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French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 149 in total trade value through October with a total of $216.24 million. Exports totaled $211.87 million and Imports totaled $4.37 million, a surplus of $207.51 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $216.24 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $189,712,703
2Port Miami $4,895,451
3Port of Houston $4,482,678
4Port of Frederiksted, V.I. $3,558,070
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,466,189
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,103,585
7Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,994,559
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,506,522
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $907,550
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $855,910

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $216.24 million through October

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $216.24 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 819.72 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. French Guiana’s exports increased 936.72 percent while imports rose 42.03 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $207.51 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.; No. 2 Port Miami; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Frederiksted, V.I.; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 95.32 percent of French Guiana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. rose 6187529 percent to $189.71 million.
    Exports rose 6187529 percent to $189.71 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Miami fell 51.49 percent to $4.9 million.
    Exports fell 53.21 percent to $4.07 million. Imports fell 40.72 percent to $821,600.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 6.66 percent to $4.48 million.
    Exports fell 6.66 percent to $4.48 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Frederiksted, V.I. rose 274.85 percent to $3.56 million.
    Exports rose 274.85 percent to $3.56 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 2102.04 percent to $3.47 million.
    Exports fell 21.47 percent to $123,608. Imports totaled $3.34 million.

French Guiana ranked No. 149 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 188.

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 French Guiana by value through October were the categories of Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Gasoline, other fuels; Chlorates, bromates and similar chemicals; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 94.8 percent of total exports to French Guiana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Guiana –– Value added to a returned import; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Salvage; Make-up and skin-care products; and Transmission shafts, bearings, gears –– accounted for 99.84 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $188.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 486.1 percent compared to last year to $5.56 million.
  • Chlorates, bromates and similar chemicals fell 0.35 percent compared to last year to $3 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1435.01 percent compared to last year to $2.29 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 6.48 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 198.07 percent compared to last year to $4.21 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $120,053. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 77.34 percent compared to last year to $19,477.
  • Make-up and skin-care products totaled $6,926. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Transmission shafts, bearings, gears totaled $6,591. 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.