Top Trading Partners

Total Trade: $48.67 billion

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Miami $11,173,360,580
2Houston $9,151,994,290
3New York City $4,140,066,201
4New Orleans $4,025,165,340
5Jacksonville/Tampa $3,019,459,660
6Norfolk $2,394,330,680
7Mobile $1,793,060,137
8Philadelphia $1,747,277,194
9Los Angeles $1,444,364,807
10Baltimore $1,153,154,148

January – September 2017

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $2.86 trillion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $455,786,843,733
2Canada $432,727,649,430
3Mexico $412,066,985,086
4Japan $150,877,114,644
5Germany $125,845,329,742
6South Korea $89,461,813,723
7United Kingdom $80,388,247,073
8France $59,605,250,254
9India $55,537,773,261
10Taiwan $50,197,496,887

Brazil’s trade rose to $48.67 billion through September

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose 18.09 percent, from $41.21 billion to $48.67 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 21.93 percent while imports from Brazil rose 13.68 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $5.1 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 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 New Orleans and No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 64.75 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade. That compares to 67.73 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 5.22 percent to $11.17 billion.
    Exports rose 9.4 percent to $7.31 billion. Imports fell 1.9 percent to $3.86 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Houston rose 27.46 percent to $9.15 billion.
    Exports rose 22.9 percent to $5.96 billion. Imports rose 36.94 percent to $3.2 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 New York City rose 5.66 percent to $4.14 billion.
    Exports rose 22.54 percent to $2.31 billion. Imports fell 9.97 percent to $1.83 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 New Orleans rose 25.94 percent to $4.03 billion.
    Exports rose 52.37 percent to $2.53 billion. Imports fell 2.64 percent to $1.5 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa rose 0.77 percent to $3.02 billion.
    Exports fell 1.16 percent to $2.35 billion. Imports rose 8.25 percent to $665.71 million.

Through September, 14 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Brazil while 31 had deficits. That compares with 14 surpluses and 32 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with Miami at $3.46 billion, the largest deficit was with Mobile at $1.48 billion.

January – September 2017

Top Exports to Brazil

Total YTD: $26.88 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Gasoline, other fuels $4,576,064,250
2Civilian aircraft, parts $3,838,833,814
3Motor vehicle parts $1,206,147,486
4Coal, briquettes $736,577,924
5Computer chips $665,895,261
6Ethyl alcohol $600,473,580
7Medicines in individual dosages $578,344,482
8Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers $563,590,066
9Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons $541,662,603
10Cell phones, related equipment $530,126,628

January – September 2017

Top Imports from Brazil

Total YTD: $21.78 billion

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Oil $2,965,248,978
2Aircraft $1,938,858,173
3Returned exports, after repair $1,251,786,566
4Exports returned, without change $995,829,538
5Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel $858,092,674
6Coffee $762,258,000
7Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade $729,559,526
8Granite, marble, other stones $515,818,616
9Steel ingots $459,961,122
10Gold $447,695,179

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.86 trillion, up 6.19 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 5.97 percent to $1.14 trillion; imports climbed 6.33 percent to $1.72 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 $585.16 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $546.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Brazil, by value through September were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicle parts; Coal, briquettes; and Computer chips, respectively. They accounted for 41 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 36.77 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 78.31 percent compared to last year to $4.58 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 19.76 percent compared to last year to $3.84 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 157.78 percent compared to last year to $1.21 billion.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 119.09 percent compared to last year to $736.58 million.
  • Computer chips rose 17.46 percent compared to last year to $665.9 million.

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

  • Oil rose 91.06 percent compared to last year to $2.97 billion.
  • Aircraft fell 11.72 percent compared to last year to $1.94 billion.
  • Returned exports, after repair rose 12.8 percent compared to last year to $1.25 billion.
  • Exports returned, without change fell 28.93 percent compared to last year to $995.83 million.
  • Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel rose 53.89 percent compared to last year to $858.09 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.