|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$818.24 M|
|2||Low value shipments||$229.88 M|
|3||Motorboats and yachts||$157.85 M|
|4||Cell phones, related equipment||$37.54 M|
|5||Oils derived from high temperature coal tar||$35.94 M|
|6||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$35.68 M|
|7||Jewelry, parts||$34.3 M|
|8||Furniture, parts||$25.5 M|
|9||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$21.98 M|
|10||Chicken and other poultry||$17.9 M|
|1||Value added to a returned import||$129.98 M|
|2||Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents||$45.43 M|
|3||Shrimp, other crustaceans||$28.72 M|
|4||Pebbles, gravel||$25.53 M|
|5||Equipment, parts for repair, including boats for p||$18.3 M|
|6||Various forms of salt||$12.78 M|
|7||Gasoline, other fuels||$6.35 M|
|8||Mussels, scallops, other mollusks||$5.52 M|
|10||Copper waste and scrap||$1.55 M|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $2.69 billion
|1||Port of Palm Beach, Fla.||$726,694,704|
|2||Port Everglades, Fla.||$385,808,329|
|3||Low-Valued Imports and Exports||$229,877,831|
|4||Port of Houston||$210,867,279|
|5||Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.||$189,457,205|
|6||Port of Lake Charles, La.||$170,510,366|
|7||Port of New Orleans||$128,942,314|
|9||Miami International Airport||$71,720,016|
|10||Port of Newark||$65,161,881|
U.S. trade with Bahamas rose to $2.69 billion through September
Bahamas’s trade with the United States rose to $2.69 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.34 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Bahamas increased 10.66 percent while U.S. imports from Bahamas rose 7.72 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bahamas was $2.12 billion.
Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 64.79 percent of Bahamas’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 19.3 percent to $726.69 million.
Exports rose 27.01 percent to $674.73 million. Imports fell 33.29 percent to $51.97 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 22.99 percent to $385.81 million.
Exports rose 26.74 percent to $367.3 million. Imports fell 22.53 percent to $18.51 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 2.85 percent to $229.88 million.
Exports rose 2.85 percent to $229.88 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 7.16 percent to $210.87 million.
Exports fell 14.12 percent to $171.18 million. Imports rose 42.78 percent to $39.69 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 14.84 percent to $189.46 million.
Exports rose 14.84 percent to $189.46 million. There were no imports.
Bahamas ranked No. 68 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 72.
Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.
The top five U.S. exports to Bahamas by value through September were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Motorboats and yachts; Cell phones, related equipment; and Oils derived from high temperature coal tar, respectively. They accounted for 53.18 percent of total exports to Bahamas.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bahamas –– Value added to a returned import; Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Pebbles, gravel; and Equipment, parts for repair, including boats for p –– accounted for 87.27 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Bahamas:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 7.44 percent compared to last year to $818.24 million.
- Low value shipments rose 2.85 percent compared to last year to $229.88 million.
- Motorboats and yachts rose 2862.09 percent compared to last year to $157.85 million.
- Cell phones, related equipment rose 44.23 percent compared to last year to $37.54 million.
- Oils derived from high temperature coal tar rose 20386 percent compared to last year to $35.94 million.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Bahamas:
- Value added to a returned import rose 46.12 percent compared to last year to $129.98 million.
- Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents fell 5.77 percent compared to last year to $45.43 million.
- Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 2.31 percent compared to last year to $28.72 million.
- Pebbles, gravel rose 9.57 percent compared to last year to $25.53 million.
- Equipment, parts for repair, including boats for p fell 10.19 percent compared to last year to $18.3 million.
In the latest annual figures available, Bahamas recorded $3.54 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Houston; Low Value Shipments; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Bahamas were $ 3.02 billion and imports from Bahamas were $522.54 million. The U.S. surplus with Bahamas was $2.5 billion.