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Cook Islands

Cook Islands ranked No. 215 in total trade value through February with a total of $790,624. Exports totaled $691,515 and Imports totaled $99,109, a surplus of $592,406.

U.S. trade with Cook Islands rose to $790,624 through February

Cook Islands’s trade with the United States rose to $790,624 through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 17.98 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Cook Islands’s exports increased 18.07 percent while imports rose 17.32 percent. The U.S. surplus with Cook Islands was $592,406.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 2 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Detroit Metropolitan Airport; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 91.26 percent of Cook Islands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii rose 19.29 percent to $279,563.
    Exports rose 19.29 percent to $279,563. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 1612.32 percent to $233,988.
    Exports rose 1612.32 percent to $233,988. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 413.7 percent to $73,572.
    Exports rose 413.7 percent to $73,572. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Detroit Metropolitan Airport totaled $70,168.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $70,168.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 1.91 percent to $64,225.
    Exports fell 1.91 percent to $64,225. There were no imports.

Cook Islands ranked No. 215 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 211.

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 Cook Islands by value through February were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Miscellaneous electrical machinery; Cell phones, related equipment; Low value shipments; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 88.05 percent of total exports to Cook Islands.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Cook Islands –– Motor vehicle parts; Toys, children’s bicycles, games; Salvage; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Cook Islands:

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 18.74 percent compared to last year to $237,047.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery rose 4508.89 percent compared to last year to $144,719.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 411.98 percent compared to last year to $102,191.
  • Low value shipments fell 1.91 percent compared to last year to $64,225.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 0.97 percent compared to last year to $60,719.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Cook Islands:

  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $70,168. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Toys, children’s bicycles, games totaled $15,210. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 56.26 percent compared to last year to $8,341.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders totaled $5,390. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Cook Islands recorded $8.73 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Honolulu; Cleveland; Los Angeles; San Francisco; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Cook Islands were $ 5.24 million and imports from Cook Islands were $3.49 million. The U.S. surplus with Cook Islands was $1.76 million.