US trade with Botswana in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 04, 2018

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

US Trade with Botswana

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Botswana totaled $464.7 million, up 38.96% ($130.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $79.3 million, up 121.58% ($43.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $385.3 million, up 29.05% ($86.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 was $306.0 million, a 16.44% increase ($43.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Botswana was the US 108th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 112th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0160% of US total trade (up from 0.0128% in the first nine months of 2016).

Botswana was the US 139th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 158th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0070% of US total exports (up from 0.0034% in the first nine months of 2016).

Botswana was the US 88th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 93rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0217% of US total imports (up from 0.0191% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Botswana

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.15% of US total exports to Botswana (47.03% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.48% of US total exports to Botswana (0.94% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.71% of US total exports to Botswana (4.92% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.27% of US total exports to Botswana (1.28% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $28.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $21.6 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 $3.2 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3.8 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 $1.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.0 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 $0.2 million.
US exports to Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.5 0.03 19.316.65
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 41.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 54.3 0.07 0.0
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 16.0 0.02 24.0-33.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 202.3 0.25 1,198.5-83.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.5 0.01 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 7.7 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 187.5 0.24 42.7339.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 102.4 0.13 412.4-75.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34.6 0.04 16.5110.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25.0 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.0 0.02 13.221.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 81.9 0.10 191.6-57.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
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
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 23.4 0.03 89.9-73.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.2 0.01 3.5133.86
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 16.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2.6 0.00 17.5-85.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,551.1 4.48 338.1950.31
72 Iron and steel 3.2 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 196.1 0.25 438.2-55.25
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
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 7.2 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,193.6 4.03 4,392.2-27.29
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 1,987.2 2.50 3,855.0-48.45
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 28,674.8 36.14 199.214,296.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 129.6 0.16 1,408.6-90.80
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,322.1 2.93 6,164.3-62.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48.0 0.06 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,051.5 1.33 821.228.05
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 0.02 58.2-79.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.0 0.02 13.121.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26.5 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37,290.3 47.00 15,654.0138.22

US Imports from Botswana

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 99.21% of US total imports from Botswana (98.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.26% of US total imports from Botswana (1.45% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $89.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $2.8 million.
US imports from Botswana in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 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 2.0 0.00 504.9-99.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 999.5 0.26 3,815.1-73.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
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 382,289.6 99.21 293,114.530.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38.4 0.01 56.3-31.86
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 0.00 38.3-62.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.00 2.14.81
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
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 44.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,942.0 0.50 955.1103.33
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce