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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 29 in total trade value through February with a total of $3.99 billion. Exports totaled $3.3 billion and Imports totaled $688.47 million, a surplus of $2.61 billion.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $3.99 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Charleston $514,174,970
2Port of New Orleans $409,719,837
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $318,282,273
4Port of Houston $243,212,144
5Port of Newark $219,519,427
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $194,146,601
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $172,667,269
8Port of Portsmouth, N.H. $158,435,581
9Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $136,797,065
10Port of Oakland, Calif. $124,683,724

U.S. trade with United Arab Emirates rose to $3.99 billion through February

United Arab Emirates’s trade with the United States rose to $3.99 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 25.33 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. United Arab Emirates’s exports increased 30.26 percent while imports rose 6.1 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Arab Emirates was $2.61 billion.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Charleston; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.75 percent of United Arab Emirates’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Charleston rose 2140.42 percent to $514.17 million.
    Exports rose 2299.16 percent to $502.13 million. Imports rose 496.02 percent to $12.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans fell 6 percent to $409.72 million.
    Exports rose 8.74 percent to $335.86 million. Imports fell 41.83 percent to $73.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 12.91 percent to $318.28 million.
    Exports fell 25.69 percent to $255.03 million. Imports rose 183.66 percent to $63.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 4.04 percent to $243.21 million.
    Exports rose 4.55 percent to $164.24 million. Imports fell 18.04 percent to $78.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 17.19 percent to $219.52 million.
    Exports rose 6.57 percent to $129.3 million. Imports rose 36.73 percent to $90.22 million.

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 29 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 32.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Cell phones, related equipment; Navigational equipment; and Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc., respectively. They accounted for 44.95 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; Diamonds, not mounted; and Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm –– accounted for 76.48 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 410.38 percent compared to last year to $682.39 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 10.81 percent compared to last year to $324.89 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 35.33 percent compared to last year to $235.59 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 5324.91 percent compared to last year to $127.13 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 111.31 percent compared to last year to $113.51 million.

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

  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 5.03 percent compared to last year to $213.87 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 2.32 percent compared to last year to $132.56 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 2.26 percent compared to last year to $116.25 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 512.11 percent compared to last year to $44.24 million.
  • Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm rose 95.14 percent compared to last year to $19.59 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.