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Bhutan ranked No. 218 in total trade value through February with a total of $496,560. Exports totaled $459,638 and Imports totaled $36,922, a surplus of $422,716.

U.S. trade with Bhutan rose to $496,560 through February

Bhutan’s trade with the United States rose to $496,560 through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 28.02 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Bhutan’s exports decreased 32.54 percent while imports rose 329.68 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bhutan was $422,716.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska; and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Port of New York. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 84.14 percent of Bhutan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $172,575.
    Exports totaled $172,575. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans fell 41.27 percent to $94,509.
    Exports fell 41.27 percent to $94,509. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport fell 59.57 percent to $94,428.
    Exports fell 61.07 percent to $90,906. Imports totaled $3,522.
  • Trade with No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska totaled $31,078.
    Exports totaled $31,078. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. fell 65.82 percent to $25,193.
    Exports fell 95.03 percent to $3,663. Imports totaled $21,530.

Bhutan ranked No. 218 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 209.

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 Bhutan by value through February were the categories of Wooden casks, barrels and vats; Cell phones, related equipment; Equipment, parts for exercising; Medical equipment for physicals; and Laser-based medical equipment, parts, respectively. They accounted for 82.09 percent of total exports to Bhutan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bhutan –– Prepared foods, beverages; Books, brochures; Clothing accessories; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wooden casks, barrels and vats totaled $172,575. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $82,242. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising fell 71.3 percent compared to last year to $80,105.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $21,663. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Laser-based medical equipment, parts totaled $20,750. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Prepared foods, beverages totaled $21,530. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Books, brochures totaled $6,222. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Clothing accessories totaled $4,820. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 9.24 percent compared to last year to $4,350.

In the latest annual figures available, Bhutan recorded $3.71 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Seattle; Portland/Columbia-Snake River; Cleveland; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Bhutan were $ 2.55 million and imports from Bhutan were $1.16 million. The U.S. surplus with Bhutan was $1.39 million.