French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 95 in total trade value through July with a total of $480.92 million. Exports totaled $474.7 million and Imports totaled $6.21 million, a surplus of $468.49 million.

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $480.92 million through July

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $480.92 million through the first seven months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 12.79 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to French Guiana decreased 13.87 percent while U.S. imports from French Guiana rose 2292.7 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $468.49 million.

Through July, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Denver International Airport, Colo.; No. 2 Orlando International Airport; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif.; No. 2 Houston Int’l Airport; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 97.41 percent of French Guiana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Denver International Airport, Colo. totaled $354.88 million.
    Exports totaled $354.88 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Orlando International Airport totaled $92.71 million.
    Exports totaled $92.71 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 1240.84 percent to $7.86 million.
    Exports rose 1240.84 percent to $7.86 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 36.72 percent to $6.54 million.
    Exports fell 93.77 percent to $644,321. Imports totaled $5.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport rose 4577.14 percent to $6.46 million.
    Exports rose 4597.55 percent to $6.46 million. There were no imports.

French Guiana ranked No. 95 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 112.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.08 trillion, down 49.83 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 51.38 percent to $799.82 billion; imports dropped 48.81 percent to $1.28 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 $479.12 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to French Guiana by value through July were the categories of Satellites, related equipment; Misc. aircraft parts; Medical technology; Gasoline, other fuels; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 97.48 percent of total exports to French Guiana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Guiana –– Returned exports, without change; Linoleum; Floor Cover With Coat Etc on a Text 5904; Estimates of low-value imports; Make-up and skin-care products; and Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc. –– accounted for 99.86 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Satellites, related equipment fell 13.77 percent compared to last year to $446.65 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts rose 6505.24 percent compared to last year to $8.06 million.
  • Medical technology rose 32.47 percent compared to last year to $3.29 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 66.72 percent compared to last year to $3.03 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 25.28 percent compared to last year to $1.7 million.

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

  • Returned exports, without change rose 3622.85 percent compared to last year to $6.03 million.
  • Linoleum; Floor Cover With Coat Etc on a Text 5904 totaled $87,325. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports rose 563.81 percent compared to last year to $50,735.
  • Make-up and skin-care products totaled $24,034. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc. totaled $14,905. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, French Guiana recorded $573.23 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to French Guiana were $ 572.9 million and imports from French Guiana were $332,806. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $572.57 million.