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Tuvalu ranked No. 226 in total trade value through September with a total of $773,174. Exports totaled $622,451 and Imports totaled $150,723, a surplus of $471,728.

U.S. trade with Tuvalu rose to $773,174 through September

Tuvalu’s trade with the United States rose to $773,174 through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 37.74 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Tuvalu decreased 45.44 percent while U.S. imports from Tuvalu rose 49.27 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tuvalu was $471,728.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 86.76 percent of Tuvalu’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 2.49 percent to $530,786.
    Exports rose 1.13 percent to $530,786. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 533.81 percent to $47,846.
    Exports rose 15.6 percent to $8,727. Imports totaled $39,119.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport fell 71.18 percent to $33,365.
    Exports fell 71.18 percent to $33,365. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 43.54 percent to $32,437.
    Exports fell 43.54 percent to $32,437. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport totaled $26,360.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $26,360.

Tuvalu ranked No. 226 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 223.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tuvalu by value through September were the categories of Chicken and other poultry; Low value shipments; Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; and Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled, respectively. They accounted for 96.47 percent of total exports to Tuvalu.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tuvalu –– Collectors items of historic or botanic interest; Electric ignition equipment; Coins; Medical technology; and Salvage –– accounted for 90.48 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Chicken and other poultry rose 6.56 percent compared to last year to $511,073.
  • Low value shipments fell 43.54 percent compared to last year to $32,437.
  • Computers fell 62.21 percent compared to last year to $23,444.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 171.14 percent compared to last year to $17,136.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled fell 30.05 percent compared to last year to $16,377.

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

  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest totaled $39,042. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electric ignition equipment totaled $34,377. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Coins fell 54.24 percent compared to last year to $26,860.
  • Medical technology totaled $24,445. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage fell 40.79 percent compared to last year to $11,651.

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.

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