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Fiji

Fiji ranked No. 146 in total trade value through October with a total of $226.44 million. Exports totaled $49.95 million and Imports totaled $176.49 million, a deficit of $126.53 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $226.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $91,888,535
2Port of Philadelphia $31,207,404
3Los Angeles International Airport $20,478,030
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $11,845,572
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $8,806,386
6Port of San Francisco, Calif. $8,272,795
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $7,923,480
8Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $6,653,798
9Port of Long Beach $6,604,115
10Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $4,186,293

U.S. trade with Fiji rose to $226.44 million through October

Fiji’s trade with the United States rose to $226.44 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.05 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Fiji’s exports decreased 6.9 percent while imports fell 7.09 percent. The U.S. deficit with Fiji was $126.53 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles; No. 2 Port of Philadelphia; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles No. 2 Port of Philadelphia No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 72.52 percent of Fiji’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Los Angeles fell 1.35 percent to $91.89 million.
    Exports rose 2.75 percent to $2.8 million. Imports fell 1.47 percent to $89.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Philadelphia rose 3.79 percent to $31.21 million.
    Exports rose 619.29 percent to $1.27 million. Imports rose 0.16 percent to $29.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport fell 3.87 percent to $20.48 million.
    Exports rose 32.4 percent to $11.88 million. Imports fell 30.27 percent to $8.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 40.78 percent to $11.85 million.
    Exports rose 791.52 percent to $552,866. Imports fell 43.37 percent to $11.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 33.06 percent to $8.81 million.
    Exports rose 2.21 percent to $1.5 million. Imports fell 37.5 percent to $7.31 million.

Fiji ranked No. 146 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 132.

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 Fiji by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit; Cell phones, related equipment; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 55.57 percent of total exports to Fiji.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Fiji –– Natural waters; Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish; Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Other preserved fruits, nuts –– accounted for 92.19 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 17.46 percent compared to last year to $12.59 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 20.25 percent compared to last year to $7.92 million.
  • Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit rose 20.83 percent compared to last year to $5.27 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 62.55 percent compared to last year to $1.01 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 24.16 percent compared to last year to $969,719.

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

  • Natural waters rose 0.81 percent compared to last year to $90.28 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 4.26 percent compared to last year to $54.59 million.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides rose 45.62 percent compared to last year to $8.67 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 27.23 percent compared to last year to $6.7 million.
  • Other preserved fruits, nuts fell 0.41 percent compared to last year to $2.47 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Fiji recorded $287.72 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Atlanta/Savannah; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Fiji were $ 66.14 million and imports from Fiji were $221.58 million. The U.S. deficit with Fiji was $155.44 million.