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St Lucia

St Lucia ranked No. 104 in total trade value through August with a total of $592.77 million. Exports totaled $583.59 million and Imports totaled $9.18 million, a surplus of $574.41 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $592.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $217,931,338
2Port of Port Arthur, Texas $142,500,593
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $72,996,477
4Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $35,767,753
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $29,946,680
6Port Everglades, Fla. $29,408,023
7Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $23,819,266
8Port of New York $12,206,142
9Miami International Airport $5,546,203
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $4,056,109

U.S. trade with St Lucia rose to $592.77 million through August

St Lucia’s trade with the United States rose to $592.77 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 47.01 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to St Lucia increased 51.68 percent while U.S. imports from St Lucia fell 50.22 percent. The U.S. surplus with St Lucia was $574.41 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 84.2 percent of St Lucia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 24.26 percent to $217.93 million.
    Exports rose 24.46 percent to $217.53 million. Imports fell 33.6 percent to $404,532.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Port Arthur, Texas rose 546.79 percent to $142.5 million.
    Exports rose 546.79 percent to $142.5 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 53.15 percent to $73 million.
    Exports rose 53.15 percent to $73 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 3.64 percent to $35.77 million.
    Exports rose 3.68 percent to $35.42 million. Imports fell 0.64 percent to $347,443.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 66.05 percent to $29.95 million.
    Exports rose 66.05 percent to $29.95 million. There were no imports.

St Lucia ranked No. 104 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 116.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to St Lucia by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Chicken and other poultry; Jewelry, parts; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 86.74 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; Oil; Value added to a returned import; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors –– accounted for 78.47 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 74.85 percent compared to last year to $417.19 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 53.15 percent compared to last year to $73 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 6.3 percent compared to last year to $6.82 million.
  • Jewelry, parts fell 0.85 percent compared to last year to $5.25 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 27.04 percent compared to last year to $3.95 million.

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

  • Parts for cellular communications rose 30.71 percent compared to last year to $2.78 million.
  • Oil totaled $1.42 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 89.82 percent compared to last year to $1.35 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $910,775. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 74.5 percent compared to last year to $747,596.

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.