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Vatican City ranked No. 223 in total trade value through March with a total of $334,184. Exports totaled $195,603 and Imports totaled $138,581, a surplus of $57,022.

U.S. trade with Vatican City rose to $334,184 through March

Vatican City’s trade with the United States rose to $334,184 through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 11.41 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Vatican City’s exports increased 104.84 percent while imports fell 50.81 percent. The U.S. surplus with Vatican City was $57,022.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Low Value. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 89.33 percent of Vatican City’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. totaled $176,957.
    Exports totaled $159,653. Imports totaled $17,304.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 2142.47 percent to $60,726.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 2142.47 percent to $60,726.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport totaled $31,703.
    Exports totaled $31,703. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 50.74 percent to $15,442.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 50.74 percent to $15,442.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Los Angeles totaled $13,695.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $13,695.

Vatican City ranked No. 223 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 220.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Vatican City by value through March were the categories of Engine parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 100 percent of total exports to Vatican City.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Vatican City –– Linens for bed, bath and kitchen; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Windshield wipers, electric light parts; Computers; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 80.34 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Vatican City:

  • Engine parts totaled $159,653. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $31,703. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 71.67 percent compared to last year to $4,247.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Vatican City:

  • Linens for bed, bath and kitchen totaled $60,726. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental totaled $17,304. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Windshield wipers, electric light parts totaled $13,695. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computers totaled $10,247. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 95.07 percent compared to last year to $9,360.

In the latest annual figures available, Vatican City recorded $2.21 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Norfolk; Miami; Jacksonville/Tampa; Los Angeles; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Vatican City were $ 1.15 million and imports from Vatican City were $1.07 million. The U.S. surplus with Vatican City was $79,262.