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Seychelles

Seychelles ranked No. 197 in total trade value through October with a total of $17.97 million. Exports totaled $12.64 million and Imports totaled $5.33 million, a surplus of $7.31 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $17.97 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $1,889,347
2Port of New Orleans $1,554,149
3Port Miami $1,480,198
4Port of Charleston $1,475,315
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,320,164
6Miami International Airport $1,265,060
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,088,279
8Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fla. $827,139
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $808,992
10Los Angeles International Airport $671,597

U.S. trade with Seychelles rose to $17.97 million through October

Seychelles’s trade with the United States rose to $17.97 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 27.54 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Seychelles’s exports decreased 3.52 percent while imports fell 54.45 percent. The U.S. surplus with Seychelles was $7.31 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port Miami; No. 4 Port of Charleston; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port of Charleston No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.96 percent of Seychelles’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Los Angeles rose 81.22 percent to $1.89 million.
    Exports rose 442.4 percent to $1.22 million. Imports fell 17.85 percent to $672,123.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans fell 0.9 percent to $1.55 million.
    Exports fell 14.03 percent to $1.23 million. Imports rose 137.12 percent to $323,073.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Miami fell 41.68 percent to $1.48 million.
    Exports rose 95.04 percent to $1.38 million. Imports fell 94.54 percent to $99,943.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston fell 38.86 percent to $1.48 million.
    Exports rose 70.38 percent to $1.2 million. Imports fell 84.13 percent to $270,843.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 0.52 percent to $1.32 million.
    Exports rose 2.29 percent to $1.3 million. Imports fell 68.46 percent to $16,641.

Seychelles ranked No. 197 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 187.

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 Seychelles by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Furniture, parts; Motorboats and yachts; Cell phones, related equipment; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 37.62 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; Value added to a returned import; and Scrap of precious metal –– accounted for 56.02 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 8.74 percent compared to last year to $1.54 million.
  • Furniture, parts rose 757.37 percent compared to last year to $865,813.
  • Motorboats and yachts fell 28.5 percent compared to last year to $842,629.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 85.5 percent compared to last year to $840,938.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 237.53 percent compared to last year to $668,419.

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

  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 51.73 percent compared to last year to $1.56 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 66.24 percent compared to last year to $386,121.
  • Windshield wipers, electric light parts rose 416.76 percent compared to last year to $378,383.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 54.26 percent compared to last year to $339,034.
  • Scrap of precious metal totaled $325,000. 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.