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Brazil ranked No. 14 in total trade value through September with a total of $55.11 billion. Exports totaled $31.65 billion and Imports totaled $23.46 billion, a surplus of $8.18 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $55.11 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $9,043,470,833
2Port of Houston $7,679,421,365
3Port of New Orleans $2,884,896,536
4Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $2,048,440,012
5Port of Virginia $1,870,661,110
6Port of Newark $1,842,035,904
7Port of New York $1,827,113,378
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $1,675,531,184
9Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,484,802,775
10Port of Charleston $1,453,615,332

U.S. trade with Brazil rose to $55.11 billion through September

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose to $55.11 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.8 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Brazil increased 7.96 percent while U.S. imports from Brazil rose 0.82 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $8.18 billion.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.69 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 8.43 percent to $9.04 billion.
    Exports rose 0.04 percent to $7.39 billion. Imports fell 33.59 percent to $1.65 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 11.69 percent to $7.68 billion.
    Exports rose 19.32 percent to $5.53 billion. Imports fell 4.06 percent to $2.15 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 5.79 percent to $2.88 billion.
    Exports fell 9.36 percent to $1.81 billion. Imports rose 47.11 percent to $1.08 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 11.56 percent to $2.05 billion.
    Exports rose 4.34 percent to $1.42 billion. Imports rose 32.19 percent to $629.55 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia fell 1.11 percent to $1.87 billion.
    Exports fell 0.12 percent to $783.55 million. Imports fell 1.81 percent to $1.09 billion.

Brazil ranked No. 14 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 13.

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 Brazil by value through September were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Coal, briquettes; Oil; and Insecticides, fungicides, respectively. They accounted for 42.68 percent of total exports to Brazil.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Brazil –– Oil; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; and Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel –– accounted for 34.74 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 44.53 percent compared to last year to $6.25 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 13.36 percent compared to last year to $5 billion.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 7.38 percent compared to last year to $806.62 million.
  • Oil rose 162.46 percent compared to last year to $806.12 million.
  • Insecticides, fungicides rose 22.57 percent compared to last year to $644.39 million.

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

  • Oil fell 14.64 percent compared to last year to $2.66 billion.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 25.06 percent compared to last year to $1.58 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 3.16 percent compared to last year to $1.34 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 37.94 percent compared to last year to $1.32 billion.
  • Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel rose 11.87 percent compared to last year to $1.25 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, Brazil recorded $66.5 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; New York City; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Brazil were $ 37.08 billion and imports from Brazil were $29.43 billion. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $7.65 billion.

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