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Christmas Island

Christmas Island ranked No. 222 in total trade value through February with a total of $207,768. Exports totaled $110,810 and Imports totaled $96,958, a surplus of $13,852.

U.S. trade with Christmas Island rose to $207,768 through February

Christmas Island’s trade with the United States rose to $207,768 through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 82.09 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Christmas Island’s exports increased 595.69 percent while imports fell 1.24 percent. The U.S. surplus with Christmas Island was $13,852.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Miami International Airport; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 San Juan International Airport, P.R.; and No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles No. 2 Port of New York No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Low Value. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 82.59 percent of Christmas Island’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport totaled $83,442.
    Exports totaled $83,442. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Miami International Airport totaled $45,443.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $45,443.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 26.45 percent to $19,063.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $19,063.
  • Trade with No. 4 San Juan International Airport, P.R. totaled $15,528.
    Exports totaled $15,528. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. totaled $8,125.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $8,125.

Christmas Island ranked No. 222 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 226.

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 Christmas Island by value through February were the categories of Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Furniture, parts; Binders for found molds; chemical products; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 94.67 percent of total exports to Christmas Island.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Christmas Island –– Compressors and pumps; Soap, related soap products; Misc. printed matter, including photos; Salvage; and Lamp and lighting parts –– accounted for 89.02 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Christmas Island:

  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $59,562. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts totaled $17,947. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $15,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products totaled $6,461. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 595.9 percent compared to last year to $5,936.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Christmas Island:

  • Compressors and pumps totaled $45,443. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Soap, related soap products totaled $19,063. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. printed matter, including photos totaled $8,125. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 71.57 percent compared to last year to $7,345.
  • Lamp and lighting parts totaled $6,339. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Christmas Island recorded $1.78 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Los Angeles; Seattle; Houston; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Christmas Island were $ 476,695 and imports from Christmas Island were $1.3 million. The U.S. deficit with Christmas Island was $824,387.