|1||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$238.74 M|
|2||Low value shipments||$144.93 M|
|3||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$122.51 M|
|4||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$109.5 M|
|5||Civilian aircraft, parts||$109.38 M|
|6||Cell phones, related equipment||$99.46 M|
|7||Motor vehicle parts||$86.93 M|
|10||Commercial vehicles||$75.17 M|
|1||Sheep or goat meat, fresh, chilled or frozen||$143.09 M|
|2||Plasma, vaccines, blood||$140.63 M|
|3||Value added to a returned import||$115.61 M|
|4||Aluminum, unwrought||$108.66 M|
|5||Frozen beef||$97.42 M|
|6||Beef, fresh or chilled||$78.03 M|
|7||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$74.79 M|
|8||Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides||$54.32 M|
|10||Ferroalloys 7202||$34.6 M|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $5.26 billion
|1||Port of Long Beach||$786,793,649|
|2||Los Angeles International Airport||$497,261,888|
|3||Port of Philadelphia||$397,817,392|
|4||Port of Savannah, Ga.||$372,928,921|
|5||Chicago O’Hare International Airport||$348,668,462|
|6||Port of Charleston||$285,819,617|
|7||Port of Los Angeles||$238,473,091|
|8||Port of New Orleans||$207,991,875|
|9||Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii||$191,156,093|
|10||John F. Kennedy International Airport||$182,147,117|
U.S. trade with Australia rose to $5.26 billion through February
Australia’s trade with the United States rose to $5.26 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.66 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Australia’s exports decreased 7.35 percent while imports rose 13.6 percent. The U.S. surplus with Australia was $1.96 billion.
Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Long Beach; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Port of Philadelphia; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Long Beach No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Everett, Wash.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 45.71 percent of Australia’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Long Beach rose 2.91 percent to $786.79 million.
Exports rose 2.87 percent to $714.01 million. Imports rose 3.22 percent to $72.79 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport rose 7.22 percent to $497.26 million.
Exports rose 16.71 percent to $305.57 million. Imports fell 5.08 percent to $191.69 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia rose 11.97 percent to $397.82 million.
Exports rose 6.37 percent to $142.65 million. Imports rose 15.36 percent to $255.16 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 24.52 percent to $372.93 million.
Exports rose 22.29 percent to $327.04 million. Imports rose 43.18 percent to $45.89 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 6.71 percent to $348.67 million.
Exports fell 18.67 percent to $193.3 million. Imports rose 14.17 percent to $155.37 million.
Australia ranked No. 23 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 24.
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 Australia by value through February were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Low value shipments; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 20.09 percent of total exports to Australia.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Australia –– Sheep or goat meat, fresh, chilled or frozen; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Value added to a returned import; Aluminum, unwrought; and Frozen beef –– accounted for 36.72 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Australia:
- Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 5.29 percent compared to last year to $238.74 million.
- Low value shipments rose 0.56 percent compared to last year to $144.93 million.
- Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 7.34 percent compared to last year to $122.51 million.
- Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 13.82 percent compared to last year to $109.5 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 75.72 percent compared to last year to $109.38 million.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Australia:
- Sheep or goat meat, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 22.81 percent compared to last year to $143.09 million.
- Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 3.27 percent compared to last year to $140.63 million.
- Value added to a returned import rose 36.35 percent compared to last year to $115.61 million.
- Aluminum, unwrought rose 221.37 percent compared to last year to $108.66 million.
- Frozen beef fell 6.82 percent compared to last year to $97.42 million.
In the latest annual figures available, Australia recorded $34.65 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Atlanta/Savannah; Honolulu; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Australia were $ 24.6 billion and imports from Australia were $10.05 billion. The U.S. surplus with Australia was $14.55 billion.