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Fiji

Fiji ranked No. 132 in total trade value through June with a total of $172.48 million. Exports totaled $68.86 million and Imports totaled $103.62 million, a deficit of $34.77 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $172.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $55,003,815
2Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $44,686,723
3Port of Philadelphia $17,856,167
4Los Angeles International Airport $14,453,290
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $6,217,470
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $4,667,941
7Port of Long Beach $4,013,769
8Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $3,321,514
9San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $3,278,901
10Port of Houston $2,707,062

U.S. trade with Fiji rose to $172.48 million through June

Fiji’s trade with the United States rose to $172.48 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 37.74 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Fiji’s exports increased 173.71 percent while imports rose 3.56 percent. The U.S. deficit with Fiji was $34.77 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles; No. 2 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii; No. 3 Port of Philadelphia; No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles No. 2 Port of Philadelphia No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.14 percent of Fiji’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Los Angeles rose 4.66 percent to $55 million.
    Exports rose 12.74 percent to $1.42 million. Imports rose 4.47 percent to $53.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii rose 3906.53 percent to $44.69 million.
    Exports rose 138158 percent to $42.97 million. Imports rose 58.15 percent to $1.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia rose 0.55 percent to $17.86 million.
    Exports fell 39.3 percent to $389,469. Imports rose 2.04 percent to $17.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 15.35 percent to $14.45 million.
    Exports rose 16.62 percent to $8.84 million. Imports rose 13.41 percent to $5.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 4.92 percent to $6.22 million.
    Exports rose 0.35 percent to $355,270. Imports rose 5.21 percent to $5.86 million.

Fiji ranked No. 132 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 147.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 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 $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Fiji by value through June were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders; Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 80.62 percent of total exports to Fiji.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Fiji –– Natural waters; Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish; Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Other preserved fruits, nuts –– accounted for 92.2 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 1191.06 percent compared to last year to $48.6 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 3.26 percent compared to last year to $4.67 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 306.91 percent compared to last year to $810,702.
  • Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit fell 79.26 percent compared to last year to $737,078.
  • Computers rose 91.32 percent compared to last year to $700,819.

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

  • Natural waters rose 0.27 percent compared to last year to $50.69 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 9.82 percent compared to last year to $33.92 million.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides fell 6.39 percent compared to last year to $5.23 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 18.73 percent compared to last year to $4.32 million.
  • Other preserved fruits, nuts fell 17.56 percent compared to last year to $1.38 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Fiji recorded $287.72 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Atlanta/Savannah; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Fiji were $ 66.14 million and imports from Fiji were $221.58 million. The U.S. deficit with Fiji was $155.44 million.