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British Indian Ocean Territories

British Indian Ocean Territories ranked No. 208 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.45 million. Exports totaled $1.44 million and Imports totaled $11,692, a surplus of $1.42 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.45 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $406,875
2Port of Seattle, Wash. $299,323
3Port of New York $235,233
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $133,039
5Port of Virginia $106,235
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $67,727
7Boston’s Logan International Airport $42,500
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $30,869
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $28,503
10Los Angeles International Airport $27,186

U.S. trade with British Indian Ocean Territories rose to $1.45 million through February

British Indian Ocean Territories’s trade with the United States rose to $1.45 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 211.74 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. British Indian Ocean Territories’s exports increased 223.3 percent while imports fell 42.19 percent. The U.S. surplus with British Indian Ocean Territories was $1.42 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash.; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of New York No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.52 percent of British Indian Ocean Territories’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 5516.72 percent to $406,875.
    Exports totaled $406,875. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash. totaled $299,323.
    Exports totaled $299,323. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 230.7 percent to $235,233.
    Exports rose 230.7 percent to $235,233. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $133,039.
    Exports totaled $133,039. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia totaled $106,235.
    Exports totaled $106,235. There were no imports.

British Indian Ocean Territories ranked No. 208 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 214.

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 British Indian Ocean Territories by value through February were the categories of Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Lubricants, antirust treatments for textiles; Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail; Poultry incubators, equipment; and Self-propelled heavy construction machinery, respectively. They accounted for 67.21 percent of total exports to British Indian Ocean Territories.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from British Indian Ocean Territories –– Salvage; Insulated wire, cable; Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; and Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to British Indian Ocean Territories:

  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade totaled $406,875. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Lubricants, antirust treatments for textiles totaled $279,131. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail totaled $133,039. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment totaled $74,132. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $72,407. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from British Indian Ocean Territories:

  • Salvage rose 48.15 percent compared to last year to $6,523.
  • Insulated wire, cable totaled $3,264. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit totaled $1,161. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry totaled $744. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, British Indian Ocean Territories recorded $17.08 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Seattle; Portland/Columbia-Snake River; Portland, Maine; New York City; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to British Indian Ocean Territories were $ 8.62 million and imports from British Indian Ocean Territories were $8.46 million. The U.S. surplus with British Indian Ocean Territories was $164,610.