Table 2 - Top 5 Commodities Imported to the United States from East Africa, 1997 v. 2007

Table 2 - Top 5 Commodities Imported to the United States from East Africa, 1997 v. 2007

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Commodity 1997 total trade 2007 total trade Percent change
Clothing, not knitted or crocheted 37,428,316 166,925,233 346
Clothing, knitted or crocheted 912,342 85,197,211 9,238
Coffee, tea and species 84,328,019 64,270,419 -24
Fruits and nuts 4,467,789 13,834,595 210
Pearls and precious stones 11,255,898 12,664,211 13
Top five commodities 138,392,364 342,891,669 148
Other 57,542,231 69,251,419 20
Total 195,934,595 412,143,088 110

SOURCE: United States International Trade Commission Interactive Tariff and Trade Data Web, http://dataweb.usitc.gov/ as of as of January 2009.