|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$578.08 M|
|2||Low value shipments||$72.01 M|
|3||Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide||$68.65 M|
|4||Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons||$42.16 M|
|6||Returned exports, with change||$36.02 M|
|9||Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground||$27.02 M|
|1||Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides||$68.53 M|
|2||Aluminum ores and concentrates||$53.1 M|
|3||Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry||$16.41 M|
|5||Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors||$12.92 M|
|6||Gasoline, other fuels||$10.44 M|
|7||Value added to a returned import||$10.03 M|
|8||Bread, pastry, cakes||$8.81 M|
|9||Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments||$7.46 M|
|10||Cane, beet sugar, solid form||$7.14 M|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $1.98 billion
|2||Port of New Orleans||$300,654,294|
|3||Port of Houston||$292,229,163|
|4||Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish||$235,315,100|
|5||Port of New York||$77,000,701|
|6||Port of Mobile, Ala.||$72,080,389|
|7||Low-Valued Imports and Exports||$72,011,163|
|8||Miami International Airport||$65,450,753|
|9||Port of Lake Charles, La.||$55,269,727|
|10||Port of Savannah, Ga.||$54,771,642|
U.S. trade with Jamaica rose to $1.98 billion through August
Jamaica’s trade with the United States rose to $1.98 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.66 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Jamaica decreased 2.91 percent while U.S. imports from Jamaica rose 7.56 percent. The U.S. surplus with Jamaica was $1.46 billion.
Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.37 percent of Jamaica’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port Miami rose 37.51 percent to $430.11 million.
Exports rose 35.08 percent to $390.94 million. Imports rose 67.58 percent to $39.17 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 5.74 percent to $300.65 million.
Exports fell 8.84 percent to $230.32 million. Imports rose 122.11 percent to $70.34 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 5.09 percent to $292.23 million.
Exports fell 4.48 percent to $289.63 million. Imports fell 44.56 percent to $2.6 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 7.98 percent to $235.32 million.
Exports rose 10.15 percent to $181.12 million. Imports rose 1.3 percent to $54.19 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of New York fell 24.93 percent to $77 million.
Exports fell 18.59 percent to $62.52 million. Imports fell 43.81 percent to $14.48 million.
Jamaica ranked No. 72 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 74.
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 Jamaica by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Oil, respectively. They accounted for 46.41 percent of total exports to Jamaica.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Jamaica –– Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides; Aluminum ores and concentrates; Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry; Beer; and Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors –– accounted for 62.95 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Jamaica:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 5.18 percent compared to last year to $578.08 million.
- Low value shipments fell 2.92 percent compared to last year to $72.01 million.
- Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide fell 49.87 percent compared to last year to $68.65 million.
- Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 15.96 percent compared to last year to $42.16 million.
- Oil totaled $38.12 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Jamaica:
- Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides rose 35.76 percent compared to last year to $68.53 million.
- Aluminum ores and concentrates rose 5.56 percent compared to last year to $53.1 million.
- Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry rose 8.91 percent compared to last year to $16.41 million.
- Beer fell 34.39 percent compared to last year to $12.96 million.
- Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 7.4 percent compared to last year to $12.92 million.
In the latest annual figures available, Jamaica recorded $2.43 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Houston; New York City; and Mobile. Total U.S. exports to Jamaica were $ 2.09 billion and imports from Jamaica were $337.63 million. The U.S. surplus with Jamaica was $1.75 billion.