|1||Parts for heavy machinery||$10.18 M|
|2||Chicken and other poultry||$10.03 M|
|3||Nonelectric rail locomotives, tenders||$8.05 M|
|4||Insulated wire, cable||$3.58 M|
|5||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$3.36 M|
|6||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$2.97 M|
|7||Miscellaneous machines, parts||$2.6 M|
|8||Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts||$2.57 M|
|9||Pumps for dispensing liquids||$2.37 M|
|10||Coke Etc of Coal, Lignite or Peat; Retort Car 2704||$2.28 M|
|1||Manganese ores and concentrates||$55.26 M|
|2||Value added to a returned import||$5.56 M|
|4||Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic||$1.72 M|
|6||Veneer sheets not more than 6 mm thick||$945,793|
|7||Plywood, veneered and laminated wood||$643,042|
|8||Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish||$269,520|
|9||Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools||$111,631|
|10||Transmission shafts, bearings, gears||$73,355|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $153.52 million
|1||Port of New Orleans||$55,098,481|
|2||Port of Houston||$41,499,840|
|3||Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas||$15,274,043|
|4||Port of Savannah, Ga.||$8,662,310|
|5||John F. Kennedy International Airport||$4,704,216|
|6||Port of Baltimore, Md.||$4,646,619|
|7||Port of Virginia||$4,589,095|
|8||Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas||$4,496,385|
|9||Port of Charleston||$2,441,803|
|10||Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio||$1,888,500|
U.S. trade with Gabon rose to $153.52 million through August
Gabon’s trade with the United States rose to $153.52 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 53.84 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Gabon increased 4.98 percent while U.S. imports from Gabon fell 72.15 percent. The U.S. surplus with Gabon was $12.23 million.
Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas; 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 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Chester, Penn. No. 3 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.58 percent of Gabon’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 80.86 percent to $55.1 million.
Exports rose 2.83 percent to $2.83 million. Imports rose 88.61 percent to $52.27 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 31.87 percent to $41.5 million.
Exports rose 24.93 percent to $38.38 million. Imports rose 315.25 percent to $3.12 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 77.75 percent to $15.27 million.
Exports rose 75.44 percent to $14.86 million. Imports rose 235.15 percent to $417,190.
- Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 47.7 percent to $8.66 million.
Exports rose 32.15 percent to $7.52 million. Imports rose 549.7 percent to $1.14 million.
- Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 624.51 percent to $4.7 million.
Exports rose 95.93 percent to $328,940. Imports rose 808.85 percent to $4.38 million.
Gabon ranked No. 142 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 121.
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 Gabon by value through August were the categories of Parts for heavy machinery; Chicken and other poultry; Nonelectric rail locomotives, tenders; Insulated wire, cable; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, respectively. They accounted for 42.48 percent of total exports to Gabon.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Gabon –– Manganese ores and concentrates; Value added to a returned import; Antiques; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; and Rubber –– accounted for 96.55 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Gabon:
- Parts for heavy machinery rose 59.02 percent compared to last year to $10.18 million.
- Chicken and other poultry rose 8 percent compared to last year to $10.03 million.
- Nonelectric rail locomotives, tenders totaled $8.05 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Insulated wire, cable rose 51.79 percent compared to last year to $3.58 million.
- Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 45.69 percent compared to last year to $3.36 million.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Gabon:
- Manganese ores and concentrates fell 1.96 percent compared to last year to $55.26 million.
- Value added to a returned import rose 234.05 percent compared to last year to $5.56 million.
- Antiques rose 538.21 percent compared to last year to $4.36 million.
- Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 57.34 percent compared to last year to $1.72 million.
- Rubber fell 69.75 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.
In the latest annual figures available, Gabon recorded $288.96 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; Charleston; and Baltimore. Total U.S. exports to Gabon were $ 89.29 million and imports from Gabon were $199.66 million. The U.S. deficit with Gabon was $110.37 million.