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British Indian Ocean Territories

British Indian Ocean Territories ranked No. 205 in total trade value through August with a total of $8.95 million. Exports totaled $8.3 million and Imports totaled $653,358, a surplus of $7.65 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $8.95 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $2,636,549
2Port of New York $1,741,630
3Port of Los Angeles $1,306,077
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $625,610
5Port of Houston $406,875
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $403,323
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $341,655
8Port of Virginia $246,207
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $220,869
10Port of Freeport, Texas $165,000

U.S. trade with British Indian Ocean Territories rose to $8.95 million through August

British Indian Ocean Territories’s trade with the United States rose to $8.95 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 14.97 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to British Indian Ocean Territories increased 7.66 percent while U.S. imports from British Indian Ocean Territories rose 730.71 percent. The U.S. surplus with British Indian Ocean Territories was $7.65 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas; No. 2 Port of New York; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 2 Port of Virginia No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of Texas City, Texas and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 75.02 percent of British Indian Ocean Territories’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 2493.14 percent to $2.64 million.
    Exports rose 2493.14 percent to $2.64 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 781.19 percent to $1.74 million.
    Exports rose 781.19 percent to $1.74 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles rose 195.3 percent to $1.31 million.
    Exports rose 133.38 percent to $1.03 million. Imports totaled $273,855.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 178.69 percent to $625,610.
    Exports rose 82.94 percent to $349,568. Imports rose 726.57 percent to $276,042.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 202.58 percent to $406,875.
    Exports rose 219.81 percent to $406,875. There were no imports.

British Indian Ocean Territories ranked No. 205 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 208.

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 British Indian Ocean Territories by value through August were the categories of Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Poultry incubators, equipment; Cotton; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; and Self-propelled heavy construction machinery, respectively. They accounted for 57.64 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 –– Motor vehicles for transporting people; Insulated wire, cable; Value added to a returned import; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Salvage –– accounted for 96.63 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 3742.89 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
  • Poultry incubators, equipment rose 186.82 percent compared to last year to $814,560.
  • Cotton totaled $546,542. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade totaled $406,875. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery fell 31.31 percent compared to last year to $395,873.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people totaled $276,042. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Insulated wire, cable totaled $273,855. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $41,341. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $20,062. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 65.75 percent compared to last year to $20,022.

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.