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Curacao

Curacao ranked No. 127 in total trade value through July with a total of $224.71 million. Exports totaled $179.99 million and Imports totaled $44.72 million, a surplus of $135.27 million.

January – July 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $224.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $83,380,500
2Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. $32,307,497
3Port of New Orleans $17,222,574
4Miami International Airport $15,519,185
5Port of Lake Charles, La. $13,693,300
6Port of Beaumont, Texas $12,787,640
7Low-Valued Imports and Exports $9,826,635
8Port of New York $5,821,360
9Port of Houston $4,563,028
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $4,202,391

U.S. trade with Curacao rose to $224.71 million through July

Curacao’s trade with the United States rose to $224.71 million through the first seven months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 69.72 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Curacao decreased 73.18 percent while U.S. imports from Curacao fell 36.89 percent. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $135.27 million.

Through July, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 2 Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R.; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Beaumont, Texas No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port of Port Arthur, Texas and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 72.15 percent of Curacao’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 13.23 percent to $83.38 million.
    Exports fell 1.72 percent to $81.74 million. Imports fell 87.34 percent to $1.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. rose 186.42 percent to $32.31 million.
    Exports fell 2.8 percent to $310,252. Imports rose 191.93 percent to $32 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 78.67 percent to $17.22 million.
    Exports rose 63.82 percent to $15.68 million. Imports rose 2233.98 percent to $1.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 5.57 percent to $15.52 million.
    Exports rose 3.89 percent to $13.82 million. Imports rose 21.68 percent to $1.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 63.68 percent to $13.69 million.
    Exports fell 63.68 percent to $13.69 million. There were no imports.

Curacao ranked No. 127 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 89.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.41 trillion, down 0.06 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $956.44 billion; imports climbed 0.38 percent to $1.45 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 $498.31 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $485.95 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Curacao by value through July were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Perfumes; Low value shipments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 40.04 percent of total exports to Curacao.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Curacao –– Gold; Antibiotics; Petroleum products; Value added to a returned import; and Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium –– accounted for 90.49 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 73.25 percent compared to last year to $36.28 million.
  • Perfumes rose 75.78 percent compared to last year to $10.29 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 76.48 percent compared to last year to $9.83 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 5.34 percent compared to last year to $9.37 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 3.28 percent compared to last year to $6.31 million.

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

  • Gold rose 638.13 percent compared to last year to $26.96 million.
  • Antibiotics fell 21.2 percent compared to last year to $4.99 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 38.6 percent compared to last year to $3.83 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 5.76 percent compared to last year to $3.52 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium totaled $1.17 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Curacao recorded $913.13 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Port Arthur, Texas; New Orleans; Houston; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Curacao were $ 762.52 million and imports from Curacao were $150.61 million. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $611.92 million.