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Syria ranked No. 194 in total trade value through February with a total of $3.22 million. Exports totaled $2.25 million and Imports totaled $963,737, a surplus of $1.29 million.

U.S. trade with Syria rose to $3.22 million through February

Syria’s trade with the United States rose to $3.22 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 74.34 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Syria’s exports decreased 80.35 percent while imports fell 10.24 percent. The U.S. surplus with Syria was $1.29 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New York; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Long Beach; No. 4 Port Miami; and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 83.75 percent of Syria’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New York rose 11775 percent to $1.51 million.
    Exports totaled $1.51 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 14.26 percent to $544,948.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 14.26 percent to $544,948.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Long Beach rose 465.01 percent to $297,957.
    Exports totaled $225,640. Imports rose 37.13 percent to $72,317.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Miami totaled $209,109.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $209,109.
  • Trade with No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport fell 98.83 percent to $133,009.
    Exports fell 98.91 percent to $123,729. Imports rose 118.35 percent to $9,280.

Syria ranked No. 194 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 174.

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 Syria by value through February were the categories of Returned exports, with change; Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing; Medicines in individual dosages; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Unrecorded media for audio, respectively. They accounted for 96.7 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; Misc. vegetables, not frozen; Salvage; and Prepared foods, beverages –– accounted for 83.35 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Returned exports, with change fell 86.7 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing rose 1081.92 percent compared to last year to $433,764.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $128,700. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $73,580. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Unrecorded media for audio totaled $33,500. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper berries fell 12.49 percent compared to last year to $419,417.
  • Granite, marble, other stones rose 19.49 percent compared to last year to $268,966.
  • Misc. vegetables, not frozen rose 53.83 percent compared to last year to $47,579.
  • Salvage rose 34.58 percent compared to last year to $41,507.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 971.2 percent compared to last year to $25,773.

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.