|1||Low value shipments||$1.29 M|
|2||Civilian aircraft, parts||$1.05 M|
|4||Motorboats and yachts||$176,000|
|5||TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders||$137,500|
|7||Cell phones, related equipment||$104,664|
|9||Hardware for fixtures||$73,913|
|10||Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts||$45,099|
|2||Fish, fresh or chilled||$722,651|
|3||Fish fillets, chilled or frozen||$303,405|
|5||Bread, pastry, cakes||$40,894|
|6||Plastic boxes, containers||$26,132|
|7||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$11,084|
|8||Centrifuges, filters, machines and parts||$9,820|
|9||Coral, shell of mollusks||$5,247|
|10||Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen||$0|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $6.15 million
|1||Port of Kahului, Hawaii||$1,397,500|
|2||Low-Valued Imports and Exports||$1,294,076|
|3||Los Angeles International Airport||$951,276|
|4||Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii||$940,913|
|5||Port of Los Angeles||$433,405|
|6||Port of Honolulu, Hawaii||$432,085|
|8||John F. Kennedy International Airport||$77,333|
|9||Port of Long Beach||$66,900|
|10||Port of Seattle, Wash.||$60,555|
U.S. trade with Kiribati rose to $6.15 million through October
Kiribati’s trade with the United States rose to $6.15 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 21.59 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Kiribati’s exports decreased 18.38 percent while imports fell 26.61 percent. The U.S. surplus with Kiribati was $1.66 million.
Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Kahului, Hawaii; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii; and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Long Beach No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 3 Port of Los Angeles No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.6 percent of Kiribati’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Kahului, Hawaii totaled $1.4 million.
Exports totaled $1.4 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 22.48 percent to $1.29 million.
Exports fell 22.48 percent to $1.29 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 9.11 percent to $951,276.
Exports rose 4.7 percent to $240,987. Imports rose 10.69 percent to $710,289.
- Trade with No. 4 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii rose 13.83 percent to $940,913.
Exports fell 5.8 percent to $7,960. Imports rose 14.03 percent to $932,953.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of Los Angeles fell 64.5 percent to $433,405.
Exports rose 862.96 percent to $130,000. Imports fell 74.87 percent to $303,405.
Kiribati ranked No. 214 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 208.
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 Kiribati by value through October were the categories of Low value shipments; Civilian aircraft, parts; Computers; Motorboats and yachts; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, respectively. They accounted for 75.24 percent of total exports to Kiribati.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Kiribati –– Live fish; Fish, fresh or chilled; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Salvage; and Bread, pastry, cakes –– accounted for 97.67 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Kiribati:
- Low value shipments fell 22.48 percent compared to last year to $1.29 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 9174.56 percent compared to last year to $1.05 million.
- Computers rose 160.31 percent compared to last year to $276,766.
- Motorboats and yachts rose 313.15 percent compared to last year to $176,000.
- TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders fell 34.86 percent compared to last year to $137,500.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Kiribati:
- Live fish rose 11.88 percent compared to last year to $915,344.
- Fish, fresh or chilled rose 30.27 percent compared to last year to $722,651.
- Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 76.56 percent compared to last year to $303,405.
- Salvage fell 0.14 percent compared to last year to $209,687.
- Bread, pastry, cakes totaled $40,894. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
In the latest annual figures available, Kiribati recorded $8.62 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Low Value Shipments; Honolulu; New York City; and Cleveland. Total U.S. exports to Kiribati were $ 4.93 million and imports from Kiribati were $3.69 million. The U.S. surplus with Kiribati was $1.24 million.