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Curacao

Curacao ranked No. 127 in total trade value through April with a total of $131.93 million. Exports totaled $101.04 million and Imports totaled $30.89 million, a surplus of $70.14 million.

January – April 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $131.93 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Everglades, Fla. $51,307,428
2Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. $22,264,254
3Port of New Orleans $14,134,136
4Miami International Airport $9,222,768
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $5,346,821
6Port of Lake Charles, La. $4,840,000
7Port of New York $4,398,791
8Port of Mobile, Ala. $4,150,995
9Port of Houston $2,388,617
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,650,987

U.S. trade with Curacao rose to $131.93 million through April

Curacao’s trade with the United States rose to $131.93 million through the first four months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 78.35 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Curacao decreased 81.66 percent while U.S. imports from Curacao fell 47.3 percent. The U.S. surplus with Curacao was $70.14 million.

Through April, 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. 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 Houston and No. 5 Port of Port Arthur, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 77.52 percent of Curacao’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 15.6 percent to $51.31 million.
    Exports rose 2.7 percent to $49.75 million. Imports fell 87.41 percent to $1.55 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Aguadilla Rafael Hernandez Airport, P.R. rose 305.54 percent to $22.26 million.
    Exports rose 15.79 percent to $230,060. Imports rose 316.42 percent to $22.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 159.42 percent to $14.13 million.
    Exports rose 138.03 percent to $12.94 million. Imports rose 10463 percent to $1.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 6.68 percent to $9.22 million.
    Exports rose 7.64 percent to $8.28 million. Imports fell 1.09 percent to $943,431.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 84.54 percent to $5.35 million.
    Exports fell 84.54 percent to $5.35 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. 82.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.35 trillion, up 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.58 percent to $543.34 billion; imports climbed 0.56 percent to $807.48 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 $264.14 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $262.72 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Curacao by value through April 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 35.84 percent of total exports to Curacao.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Curacao –– Gold; Petroleum products; Value added to a returned import; Antibiotics; and Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium –– accounted for 94.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 83.48 percent compared to last year to $13.72 million.
  • Perfumes rose 168.14 percent compared to last year to $7.75 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 84.54 percent compared to last year to $5.35 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 24.15 percent compared to last year to $4.94 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 14.18 percent compared to last year to $4.46 million.

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

  • Gold rose 1373.34 percent compared to last year to $18.88 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 38.6 percent compared to last year to $3.83 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 35.82 percent compared to last year to $2.71 million.
  • Antibiotics fell 30.18 percent compared to last year to $2.53 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.