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Chile

Chile ranked No. 28 in total trade value through February with a total of $4.23 billion. Exports totaled $2.38 billion and Imports totaled $1.85 billion, a surplus of $523.81 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.23 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $637,240,084
2Port Everglades, Fla. $345,817,455
3Port of Houston $334,372,258
4Port of Philadelphia $235,133,655
5Port of Panama City, Fla. $223,462,046
6Port of New York $175,928,452
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $169,631,452
8Port of Los Angeles $164,777,308
9Port of Charleston $130,331,422
10Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $129,140,063

U.S. trade with Chile rose to $4.23 billion through February

Chile’s trade with the United States rose to $4.23 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.65 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Chile’s exports increased 13.41 percent while imports fell 20.82 percent. The U.S. surplus with Chile was $523.81 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Philadelphia; and No. 5 Port of Panama City, Fla.. 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 Panama City, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.02 percent of Chile’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 3.73 percent to $637.24 million.
    Exports fell 0.97 percent to $386.85 million. Imports rose 11.95 percent to $250.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 22.38 percent to $345.82 million.
    Exports rose 45.13 percent to $230.23 million. Imports fell 6.74 percent to $115.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 28.06 percent to $334.37 million.
    Exports fell 28.39 percent to $281.53 million. Imports fell 26.27 percent to $52.85 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Philadelphia fell 22.91 percent to $235.13 million.
    Exports fell 50.25 percent to $4.16 million. Imports fell 22.14 percent to $230.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Panama City, Fla. fell 43.1 percent to $223.46 million.
    Exports totaled $1.01 million. Imports fell 43.36 percent to $222.45 million.

Chile ranked No. 28 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 29.

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 Chile by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 40.1 percent of total exports to Chile.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Chile –– Refined copper, alloys, unwrought; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.; Grapes, fresh or dried; and Fresh apricots, cherries, peaches and plums –– accounted for 62.33 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 16.06 percent compared to last year to $639.51 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 29.47 percent compared to last year to $95.34 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 13.48 percent compared to last year to $82.4 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 16.25 percent compared to last year to $71.52 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 24.24 percent compared to last year to $63.72 million.

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

  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought fell 48.44 percent compared to last year to $364.35 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 7.35 percent compared to last year to $320.22 million.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. fell 2.27 percent compared to last year to $205.29 million.
  • Grapes, fresh or dried fell 40.19 percent compared to last year to $188.62 million.
  • Fresh apricots, cherries, peaches and plums fell 11.13 percent compared to last year to $75.59 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Chile recorded $24.16 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; Jacksonville/Tampa; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Chile were $ 13.61 billion and imports from Chile were $10.55 billion. The U.S. surplus with Chile was $3.06 billion.