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Colombia

Colombia ranked No. 25 in total trade value through February with a total of $4.68 billion. Exports totaled $2.32 billion and Imports totaled $2.36 billion, a deficit of $42.91 million.

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Oil$1.01 B
2Gasoline, other fuels$295.76 M
3Coffee$235.77 M
4Fresh-cut flowers$196.22 M
5Gold$90.73 M
6Salvage$59.63 M
7Value added to a returned import$59.47 M
8Coal, briquettes$52.27 M
9Misc. aluminum non-prefab structures$29.98 M
10Precious stones$28.22 M
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January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.68 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $821,038,257
2Port of Houston $677,430,591
3Port of New Orleans $284,964,485
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $250,419,326
5Port of El Segundo, Calif. $224,475,274
6Port Everglades, Fla. $202,373,086
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $198,181,119
8Port Miami $155,390,145
9Port of Charleston $124,467,447
10Port of Philadelphia $116,249,974

U.S. trade with Colombia rose to $4.68 billion through February

Colombia’s trade with the United States rose to $4.68 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 0.78 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Colombia’s exports increased 16.52 percent while imports fell 13.41 percent. The U.S. deficit with Colombia was $42.91 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; and No. 5 Port of El Segundo, Calif.. 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 El Segundo, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 48.21 percent of Colombia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 13.13 percent to $821.04 million.
    Exports rose 15.06 percent to $451.9 million. Imports rose 10.86 percent to $369.14 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 13.21 percent to $677.43 million.
    Exports rose 46.75 percent to $436.9 million. Imports fell 20 percent to $240.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 22 percent to $284.96 million.
    Exports rose 31.14 percent to $254.27 million. Imports fell 82.1 percent to $30.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 542.48 percent to $250.42 million.
    Exports rose 523.78 percent to $206.1 million. Imports rose 646.58 percent to $44.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of El Segundo, Calif. rose 9.91 percent to $224.48 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 9.91 percent to $224.48 million.

Colombia ranked No. 25 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 26.

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 Colombia by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Corn; Cell phones, related equipment; Plastics; and Oil, respectively. They accounted for 35.16 percent of total exports to Colombia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Colombia –– Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Coffee; Fresh-cut flowers; and Gold –– accounted for 77.21 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 128.6 percent compared to last year to $483.16 million.
  • Corn fell 14.39 percent compared to last year to $126.71 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 7.29 percent compared to last year to $82.86 million.
  • Plastics rose 13.53 percent compared to last year to $63.86 million.
  • Oil fell 3.69 percent compared to last year to $59.38 million.

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

  • Oil fell 35.95 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 48.22 percent compared to last year to $295.76 million.
  • Coffee rose 11.29 percent compared to last year to $235.77 million.
  • Fresh-cut flowers rose 7.86 percent compared to last year to $196.22 million.
  • Gold rose 1.37 percent compared to last year to $90.73 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Colombia recorded $26.83 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; Los Angeles; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Colombia were $ 13.27 billion and imports from Colombia were $13.56 billion. The U.S. deficit with Colombia was $283.66 million.