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St Lucia

St Lucia ranked No. 116 in total trade value through October with a total of $490.11 million. Exports totaled $469.88 million and Imports totaled $20.23 million, a surplus of $449.65 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $490.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $230,152,206
2Low-Valued Imports and Exports $58,254,451
3Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $42,631,248
4Port Everglades, Fla. $39,592,599
5Port of Galveston, Texas $28,790,953
6Port of Port Arthur, Texas $22,032,000
7Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $18,034,243
8Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $10,776,198
9Miami International Airport $7,909,493
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $5,971,052

U.S. trade with St Lucia rose to $490.11 million through October

St Lucia’s trade with the United States rose to $490.11 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.33 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. St Lucia’s exports increased 3.12 percent while imports fell 27.78 percent. The U.S. surplus with St Lucia was $449.65 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Galveston, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.5 percent of St Lucia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 122.26 percent to $230.15 million.
    Exports rose 121.45 percent to $229.29 million. Imports rose 7174.07 percent to $864,450.
  • Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 3.84 percent to $58.25 million.
    Exports rose 3.84 percent to $58.25 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 11.41 percent to $42.63 million.
    Exports rose 11.03 percent to $42.28 million. Imports rose 88.85 percent to $349,669.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 27.21 percent to $39.59 million.
    Exports rose 16.17 percent to $36.06 million. Imports rose 4016.6 percent to $3.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Galveston, Texas rose 91.17 percent to $28.79 million.
    Exports rose 91.17 percent to $28.79 million. There were no imports.

St Lucia ranked No. 116 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 111.

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 St Lucia by value through October were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Jewelry, parts; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 78.49 percent of total exports to St Lucia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Lucia –– Value added to a returned import; Parts for cellular communications; Cell phones, related equipment; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; and Electrical resistors, except heating resistors –– accounted for 91.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 4.06 percent compared to last year to $292.4 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 3.84 percent compared to last year to $58.25 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 3.41 percent compared to last year to $7.75 million.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 12.29 percent compared to last year to $6.52 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 2.46 percent compared to last year to $3.86 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import fell 32.31 percent compared to last year to $13.64 million.
  • Parts for cellular communications rose 73.17 percent compared to last year to $2.91 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 71.35 percent compared to last year to $1.03 million.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 247.57 percent compared to last year to $544,505.
  • Electrical resistors, except heating resistors fell 0.27 percent compared to last year to $414,605.

In the latest annual figures available, St Lucia recorded $589.45 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New Orleans; Miami; Houston; Low Value Shipments; and Port Arthur, Texas. Total U.S. exports to St Lucia were $ 554.28 million and imports from St Lucia were $35.17 million. The U.S. surplus with St Lucia was $519.1 million.