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Heard and McDonald Islands

Heard and McDonald Islands ranked No. 230 in total trade value through August with a total of $203,280. Exports totaled $110,573 and Imports totaled $92,707, a surplus of $17,866.

U.S. trade with Heard and McDonald Islands rose to $203,280 through August

Heard and McDonald Islands’s trade with the United States rose to $203,280 through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 25.59 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Heard and McDonald Islands increased 54.68 percent while U.S. imports from Heard and McDonald Islands rose 2.58 percent. The U.S. surplus with Heard and McDonald Islands was $17,866.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port Laredo; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port Laredo No. 3 Brownsville International Bridges No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 99.39 percent of Heard and McDonald Islands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport totaled $80,271.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $80,271.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 566.94 percent to $67,581.
    Exports rose 456.47 percent to $56,387. Imports totaled $11,194.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Laredo rose 17.78 percent to $43,580.
    Exports rose 17.78 percent to $43,580. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 41.16 percent to $5,405.
    Exports rose 41.16 percent to $5,405. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Pharr International Bridge in Texas rose 27.79 percent to $5,201.
    Exports rose 27.79 percent to $5,201. There were no imports.

Heard and McDonald Islands ranked No. 230 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 230.

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 Heard and McDonald Islands by value through August were the categories of Unrecorded media for audio; Flour; Seamless iron tubes and pipes; Low value shipments; and General medical equipment, respectively. They accounted for 95.95 percent of total exports to Heard and McDonald Islands.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Heard and McDonald Islands –– Seats, excluding barber, dental; Jewelry, parts; Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Heard and McDonald Islands:

  • Unrecorded media for audio rose 456.47 percent compared to last year to $56,387.
  • Flour totaled $29,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Seamless iron tubes and pipes totaled $10,105. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 41.16 percent compared to last year to $5,405.
  • General medical equipment totaled $5,201. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Heard and McDonald Islands:

  • Seats, excluding barber, dental totaled $80,271. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Jewelry, parts totaled $11,194. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted totaled $1,072. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 62.22 percent compared to last year to $170.

In the latest annual figures available, Heard and McDonald Islands recorded $450,149 in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Mobile; Laredo; Miami; San Diego; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Heard and McDonald Islands were $ 125,829 and imports from Heard and McDonald Islands were $324,320. The U.S. deficit with Heard and McDonald Islands was $198,491.