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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau ranked No. 195 in total trade value through October with a total of $18.74 million. Exports totaled $18.55 million and Imports totaled $193,861, a surplus of $18.36 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $18.74 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $14,836,969
2Port of Houston $1,206,901
3Port of Lake Charles, La. $1,059,002
4Port of Virginia $390,409
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $300,046
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $290,564
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $192,123
8Miami International Airport $85,432
9Port of Charleston $61,020
10Port of Newark $58,961

U.S. trade with Guinea-Bissau rose to $18.74 million through October

Guinea-Bissau’s trade with the United States rose to $18.74 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 536.18 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Guinea-Bissau’s exports increased 533.04 percent while imports rose 1111.63 percent. The U.S. surplus with Guinea-Bissau was $18.36 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Lake Charles, La.; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 94.93 percent of Guinea-Bissau’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $14.84 million.
    Exports totaled $14.84 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 25.88 percent to $1.21 million.
    Exports fell 25.69 percent to $1.21 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Lake Charles, La. totaled $1.06 million.
    Exports totaled $1.06 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 325.59 percent to $390,409.
    Exports rose 160.76 percent to $239,209. Imports totaled $151,200.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 593.17 percent to $300,046.
    Exports rose 593.17 percent to $300,046. There were no imports.

Guinea-Bissau ranked No. 195 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 215.

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 Guinea-Bissau by value through October were the categories of Corn; Rice; Beans, peas, dried or shelled; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; and Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen, respectively. They accounted for 94.84 percent of total exports to Guinea-Bissau.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Guinea-Bissau –– Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; Value added to a returned import; Compressors and pumps; Medical instrument parts; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Guinea-Bissau:

  • Corn totaled $14.84 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Rice rose 75.45 percent compared to last year to $1.75 million.
  • Beans, peas, dried or shelled fell 6.18 percent compared to last year to $345,579.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 5.86 percent compared to last year to $333,834.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 21.26 percent compared to last year to $323,450.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Guinea-Bissau:

  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts totaled $151,200. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $19,762. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Compressors and pumps totaled $18,500. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Medical instrument parts totaled $3,249. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 79.54 percent compared to last year to $1,150.

In the latest annual figures available, Guinea-Bissau recorded $3.77 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; Norfolk; and Cleveland. Total U.S. exports to Guinea-Bissau were $ 3.75 million and imports from Guinea-Bissau were $19,013. The U.S. surplus with Guinea-Bissau was $3.73 million.