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St Helena

St Helena ranked No. 198 in total trade value through February with a total of $2.45 million. Exports totaled $296,920 and Imports totaled $2.16 million, a deficit of $1.86 million.

U.S. trade with St Helena rose to $2.45 million through February

St Helena’s trade with the United States rose to $2.45 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 82.96 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. St Helena’s exports increased 2043.05 percent while imports rose 62.49 percent. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $1.86 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska; No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Low Value. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Portland International Airport, Ore. No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Low Value. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 99.64 percent of St Helena’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 81.62 percent to $2.39 million.
    Exports totaled $290,188. Imports rose 59.59 percent to $2.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska totaled $33,169.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $33,169.
  • Trade with No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. totaled $7,937.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $7,937.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports totaled $6,732.
    Exports totaled $6,732. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low Value rose 109.33 percent to $3,454.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 109.33 percent to $3,454.

St Helena ranked No. 198 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 $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 St Helena by value through February were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Power supplies, transformers; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; Electrical boards, panels and switches; and Unrecorded media for audio, respectively. They accounted for 97.73 percent of total exports to St Helena.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Helena –– Shrimp, other crustaceans; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; Computer chips; Laser-based medical equipment, parts; and Salvage –– accounted for 99.59 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $167,510. 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.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches totaled $15,713. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Unrecorded media for audio totaled $13,500. 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.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $18,600. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computer chips totaled $14,569. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Laser-based medical equipment, parts totaled $7,937. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 109.33 percent compared to last year to $3,454.

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.