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Brazil ranked No. 14 in total trade value through August with a total of $49.13 billion. Exports totaled $28.12 billion and Imports totaled $21.01 billion, a surplus of $7.11 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $49.13 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $8,096,879,553
2Port of Houston $6,633,044,883
3Port of New Orleans $2,567,509,363
4Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $1,862,424,935
5Port of Newark $1,658,998,028
6Port of Virginia $1,648,608,284
7Port of New York $1,638,433,343
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,524,082,690
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,437,151,313
10Port of Charleston $1,307,925,005

U.S. trade with Brazil rose to $49.13 billion through August

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose to $49.13 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.36 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Brazil increased 8.26 percent while U.S. imports from Brazil rose 1.71 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $7.11 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.37 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 8.16 percent to $8.1 billion.
    Exports rose 0.69 percent to $6.61 billion. Imports fell 33.98 percent to $1.49 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 8.41 percent to $6.63 billion.
    Exports rose 15.04 percent to $4.77 billion. Imports fell 5.49 percent to $1.87 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 9.26 percent to $2.57 billion.
    Exports fell 6.13 percent to $1.59 billion. Imports rose 48.67 percent to $981.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 13.21 percent to $1.86 billion.
    Exports rose 5.8 percent to $1.28 billion. Imports rose 33.92 percent to $580.43 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 40.03 percent to $1.66 billion.
    Exports fell 14.96 percent to $143.44 million. Imports rose 49.16 percent to $1.52 billion.

Brazil ranked No. 14 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 12.

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 Brazil by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Oil; Coal, briquettes; and Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, respectively. They accounted for 42.36 percent of total exports to Brazil.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Brazil –– Oil; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel; Value added to a returned import; and Gasoline, other fuels –– accounted for 35.01 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 41.69 percent compared to last year to $5.33 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 14.14 percent compared to last year to $4.48 billion.
  • Oil rose 191.72 percent compared to last year to $742.58 million.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 5.37 percent compared to last year to $740.7 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 17.67 percent compared to last year to $613.44 million.

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

  • Oil fell 16.43 percent compared to last year to $2.45 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 16.55 percent compared to last year to $1.33 billion.
  • Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel rose 26.75 percent compared to last year to $1.23 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 9.93 percent compared to last year to $1.2 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 46.39 percent compared to last year to $1.16 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, Brazil recorded $66.5 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; New York City; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Brazil were $ 37.08 billion and imports from Brazil were $29.43 billion. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $7.65 billion.