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Timore-Leste

East Timor ranked No. 211 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.32 million. Exports totaled $813,414 and Imports totaled $502,542, a surplus of $310,872.

U.S. trade with Timore-Leste rose to $1.32 million through February

Timore-Leste’s trade with the United States rose to $1.32 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 56.86 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Timore-Leste’s exports increased 560.64 percent while imports fell 29.79 percent. The U.S. surplus with Timore-Leste was $310,872.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Charleston; No. 4 Port of Long Beach; and No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash.. 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 Virginia No. 4 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 85.81 percent of Timore-Leste’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $425,118.
    Exports totaled $425,118. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 1.83 percent to $299,970.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 1.83 percent to $299,970.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Charleston totaled $167,000.
    Exports totaled $167,000. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Long Beach rose 1586.73 percent to $147,791.
    Exports rose 1577.22 percent to $146,958. Imports totaled $833.
  • Trade with No. 5 Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. rose 10.37 percent to $89,403.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 10.37 percent to $89,403.

Timore-Leste ranked No. 211 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 208.

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 Timore-Leste by value through February were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Compressors and pumps; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; Medical equipment for physicals; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 94.66 percent of total exports to Timore-Leste.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Timore-Leste –– Coffee; Misc. leather products; Cell phones, related equipment; Jewelry, parts; and Power supplies, transformers –– accounted for 97.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Timore-Leste:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1088.04 percent compared to last year to $425,118.
  • Compressors and pumps totaled $167,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $146,958. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $17,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 44.83 percent compared to last year to $13,904.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Timore-Leste:

  • Coffee fell 30.27 percent compared to last year to $322,145.
  • Misc. leather products totaled $144,810. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $10,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Jewelry, parts totaled $6,028. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 109.31 percent compared to last year to $5,687.

In the latest annual figures available, Timore-Leste recorded $8.05 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Cleveland; San Francisco; New York City; Baltimore; and Seattle. Total U.S. exports to Timore-Leste were $ 2.57 million and imports from Timore-Leste were $5.49 million. The U.S. deficit with Timore-Leste was $2.92 million.