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Fiji

Fiji ranked No. 115 in total trade value through February with a total of $88.2 million. Exports totaled $52.32 million and Imports totaled $35.88 million, a surplus of $16.44 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $88.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $43,473,985
2Port of Los Angeles $20,406,491
3Port of Philadelphia $6,327,999
4Los Angeles International Airport $5,311,383
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,971,753
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,703,525
7Port of Long Beach $1,308,724
8Port of Charleston $1,280,288
9Port of San Francisco, Calif. $895,147
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $875,046

U.S. trade with Fiji rose to $88.2 million through February

Fiji’s trade with the United States rose to $88.2 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 126.73 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Fiji’s exports increased 406.44 percent while imports rose 25.59 percent. The U.S. surplus with Fiji was $16.44 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii; No. 2 Port of Los Angeles; No. 3 Port of Philadelphia; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 88.99 percent of Fiji’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii rose 8556.05 percent to $43.47 million.
    Exports rose 138140 percent to $42.97 million. Imports rose 7.74 percent to $507,631.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Los Angeles rose 54.57 percent to $20.41 million.
    Exports rose 2.6 percent to $586,879. Imports rose 56.92 percent to $19.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia fell 12.04 percent to $6.33 million.
    Exports fell 86.6 percent to $35,202. Imports fell 9.22 percent to $6.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport fell 9.15 percent to $5.31 million.
    Exports fell 24.9 percent to $3.04 million. Imports rose 26.4 percent to $2.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 56.2 percent to $2.97 million.
    Exports rose 1064 percent to $291,000. Imports rose 42.78 percent to $2.68 million.

Fiji ranked No. 115 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 140.

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 Fiji by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Prefabricated buildings; Parts for cellular communications; and Motorboats and yachts, respectively. They accounted for 92.43 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; Fish, fresh or chilled; Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; and Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices –– accounted for 95.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2080.08 percent compared to last year to $45.42 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 6.54 percent compared to last year to $1.7 million.
  • Prefabricated buildings totaled $564,477. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Parts for cellular communications rose 17.06 percent compared to last year to $377,028.
  • Motorboats and yachts rose 746.3 percent compared to last year to $289,080.

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

  • Natural waters rose 17.28 percent compared to last year to $20.71 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 75.74 percent compared to last year to $10.04 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 26.04 percent compared to last year to $1.82 million.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides rose 29.13 percent compared to last year to $1.2 million.
  • Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices rose 35.25 percent compared to last year to $370,675.

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.