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Aruba

Aruba ranked No. 116 in total trade value through February with a total of $83.81 million. Exports totaled $81.48 million and Imports totaled $2.33 million, a surplus of $79.15 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $83.81 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $35,959,271
2Port of Lake Charles, La. $9,358,629
3Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $5,855,076
4Miami International Airport $5,578,887
5Port of New Orleans $4,963,048
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $4,928,942
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $4,069,503
8Port of New York $2,932,965
9Charlotte Amalie International Airport, U.S. Virgin Islands $2,221,968
10Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $1,245,199

U.S. trade with Aruba rose to $83.81 million through February

Aruba’s trade with the United States rose to $83.81 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22.55 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Aruba’s exports decreased 22.28 percent while imports fell 31.1 percent. The U.S. surplus with Aruba was $79.15 million.

Through February, 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 Jacksonville, Fla.; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. 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 New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 73.63 percent of Aruba’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 8.49 percent to $35.96 million.
    Exports rose 8.79 percent to $35.94 million. Imports fell 82.9 percent to $18,615.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 57.56 percent to $9.36 million.
    Exports fell 57.56 percent to $9.36 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 203.86 percent to $5.86 million.
    Exports rose 203.86 percent to $5.86 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 71.24 percent to $5.58 million.
    Exports rose 105.67 percent to $5.29 million. Imports fell 58.2 percent to $286,097.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 4.28 percent to $4.96 million.
    Exports rose 2.88 percent to $4.9 million. Imports totaled $66,893.

Aruba ranked No. 116 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 $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Aruba by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Jewelry, parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; and Diamonds, not mounted, respectively. They accounted for 38.45 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; Scrap of precious metal; Preparations for use on hair; Make-up and skin-care products; and Gold –– accounted for 94.53 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 76.21 percent compared to last year to $9.66 million.
  • Jewelry, parts rose 70.24 percent compared to last year to $9.3 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 18629 percent compared to last year to $5.65 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 33.49 percent compared to last year to $4.07 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 25.87 percent compared to last year to $2.66 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import fell 23.94 percent compared to last year to $1.87 million.
  • Scrap of precious metal rose 10.23 percent compared to last year to $147,926.
  • Preparations for use on hair rose 27.01 percent compared to last year to $92,522.
  • Make-up and skin-care products fell 35.62 percent compared to last year to $50,241.
  • Gold fell 1.93 percent compared to last year to $42,869.

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.