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St Vincent and The Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines ranked No. 165 in total trade value through August with a total of $78.63 million. Exports totaled $75.07 million and Imports totaled $3.56 million, a surplus of $71.51 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $78.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. $20,000,000
2Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $18,441,968
3Port Everglades, Fla. $8,863,782
4Port of New Orleans $8,033,659
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $6,233,833
6Miami International Airport $5,394,029
7Port of Mobile, Ala. $3,037,819
8Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $1,769,713
9Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,198,419
10Port Miami $1,100,799

U.S. trade with St Vincent and The Grenadines rose to $78.63 million through August

St Vincent and The Grenadines’s trade with the United States rose to $78.63 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 41.7 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to St Vincent and The Grenadines increased 43.22 percent while U.S. imports from St Vincent and The Grenadines rose 15.86 percent. The U.S. surplus with St Vincent and The Grenadines was $71.51 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz.; No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Miami International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.31 percent of St Vincent and The Grenadines’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. totaled $20 million.
    Exports totaled $20 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 1.88 percent to $18.44 million.
    Exports rose 0.26 percent to $17.83 million. Imports rose 92.93 percent to $609,036.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 9.1 percent to $8.86 million.
    Exports rose 5.94 percent to $8.17 million. Imports rose 67.59 percent to $698,104.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 27.83 percent to $8.03 million.
    Exports rose 27.32 percent to $8 million. Imports rose 2185.99 percent to $33,604.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 8.55 percent to $6.23 million.
    Exports rose 8.55 percent to $6.23 million. There were no imports.

St Vincent and The Grenadines ranked No. 165 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 177.

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 Vincent and The Grenadines by value through August were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Wheat; Chicken and other poultry; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 52.77 percent of total exports to St Vincent and The Grenadines.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Vincent and The Grenadines –– Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; Value added to a returned import; Fish, fresh or chilled; Scrap of precious metal; and Shrimp, other crustaceans –– accounted for 78.81 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to St Vincent and The Grenadines:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 509.39 percent compared to last year to $20.4 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 8.55 percent compared to last year to $6.23 million.
  • Wheat rose 23.77 percent compared to last year to $5.22 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 9.31 percent compared to last year to $4.8 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 173.57 percent compared to last year to $2.97 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from St Vincent and The Grenadines:

  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks rose 54.6 percent compared to last year to $1.88 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 16.85 percent compared to last year to $338,392.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 56.05 percent compared to last year to $248,119.
  • Scrap of precious metal rose 26.8 percent compared to last year to $187,922.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 0.75 percent compared to last year to $147,595.

In the latest annual figures available, St Vincent and The Grenadines recorded $86.19 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Low Value Shipments; Mobile; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to St Vincent and The Grenadines were $ 81.28 million and imports from St Vincent and The Grenadines were $4.9 million. The U.S. surplus with St Vincent and The Grenadines was $76.38 million.