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Bhutan

Bhutan ranked No. 179 in total trade value through October with a total of $56.09 million. Exports totaled $55.53 million and Imports totaled $553,089, a surplus of $54.98 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $56.09 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Tampa, Fla. $52,500,000
2Port of New Orleans $1,002,107
3Los Angeles International Airport $859,565
4Port of Houston $304,167
5Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $303,076
6San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $259,820
7Port of New York $189,937
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $101,766
9Port of Los Angeles $74,255
10Miami International Airport $68,906

U.S. trade with Bhutan rose to $56.09 million through October

Bhutan’s trade with the United States rose to $56.09 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1848.74 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Bhutan’s exports increased 3009.25 percent while imports fell 49.35 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bhutan was $54.98 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Tampa, Fla.; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash. No. 3 Sumas, Border Crossing, Wash. No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 98.01 percent of Bhutan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Tampa, Fla. totaled $52.5 million.
    Exports totaled $52.5 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 860.35 percent to $1 million.
    Exports rose 825.25 percent to $913,527. Imports rose 1477.56 percent to $88,580.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport fell 13.7 percent to $859,565.
    Exports fell 13.78 percent to $850,565. Imports fell 5.18 percent to $9,000.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston totaled $304,167.
    Exports totaled $77,071. Imports totaled $227,096.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 135.41 percent to $303,076.
    Exports rose 180.96 percent to $260,652. Imports rose 17.94 percent to $42,424.

Bhutan ranked No. 179 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 216.

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 Bhutan by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Equipment, parts for exercising; Unrecorded media for audio; Cell phones, related equipment; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, respectively. They accounted for 98.08 percent of total exports to Bhutan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bhutan –– Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Antiques; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Original sculptures and statues; and Prepared foods, beverages –– accounted for 82.88 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 192194 percent compared to last year to $52.52 million.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising rose 0.48 percent compared to last year to $1.06 million.
  • Unrecorded media for audio totaled $596,787. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 65.31 percent compared to last year to $179,655.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 491.19 percent compared to last year to $111,835.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $227,096. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Antiques rose 930.5 percent compared to last year to $80,080.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 1965.04 percent compared to last year to $58,482.
  • Original sculptures and statues rose 774.77 percent compared to last year to $49,958.
  • Prepared foods, beverages totaled $42,770. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.