US trade with Botswana in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Botswana

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Botswana totaled $301.8 million, up 73.37% ($127.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Botswana in the first half of 2017 were $12.4 million, down 51.70% ($13.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Botswana in the first half of 2017 totaled $289.4 million, up 94.97% ($141.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Botswana in the first half of 2017 was $277.0 million, a 125.58% increase ($154.2 million) over the first half of 2016.

Botswana was the US 108th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 121st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0157% of US total trade (up from 0.0097% in the first half of 2016).

Botswana was the US 174th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 155th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total exports (down from 0.0036% in the first half of 2016).

Botswana was the US 85th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 98th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0248% of US total imports (up from 0.0136% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Botswana

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.55% of US total exports to Botswana (47.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.89% of US total exports to Botswana (0.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.19% of US total exports to Botswana (5.91% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.16% of US total exports to Botswana (1.58% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.2 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;
  • 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.
US exports to Botswana in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.5 0.18 19.316.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 54.3 0.44 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 16.0 0.13 8.685.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 86.7 0.70 1,091.0-92.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.9 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 171.2 1.38 20.4740.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 82.4 0.67 384.8-78.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34.6 0.28 8.7296.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.6 0.16 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.1 0.04 7.7-33.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.1 0.06 112.9-93.71
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 15.5 0.13 81.0-80.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.2 0.07 3.5133.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2.6 0.02 11.9-78.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,348.6 10.89 136.9885.43
72 Iron and steel 3.2 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 136.2 1.10 397.1-65.70
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 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,889.2 15.26 3,147.7-39.98
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 1,693.0 13.68 1,879.8-9.94
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 0.12 196.4-92.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95.6 0.77 977.0-90.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 639.8 5.17 5,346.6-88.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 562.7 4.55 583.7-3.58
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 237.1-100.00
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 11.9 0.10 48.5-75.38
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 26.5 0.21 0.0

US Imports from Botswana

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 99.02% of US total imports from Botswana (97.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.35% of US total imports from Botswana (2.04% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $142.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $1.5 million.
US imports from Botswana in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 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
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 1.3 0.00 504.9-99.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 999.5 0.35 2,528.8-60.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.4 0.01 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 286,538.1 99.02 144,564.998.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38.4 0.01 14.5165.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 38.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce