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French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 87 in total trade value through February with a total of $239.33 million. Exports totaled $239.31 million and Imports totaled $13,442, a surplus of $239.3 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $239.33 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Jose International Airport, Calif. $234,443,472
2Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $1,385,238
3Port Miami $1,080,037
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $655,052
5Port of Virginia $637,728
6Port of Houston $302,977
7Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $236,103
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $196,949
9Miami International Airport $92,823
10Port of Charleston $81,390

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $239.33 million through February

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $239.33 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 23.05 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. French Guiana’s exports increased 23.2 percent while imports fell 94.47 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $239.3 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif.; No. 2 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; No. 3 Port Miami; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port Miami No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 99.53 percent of French Guiana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif. totaled $234.44 million.
    Exports totaled $234.44 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands totaled $1.39 million.
    Exports totaled $1.39 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Miami fell 25.48 percent to $1.08 million.
    Exports fell 13.55 percent to $1.08 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 64.49 percent to $655,052.
    Exports rose 64.49 percent to $655,052. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia totaled $637,728.
    Exports totaled $637,728. There were no imports.

French Guiana ranked No. 87 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 88.

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 French Guiana by value through February were the categories of Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Medical technology; Miscellaneous machine parts; Gasoline, other fuels; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 98.63 percent of total exports to French Guiana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Guiana –– Copper tube or pipe fittings; Salvage; and Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to French Guiana:

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 22.02 percent compared to last year to $230 million.
  • Medical technology totaled $2.32 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts rose 954.71 percent compared to last year to $1.68 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 12992 percent compared to last year to $1.39 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 64.49 percent compared to last year to $655,052.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from French Guiana:

  • Copper tube or pipe fittings totaled $8,024. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 41.35 percent compared to last year to $3,046.
  • Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts totaled $2,372. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, French Guiana recorded $165.75 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Washington, D.C.; Miami; Baltimore; Houston; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to French Guiana were $ 162.56 million and imports from French Guiana were $3.19 million. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $159.37 million.