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Reunion

Reunion ranked No. 189 in total trade value through August with a total of $19.87 million. Exports totaled $6.98 million and Imports totaled $12.89 million, a deficit of $5.92 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $19.87 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $6,311,246
2Port of Long Beach $4,922,182
3Port Everglades, Fla. $1,594,952
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,297,790
5Port of Freeport, Texas $1,082,021
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $654,994
7Port of Virginia $583,440
8Port of Boston $545,000
9Port of New York $476,638
10Port of New Orleans $344,289

U.S. trade with Reunion rose to $19.87 million through August

Reunion’s trade with the United States rose to $19.87 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 47.82 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Reunion increased 23.29 percent while U.S. imports from Reunion rose 65.64 percent. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $5.92 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Long Beach; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md.; and No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Long Beach No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 76.54 percent of Reunion’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 34.91 percent to $6.31 million.
    Exports fell 51.99 percent to $125,192. Imports rose 40.04 percent to $6.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach rose 101.82 percent to $4.92 million.
    Exports rose 946.29 percent to $77,530. Imports rose 99.25 percent to $4.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 209.43 percent to $1.59 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 224.16 percent to $1.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $1.3 million.
    Exports totaled $1.3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Freeport, Texas totaled $1.08 million.
    Exports totaled $1.08 million. There were no imports.

Reunion ranked No. 189 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 197.

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 Reunion by value through August were the categories of Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Miscellaneous machines, parts; Frozen fish; Electric storage batteries; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 47.03 percent of total exports to Reunion.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Reunion –– Frozen fish; Computer parts; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film –– accounted for 99.11 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $1.08 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 5915.01 percent compared to last year to $879,395.
  • Frozen fish rose 20.04 percent compared to last year to $452,000.
  • Electric storage batteries fell 74.41 percent compared to last year to $446,169.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 433.19 percent compared to last year to $421,220.

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

  • Frozen fish rose 72.9 percent compared to last year to $12.6 million.
  • Computer parts fell 46.58 percent compared to last year to $78,019.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 66.67 percent compared to last year to $53,090.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 275.2 percent compared to last year to $26,812.
  • Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film totaled $22,950. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Reunion recorded $23.34 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Miami; Norfolk; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Reunion were $ 8.37 million and imports from Reunion were $14.97 million. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $6.59 million.