Vatican City

Vatican City ranked No. 219 in total trade value through March with a total of $654,465. Exports totaled $286,384 and Imports totaled $368,081, a deficit of $81,697.

U.S. trade with Vatican City rose to $654,465 through March

Vatican City’s trade with the United States rose to $654,465 through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 95.84 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Vatican City increased 46.41 percent while U.S. imports from Vatican City rose 165.61 percent. The U.S. deficit with Vatican City was $81,697.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY; No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port Laredo. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.53 percent of Vatican City’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY totaled $146,731.
    Exports totaled $139,753. Imports totaled $6,978.
  • Trade with No. 2 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio totaled $120,486.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $120,486.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 34.11 percent to $116,600.
    Exports fell 26.97 percent to $116,600. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston totaled $86,705.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $86,705.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Laredo totaled $63,063.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $63,063.

Vatican City ranked No. 219 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 223.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 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 $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Vatican City by value through March were the categories of Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Washing, drying machines excluding for laundry; Washing machines; Books, brochures; 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 –– Motor vehicle parts; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Value added to a returned import; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; and Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear –– accounted for 98.44 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. totaled $116,600. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Washing, drying machines excluding for laundry totaled $98,549. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Washing machines totaled $41,204. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Books, brochures totaled $22,610. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 74.74 percent compared to last year to $7,421.

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

  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $185,561. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $86,705. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 439.16 percent compared to last year to $50,465.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted totaled $36,536. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear totaled $3,065. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Vatican City recorded $1.7 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Vatican City were $ 718,912 and imports from Vatican City were $979,635. The U.S. deficit with Vatican City was $260,723.