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St Helena

St Helena ranked No. 203 in total trade value through March with a total of $3.07 million. Exports totaled $513,106 and Imports totaled $2.56 million, a deficit of $2.04 million.

U.S. trade with St Helena rose to $3.07 million through March

St Helena’s trade with the United States rose to $3.07 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 73.96 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. St Helena’s exports increased 2949.3 percent while imports rose 46.28 percent. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $2.04 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY; No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio No. 3 Port of Los Angeles No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Portland International Airport, Ore.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 97.68 percent of St Helena’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 58.62 percent to $2.39 million.
    Exports totaled $290,188. Imports rose 39.38 percent to $2.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY totaled $217,488.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $217,488.
  • Trade with No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. totaled $179,433.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $179,433.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 3870.21 percent to $141,141.
    Exports totaled $141,141. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 4973.79 percent to $66,974.
    Exports totaled $64,158. Imports rose 113.33 percent to $2,816.

St Helena ranked No. 203 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 206.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to St Helena by value through March were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Power supplies, transformers; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; and Unrecorded media for audio, respectively. They accounted for 93.5 percent of total exports to St Helena.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Helena –– Shrimp, other crustaceans; Frozen fish; Value added to a returned import; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; and Computer chips –– accounted for 98.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to St Helena:

  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $213,668. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $141,141. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $50,235. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment totaled $43,230. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Unrecorded media for audio totaled $31,500. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from St Helena:

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 74.24 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 15.73 percent compared to last year to $217,488.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 585.52 percent compared to last year to $174,471.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $18,600. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computer chips fell 90.84 percent compared to last year to $14,569.

In the latest annual figures available, St Helena recorded $14.01 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Jacksonville/Tampa; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to St Helena were $ 587,754 and imports from St Helena were $13.43 million. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $12.84 million.