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Aruba

Aruba ranked No. 111 in total trade value through October with a total of $530.32 million. Exports totaled $501.78 million and Imports totaled $28.54 million, a surplus of $473.25 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $530.32 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $213,647,625
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $78,461,168
3Port of Philadelphia $40,747,469
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $28,845,727
5Port of Beaumont, Texas $21,471,833
6Miami International Airport $20,137,449
7Port of New Orleans $19,135,850
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $18,925,880
9Port of Morgan City, La. $14,044,965
10Port of Houston $10,457,109

U.S. trade with Aruba rose to $530.32 million through October

Aruba’s trade with the United States rose to $530.32 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 40.23 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Aruba’s exports decreased 41.55 percent while imports fell 1.18 percent. The U.S. surplus with Aruba was $473.25 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La.; No. 3 Port of Philadelphia; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Port of Beaumont, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Lake Charles, La. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 72.25 percent of Aruba’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 18.13 percent to $213.65 million.
    Exports rose 18.72 percent to $211.44 million. Imports fell 19.67 percent to $2.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La. rose 0.13 percent to $78.46 million.
    Exports rose 9.09 percent to $78.46 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia rose 298.41 percent to $40.75 million.
    Exports rose 299.14 percent to $40.75 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 42.61 percent to $28.85 million.
    Exports fell 42.61 percent to $28.85 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Beaumont, Texas fell 51.68 percent to $21.47 million.
    Exports fell 51.68 percent to $21.47 million. There were no imports.

Aruba ranked No. 111 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 93.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 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 $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Aruba by value through October were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Jewelry, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; and Prepared foods, beverages, respectively. They accounted for 42.42 percent of total exports to Aruba.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Aruba –– Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; Soap, related soap products; Scrap of precious metal; and Make-up and skin-care products –– accounted for 91.98 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 41.04 percent compared to last year to $140.94 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 42.61 percent compared to last year to $28.85 million.
  • Jewelry, parts rose 8.7 percent compared to last year to $21.57 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 12.37 percent compared to last year to $12.65 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages fell 13.23 percent compared to last year to $8.85 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import fell 9.45 percent compared to last year to $19.6 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 99.77 percent compared to last year to $4.44 million.
  • Soap, related soap products rose 758.95 percent compared to last year to $1.18 million.
  • Scrap of precious metal fell 30.38 percent compared to last year to $563,822.
  • Make-up and skin-care products rose 108.74 percent compared to last year to $469,670.

In the latest annual figures available, Aruba recorded $1.02 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; New York City; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Aruba were $ 979.88 million and imports from Aruba were $35.15 million. The U.S. surplus with Aruba was $944.73 million.