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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 30 in total trade value through August with a total of $15.8 billion. Exports totaled $12.84 billion and Imports totaled $2.96 billion, a surplus of $9.88 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $15.8 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $1,546,211,930
2Port of Charleston $1,368,151,661
3Port of Houston $1,333,292,600
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,129,861,126
5Port of Newark $938,376,119
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $897,312,354
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $756,976,429
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $554,462,399
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $450,343,134
10Port of New York $408,301,100

U.S. trade with United Arab Emirates rose to $15.8 billion through August

United Arab Emirates’s trade with the United States rose to $15.8 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.4 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates increased 5.02 percent while U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates fell 7.62 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Arab Emirates was $9.88 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Charleston; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; 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 Corpus Christi, Texas and No. 5 Port of Everett, Wash.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 39.98 percent of United Arab Emirates’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 6.38 percent to $1.55 billion.
    Exports rose 14.94 percent to $1.3 billion. Imports fell 23.14 percent to $251.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Charleston rose 1574.68 percent to $1.37 billion.
    Exports rose 1785.58 percent to $1.35 billion. Imports rose 100.68 percent to $20.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 7.34 percent to $1.33 billion.
    Exports rose 39.11 percent to $994.68 million. Imports fell 35.76 percent to $338.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 19.46 percent to $1.13 billion.
    Exports fell 26.36 percent to $926.85 million. Imports rose 40.64 percent to $203.01 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 1.66 percent to $938.38 million.
    Exports fell 15.4 percent to $495.12 million. Imports rose 31.22 percent to $443.26 million.

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. 30.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 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 $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates by value through August 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 42.69 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; Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; Diamonds, not mounted; and Misc. iron or steel structures and parts –– accounted for 76.48 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 40.1 percent compared to last year to $2.29 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 3.71 percent compared to last year to $1.29 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 15.57 percent compared to last year to $865.58 million.
  • Oil fell 8.43 percent compared to last year to $596.61 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 9.83 percent compared to last year to $443.77 million.

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

  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 15.8 percent compared to last year to $856.81 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 73.34 percent compared to last year to $788.5 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 48.98 percent compared to last year to $444.79 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 57.91 percent compared to last year to $103.13 million.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts rose 170.06 percent compared to last year to $69.38 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.