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Vatican City ranked No. 224 in total trade value through May with a total of $387,618. Exports totaled $195,603 and Imports totaled $192,015, a surplus of $3,588.

U.S. trade with Vatican City rose to $387,618 through May

Vatican City’s trade with the United States rose to $387,618 through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 37.81 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Vatican City increased 68.9 percent while U.S. imports from Vatican City fell 62.16 percent. The U.S. surplus with Vatican City was $3,588.

Through May, 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.. 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 Los Angeles No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 84.28 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 79.23 percent to $41,330.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 77.81 percent to $41,330.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport totaled $31,703.
    Exports totaled $31,703. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 120.75 percent to $15,960.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $15,960.

Vatican City ranked No. 224 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 222.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Vatican City by value through May 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; Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools; Seats, excluding barber, dental; Computer parts; and Windshield wipers, electric light parts –– accounted for 69.6 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 50.98 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.
  • Interchange tools for hand- or machine-tools totaled $25,950. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Seats, excluding barber, dental fell 20.5 percent compared to last year to $17,304.
  • Computer parts totaled $15,960. 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.

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.