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Reunion

Reunion ranked No. 181 in total trade value through February with a total of $6.86 million. Exports totaled $1.58 million and Imports totaled $5.28 million, a deficit of $3.69 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $6.86 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $2,445,342
2Port of Long Beach $1,646,872
3Port Everglades, Fla. $1,060,448
4Port of Freeport, Texas $722,296
5Port of New York $212,016
6Port of Boston $200,000
7Los Angeles International Airport $79,181
8Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $78,019
9Port of Virginia $71,030
10Port of Seattle, Wash. $63,220

U.S. trade with Reunion rose to $6.86 million through February

Reunion’s trade with the United States rose to $6.86 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.77 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Reunion’s exports decreased 43.24 percent while imports rose 49.99 percent. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $3.69 million.

Through February, 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 Freeport, Texas; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 3 Port of Long Beach No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 88.76 percent of Reunion’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 18.53 percent to $2.45 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 12.77 percent to $2.45 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach rose 190.84 percent to $1.65 million.
    Exports totaled $19,539. Imports rose 187.39 percent to $1.63 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. totaled $1.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas totaled $722,296.
    Exports totaled $722,296. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 1735.16 percent to $212,016.
    Exports rose 1735.16 percent to $212,016. There were no imports.

Reunion ranked No. 181 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 182.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Reunion by value through February were the categories of Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Frozen fish; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; Computers; and Beans, peas, dried or shelled, respectively. They accounted for 75.03 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; Glassware for kitchens, bathrooms; and Salvage –– accounted for 99.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $722,296. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Frozen fish totaled $200,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks fell 20.15 percent compared to last year to $123,570.
  • Computers rose 377.2 percent compared to last year to $77,827.
  • Beans, peas, dried or shelled totaled $63,220. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Frozen fish rose 52.5 percent compared to last year to $5.13 million.
  • Computer parts totaled $78,019. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 16.67 percent compared to last year to $37,163.
  • Glassware for kitchens, bathrooms totaled $18,248. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 55.33 percent compared to last year to $4,500.

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.