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Saint Maarten

Sint Maarten ranked No. 107 in total trade value through October with a total of $549.49 million. Exports totaled $478.77 million and Imports totaled $70.72 million, a surplus of $408.06 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $549.49 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $170,607,526
2Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $89,311,265
3Port Everglades, Fla. $68,419,857
4Miami International Airport $33,956,212
5Port Miami $33,488,723
6Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $27,012,559
7Port of New Orleans $26,201,992
8Low-Valued Imports and Exports $24,495,501
9Port of New York $17,021,434
10Los Angeles International Airport $14,270,943

U.S. trade with Saint Maarten rose to $549.49 million through October

Saint Maarten’s trade with the United States rose to $549.49 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.82 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Saint Maarten’s exports increased 10.97 percent while imports rose 17.91 percent. The U.S. surplus with Saint Maarten was $408.06 million.

Through October, 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 Miami. 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 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 72.03 percent of Saint Maarten’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 18.74 percent to $170.61 million.
    Exports rose 10.35 percent to $115.32 million. Imports rose 41.13 percent to $55.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 28.23 percent to $89.31 million.
    Exports rose 28.26 percent to $89.3 million. Imports fell 47.53 percent to $14,656.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 9.76 percent to $68.42 million.
    Exports rose 10.18 percent to $66.77 million. Imports fell 5.09 percent to $1.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 6.5 percent to $33.96 million.
    Exports rose 4.89 percent to $25.7 million. Imports rose 11.82 percent to $8.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Miami rose 79.83 percent to $33.49 million.
    Exports rose 83.09 percent to $33.41 million. Imports fell 78.61 percent to $80,314.

Saint Maarten ranked No. 107 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 110.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Saint Maarten by value through October 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 49.72 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; Aluminum waste and scrap; Copper waste and scrap; Salvage; and Electric motors, generators, not sets –– accounted for 99.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Jewelry, parts rose 7.25 percent compared to last year to $131.39 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 27.85 percent compared to last year to $33.59 million.
  • Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious fell 15.91 percent compared to last year to $29.61 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 14.78 percent compared to last year to $24.5 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 40.47 percent compared to last year to $18.95 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 17.68 percent compared to last year to $68.73 million.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap rose 108.85 percent compared to last year to $723,039.
  • Copper waste and scrap rose 86.19 percent compared to last year to $261,732.
  • Salvage fell 38.41 percent compared to last year to $220,293.
  • Electric motors, generators, not sets rose 6504.4 percent compared to last year to $198,132.

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.