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French Polynesia

French Polynesia ranked No. 94 in total trade value through February with a total of $182.2 million. Exports totaled $177.27 million and Imports totaled $4.93 million, a surplus of $172.34 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $182.2 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Everett, Wash. $156,769,418
2Los Angeles International Airport $6,852,240
3Port of Long Beach $5,427,515
4Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,365,362
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,434,415
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,380,664
7Port of Los Angeles $966,245
8Port of New Orleans $877,644
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $776,890
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $393,103

U.S. trade with French Polynesia rose to $182.2 million through February

French Polynesia’s trade with the United States rose to $182.2 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 584.12 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. French Polynesia’s exports increased 1000.21 percent while imports fell 53.14 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Polynesia was $172.34 million.

Through February, 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 Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport No. 3 Port of Long Beach No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 95.97 percent of French Polynesia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. totaled $156.77 million.
    Exports totaled $156.77 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport rose 58.94 percent to $6.85 million.
    Exports rose 93.56 percent to $3.96 million. Imports rose 27.62 percent to $2.89 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Long Beach rose 26.17 percent to $5.43 million.
    Exports rose 29.76 percent to $5.39 million. Imports fell 72.56 percent to $41,410.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 7 percent to $3.37 million.
    Exports rose 7 percent to $3.37 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 3.5 percent to $2.43 million.
    Exports fell 3.5 percent to $2.43 million. There were no imports.

French Polynesia ranked No. 94 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 151.

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 Polynesia by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Low value shipments; Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments; and Misc. vegetables, not frozen, respectively. They accounted for 92.32 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; Value added to a returned import; Salvage; and Vanilla Beans –– accounted for 87.48 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 16635 percent compared to last year to $157.81 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 9.69 percent compared to last year to $2.94 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 20.17 percent compared to last year to $1.38 million.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 201.8 percent compared to last year to $778,834.
  • Misc. vegetables, not frozen rose 16.62 percent compared to last year to $740,902.

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

  • Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101 fell 29.28 percent compared to last year to $1.65 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 29.32 percent compared to last year to $1.48 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 98.19 percent compared to last year to $704,099.
  • Salvage rose 17.95 percent compared to last year to $264,456.
  • Vanilla Beans rose 61.4 percent compared to last year to $221,713.

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.