Top Trading Partners

Total Trade: $60.75 billion

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $14,204,761,825
2Houston $11,564,358,823
3New Orleans $5,069,654,619
4New York City $4,987,425,149
5Jacksonville/Tampa $3,674,496,363
6Norfolk $3,044,582,216
7Mobile $2,282,469,494
8Philadelphia $1,963,370,653
9Los Angeles $1,771,254,228
10Baltimore $1,549,422,766

January – November 2017

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $3.55 trillion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $577,819,211,955
2Canada $533,744,475,445
3Mexico $512,224,202,021
4Japan $185,845,428,076
5Germany $155,641,876,014
6South Korea $109,202,670,537
7United Kingdom $99,963,130,866
8France $75,355,527,384
9India $68,331,013,084
10Taiwan $62,386,688,873

Brazil’s trade rose to $60.75 billion through November

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose 18.14 percent, from $51.42 billion to $60.75 billion when compared to the same period the previous year, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. U.S. exports to Brazil increased 21.48 percent while imports from Brazil rose 14.24 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $6.58 billion.

Brazil ranked No. 12 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 15. Brazil’s top U.S. Customs districts for total imports and exports were No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New Orleans, No. 4 New York City and No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa compared to the last year when the top spots were held by No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New York City, No. 4 New Orleans and No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.02 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade. That compares to 67.2 percent for the nation’s top five Customs districts during the same time period in the previous year.

Taking a closer look:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami rose 9.88 percent to $14.2 billion.
    Exports rose 14.79 percent to $9.3 billion. Imports rose 1.63 percent to $4.9 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Houston rose 23.02 percent to $11.56 billion.
    Exports rose 21.12 percent to $7.67 billion. Imports rose 26.94 percent to $3.89 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 New Orleans rose 33.6 percent to $5.07 billion.
    Exports rose 55.86 percent to $3.15 billion. Imports rose 8.33 percent to $1.92 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 New York City rose 3.06 percent to $4.99 billion.
    Exports rose 11.06 percent to $2.66 billion. Imports fell 4.76 percent to $2.33 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa rose 2.25 percent to $3.67 billion.
    Exports fell 2.02 percent to $2.77 billion. Imports rose 18.07 percent to $903.76 million.

Through November, 14 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Brazil while 31 had deficits. That compares with 15 surpluses and 31 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with Miami at $4.4 billion, the largest deficit was with Mobile at $1.86 billion.

January – November 2017

Top Exports to Brazil

Total YTD: $33.66 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Gasoline, other fuels $5,890,968,527
2Civilian aircraft, parts $4,766,545,477
3Motor vehicle parts $1,519,830,055
4Coal, briquettes $919,432,583
5Computer chips $863,503,501
6Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons $759,622,411
7Cell phones, related equipment $723,054,354
8Medicines in individual dosages $696,130,571
9Ethyl alcohol $670,035,286
10Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers $622,780,162

January – November 2017

Top Imports from Brazil

Total YTD: $27.09 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Oil $3,524,484,920
2Aircraft $2,269,658,227
3Returned exports, after repair $1,653,366,407
4Exports returned, without change $1,272,068,411
5Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel $1,049,596,916
6Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade $974,303,271
7Coffee $947,688,281
8Granite, marble, other stones $627,781,412
9Gold $570,180,901
10Ethyl alcohol $565,323,816

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.55 trillion, up 6.62 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 6.27 percent to $1.41 trillion; imports climbed 6.86 percent to $2.14 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.36 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $678.15 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Brazil, by value through November were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicle parts; Coal, briquettes; and Computer chips, respectively. They accounted for 41.47 percent of total exports to Brazil.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Brazil –– Oil; Aircraft; Returned exports, after repair; Exports returned, without change; and Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel –– accounted for 36.06 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Brazil:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 72.46 percent compared to last year to $5.89 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 18.11 percent compared to last year to $4.77 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 145.01 percent compared to last year to $1.52 billion.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 104.62 percent compared to last year to $919.43 million.
  • Computer chips rose 27.63 percent compared to last year to $863.5 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Brazil:

  • Oil rose 75.78 percent compared to last year to $3.52 billion.
  • Aircraft fell 15.36 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.
  • Returned exports, after repair rose 22.87 percent compared to last year to $1.65 billion.
  • Exports returned, without change fell 33.27 percent compared to last year to $1.27 billion.
  • Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel rose 57.45 percent compared to last year to $1.05 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, Brazil recorded $56.47 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its top five Customs districts were Miami; Houston; New York City; New Orleans; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Brazil were $ 30.3 billion and imports from Brazil were $26.18 billion. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $4.12 billion.