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Bhutan ranked No. 219 in total trade value through March with a total of $657,101. Exports totaled $602,463 and Imports totaled $54,638, a surplus of $547,825.

U.S. trade with Bhutan rose to $657,101 through March

Bhutan’s trade with the United States rose to $657,101 through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 32.84 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Bhutan’s exports decreased 34.87 percent while imports rose 2.31 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bhutan was $547,825.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; and No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. No. 4 Port of New York and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 78.12 percent of Bhutan’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. totaled $172,575.
    Exports totaled $172,575. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport fell 55.73 percent to $142,239.
    Exports fell 57.76 percent to $135,717. Imports totaled $6,522.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 40.48 percent to $102,820.
    Exports fell 40.82 percent to $97,202. Imports fell 33.91 percent to $5,618.
  • Trade with No. 4 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 12.09 percent to $49,715.
    Exports rose 15.94 percent to $47,015. Imports fell 28.95 percent to $2,700.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport totaled $45,985.
    Exports totaled $45,985. There were no imports.

Bhutan ranked No. 219 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 211.

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 Bhutan by value through March were the categories of Wooden casks, barrels and vats; Equipment, parts for exercising; Cell phones, related equipment; Medical bandages; and Medical equipment for physicals, respectively. They accounted for 73.23 percent of total exports to Bhutan.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bhutan –– Prepared foods, beverages; Salvage; Books, brochures; Electrical boards, panels and switches; and Collectors items of historic or botanic interest –– accounted for 85.69 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Bhutan:

  • Wooden casks, barrels and vats totaled $172,575. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising fell 70.78 percent compared to last year to $118,745.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 177.58 percent compared to last year to $82,242.
  • Medical bandages totaled $45,985. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $21,663. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Bhutan:

  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 109.23 percent compared to last year to $21,530.
  • Salvage rose 29.35 percent compared to last year to $7,523.
  • Books, brochures totaled $6,222. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches totaled $5,925. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest rose 40.45 percent compared to last year to $5,618.

In the latest annual figures available, Bhutan recorded $3.71 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Seattle; Portland/Columbia-Snake River; Cleveland; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Bhutan were $ 2.55 million and imports from Bhutan were $1.16 million. The U.S. surplus with Bhutan was $1.39 million.