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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe ranked No. 148 in total trade value through August with a total of $142.49 million. Exports totaled $140.56 million and Imports totaled $1.93 million, a surplus of $138.63 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $142.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $62,060,322
2Port of Houston $19,996,546
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $18,067,679
4Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $9,411,219
5Port Miami $8,104,555
6Port of New Orleans $5,619,013
7Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $4,166,816
8Port of Mobile, Ala. $2,915,934
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $2,760,773
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,491,838

U.S. trade with Guadeloupe rose to $142.49 million through August

Guadeloupe’s trade with the United States rose to $142.49 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.12 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Guadeloupe decreased 19.18 percent while U.S. imports from Guadeloupe fell 14.46 percent. The U.S. surplus with Guadeloupe was $138.63 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and No. 5 Port Miami. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands No. 2 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Port of Frederiksted, V.I. and No. 5 Port Miami. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 82.56 percent of Guadeloupe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands fell 3.56 percent to $62.06 million.
    Exports fell 3.56 percent to $62.06 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 546.02 percent to $20 million.
    Exports rose 546.02 percent to $20 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 21.64 percent to $18.07 million.
    Exports fell 21.64 percent to $18.07 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico fell 69.56 percent to $9.41 million.
    Exports fell 69.88 percent to $9.27 million. Imports rose 0.6 percent to $139,913.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Miami rose 5.69 percent to $8.1 million.
    Exports rose 3.8 percent to $7.92 million. Imports rose 404.46 percent to $182,613.

Guadeloupe ranked No. 148 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 144.

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 Guadeloupe by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Jewelry, parts; Preparations for use on hair; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 79.64 percent of total exports to Guadeloupe.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Guadeloupe –– Value added to a returned import; Aluminum waste and scrap; Salvage; Retread or used tires; and Electric motor, generator parts –– accounted for 72.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Guadeloupe:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 17.83 percent compared to last year to $89.01 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 21.64 percent compared to last year to $18.07 million.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 24.79 percent compared to last year to $1.67 million.
  • Preparations for use on hair fell 5.62 percent compared to last year to $1.6 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 64.29 percent compared to last year to $1.59 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Guadeloupe:

  • Value added to a returned import fell 18.72 percent compared to last year to $712,320.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap totaled $256,500. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 1.62 percent compared to last year to $149,611.
  • Retread or used tires rose 207.29 percent compared to last year to $139,913.
  • Electric motor, generator parts totaled $137,919. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Guadeloupe recorded $239.01 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were U.S. Virgin Islands; Low Value Shipments; San Juan; Miami; and Mobile. Total U.S. exports to Guadeloupe were $ 237.26 million and imports from Guadeloupe were $1.75 million. The U.S. surplus with Guadeloupe was $235.51 million.