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Curacao

Curacao ranked No. 126 in total trade value through February with a total of $61.61 million. Exports totaled $41.64 million and Imports totaled $19.96 million, a surplus of $21.68 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $61.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $24,127,709
2Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. $15,078,487
3Port of New Orleans $4,488,147
4Miami International Airport $4,252,075
5Port of New York $2,799,701
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,080,006
7Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,532,038
8Port of Houston $973,718
9Charlotte Amalie International Airport, U.S. Virgin Islands $716,066
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $696,363

U.S. trade with Curacao rose to $61.61 million through February

Curacao’s trade with the United States rose to $61.61 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 77 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Curacao’s exports decreased 81.2 percent while imports fell 56.93 percent. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $21.68 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 2 Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R.; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; 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 Port of Beaumont, Texas No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 82.37 percent of Curacao’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 30.43 percent to $24.13 million.
    Exports rose 0.82 percent to $23.09 million. Imports fell 91.2 percent to $1.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. rose 563.78 percent to $15.08 million.
    Exports fell 34.66 percent to $86,570. Imports rose 600.85 percent to $14.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 66.73 percent to $4.49 million.
    Exports rose 22.62 percent to $3.3 million. Imports totaled $1.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 32.14 percent to $4.25 million.
    Exports rose 10.25 percent to $3.4 million. Imports rose 553.47 percent to $847,437.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 308.16 percent to $2.8 million.
    Exports rose 308.16 percent to $2.8 million. There were no imports.

Curacao ranked No. 126 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 82.

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 Curacao by value through February were the categories of Perfumes; Jewelry, parts; Cell phones, related equipment; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 31.44 percent of total exports to Curacao.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Curacao –– Gold; Value added to a returned import; Petroleum products; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; and Antibiotics –– accounted for 97.44 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Perfumes rose 289.18 percent compared to last year to $4.27 million.
  • Jewelry, parts rose 294.17 percent compared to last year to $2.51 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 26.64 percent compared to last year to $2.13 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 28.3 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 84.9 percent compared to last year to $2.08 million.

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

  • Gold rose 5468.75 percent compared to last year to $13.72 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 275.7 percent compared to last year to $1.97 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 45.43 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium totaled $1.17 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Antibiotics fell 39.8 percent compared to last year to $1.09 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Curacao recorded $913.13 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Port Arthur, Texas; New Orleans; Houston; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Curacao were $ 762.52 million and imports from Curacao were $150.61 million. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $611.92 million.