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French Polynesia

French Polynesia ranked No. 137 in total trade value through October with a total of $289.53 million. Exports totaled $258.98 million and Imports totaled $30.54 million, a surplus of $228.44 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $289.53 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Los Angeles International Airport $189,856,945
2Port of Long Beach $24,476,877
3Port of Oakland, Calif. $15,534,116
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $14,269,557
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $7,496,701
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $6,898,383
7Port of Los Angeles $6,123,809
8Port of New Orleans $4,643,139
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $2,218,089
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,773,392

U.S. trade with French Polynesia rose to $289.53 million through October

French Polynesia’s trade with the United States rose to $289.53 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 99.73 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. French Polynesia’s exports increased 155.97 percent while imports fell 30.24 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Polynesia was $228.44 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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. 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 86.91 percent of French Polynesia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport rose 650.6 percent to $189.86 million.
    Exports rose 1150.27 percent to $177.88 million. Imports rose 8.2 percent to $11.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach rose 0.8 percent to $24.48 million.
    Exports rose 3.5 percent to $23.76 million. Imports fell 46.05 percent to $712,897.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 32.26 percent to $15.53 million.
    Exports fell 32.26 percent to $15.53 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 9.04 percent to $14.27 million.
    Exports fell 9.04 percent to $14.27 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 67.13 percent to $7.5 million.
    Exports rose 33.05 percent to $281,179. Imports fell 68.07 percent to $7.22 million.

French Polynesia ranked No. 137 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 150.

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 Polynesia by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Low value shipments; Wood, tongue & groove, shaped; and Misc. vegetables, not frozen, respectively. They accounted for 75.81 percent of total exports to French Polynesia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Polynesia –– Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101; Fish, fresh or chilled; Antiques; Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 85.22 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2002.4 percent compared to last year to $167.3 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 4.49 percent compared to last year to $15.54 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 11.03 percent compared to last year to $6.9 million.
  • Wood, tongue & groove, shaped rose 27.88 percent compared to last year to $3.58 million.
  • Misc. vegetables, not frozen fell 0.63 percent compared to last year to $3.03 million.

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

  • Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101 fell 3.7 percent compared to last year to $8.49 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 30.84 percent compared to last year to $8.27 million.
  • Antiques rose 3968.64 percent compared to last year to $5.94 million.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved fell 18.73 percent compared to last year to $1.69 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 48.1 percent compared to last year to $1.64 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.