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Christmas Island

Christmas Island ranked No. 224 in total trade value through August with a total of $1.33 million. Exports totaled $885,641 and Imports totaled $440,210, a surplus of $445,431.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $345,676
2Port of Newark $233,401
3Port of Virginia $175,275
4Miami International Airport $169,399
5Port of New York $59,811
6Port Laredo $55,868
7Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $55,286
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $47,441
9Port of Long Beach $32,259
10Port of New Orleans $16,018

U.S. trade with Christmas Island rose to $1.33 million through August

Christmas Island’s trade with the United States rose to $1.33 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.37 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Christmas Island increased 64.56 percent while U.S. imports from Christmas Island fell 38.87 percent. The U.S. surplus with Christmas Island was $445,431.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Virginia; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 3 Port of Philadelphia No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 74.18 percent of Christmas Island’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 56.45 percent to $345,676.
    Exports fell 7.74 percent to $345,676. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark totaled $233,401.
    Exports totaled $38,265. Imports totaled $195,136.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Virginia rose 1489.8 percent to $175,275.
    Exports rose 1489.8 percent to $175,275. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport totaled $169,399.
    Exports totaled $123,956. Imports totaled $45,443.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 296.76 percent to $59,811.
    Exports rose 170.3 percent to $40,748. Imports totaled $19,063.

Christmas Island ranked No. 224 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 222.

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 Christmas Island by value through August were the categories of Antiques; Misc. coloring preparations and materials; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, respectively. They accounted for 69.55 percent of total exports to Christmas Island.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Christmas Island –– Misc. wood articles; Value added to a returned import; Compressors and pumps; Plastic tableware and other products; and Soap, related soap products –– accounted for 76.3 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Antiques totaled $215,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. coloring preparations and materials totaled $175,275. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood totaled $107,867. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • 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 $58,291. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Misc. wood articles totaled $192,337. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 1829.77 percent compared to last year to $46,797.
  • Compressors and pumps rose 425.23 percent compared to last year to $45,443.
  • Plastic tableware and other products totaled $32,259. 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.

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.