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Curacao

Curacao ranked No. 96 in total trade value through October with a total of $879.3 million. Exports totaled $789.98 million and Imports totaled $89.32 million, a surplus of $700.65 million.

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January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $879.3 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Beaumont, Texas $216,166,401
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $151,706,150
3Port Everglades, Fla. $130,621,850
4Port of Port Arthur, Texas $66,784,865
5Port of New Orleans $54,699,615
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $48,780,488
7Port of Houston $42,684,249
8Port of Lake Charles, La. $37,702,355
9Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. $23,710,738
10Miami International Airport $22,119,103

U.S. trade with Curacao rose to $879.3 million through October

Curacao’s trade with the United States rose to $879.3 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.07 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Curacao’s exports increased 34.77 percent while imports fell 38.88 percent. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $700.65 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Beaumont, Texas; No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Beaumont, Texas No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Miami International Airport No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 70.51 percent of Curacao’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Beaumont, Texas rose 54.87 percent to $216.17 million.
    Exports rose 54.87 percent to $216.17 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 872.33 percent to $151.71 million.
    Exports rose 872.33 percent to $151.71 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 5.02 percent to $130.62 million.
    Exports fell 4.31 percent to $117.13 million. Imports rose 583.13 percent to $13.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas totaled $66.78 million.
    Exports totaled $66.78 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 68.87 percent to $54.7 million.
    Exports rose 75.22 percent to $54.59 million. Imports fell 90.92 percent to $112,328.

Curacao ranked No. 96 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 98.

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 Curacao by value through October were the categories of Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 77.53 percent of total exports to Curacao.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Curacao –– Gasoline, other fuels; Gold; Antibiotics; Petroleum products; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 94.45 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 110.3 percent compared to last year to $351.75 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 27.3 percent compared to last year to $189.43 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 55.3 percent compared to last year to $48.78 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 18.87 percent compared to last year to $13.16 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 12.32 percent compared to last year to $9.37 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 249.33 percent compared to last year to $51.51 million.
  • Gold fell 83.9 percent compared to last year to $13.99 million.
  • Antibiotics fell 48.73 percent compared to last year to $8.14 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 37.48 percent compared to last year to $6.79 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 55.74 percent compared to last year to $3.94 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.