|1||Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen||$6.96 M|
|2||Low value shipments||$3.4 M|
|3||Meters, parts for gas, electric supply||$1.23 M|
|4||Cell phones, related equipment||$952,386|
|5||Prepared foods, beverages||$906,709|
|6||Civilian aircraft, parts||$703,613|
|7||Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools||$569,697|
|8||Bird eggs, in the shell||$326,820|
|9||Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled||$308,706|
|10||Misc. grains, cereals||$298,138|
|1||Fish, fresh or chilled||$884,556|
|2||Coral, shell of mollusks||$486,479|
|3||Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry||$288,243|
|5||Value added to a returned import||$145,254|
|7||Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides||$102,184|
|9||Motor vehicle engines||$33,215|
|10||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$9,052|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $21.39 million
|1||Port of Oakland, Calif.||$7,200,224|
|2||Port of Long Beach||$4,110,445|
|3||Low-Valued Imports and Exports||$3,404,646|
|4||Port of Charleston||$1,562,274|
|5||Port of Savannah, Ga.||$1,095,680|
|6||Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii||$904,345|
|7||Los Angeles International Airport||$829,322|
|8||John F. Kennedy International Airport||$609,450|
|9||Port of Honolulu, Hawaii||$358,828|
|10||Port of Los Angeles||$309,198|
U.S. trade with Tonga rose to $21.39 million through October
Tonga’s trade with the United States rose to $21.39 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22.55 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tonga’s exports increased 31.93 percent while imports fell 22.53 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tonga was $16.73 million.
Through October, 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 Port of Charleston; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Charleston No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.24 percent of Tonga’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 88.83 percent to $7.2 million.
Exports rose 89.07 percent to $6.99 million. Imports rose 81.55 percent to $212,777.
- Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach rose 65.62 percent to $4.11 million.
Exports rose 68.6 percent to $4.07 million. Imports fell 42.55 percent to $38,200.
- Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 33.34 percent to $3.4 million.
Exports rose 33.34 percent to $3.4 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston fell 63.29 percent to $1.56 million.
Exports fell 61.18 percent to $1.56 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $1.1 million.
Exports totaled $1.1 million. There were no imports.
Tonga ranked No. 192 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 191.
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 Tonga by value through October were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Low value shipments; Meters, parts for gas, electric supply; Cell phones, related equipment; and Prepared foods, beverages, respectively. They accounted for 70.54 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 Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 85.72 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Tonga:
- Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 9.8 percent compared to last year to $6.96 million.
- Low value shipments rose 33.34 percent compared to last year to $3.4 million.
- Meters, parts for gas, electric supply rose 94.09 percent compared to last year to $1.23 million.
- Cell phones, related equipment rose 300.83 percent compared to last year to $952,386.
- Prepared foods, beverages rose 25.64 percent compared to last year to $906,709.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Tonga:
- Fish, fresh or chilled fell 40.37 percent compared to last year to $884,556.
- Coral, shell of mollusks rose 157.46 percent compared to last year to $486,479.
- Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry rose 107.79 percent compared to last year to $288,243.
- Salvage fell 22.28 percent compared to last year to $189,701.
- Value added to a returned import fell 7.43 percent compared to last year to $145,254.
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.