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Seychelles

Seychelles ranked No. 190 in total trade value through February with a total of $3.72 million. Exports totaled $2.59 million and Imports totaled $1.13 million, a surplus of $1.46 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $3.72 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $638,450
2Port of Oakland, Calif. $383,001
3Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $344,848
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $312,458
5Port Miami $232,717
6Miami International Airport $227,278
7Port of Los Angeles $205,994
8John F. Kennedy International Airport $193,433
9Port of New Orleans $170,974
10Port of Charleston $147,247

U.S. trade with Seychelles rose to $3.72 million through February

Seychelles’s trade with the United States rose to $3.72 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 9.5 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Seychelles’s exports decreased 18.42 percent while imports rose 20.79 percent. The U.S. surplus with Seychelles was $1.46 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New York; No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port Miami. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Charleston No. 2 Miami International Airport No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 51.38 percent of Seychelles’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New York rose 1215.63 percent to $638,450.
    Exports rose 1215.63 percent to $638,450. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 17.83 percent to $383,001.
    Exports fell 92.53 percent to $34,830. Imports totaled $348,171.
  • Trade with No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 951.01 percent to $344,848.
    Exports rose 951.01 percent to $344,848. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 11.27 percent to $312,458.
    Exports fell 30.06 percent to $246,279. Imports totaled $66,179.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Miami rose 520.64 percent to $232,717.
    Exports rose 520.64 percent to $232,717. There were no imports.

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. 189.

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 Seychelles by value through February were the categories of Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; Boric, related acids; and Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines, respectively. They accounted for 52.51 percent of total exports to Seychelles.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Seychelles –– Fish, fresh or chilled; Computers; Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted; Printed circuits; and Abrasive Powder Etc on a Base of Text Materia 6805 –– accounted for 82.53 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts totaled $586,252. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 6.24 percent compared to last year to $230,289.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 3185.55 percent compared to last year to $226,966.
  • Boric, related acids totaled $179,200. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines totaled $138,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 40.1 percent compared to last year to $363,922.
  • Computers totaled $308,004. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted totaled $141,139. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Printed circuits totaled $75,218. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Abrasive Powder Etc on a Base of Text Materia 6805 totaled $43,337. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.