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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 30 in total trade value through October with a total of $19.25 billion. Exports totaled $15.09 billion and Imports totaled $4.16 billion, a surplus of $10.93 billion.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $19.25 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,832,429,027
2Port of New Orleans $1,808,867,637
3Port of Houston $1,584,492,124
4Port of Newark $1,151,414,555
5Port of Everett, Wash. $1,136,893,287
6Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $1,106,811,951
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $890,577,546
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $775,095,695
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $669,285,055
10Port of New York $642,154,540

U.S. trade with United Arab Emirates rose to $19.25 billion through October

United Arab Emirates’s trade with the United States rose to $19.25 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.09 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. United Arab Emirates’s exports decreased 6.06 percent while imports rose 15.62 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Arab Emirates was $10.93 billion.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of Everett, Wash.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash. No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 39.04 percent of United Arab Emirates’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 11.21 percent to $1.83 billion.
    Exports fell 6.25 percent to $1.6 billion. Imports fell 34.99 percent to $231.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans fell 7.61 percent to $1.81 billion.
    Exports rose 3.84 percent to $1.4 billion. Imports fell 33.07 percent to $406.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 38.79 percent to $1.58 billion.
    Exports rose 36.96 percent to $942.5 million. Imports rose 41.57 percent to $642 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 17.56 percent to $1.15 billion.
    Exports rose 10.72 percent to $724.95 million. Imports rose 31.34 percent to $426.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Everett, Wash. fell 57.28 percent to $1.14 billion.
    Exports fell 57.28 percent to $1.14 billion. There were no imports.

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 30 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 31.

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 United Arab Emirates by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Cell phones, related equipment; Oil; and Diamonds, not mounted, respectively. They accounted for 41.03 percent of total exports to United Arab Emirates.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates –– Aluminum, unwrought; Gasoline, other fuels; Value added to a returned import; Oil; and Diamonds, not mounted –– accounted for 78.25 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 39.77 percent compared to last year to $2.22 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 12.58 percent compared to last year to $1.53 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 3.08 percent compared to last year to $1.23 billion.
  • Oil totaled $651.55 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 10.09 percent compared to last year to $566.67 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates:

  • Aluminum, unwrought rose 7.97 percent compared to last year to $1.26 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 362.5 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 23.49 percent compared to last year to $586.27 million.
  • Oil fell 48.48 percent compared to last year to $139.37 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 38.88 percent compared to last year to $126.83 million.

In the latest annual figures available, United Arab Emirates recorded $24.33 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Seattle; New Orleans; Houston; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates were $ 20.01 billion and imports from United Arab Emirates were $4.32 billion. The U.S. surplus with United Arab Emirates was $15.68 billion.