|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$249.12 M|
|2||Low value shipments||$80.08 M|
|3||Oils derived from high temperature coal tar||$28.48 M|
|4||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$14.6 M|
|5||Jewelry, parts||$13.52 M|
|6||Cell phones, related equipment||$12.29 M|
|7||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$11.99 M|
|8||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$11.01 M|
|9||Furniture, parts||$10.79 M|
|10||Ship's derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames||$8.51 M|
|1||Value added to a returned import||$45.01 M|
|2||Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents||$16.25 M|
|3||Shrimp, other crustaceans||$15.09 M|
|4||Pebbles, gravel||$7.61 M|
|5||Various forms of salt||$6.79 M|
|6||Gasoline, other fuels||$6.34 M|
|7||Merry-go-rounds, fairground equipment||$1.01 M|
|8||Mussels, scallops, other mollusks||$776,120|
|10||Copper waste and scrap||$682,321|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $892.03 million
|1||Port of Palm Beach, Fla.||$224,136,562|
|2||Port Everglades, Fla.||$140,207,979|
|3||Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.||$89,351,805|
|4||Low-Valued Imports and Exports||$80,083,103|
|5||Port of New Orleans||$61,377,936|
|6||Port of Lake Charles, La.||$53,081,825|
|7||Port of Houston||$49,084,012|
|9||Brownsville International Bridges||$31,292,734|
|10||Miami International Airport||$20,952,489|
U.S. trade with Bahamas rose to $892.03 million through March
Bahamas’s trade with the United States rose to $892.03 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 26.5 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Bahamas’s exports increased 25.75 percent while imports rose 32.65 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bahamas was $687.88 million.
Through March, 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 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 66.72 percent of Bahamas’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. rose 14.2 percent to $224.14 million.
Exports rose 14.42 percent to $204.64 million. Imports rose 12.02 percent to $19.49 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 37.94 percent to $140.21 million.
Exports rose 47.87 percent to $128.99 million. Imports fell 22.17 percent to $11.22 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. rose 33.25 percent to $89.35 million.
Exports rose 33.25 percent to $89.35 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 24.87 percent to $80.08 million.
Exports rose 24.87 percent to $80.08 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 25.14 percent to $61.38 million.
Exports rose 24.1 percent to $60.57 million. Imports rose 234.59 percent to $812,449.
Bahamas ranked No. 67 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 $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 Bahamas by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Oils derived from high temperature coal tar; Cyclic hydrocarbons; and Jewelry, parts, respectively. They accounted for 48.84 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 Various forms of salt –– accounted for 88.91 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Bahamas:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 40.58 percent compared to last year to $249.12 million.
- Low value shipments rose 24.87 percent compared to last year to $80.08 million.
- Oils derived from high temperature coal tar rose 131147 percent compared to last year to $28.48 million.
- Cyclic hydrocarbons rose 57.1 percent compared to last year to $14.6 million.
- Jewelry, parts fell 24.5 percent compared to last year to $13.52 million.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Bahamas:
- Value added to a returned import rose 83.36 percent compared to last year to $45.01 million.
- Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents rose 27.2 percent compared to last year to $16.25 million.
- Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 4.14 percent compared to last year to $15.09 million.
- Pebbles, gravel rose 3.23 percent compared to last year to $7.61 million.
- Various forms of salt fell 3.22 percent compared to last year to $6.79 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.