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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe ranked No. 220 in total trade value through October with a total of $2.07 million. Exports totaled $1.42 million and Imports totaled $646,928, a surplus of $777,437.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $2.07 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $415,454
2San Juan International Airport, P.R. $284,023
3Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $192,464
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $155,678
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $115,643
6Port of New Orleans $112,805
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $97,148
8Port of Virginia $91,342
9Port of Long Beach $88,748
10Port of New York $81,648

U.S. trade with Sao Tome and Principe rose to $2.07 million through October

Sao Tome and Principe’s trade with the United States rose to $2.07 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 34.36 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Sao Tome and Principe’s exports decreased 39.28 percent while imports fell 20.12 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $777,437.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 2 San Juan International Airport, P.R.; No. 3 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md.; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 56.16 percent of Sao Tome and Principe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 111.96 percent to $415,454.
    Exports rose 111.96 percent to $415,454. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 San Juan International Airport, P.R. rose 250.02 percent to $284,023.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 250.02 percent to $284,023.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 12.34 percent to $192,464.
    Exports fell 12.34 percent to $192,464. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 88.07 percent to $155,678.
    Exports rose 88.07 percent to $155,678. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 25.22 percent to $115,643.
    Exports rose 25.22 percent to $115,643. There were no imports.

Sao Tome and Principe ranked No. 220 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 214.

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 Sao Tome and Principe by value through October were the categories of Perfumes; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc.; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; and Plasma, vaccines, blood, respectively. They accounted for 63.72 percent of total exports to Sao Tome and Principe.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Sao Tome and Principe –– Miscellaneous machine parts; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa; Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst; and Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery –– accounted for 68.13 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Sao Tome and Principe:

  • Perfumes rose 114.49 percent compared to last year to $420,412.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 56.9 percent compared to last year to $177,096.
  • Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc. totaled $137,678. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen totaled $106,143. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 52.21 percent compared to last year to $66,240.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Sao Tome and Principe:

  • Miscellaneous machine parts rose 316.07 percent compared to last year to $254,823.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts totaled $69,768. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa rose 4.22 percent compared to last year to $48,968.
  • Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst totaled $38,234. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery totaled $28,971. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Sao Tome and Principe recorded $4.05 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; San Juan; and U.S. Virgin Islands. Total U.S. exports to Sao Tome and Principe were $ 3.14 million and imports from Sao Tome and Principe were $909,851. The U.S. surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $2.23 million.