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Paraguay

Paraguay ranked No. 77 in total trade value through October with a total of $2.06 billion. Exports totaled $1.96 billion and Imports totaled $104.94 million, a surplus of $1.85 billion.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $2.06 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $1,400,663,251
2Port Everglades, Fla. $177,627,138
3Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $57,855,475
4Port of Newark $49,065,912
5Port of Houston $45,663,254
6Port of Lake Charles, La. $39,846,125
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $39,683,889
8Port of New Orleans $29,939,713
9Port of New York $24,291,909
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,713,839

U.S. trade with Paraguay rose to $2.06 billion through October

Paraguay’s trade with the United States rose to $2.06 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 13.78 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Paraguay’s exports decreased 14.5 percent while imports rose 2.21 percent. The U.S. surplus with Paraguay was $1.85 billion.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Texas City, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 83.92 percent of Paraguay’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 10.6 percent to $1.4 billion.
    Exports fell 11.09 percent to $1.39 billion. Imports rose 81.76 percent to $14.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 30.19 percent to $177.63 million.
    Exports fell 29.42 percent to $176.71 million. Imports fell 77.56 percent to $917,141.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish totaled $57.86 million.
    Exports totaled $57.86 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 100.36 percent to $49.07 million.
    Exports rose 3130.42 percent to $33.55 million. Imports fell 33.82 percent to $15.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 10.81 percent to $45.66 million.
    Exports rose 6.25 percent to $38.61 million. Imports fell 52.54 percent to $7.05 million.

Paraguay ranked No. 77 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 $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 Paraguay by value through October were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Gasoline, other fuels; Computers; Video game consoles; and Unrecorded media for audio, respectively. They accounted for 68.93 percent of total exports to Paraguay.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Paraguay –– Cane, beet sugar, solid form; Value added to a returned import; Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits; Misc. dead animal products; and Insulated wire, cable –– accounted for 61.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 11.15 percent compared to last year to $860.94 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 33.02 percent compared to last year to $193.54 million.
  • Computers fell 23.35 percent compared to last year to $153.4 million.
  • Video game consoles fell 36.93 percent compared to last year to $71.21 million.
  • Unrecorded media for audio fell 13.96 percent compared to last year to $70.28 million.

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

  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form fell 51.04 percent compared to last year to $17.5 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 1351.27 percent compared to last year to $13.14 million.
  • Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits rose 22.63 percent compared to last year to $12.8 million.
  • Misc. dead animal products rose 9.43 percent compared to last year to $10.93 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 78.12 percent compared to last year to $10.66 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Paraguay recorded $2.88 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Houston; New York City; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Paraguay were $ 2.76 billion and imports from Paraguay were $125.13 million. The U.S. surplus with Paraguay was $2.63 billion.