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Seychelles

Seychelles ranked No. 190 in total trade value through August with a total of $19.04 million. Exports totaled $13 million and Imports totaled $6.03 million, a surplus of $6.97 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $19.04 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Los Angeles International Airport $2,647,834
2Port of New Orleans $1,613,655
3Port of New York $1,382,286
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,373,397
5Port of Charleston $1,372,903
6Miami International Airport $1,165,695
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,146,452
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $778,971
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $774,476
10Port of Long Beach $661,220

U.S. trade with Seychelles rose to $19.04 million through August

Seychelles’s trade with the United States rose to $19.04 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 34.27 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Seychelles increased 32.39 percent while U.S. imports from Seychelles rose 38.5 percent. The U.S. surplus with Seychelles was $6.97 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles No. 2 Port of Charleston No. 3 Miami International Airport No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port Miami. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 44.08 percent of Seychelles’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport rose 560.22 percent to $2.65 million.
    Exports rose 1073.95 percent to $2.45 million. Imports rose 0.97 percent to $193,874.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 56.18 percent to $1.61 million.
    Exports rose 10.31 percent to $1.07 million. Imports rose 768.97 percent to $542,862.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 542.23 percent to $1.38 million.
    Exports rose 542.23 percent to $1.38 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 52.36 percent to $1.37 million.
    Exports rose 39.57 percent to $1.24 million. Imports rose 844.83 percent to $135,205.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston fell 0.65 percent to $1.37 million.
    Exports rose 4.57 percent to $1.17 million. Imports fell 22.65 percent to $204,943.

Seychelles ranked No. 190 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 195.

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 Seychelles by value through August were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Motorboats and yachts; Cell phones, related equipment; Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 40.35 percent of total exports to Seychelles.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Seychelles –– Fish, fresh or chilled; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Windshield wipers, electric light parts; Computers; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 75.65 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 158.93 percent compared to last year to $2.67 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts fell 9.78 percent compared to last year to $760,239.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 4.79 percent compared to last year to $716,345.
  • Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts totaled $606,310. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 542.47 percent compared to last year to $495,715.

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

  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 153 percent compared to last year to $3.15 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 204.09 percent compared to last year to $428,810.
  • Windshield wipers, electric light parts rose 19.75 percent compared to last year to $365,632.
  • Computers rose 1178.63 percent compared to last year to $310,604.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 6.13 percent compared to last year to $310,368.

In the latest annual figures available, Seychelles recorded $28.19 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Atlanta/Savannah; Los Angeles; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Seychelles were $ 15.55 million and imports from Seychelles were $12.64 million. The U.S. surplus with Seychelles was $2.91 million.