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Saint Maarten

Sint Maarten ranked No. 109 in total trade value through August with a total of $502.63 million. Exports totaled $424.35 million and Imports totaled $78.29 million, a surplus of $346.06 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $502.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $151,423,672
2Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $63,317,679
3Port Everglades, Fla. $58,988,679
4Miami International Airport $29,394,393
5Port of Newark $25,551,440
6Port Miami $25,189,440
7Port of New Orleans $21,794,780
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $21,706,710
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $20,482,546
10Port of New York $17,770,227

U.S. trade with Saint Maarten rose to $502.63 million through August

Saint Maarten’s trade with the United States rose to $502.63 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 17.44 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Saint Maarten increased 15.64 percent while U.S. imports from Saint Maarten rose 28.28 percent. The U.S. surplus with Saint Maarten was $346.06 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Miami International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.39 percent of Saint Maarten’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 14.07 percent to $151.42 million.
    Exports rose 15.75 percent to $99.75 million. Imports rose 10.97 percent to $51.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. fell 11.32 percent to $63.32 million.
    Exports fell 11.45 percent to $63.22 million. Imports rose 1310.32 percent to $102,107.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 13.26 percent to $58.99 million.
    Exports rose 13.09 percent to $57.31 million. Imports rose 19.47 percent to $1.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 14.42 percent to $29.39 million.
    Exports rose 33.87 percent to $23.35 million. Imports fell 26.72 percent to $6.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 182.62 percent to $25.55 million.
    Exports rose 81.72 percent to $16.24 million. Imports rose 9037.74 percent to $9.31 million.

Saint Maarten ranked No. 109 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 112.

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 Saint Maarten by value through August were the categories of Jewelry, parts; Diamonds, not mounted; Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious; Low value shipments; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 52.85 percent of total exports to Saint Maarten.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Saint Maarten –– Value added to a returned import; Gold; Aluminum waste and scrap; Salvage; and Copper waste and scrap –– accounted for 98.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Saint Maarten:

  • Jewelry, parts rose 36.24 percent compared to last year to $127.8 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 21.21 percent compared to last year to $34.18 million.
  • Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious rose 16.47 percent compared to last year to $28.04 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 16.11 percent compared to last year to $21.71 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 21.51 percent compared to last year to $12.55 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Saint Maarten:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 23.23 percent compared to last year to $73.14 million.
  • Gold totaled $3.42 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap fell 34.31 percent compared to last year to $396,989.
  • Salvage rose 58.57 percent compared to last year to $274,769.
  • Copper waste and scrap rose 14.31 percent compared to last year to $212,498.

In the latest annual figures available, Saint Maarten recorded $613.79 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New York City; U.S. Virgin Islands; New Orleans; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Saint Maarten were $ 543.39 million and imports from Saint Maarten were $70.4 million. The U.S. surplus with Saint Maarten was $472.99 million.