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Vatican City ranked No. 221 in total trade value through February with a total of $282,691. Exports totaled $195,603 and Imports totaled $87,088, a surplus of $108,515.

U.S. trade with Vatican City rose to $282,691 through February

Vatican City’s trade with the United States rose to $282,691 through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.84 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Vatican City’s exports decreased 0 percent while imports fell 67.7 percent. The U.S. surplus with Vatican City was $108,515.

Through February, 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 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 Port of Virginia No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Low Value and No. 5 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 97.64 percent of Vatican City’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. totaled $159,653.
    Exports totaled $159,653. There were no imports.
  • 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 Port of Los Angeles totaled $13,695.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $13,695.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 94.5 percent to $10,247.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 94.5 percent to $10,247.

Vatican City ranked No. 221 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 219.

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 Vatican City by value through February 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; Windshield wipers, electric light parts; Computers; Salvage; and Misc. plastic articles –– accounted for 100 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 totaled $4,247. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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.
  • 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.
  • Salvage fell 79.6 percent compared to last year to $1,609.
  • Misc. plastic articles fell 70.05 percent compared to last year to $811.

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.