Reunion

Reunion ranked No. 202 in total trade value through May with a total of $5.91 million. Exports totaled $2.9 million and Imports totaled $3.01 million, a deficit of $107,775.

U.S. trade with Reunion rose to $4.57 million through May

Reunion’s trade with the United States rose to $4.57 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 49.06 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Reunion decreased 45.04 percent while U.S. imports from Reunion fell 51.83 percent. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $545,373.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Houston. 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 Freeport, Texas; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 63.09 percent of Reunion’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 72.74 percent to $1.05 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 71.82 percent to $1.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 22 percent to $827,173.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 22 percent to $827,173.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 107.88 percent to $817,957.
    Exports rose 107.88 percent to $817,957. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 109.05 percent to $593,494.
    Exports rose 109.05 percent to $593,494. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston rose 1138.39 percent to $442,265.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $442,265.

Reunion ranked No. 202 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 190.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Reunion by value through May were the categories of Misc. raw materials for industrial manufacturing; Harvesting machinery for poultry; Medical instruments; Beans, peas, dried or shelled; and Hypochlorites Etc; Chlorites; Hypobromites 2828, respectively. They accounted for 65.17 percent of total exports to Reunion.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Reunion –– Frozen fish; Returned exports, without change; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Computer parts –– accounted for 98.23 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. raw materials for industrial manufacturing totaled $640,765. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Harvesting machinery for poultry rose 71.06 percent compared to last year to $593,494.
  • Medical instruments rose 404.89 percent compared to last year to $336,365.
  • Beans, peas, dried or shelled rose 4.41 percent compared to last year to $162,022.
  • Hypochlorites Etc; Chlorites; Hypobromites 2828 rose 42.16 percent compared to last year to $158,085.

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

  • Frozen fish fell 65.61 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
  • Returned exports, without change totaled $133,235. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans totaled $113,850. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 1519.3 percent compared to last year to $59,914.
  • Computer parts fell 67.57 percent compared to last year to $25,301.

In the latest annual figures available, Reunion recorded $27.84 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Reunion were $ 8.94 million and imports from Reunion were $18.89 million. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $9.95 million.