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Romania ranked No. 70 in total trade value through August with a total of $2.24 billion. Exports totaled $606.07 million and Imports totaled $1.63 billion, a deficit of $1.03 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $2.24 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $200,589,211
2Port of Newark $193,809,640
3Port of Houston $152,080,190
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $136,474,118
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $118,082,150
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $111,929,253
7Port of Virginia $99,560,186
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $82,805,417
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $81,956,708
10Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $67,340,721

U.S. trade with Romania rose to $2.24 billion through August

Romania’s trade with the United States rose to $2.24 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.16 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Romania decreased 8.3 percent while U.S. imports from Romania fell 3.94 percent. The U.S. deficit with Romania was $1.03 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Charleston; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Charleston No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 35.8 percent of Romania’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston rose 9.44 percent to $200.59 million.
    Exports fell 31.7 percent to $5.68 million. Imports rose 11.39 percent to $194.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 2.43 percent to $193.81 million.
    Exports rose 8.08 percent to $24.62 million. Imports fell 3.79 percent to $169.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 31.9 percent to $152.08 million.
    Exports rose 6.07 percent to $31.9 million. Imports fell 37.81 percent to $120.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 34.19 percent to $136.47 million.
    Exports rose 86.69 percent to $57.26 million. Imports rose 11.52 percent to $79.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 1.93 percent to $118.08 million.
    Exports rose 5.85 percent to $20.16 million. Imports fell 3.39 percent to $97.92 million.

Romania ranked No. 70 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 69.

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 Romania by value through August were the categories of Coal, briquettes; Cell phones, related equipment; Tractors; Insulated wire, cable; and Petroleum products, respectively. They accounted for 29.16 percent of total exports to Romania.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Romania –– Cell phones, related equipment; Rubber tires; Motor vehicle parts; Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts; and Steel ingots –– accounted for 27.05 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Coal, briquettes rose 98.38 percent compared to last year to $42.39 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 67.25 percent compared to last year to $39.33 million.
  • Tractors fell 7.95 percent compared to last year to $37.64 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 3.8 percent compared to last year to $33.18 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 154.77 percent compared to last year to $24.17 million.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 36.52 percent compared to last year to $120.65 million.
  • Rubber tires rose 1.34 percent compared to last year to $112.32 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 11.71 percent compared to last year to $84.68 million.
  • Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts rose 4.46 percent compared to last year to $63.25 million.
  • Steel ingots rose 69.62 percent compared to last year to $60.43 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Romania recorded $3.15 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Houston; Charleston; Atlanta/Savannah; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Romania were $ 948.14 million and imports from Romania were $2.2 billion. The U.S. deficit with Romania was $1.25 billion.