Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

St Lucia

St Lucia ranked No. 103 in total trade value through February with a total of $136.96 million. Exports totaled $135.34 million and Imports totaled $1.62 million, a surplus of $133.71 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $136.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Port Arthur, Texas $44,713,620
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $29,700,000
3Port of New Orleans $20,749,862
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $16,967,971
5Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $8,668,942
6Port Everglades, Fla. $6,628,513
7Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $2,275,000
8Miami International Airport $1,685,615
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,573,740
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $595,798

U.S. trade with St Lucia rose to $136.96 million through February

St Lucia’s trade with the United States rose to $136.96 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 21.97 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. St Lucia’s exports increased 25.84 percent while imports fell 65.73 percent. The U.S. surplus with St Lucia was $133.71 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.. 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 Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 88.2 percent of St Lucia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Port Arthur, Texas totaled $44.71 million.
    Exports totaled $44.71 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 64.69 percent to $29.7 million.
    Exports rose 64.69 percent to $29.7 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 59.9 percent to $20.75 million.
    Exports fell 60.27 percent to $20.55 million. Imports rose 1125.42 percent to $197,243.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 28.7 percent to $16.97 million.
    Exports rose 28.7 percent to $16.97 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 10.81 percent to $8.67 million.
    Exports rose 15.23 percent to $8.62 million. Imports fell 84.51 percent to $53,758.

St Lucia ranked No. 103 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 108.

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 Lucia by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Jewelry, parts; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 86.83 percent of total exports to St Lucia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Lucia –– Parts for cellular communications; Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors; Value added to a returned import; Electrical resistors, except heating resistors; and Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments –– accounted for 88.33 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 40.2 percent compared to last year to $95.85 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 28.7 percent compared to last year to $16.97 million.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 29.11 percent compared to last year to $1.88 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 2.61 percent compared to last year to $1.59 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 60.38 percent compared to last year to $1.22 million.

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

  • Parts for cellular communications rose 44.14 percent compared to last year to $674,672.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 732.48 percent compared to last year to $339,487.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 91.48 percent compared to last year to $286,464.
  • Electrical resistors, except heating resistors rose 51.48 percent compared to last year to $84,162.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 2.85 percent compared to last year to $48,543.

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.