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Brazil ranked No. 14 in total trade value through February with a total of $10.67 billion. Exports totaled $5.93 billion and Imports totaled $4.74 billion, a surplus of $1.19 billion.

Top Trading Ports

RankPortYTD
1Miami International Airport$2.25 billion
2Port of Houston$1.52 billion
3Port of New Orleans$517.9 million
4Port of Virginia$432.86 million
5Port of Baltimore, Md.$413.92 million
6Port of New York$346.75 million
7Port of Jacksonville, Fla.$344.14 million
8Port of Newark$334.93 million
9Port of Charleston$284.9 million
10Port of Mobile, Ala.$254.53 million

Top Exports

RankCommodityYTD
1Civilian aircraft, parts$970.35 million
2Gasoline, other fuels$894.83 million
3Coal, briquettes$223.24 million
4Ethyl alcohol$220.59 million
5Computer chips$154.22 million
6Motor vehicle parts$142.08 million
7Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide$133.59 million
8Cell phones, related equipment$120.77 million
9Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets$110.24 million
10Plastics$108.34 million

Top Imports

RankCommodityYTD
1Oil$660.56 million
2Returned exports, with change$309.5 million
3Gasoline, other fuels$258.12 million
4Value added to a returned import$248.48 million
5Coffee$183.7 million
6Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade$178.46 million
7Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel$148.23 million
8Self-propelled heavy construction machinery$113.26 million
9Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites$106.23 million
10Ethyl alcohol$93.94 million
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January – February 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $10.67 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Miami International Airport $2,253,637,585
2 Port of Houston $1,523,983,359
3 Port of New Orleans $517,902,527
4 Port of Virginia $432,864,573
5 Port of Baltimore, Md. $413,920,597
6 Port of New York $346,753,967
7 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $344,139,506
8 Port of Newark $334,934,840
9 Port of Charleston $284,898,831
10 Port of Mobile, Ala. $254,527,236

Brazil’s trade rose to $10.67 billion through February

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose to $10.67 billion through the first two months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.97 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Brazil’s exports increased 10.22 percent while imports rose 11.91 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $1.19 billion.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings top five ports 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 Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings top five ports were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of New York. Airports, seaports and border crossings are a subset of the nation’s Customs districts. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 48.17 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 24.5 percent to $2 billion.
    Exports rose 26.67 percent to $2 billion. Imports rose 18.21 percent to $549 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 6.57 percent to $2 billion.
    Exports rose 3.73 percent to $1 billion. Imports rose 13.02 percent to $495 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 15.64 percent to $518 million.
    Exports rose 26.4 percent to $381 million. Imports fell 6.6 percent to $136 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 19.78 percent to $433 million.
    Exports rose 21.37 percent to $196 million. Imports rose 18.49 percent to $237 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. rose 79.42 percent to $414 million.
    Exports rose 21.45 percent to $68 million. Imports rose 97.86 percent to $346 million.

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. 14. Brazil’s top U.S. Customs districts for total imports and exports were No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New Orleans, No. 4 New York City and No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa compared to the last year when the top spots were held by No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New York City, No. 4 New Orleans and No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 64.5 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade. That compares to 66.53 percent for the nation’s top five Customs districts during the same time period in the previous year.

Taking a closer look:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami rose 21.7 percent to $3 billion.
    Exports totaled $2 billion. Imports rose 12.88 percent to $663 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Houston fell 0.18 percent to $2 billion.
    Exports totaled $1 billion. Imports fell 16.16 percent to $593 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 New Orleans rose 27.97 percent to $942 million.
    Exports totaled $527 million. Imports rose 51.46 percent to $415 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 New York City fell 13.39 percent to $777 million.
    Exports totaled $341 million. Imports rose 12.02 percent to $437 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Jacksonville/Tampa fell 7.89 percent to $623 million.
    Exports totaled $404 million. Imports rose 79.29 percent to $218 million.

Through February, 13 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Brazil while 32 had deficits. That compares with 13 surpluses and 30 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with Miami at $1.23 billion, the largest deficit was with Baltimore at $271.01 million.

January – February 2018

Top Exports

Total Trade: $5.93 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Civilian aircraft, parts $970,346,776
2 Gasoline, other fuels $894,830,351
3 Coal, briquettes $223,239,544
4 Ethyl alcohol $220,588,034
5 Computer chips $154,218,310
6 Motor vehicle parts $142,083,708
7 Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide $133,585,516
8 Cell phones, related equipment $120,774,404
9 Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets $110,242,618
10 Plastics $108,338,884

Top Imports

Total Trade: $4.74 billion

Rank Port Total YTD
1 Oil $660,562,572
2 Returned exports, after repair $309,502,574
3 Gasoline, other fuels $258,120,739
4 Exports returned, without change $248,476,503
5 Coffee $183,699,086
6 Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade $178,460,776
7 Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel $148,232,267
8 Self-propelled heavy construction machinery $113,262,046
9 Aircraft $106,227,016
10 Ethyl alcohol $93,941,507

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $644.53 billion, up 8.84 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 6.91 percent to $253.43 billion; imports climbed 10.13 percent to $391.1 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $137.68 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $118.08 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Brazil by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Coal, briquettes; Ethyl alcohol; and Computer chips, respectively. They accounted for 41.51 percent of total exports to Brazil.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Brazil –– Oil; Returned exports, after repair; Gasoline, other fuels; Exports returned, without change; and Coffee –– accounted for 35.03 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 26.39 percent compared to last year to $970 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 1.27 percent compared to last year to $895 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 13.83 percent compared to last year to $223 million.
  • Ethyl alcohol rose 13.99 percent compared to last year to $221 million.
  • Computer chips rose 28.83 percent compared to last year to $154 million.

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

  • Oil fell 4.87 percent compared to last year to $661 million.
  • Returned exports, after repair rose 40.7 percent compared to last year to $310 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 268.79 percent compared to last year to $258 million.
  • Exports returned, without change fell 3.94 percent compared to last year to $248 million.
  • Coffee fell 8.53 percent compared to last year to $184 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Brazil recorded $66.5 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its top five Customs districts 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.