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Timore-Leste

East Timor ranked No. 212 in total trade value through August with a total of $4.62 million. Exports totaled $2.75 million and Imports totaled $1.87 million, a surplus of $885,780.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, Wash. $850,236
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $593,394
3Port of Newark $552,575
4Port of Baltimore, Md. $507,783
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $378,176
6Port of Charleston $267,000
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $242,045
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $205,169
9Port of Long Beach $147,791
10Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing, Wash. $145,599

U.S. trade with Timore-Leste rose to $4.62 million through August

Timore-Leste’s trade with the United States rose to $4.62 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 76.82 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Timore-Leste increased 173.19 percent while U.S. imports from Timore-Leste rose 16.32 percent. The U.S. surplus with Timore-Leste was $885,780.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, Wash.; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md.; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 3 Port of Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, Wash. No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 62.4 percent of Timore-Leste’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, Wash. rose 157.88 percent to $850,236.
    Exports rose 157.88 percent to $850,236. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 553.7 percent to $593,394.
    Exports rose 3481.46 percent to $524,326. Imports fell 9.28 percent to $69,068.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 16.51 percent to $552,575.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 19.38 percent to $552,575.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $507,783.
    Exports totaled $425,118. Imports totaled $82,665.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 16.4 percent to $378,176.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 16.4 percent to $378,176.

Timore-Leste ranked No. 212 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 215.

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 Timore-Leste by value through August were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; Compressors and pumps; Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst; and Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts, respectively. They accounted for 71.26 percent of total exports to Timore-Leste.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Timore-Leste –– Coffee; Transmission shafts, bearings, gears; Computers; Misc. leather products; and an or Veg Fats & Oils, Hydrogen Etc, Not Fur 1516 –– accounted for 74.37 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 256.33 percent compared to last year to $1.3 million.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment totaled $187,184. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Compressors and pumps totaled $167,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric, laser or other light or photon beam inst totaled $157,900. 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.

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

  • Coffee fell 24.56 percent compared to last year to $748,157.
  • Transmission shafts, bearings, gears totaled $252,605. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computers rose 4558.66 percent compared to last year to $159,000.
  • Misc. leather products totaled $144,810. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • an or Veg Fats & Oils, Hydrogen Etc, Not Fur 1516 totaled $83,600. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.