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French Polynesia

French Polynesia ranked No. 103 in total trade value through August with a total of $605.31 million. Exports totaled $582.09 million and Imports totaled $23.22 million, a surplus of $558.87 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $605.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $495,157,239
2Los Angeles International Airport $25,027,216
3Port of Long Beach $23,139,689
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,176,088
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $11,400,272
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $5,762,967
7Port of Los Angeles $4,586,262
8Port of Charleston $3,561,354
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $3,223,898
10Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $2,738,900

U.S. trade with French Polynesia rose to $605.31 million through August

French Polynesia’s trade with the United States rose to $605.31 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 494.12 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to French Polynesia increased 661.62 percent while U.S. imports from French Polynesia fell 8.78 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Polynesia was $558.87 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Port of Long Beach; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port of Long Beach No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 93.82 percent of French Polynesia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. totaled $495.16 million.
    Exports totaled $495.16 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport rose 18.09 percent to $25.03 million.
    Exports rose 18.93 percent to $14.13 million. Imports rose 17.03 percent to $10.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Long Beach rose 12.91 percent to $23.14 million.
    Exports rose 12.51 percent to $22.29 million. Imports rose 24.62 percent to $849,871.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 11.88 percent to $13.18 million.
    Exports rose 11.88 percent to $13.18 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 7.5 percent to $11.4 million.
    Exports fell 7.58 percent to $11.39 million. Imports totaled $9,700.

French Polynesia ranked No. 103 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 153.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 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 $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to French Polynesia by value through August were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Chicken and other poultry; Low value shipments; Wood, tongue & groove, shaped; and Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments, respectively. They accounted for 90.34 percent of total exports to French Polynesia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Polynesia –– Fish, fresh or chilled; Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101; Value added to a returned import; Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved; and Salvage –– accounted for 86.68 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 9551.05 percent compared to last year to $500.03 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 10.97 percent compared to last year to $14.15 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 11.13 percent compared to last year to $5.76 million.
  • Wood, tongue & groove, shaped fell 1.95 percent compared to last year to $2.98 million.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 39.53 percent compared to last year to $2.97 million.

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

  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 11.78 percent compared to last year to $6.98 million.
  • Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101 fell 0.79 percent compared to last year to $6.59 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 180.73 percent compared to last year to $4.35 million.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved fell 30.82 percent compared to last year to $1.17 million.
  • Salvage fell 4.28 percent compared to last year to $1.03 million.

In the latest annual figures available, French Polynesia recorded $168.55 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to French Polynesia were $ 119.38 million and imports from French Polynesia were $49.17 million. The U.S. surplus with French Polynesia was $70.21 million.