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Fiji

Fiji ranked No. 120 in total trade value through March with a total of $112.49 million. Exports totaled $55.46 million and Imports totaled $57.04 million, a deficit of $1.58 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $112.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $43,750,605
2Port of Los Angeles $31,478,085
3Port of Philadelphia $10,552,683
4Los Angeles International Airport $7,176,592
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $3,463,747
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,268,474
7Port of Long Beach $1,839,128
8Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $1,507,324
9Port of San Francisco, Calif. $1,505,656
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,461,413

U.S. trade with Fiji rose to $112.49 million through March

Fiji’s trade with the United States rose to $112.49 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 71.35 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Fiji’s exports increased 272.12 percent while imports rose 12.4 percent. The U.S. deficit with Fiji was $1.58 million.

Through March, 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 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 85.71 percent of Fiji’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii rose 6378.04 percent to $43.75 million.
    Exports rose 138140 percent to $42.97 million. Imports rose 21.72 percent to $784,251.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Los Angeles rose 19.93 percent to $31.48 million.
    Exports rose 17.95 percent to $904,260. Imports rose 19.99 percent to $30.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia rose 6.38 percent to $10.55 million.
    Exports fell 91.62 percent to $35,202. Imports rose 10.71 percent to $10.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport fell 6.99 percent to $7.18 million.
    Exports fell 18.78 percent to $4.16 million. Imports rose 16.3 percent to $3.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 9.42 percent to $3.46 million.
    Exports rose 1064 percent to $291,000. Imports rose 1.03 percent to $3.17 million.

Fiji ranked No. 120 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 $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Fiji by value through March were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Prefabricated buildings; Perfumes; and Parts for cellular communications, respectively. They accounted for 89.55 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 Fish fillets, chilled or frozen –– accounted for 93.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 1800.55 percent compared to last year to $45.98 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 15.36 percent compared to last year to $2.27 million.
  • Prefabricated buildings totaled $564,477. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Perfumes rose 172.96 percent compared to last year to $456,095.
  • Parts for cellular communications fell 36.17 percent compared to last year to $393,313.

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

  • Natural waters rose 19.05 percent compared to last year to $31.31 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 12.11 percent compared to last year to $16.98 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 15.11 percent compared to last year to $2.36 million.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides fell 24.51 percent compared to last year to $2.13 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 24.36 percent compared to last year to $608,754.

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.