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Syria ranked No. 181 in total trade value through October with a total of $49.59 million. Exports totaled $44.72 million and Imports totaled $4.87 million, a surplus of $39.84 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $49.59 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New York $29,135,843
2Los Angeles International Airport $11,723,282
3Port of Newark $1,808,323
4Port of Long Beach $1,088,579
5Port of Boston $1,008,202
6Port of Houston $847,785
7Port of Los Angeles $721,217
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $613,452
9Port Everglades, Fla. $519,653
10Boston’s Logan International Airport $433,096

U.S. trade with Syria rose to $49.59 million through October

Syria’s trade with the United States rose to $49.59 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 365.19 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Syria’s exports increased 756.71 percent while imports fell 10.42 percent. The U.S. surplus with Syria was $39.84 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New York; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Long Beach; and No. 5 Port of Boston. 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 of Baltimore, Md. No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port Everglades, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 90.27 percent of Syria’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New York rose 20723 percent to $29.14 million.
    Exports rose 150368 percent to $29.12 million. Imports fell 89.47 percent to $12,700.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport rose 3554.55 percent to $11.72 million.
    Exports rose 5190.55 percent to $11.66 million. Imports fell 33.7 percent to $66,607.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 13.88 percent to $1.81 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 13.88 percent to $1.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Long Beach rose 110.31 percent to $1.09 million.
    Exports rose 35.89 percent to $605,545. Imports rose 570.96 percent to $483,034.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Boston rose 104.23 percent to $1.01 million.
    Exports rose 104.23 percent to $1.01 million. There were no imports.

Syria ranked No. 181 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 200.

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 Syria by value through October were the categories of Returned exports, with change; Prepared foods, beverages; Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing; Milk and cream, concentrated or sweetened; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, respectively. They accounted for 97.38 percent of total exports to Syria.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Syria –– Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper berries; Granite, marble, other stones; Olive oil; Religious, educational or scientific instruments; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 70.77 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Syria:

  • Returned exports, with change rose 22369 percent compared to last year to $40.47 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 115.29 percent compared to last year to $1.06 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing fell 67.91 percent compared to last year to $994,542.
  • Milk and cream, concentrated or sweetened totaled $722,031. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 87.33 percent compared to last year to $298,916.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Syria:

  • Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper berries fell 47.75 percent compared to last year to $1.37 million.
  • Granite, marble, other stones fell 47.13 percent compared to last year to $808,566.
  • Olive oil rose 149.08 percent compared to last year to $512,548.
  • Religious, educational or scientific instruments totaled $404,845. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 629.22 percent compared to last year to $353,306.

In the latest annual figures available, Syria recorded $14.09 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Baltimore; Miami; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Syria were $ 7.03 million and imports from Syria were $7.06 million. The U.S. deficit with Syria was $30,104.