St Helena

St Helena ranked No. 212 in total trade value through June with a total of $3 million. Exports totaled $193,584 and Imports totaled $2.81 million, a deficit of $2.61 million.

U.S. trade with St Helena rose to $3 million through June

St Helena’s trade with the United States rose to $3 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 67.76 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to St Helena decreased 62.27 percent while U.S. imports from St Helena fell 68.09 percent. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $2.61 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; No. 4 Port of Long Beach; and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Los Angeles; No. 3 Port Miami; No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 97.42 percent of St Helena’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 51 percent to $2.34 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 47.84 percent to $2.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport totaled $295,934.
    Exports totaled $4,444. Imports totaled $291,490.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 225.63 percent to $119,678.
    Exports totaled $69,238. Imports rose 37.24 percent to $50,440.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Long Beach rose 1278.52 percent to $88,501.
    Exports rose 1278.52 percent to $88,501. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport fell 48.23 percent to $79,067.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 582.02 percent to $79,067.

St Helena ranked No. 212 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 207.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to St Helena by value through June were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Dextrins Etc; Glues Based on Starches, Dextri 3505; Copper bars, rods; Medical equipment for physicals; and Medical technology, respectively. They accounted for 96.56 percent of total exports to St Helena.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Helena –– Shrimp, other crustaceans; Cell phones, related equipment; Returned exports, without change; Medical instruments; and Estimates of low-value imports –– accounted for 98.63 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 63.44 percent compared to last year to $78,127.
  • Dextrins Etc; Glues Based on Starches, Dextri 3505 totaled $57,744. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Copper bars, rods totaled $30,757. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $11,957. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical technology totaled $8,337. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 2.81 percent compared to last year to $2.34 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 9838.29 percent compared to last year to $291,490.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 59.06 percent compared to last year to $83,759.
  • Medical instruments totaled $40,454. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports rose 34.1 percent compared to last year to $12,790.

In the latest annual figures available, St Helena recorded $11.92 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to St Helena were $ 572,609 and imports from St Helena were $11.35 million. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $10.78 million.