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Christmas Island

Christmas Island ranked No. 222 in total trade value through October with a total of $1.48 million. Exports totaled $689,493 and Imports totaled $787,013, a deficit of $97,520.

U.S. trade with Christmas Island rose to $1.48 million through October

Christmas Island’s trade with the United States rose to $1.48 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.63 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Christmas Island’s exports increased 169.8 percent while imports fell 18.74 percent. The U.S. deficit with Christmas Island was $97,520.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 Port of Philadelphia; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 Miami International Airport No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 77.5 percent of Christmas Island’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 1638.96 percent to $819,710.
    Exports rose 749.78 percent to $400,569. Imports totaled $419,141.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 66.93 percent to $97,776.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 66.55 percent to $97,776.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles rose 31.07 percent to $91,773.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 31.07 percent to $91,773.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Philadelphia totaled $70,200.
    Exports totaled $70,200. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 263.68 percent to $64,863.
    Exports rose 263.68 percent to $64,863. There were no imports.

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. 224.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Christmas Island by value through October were the categories of X-ray apparatus; Medicines in individual dosages; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 80.63 percent of total exports to Christmas Island.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Christmas Island –– Diamonds, not mounted; Power supplies, transformers; Furniture, parts; Refrigerators, freezers; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 76.16 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • X-ray apparatus totaled $334,496. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $70,200. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard totaled $64,863. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood totaled $49,434. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 318.09 percent compared to last year to $36,934.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted totaled $416,541. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 3416.33 percent compared to last year to $101,200.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $29,137. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Refrigerators, freezers totaled $26,933. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 113.14 percent compared to last year to $25,577.

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.