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Aruba

Aruba ranked No. 117 in total trade value through August with a total of $340.65 million. Exports totaled $327.64 million and Imports totaled $13.01 million, a surplus of $314.63 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $340.65 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $170,266,837
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $44,049,173
3Miami International Airport $18,660,405
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $17,776,228
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $15,239,619
6Port of New Orleans $14,561,139
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $12,597,058
8Port of New York $8,277,602
9Port of Fajardo, P.R. $6,513,600
10Port Miami $4,312,802

U.S. trade with Aruba rose to $340.65 million through August

Aruba’s trade with the United States rose to $340.65 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22.68 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Aruba decreased 21.66 percent while U.S. imports from Aruba fell 41.75 percent. The U.S. surplus with Aruba was $314.63 million.

Through August, 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 Miami International Airport; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.08 percent of Aruba’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 3.8 percent to $170.27 million.
    Exports rose 2.74 percent to $166.7 million. Imports rose 101.41 percent to $3.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 39.01 percent to $44.05 million.
    Exports fell 39.01 percent to $44.05 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Miami International Airport rose 20.31 percent to $18.66 million.
    Exports rose 36.38 percent to $17.56 million. Imports fell 58.32 percent to $1.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 27.23 percent to $17.78 million.
    Exports fell 27.23 percent to $17.78 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 7.7 percent to $15.24 million.
    Exports rose 20.34 percent to $11.35 million. Imports fell 17.59 percent to $3.89 million.

Aruba ranked No. 117 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 109.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Aruba by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Jewelry, parts; Low value shipments; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 34.5 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; Soap, related soap products; Make-up and skin-care products; Preparations for use on hair; and Scrap of precious metal –– accounted for 92.78 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 61.17 percent compared to last year to $52.17 million.
  • Jewelry, parts rose 43.41 percent compared to last year to $21.24 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 27.23 percent compared to last year to $17.78 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2420.88 percent compared to last year to $11.18 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 10.53 percent compared to last year to $10.67 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import fell 46.15 percent compared to last year to $7.79 million.
  • Soap, related soap products rose 257.21 percent compared to last year to $2.84 million.
  • Make-up and skin-care products rose 137.56 percent compared to last year to $649,395.
  • Preparations for use on hair rose 16.81 percent compared to last year to $394,379.
  • Scrap of precious metal fell 14.07 percent compared to last year to $393,778.

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.