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Montserrat ranked No. 197 in total trade value through September with a total of $13.41 million. Exports totaled $12.13 million and Imports totaled $1.29 million, a surplus of $10.84 million.

U.S. trade with Montserrat rose to $13.41 million through September

Montserrat’s trade with the United States rose to $13.41 million through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 12.22 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Montserrat increased 12.85 percent while U.S. imports from Montserrat rose 6.63 percent. The U.S. surplus with Montserrat was $10.84 million.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 3 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico No. 4 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. and No. 5 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.27 percent of Montserrat’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands rose 626.75 percent to $4.89 million.
    Exports rose 619.01 percent to $4.84 million. Imports totaled $52,063.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 9.21 percent to $2.21 million.
    Exports rose 9.21 percent to $2.21 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 61.9 percent to $1.78 million.
    Exports fell 61.66 percent to $1.78 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico fell 35.77 percent to $850,957.
    Exports rose 12.42 percent to $848,507. Imports fell 99.57 percent to $2,450.
  • Trade with No. 5 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. fell 25.61 percent to $766,018.
    Exports fell 25.61 percent to $766,018. There were no imports.

Montserrat ranked No. 197 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 204.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Montserrat by value through September were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Returned exports, with change; Cell phones, related equipment; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 69.49 percent of total exports to Montserrat.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Montserrat –– Seats, excluding barber, dental; Value added to a returned import; Cell phones, related equipment; Sands, except metal-bearing; and Misc. iron and steel articles –– accounted for 85.11 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 337.69 percent compared to last year to $4.89 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 9.21 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • Returned exports, with change fell 25.61 percent compared to last year to $766,018.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 289.96 percent compared to last year to $331,984.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 4.47 percent compared to last year to $230,969.

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

  • Seats, excluding barber, dental rose 15740 percent compared to last year to $598,922.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 73.33 percent compared to last year to $175,700.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 45.77 percent compared to last year to $161,139.
  • Sands, except metal-bearing rose 18.51 percent compared to last year to $97,063.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles totaled $62,758. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Montserrat recorded $10.72 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Low Value Shipments; San Juan; U.S. Virgin Islands; and Laredo. Total U.S. exports to Montserrat were $ 9.71 million and imports from Montserrat were $1.02 million. The U.S. surplus with Montserrat was $8.69 million.

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