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Curacao

Curacao ranked No. 125 in total trade value through June with a total of $201.96 million. Exports totaled $160.98 million and Imports totaled $40.98 million, a surplus of $120 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $201.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $73,382,696
2Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. $29,469,135
3Port of New Orleans $16,163,887
4Port of Lake Charles, La. $13,693,300
5Miami International Airport $13,184,168
6Port of Beaumont, Texas $12,787,640
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,801,954
8Port of New York $5,597,227
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $4,202,391
10Port of Houston $4,063,568

U.S. trade with Curacao rose to $201.96 million through June

Curacao’s trade with the United States rose to $201.96 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 71.77 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Curacao’s exports decreased 75.3 percent while imports fell 35.8 percent. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $120 million.

Through June, 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 Port of Lake Charles, La.; and No. 5 Miami International Airport. 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 Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 72.24 percent of Curacao’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 14.48 percent to $73.38 million.
    Exports fell 2.03 percent to $71.77 million. Imports fell 87.19 percent to $1.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. rose 241.78 percent to $29.47 million.
    Exports rose 6.41 percent to $288,678. Imports rose 249.43 percent to $29.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 86.06 percent to $16.16 million.
    Exports rose 69.53 percent to $14.62 million. Imports rose 2413.87 percent to $1.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 63.68 percent to $13.69 million.
    Exports fell 63.68 percent to $13.69 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Miami International Airport rose 7.93 percent to $13.18 million.
    Exports rose 5.16 percent to $11.55 million. Imports rose 32.53 percent to $1.64 million.

Curacao ranked No. 125 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 86.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Curacao by value through June were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Perfumes; Low value shipments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 42.17 percent of total exports to Curacao.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Curacao –– Gold; Antibiotics; Petroleum products; Value added to a returned import; and Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium –– accounted for 91.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 73.48 percent compared to last year to $35.86 million.
  • Perfumes rose 87.87 percent compared to last year to $9.57 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 78.38 percent compared to last year to $8.8 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 8.45 percent compared to last year to $8.2 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 7.65 percent compared to last year to $5.46 million.

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

  • Gold rose 1082.03 percent compared to last year to $24.85 million.
  • Antibiotics fell 22.63 percent compared to last year to $4.38 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 38.6 percent compared to last year to $3.83 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 29.87 percent compared to last year to $3.36 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium totaled $1.17 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.