Top Trading Partners

Total Trade: $36.92 billion

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $8,473,706,311
2Houston $6,969,264,200
3New York City $3,318,620,388
4New Orleans $2,828,662,838
5Jacksonville/Tampa $2,335,433,503
6Norfolk $1,664,880,055
7Mobile $1,389,834,659
8Philadelphia $1,352,475,792
9Los Angeles $1,099,919,732
10Atlanta/Savannah $864,394,646

January – July 2017

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $2.21 trillion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $342,796,069,687
2Canada $334,703,689,769
3Mexico $318,272,610,056
4Japan $116,729,021,955
5Germany $96,657,771,567
6South Korea $70,172,968,159
7United Kingdom $62,069,988,956
8France $45,706,966,413
9India $42,153,295,048
10Taiwan $38,680,933,074

Brazil’s trade rose to $36.92 billion through July

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose 22.03 percent, from $30.26 billion to $36.92 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 24.85 percent while imports from Brazil rose 18.71 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $3.9 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. 16. Brazil’s top U.S. Customs districts for total imports and exports were No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New York City, No. 4 New Orleans 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 Jacksonville/Tampa and No. 5 New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 64.8 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade. That compares to 67.06 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 10.99 percent to $8.47 billion.
    Exports rose 12.73 percent to $5.51 billion. Imports rose 7.88 percent to $2.97 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Houston rose 35.69 percent to $6.97 billion.
    Exports rose 31.34 percent to $4.55 billion. Imports rose 44.72 percent to $2.42 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 New York City rose 21.5 percent to $3.32 billion.
    Exports rose 50.05 percent to $1.9 billion. Imports fell 3.19 percent to $1.42 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 New Orleans rose 21.57 percent to $2.83 billion.
    Exports rose 45.29 percent to $1.74 billion. Imports fell 3.68 percent to $1.09 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa fell 5.13 percent to $2.34 billion.
    Exports fell 4.66 percent to $1.91 billion. Imports fell 7.16 percent to $428.87 million.

Through July, 14 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Brazil while 30 had deficits. That compares with 15 surpluses and 31 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with Miami at $2.54 billion, the largest deficit was with Mobile at $1.13 billion.

January – July 2017

Top Exports to Brazil

Total YTD: $20.41 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Gasoline, other fuels $3,301,901,856
2Civilian aircraft, parts $2,906,340,750
3Motor vehicle parts $878,821,733
4Coal, briquettes $582,498,128
5Ethyl alcohol $524,331,713
6Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers $506,657,120
7Medicines in individual dosages $494,612,055
8Computer chips $487,504,771
9Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons $431,291,387
10Cell phones, related equipment $401,796,491

January – July 2017

Top Imports from Brazil

Total YTD: $16.51 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Oil $2,200,873,836
2Aircraft $1,548,513,783
3Returned exports, after repair $992,921,905
4Exports returned, without change $787,832,450
5Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel $661,041,990
6Coffee $613,511,822
7Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade $501,205,365
8Granite, marble, other stones $402,922,312
9Steel ingots $364,115,474
10Gold $334,134,410

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.21 trillion, up 6.67 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 6.31 percent to $879.69 billion; imports climbed 6.91 percent to $1.33 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 $447.79 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $414.15 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Brazil, by value through July were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicle parts; Coal, briquettes; and Ethyl alcohol, respectively. They accounted for 40.14 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 37.5 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 80.76 percent compared to last year to $3.3 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 15.86 percent compared to last year to $2.91 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 225.66 percent compared to last year to $878.82 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 127.59 percent compared to last year to $582.5 million.
  • Ethyl alcohol rose 194.59 percent compared to last year to $524.33 million.

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

  • Oil rose 102.35 percent compared to last year to $2.2 billion.
  • Aircraft rose 0.54 percent compared to last year to $1.55 billion.
  • Returned exports, after repair rose 31.63 percent compared to last year to $992.92 million.
  • Exports returned, without change fell 17.96 percent compared to last year to $787.83 million.
  • Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel rose 62.49 percent compared to last year to $661.04 million.

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.