US trade with Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Botswana

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Botswana totaled $412.9 million, up 170.99% ($260.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $13.7 million, up 111.09% ($7.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $399.1 million, up 173.66% ($253.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $385.4 million, a 176.58% increase ($246.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Botswana was the US 84th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 106th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0396% of US total trade (up from 0.0158% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 161st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 173rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0034% of US total exports (up from 0.0017% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Botswana was the US 70th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 80th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0628% of US total imports (up from 0.0250% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Botswana

The major share of US exports to Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.23% of US total exports to Botswana (43.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.83% of US total exports to Botswana (5.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.56% of US total exports to Botswana (1.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $4.5 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 $1.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $0.3 million.
US exports to Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 20.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 173.3 1.26 9.31,759.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.0 0.07 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.4 0.02 7.5-54.75
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 3.0 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17.3 0.13 37.9-54.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7.3 0.05 10.3-29.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 27.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29.2 0.21 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.2 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.6 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.6 0.27 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.7 0.02 5.3-50.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11.6 0.08 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 2,172.3 15.83 353.1515.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 34.5 0.25 41.5-16.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15.2 0.11 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,620.9 11.81 611.1165.27
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 538.0 3.92 547.4-1.73
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 35.1 0.26 2.81,154.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.3 0.10 296.5-95.52
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,441.0 39.64 988.5450.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 344.6 2.51 350.0-1.54
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 18.0 0.13 5.3239.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,190.2 23.24 3,155.51.10

US Imports from Botswana

The major share of US imports from Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 99.87% of US total imports from Botswana (99.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $253.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Botswana in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.3 0.00 101.4-82.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 660.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 214.0 0.05 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 398,593.6 99.87 144,896.5175.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.7 0.00 0.0
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 3.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
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 3.0 0.00 5.7-47.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 290.2 0.07 162.378.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce