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Ukraine

Ukraine ranked No. 68 in total trade value through October with a total of $3.1 billion. Exports totaled $1.97 billion and Imports totaled $1.13 billion, a surplus of $845 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $3.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston $554,012,821
2Port of Mobile, Ala. $239,800,383
3Port of Baltimore, Md. $215,656,749
4Port of Houston $211,538,747
5Port of New York $168,058,855
6Port of Newark $153,525,348
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $148,016,956
8Port of Virginia $141,126,392
9Port of New Orleans $137,708,575
10Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $123,085,549

U.S. trade with Ukraine rose to $3.1 billion through October

Ukraine’s trade with the United States rose to $3.1 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 35.98 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Ukraine’s exports increased 40.28 percent while imports rose 29.05 percent. The U.S. surplus with Ukraine was $845 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston; No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala.; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Charleston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 44.76 percent of Ukraine’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston rose 47.7 percent to $554.01 million.
    Exports rose 47.7 percent to $554.01 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala. rose 147.2 percent to $239.8 million.
    Exports fell 63.17 percent to $411,983. Imports rose 149.66 percent to $239.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 27.58 percent to $215.66 million.
    Exports fell 25.92 percent to $205.64 million. Imports fell 50.36 percent to $10.01 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 27.65 percent to $211.54 million.
    Exports fell 15.8 percent to $76.37 million. Imports rose 80.17 percent to $135.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 18.57 percent to $168.06 million.
    Exports rose 14.75 percent to $160.98 million. Imports rose 387.51 percent to $7.08 million.

Ukraine ranked No. 68 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 75.

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 Ukraine by value through October were the categories of Coal, briquettes; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Civilian aircraft, parts; Tractors; and Frozen fish, respectively. They accounted for 63.7 percent of total exports to Ukraine.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Ukraine –– Pig iron; Seamless iron tubes and pipes; Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil; U.S. government imports; and Misc. steel bars –– accounted for 68.31 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Coal, briquettes rose 29.57 percent compared to last year to $654.78 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 152.97 percent compared to last year to $260.44 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 198.1 percent compared to last year to $217.96 million.
  • Tractors fell 22.32 percent compared to last year to $70.03 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 3.87 percent compared to last year to $54.26 million.

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

  • Pig iron rose 73.13 percent compared to last year to $594.85 million.
  • Seamless iron tubes and pipes rose 100.48 percent compared to last year to $112.24 million.
  • Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil rose 43.89 percent compared to last year to $27.26 million.
  • U.S. government imports rose 9.13 percent compared to last year to $19.25 million.
  • Misc. steel bars rose 70.92 percent compared to last year to $17.69 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Ukraine recorded $2.84 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Baltimore; New Orleans; Houston; and Seattle. Total U.S. exports to Ukraine were $ 1.83 billion and imports from Ukraine were $1.02 billion. The U.S. surplus with Ukraine was $808.61 million.