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Cook Islands

Cook Islands ranked No. 212 in total trade value through October with a total of $7.38 million. Exports totaled $6.25 million and Imports totaled $1.13 million, a surplus of $5.12 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $7.38 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $1,658,079
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,046,184
3Port of Hilo, Hawaii $888,092
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $831,615
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $502,503
6Los Angeles International Airport $364,971
7Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $350,743
8Port of Long Beach $345,940
9Port of Newark $256,837
10Port of Los Angeles $216,186

U.S. trade with Cook Islands rose to $7.38 million through October

Cook Islands’s trade with the United States rose to $7.38 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 0.74 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Cook Islands’s exports increased 45.89 percent while imports fell 64.19 percent. The U.S. surplus with Cook Islands was $5.12 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port of Hilo, Hawaii; No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio No. 2 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 66.76 percent of Cook Islands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii fell 3.62 percent to $1.66 million.
    Exports fell 3.62 percent to $1.66 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 126.2 percent to $1.05 million.
    Exports rose 126.2 percent to $1.05 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Hilo, Hawaii totaled $888,092.
    Exports totaled $885,000. Imports totaled $3,092.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 62.52 percent to $831,615.
    Exports rose 39.84 percent to $690,742. Imports rose 693.43 percent to $140,873.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 2357.83 percent to $502,503.
    Exports rose 7668.54 percent to $427,503. Imports rose 401.94 percent to $75,000.

Cook Islands ranked No. 212 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 209.

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 Cook Islands by value through October were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 79.94 percent of total exports to Cook Islands.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Cook Islands –– Vacuum cleaners, parts; Power supplies, transformers; Value added to a returned import; Handsaws & Met Pts; Saw Blades; Base Mtl Saw 8202; and Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa –– accounted for 47.67 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 7.83 percent compared to last year to $1.64 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 364.69 percent compared to last year to $1.57 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 126.2 percent compared to last year to $1.05 million.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled rose 29.92 percent compared to last year to $438,598.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 53.46 percent compared to last year to $297,336.

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

  • Vacuum cleaners, parts totaled $158,903. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $140,873. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $97,042. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Handsaws & Met Pts; Saw Blades; Base Mtl Saw 8202 totaled $75,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa totaled $65,610. 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.