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Vanuatu

Vanuatu ranked No. 200 in total trade value through October with a total of $16.02 million. Exports totaled $9.88 million and Imports totaled $6.14 million, a surplus of $3.73 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $16.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Low-Valued Imports and Exports $3,876,479
2Port of Morgan City, La. $2,062,510
3Port of Long Beach $1,724,547
4Port of Los Angeles $1,446,422
5Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $1,056,520
6Port of New Orleans $1,040,694
7Los Angeles International Airport $881,791
8Port Miami $845,300
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $668,457
10Miami International Airport $566,960

U.S. trade with Vanuatu rose to $16.02 million through October

Vanuatu’s trade with the United States rose to $16.02 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 37.99 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Vanuatu’s exports increased 40.6 percent while imports rose 33.99 percent. The U.S. surplus with Vanuatu was $3.73 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 2 Port of Morgan City, La.; No. 3 Port of Long Beach; No. 4 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 2 Port of Long Beach No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 63.46 percent of Vanuatu’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 43.5 percent to $3.88 million.
    Exports rose 43.5 percent to $3.88 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Morgan City, La. rose 370.36 percent to $2.06 million.
    Exports rose 370.36 percent to $2.06 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Long Beach rose 6.44 percent to $1.72 million.
    Exports rose 10.25 percent to $1.72 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles rose 37.94 percent to $1.45 million.
    Exports rose 14.51 percent to $95,072. Imports rose 39.95 percent to $1.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 117.25 percent to $1.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 121.93 percent to $1.06 million.

Vanuatu ranked No. 200 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 197.

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 Vanuatu by value through October were the categories of Low value shipments; Misc. machinery for moving, grading; Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles; Parts for heavy machinery; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 74.06 percent of total exports to Vanuatu.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Vanuatu –– Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; Fish, fresh or chilled; Make-up and skin-care products; and Misc. vegetable fats, oils –– accounted for 94.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Low value shipments rose 43.5 percent compared to last year to $3.88 million.
  • Misc. machinery for moving, grading rose 72.56 percent compared to last year to $1.36 million.
  • Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles totaled $1.04 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Parts for heavy machinery totaled $760,656. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 69.78 percent compared to last year to $277,538.

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

  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides rose 79.2 percent compared to last year to $4.26 million.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks rose 1.16 percent compared to last year to $885,670.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 36.82 percent compared to last year to $318,586.
  • Make-up and skin-care products rose 199.49 percent compared to last year to $250,000.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 13.33 percent compared to last year to $119,120.

In the latest annual figures available, Vanuatu recorded $13.26 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Low Value Shipments; San Francisco; Miami; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Vanuatu were $ 7.9 million and imports from Vanuatu were $5.36 million. The U.S. surplus with Vanuatu was $2.53 million.