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Tuvalu

Tuvalu ranked No. 223 in total trade value through October with a total of $1.31 million. Exports totaled $1.19 million and Imports totaled $117,542, a surplus of $1.08 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.31 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $593,948
2Port of Houston $232,674
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $125,675
4Los Angeles International Airport $115,788
5Port of Long Beach $76,860
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $60,261
7Port of New Orleans $34,022
8Low Value $20,738
9Sioux Falls Regional Airport, S.D. $17,000
10Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $15,460

U.S. trade with Tuvalu rose to $1.31 million through October

Tuvalu’s trade with the United States rose to $1.31 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 35.27 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tuvalu’s exports increased 54.37 percent while imports fell 40.04 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tuvalu was $1.08 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 Houston; No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash.; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Long Beach. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Los Angeles No. 4 Denver International Airport, Colo. and No. 5 Port of Seattle, Wash.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 87.35 percent of Tuvalu’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 61.73 percent to $593,948.
    Exports rose 56.43 percent to $574,478. Imports totaled $19,470.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston totaled $232,674.
    Exports totaled $232,674. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 78.22 percent to $125,675.
    Exports rose 78.22 percent to $125,675. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 705.03 percent to $115,788.
    Exports rose 705.03 percent to $115,788. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Long Beach rose 62.58 percent to $76,860.
    Exports rose 62.58 percent to $76,860. There were no imports.

Tuvalu ranked No. 223 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 225.

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 Tuvalu by value through October were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines; Frozen fish; Returned exports, with change; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 77.93 percent of total exports to Tuvalu.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tuvalu –– Coins; Salvage; Misc. iron or steel household articles and parts; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; and Computers –– accounted for 98.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 3.58 percent compared to last year to $529,222.
  • Lifting, handling, loading, unloading machines totaled $136,110. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Frozen fish totaled $125,675. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Returned exports, with change totaled $76,860. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers rose 793.23 percent compared to last year to $62,035.

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

  • Coins rose 238.73 percent compared to last year to $68,160.
  • Salvage rose 2.46 percent compared to last year to $20,738.
  • Misc. iron or steel household articles and parts totaled $19,470. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V totaled $3,976. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computers fell 96.2 percent compared to last year to $3,126.

In the latest annual figures available, Tuvalu recorded $1.07 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were San Francisco; Los Angeles; New York City; Dallas; and Seattle. Total U.S. exports to Tuvalu were $ 866,674 and imports from Tuvalu were $207,880. The U.S. surplus with Tuvalu was $658,794.