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Chile

Chile ranked No. 29 in total trade value through May with a total of $11.03 billion. Exports totaled $6.2 billion and Imports totaled $4.83 billion, a surplus of $1.37 billion.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $11.03 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $1,722,330,626
2Port of Houston $1,086,925,772
3Port Everglades, Fla. $731,013,464
4Port of Panama City, Fla. $615,815,856
5Port of Philadelphia $581,026,048
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $490,923,993
7Port of Los Angeles $441,324,369
8Port of New York $429,921,060
9Port of Beaumont, Texas $376,448,315
10Port of Charleston $343,529,312

U.S. trade with Chile rose to $11.03 billion through May

Chile’s trade with the United States rose to $11.03 billion through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.24 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Chile increased 4.25 percent while U.S. imports from Chile fell 13.31 percent. The U.S. surplus with Chile was $1.37 billion.

Through May, 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 Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Panama City, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia. 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 Panama City, Fla. No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 42.94 percent of Chile’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport rose 7.04 percent to $1.72 billion.
    Exports rose 5.68 percent to $1.04 billion. Imports rose 9.19 percent to $678.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 20.08 percent to $1.09 billion.
    Exports fell 22.73 percent to $900.16 million. Imports fell 4.19 percent to $186.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 5.84 percent to $731.01 million.
    Exports rose 11.51 percent to $494.85 million. Imports fell 4.35 percent to $236.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Panama City, Fla. fell 33.51 percent to $615.82 million.
    Exports totaled $2.08 million. Imports fell 33.74 percent to $613.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Philadelphia fell 18.15 percent to $581.03 million.
    Exports fell 52.71 percent to $9.57 million. Imports fell 17.13 percent to $571.46 million.

Chile ranked No. 29 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 28.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Chile by value through May were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Civilian aircraft, parts; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 40.2 percent of total exports to Chile.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Chile –– Refined copper, alloys, unwrought; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Grapes, fresh or dried; Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 60.26 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 18.69 percent compared to last year to $1.37 billion.
  • Oil totaled $368.23 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 25.57 percent compared to last year to $277.63 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 15.83 percent compared to last year to $262.45 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 4.19 percent compared to last year to $217.69 million.

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

  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought fell 36.21 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $844.23 million.
  • Grapes, fresh or dried fell 14.57 percent compared to last year to $658.38 million.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. fell 11.38 percent compared to last year to $258.61 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 18.61 percent compared to last year to $142.76 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Chile recorded $24.16 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; Jacksonville/Tampa; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Chile were $ 13.61 billion and imports from Chile were $10.55 billion. The U.S. surplus with Chile was $3.06 billion.