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Tonga

Tonga ranked No. 207 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.61 million. Exports totaled $1.24 million and Imports totaled $367,667, a surplus of $871,478.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $687,968
2Port of Long Beach $219,375
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $208,413
4Los Angeles International Airport $168,074
5Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $122,618
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $81,072
7Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $47,094
8Low Value $24,831
9Port of Los Angeles $14,854
10Port of New Orleans $13,521

U.S. trade with Tonga rose to $1.61 million through February

Tonga’s trade with the United States rose to $1.61 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 43.53 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Tonga’s exports decreased 50.18 percent while imports rose 2.58 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tonga was $871,478.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Long Beach; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 2 Port of Long Beach No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 87.53 percent of Tonga’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 39.99 percent to $687,968.
    Exports fell 38.97 percent to $684,659. Imports fell 86.5 percent to $3,309.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach fell 58.92 percent to $219,375.
    Exports fell 57.7 percent to $219,375. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 51.72 percent to $208,413.
    Exports fell 51.72 percent to $208,413. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 116.81 percent to $168,074.
    Exports rose 126.26 percent to $19,164. Imports rose 115.65 percent to $148,910.
  • Trade with No. 5 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii fell 26.52 percent to $122,618.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 23.53 percent to $122,618.

Tonga ranked No. 207 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 196.

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 Tonga by value through February were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Low value shipments; Cell phones, related equipment; TVs, computer monitors; and Prepared foods, beverages, respectively. They accounted for 77.81 percent of total exports to Tonga.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tonga –– Fish, fresh or chilled; Coral, shell of mollusks; Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry; Salvage; and Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides –– accounted for 89.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 22.62 percent compared to last year to $594,749.
  • Low value shipments fell 51.72 percent compared to last year to $208,413.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 27.14 percent compared to last year to $76,232.
  • TVs, computer monitors totaled $59,818. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Prepared foods, beverages fell 93.34 percent compared to last year to $25,000.

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

  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 2.92 percent compared to last year to $155,670.
  • Coral, shell of mollusks rose 325.64 percent compared to last year to $95,896.
  • Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry fell 39.23 percent compared to last year to $31,298.
  • Salvage fell 0.1 percent compared to last year to $24,831.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides rose 77.07 percent compared to last year to $20,983.

In the latest annual figures available, Tonga recorded $20.21 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were San Francisco; Charleston; Los Angeles; Low Value Shipments; and Honolulu. Total U.S. exports to Tonga were $ 16.61 million and imports from Tonga were $3.6 million. The U.S. surplus with Tonga was $13.01 million.