0262% of US total imports (up from 0.0175% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.25% of US total exports to Botswana (52.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 16.22% of US total exports to Botswana (0.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.35% of US total exports to Botswana (7.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.80% of US total exports to Botswana (0.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.44% of US total exports to Botswana (0.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.9 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 $0.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - 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 $0.0 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.5 0.59 19.316.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 32.2 0.85 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 57.8 1.52 954.0-93.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.9 0.10 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 99.5 2.62 3.03,260.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 151.6-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.7 0.10 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.6 0.52 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.1 0.19 27.1-73.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.7 0.20 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.4 0.14 3.553.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 614.9 16.22 3.020,397.63
72 Iron and steel 3.2 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 65.0 1.71 23.3178.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 475.9 12.55 1,889.9-74.82
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 189.6 5.00 942.6-79.89
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 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95.6 2.52 176.6-45.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 252.8 6.67 4,366.4-94.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 285.0 7.52 262.68.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 232.8-100.00
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 3.3 0.09 3.9-14.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.0 0.53 0.0

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 98.93% of US total imports from Botswana (98.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Botswana (1.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $59.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.4 million.
US imports from Botswana in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1,381.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.4 0.02 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 155,901.4 98.93 96,699.961.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38.4 0.02 14.5165.24
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 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 34.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce