US trade with Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 08, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Botswana totaled $162.9 million, up 1.60% ($2.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $67.0 million, up 557.91% ($56.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $95.9 million, down 36.11% ($54.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $29.0 million, a 79.29% decrease ($111.0 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Botswana was the US 105th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 104th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0165% of US total trade (down from 0.0196% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 114th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 161st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0176% of US total exports (up from 0.0029% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 96th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 85th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0158% of US total imports (down from 0.0317% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.56% of US total exports to Botswana (46.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.29% of US total exports to Botswana (1.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.25% of US total exports to Botswana (2.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $28.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $27.1 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 $2.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 41.5-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 115.5 0.17 107.57.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.5 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 65.3-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.8 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16.3 0.02 22.3-26.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.0 0.03 27.6-27.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.4 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.9 0.02 5.599.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 74.8 0.11 78.7-4.91
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19.9 0.03 15.627.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.9 0.01 8.9-11.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.7 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,202.5 3.29 201.2994.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 59.9 0.09 41.045.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.6 0.01 13.6-29.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.2 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,304.4 1.95 1,244.64.81
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 294.3 0.44 1,975.2-85.10
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 28,660.0 42.80 2.81,042,081.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34.0 0.05 431.7-92.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,682.3 2.51 817.8105.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48.0 0.07 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 488.7 0.73 237.5105.76
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 9.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.0 0.02 6.0166.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 31,867.3 47.59 4,763.7568.96

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 99.80% of US total imports from Botswana (98.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $52.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US imports from Botswana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1,286.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 95,751.5 99.80 148,549.6-35.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 41.9-100.00
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 14.6 0.02 38.3-62.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.00 2.14.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 172.8 0.18 212.2-18.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce