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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe ranked No. 212 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.31 million. Exports totaled $998,286 and Imports totaled $313,780, a surplus of $684,506.

U.S. trade with Sao Tome and Principe rose to $1.31 million through February

Sao Tome and Principe’s trade with the United States rose to $1.31 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 555.59 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Sao Tome and Principe’s exports increased 776.05 percent while imports rose 264.09 percent. The U.S. surplus with Sao Tome and Principe was $684,506.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 2 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; No. 3 Port of Virginia; No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich.; and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 San Juan International Airport, P.R.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 85.56 percent of Sao Tome and Principe’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 1293.11 percent to $481,138.
    Exports rose 1293.11 percent to $481,138. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico totaled $301,063.
    Exports totaled $301,063. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Virginia totaled $200,813.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $200,813.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. totaled $71,000.
    Exports totaled $71,000. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 56.61 percent to $68,646.
    Exports rose 56.61 percent to $68,646. There were no imports.

Sao Tome and Principe ranked No. 212 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 222.

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 Sao Tome and Principe by value through February were the categories of Sweetened waters; Perfumes; Furniture, parts; Yeasts, baking powder; and Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery, respectively. They accounted for 84.18 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 –– U.S. government imports; Value added to a returned import; Miscellaneous machine parts; Electrical resistors, except heating resistors; and Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa –– accounted for 91.99 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Sweetened waters totaled $336,708. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Perfumes rose 673.88 percent compared to last year to $267,274.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $118,443. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Yeasts, baking powder totaled $71,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery totaled $46,920. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • U.S. government imports totaled $197,160. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 419.48 percent compared to last year to $40,000.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts fell 8.48 percent compared to last year to $18,425.
  • Electrical resistors, except heating resistors rose 91.88 percent compared to last year to $16,809.
  • Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa rose 71.12 percent compared to last year to $16,250.

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.