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Fiji ranked No. 130 in total trade value through October with a total of $282.5 million. Exports totaled $92.23 million and Imports totaled $190.27 million, a deficit of $98.04 million.

January – October 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $282.5 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $91,855,151
2Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $46,118,160
3Port of Philadelphia $34,368,424
4Los Angeles International Airport $27,219,210
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $14,708,674
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,819,919
7Port of Long Beach $7,523,304
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $6,030,055
9Port of Houston $5,959,754
10Port of San Francisco, Calif. $5,811,979

U.S. trade with Fiji rose to $282.5 million through October

Fiji’s trade with the United States rose to $282.5 million through the first 10 months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 24.76 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Fiji increased 84.63 percent while U.S. imports from Fiji rose 7.81 percent. The U.S. deficit with Fiji was $98.04 million.

Through October, 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 Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 75.85 percent of Fiji’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Los Angeles fell 0.04 percent to $91.86 million.
    Exports fell 30.91 percent to $1.94 million. Imports rose 0.93 percent to $89.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii rose 2030.22 percent to $46.12 million.
    Exports rose 77384 percent to $43.04 million. Imports rose 45.88 percent to $3.08 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Philadelphia rose 10.13 percent to $34.37 million.
    Exports fell 60.34 percent to $503,658. Imports rose 13.12 percent to $33.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport rose 32.92 percent to $27.22 million.
    Exports rose 45.65 percent to $17.31 million. Imports rose 15.32 percent to $9.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 24.17 percent to $14.71 million.
    Exports rose 8.38 percent to $599,216. Imports rose 24.94 percent to $14.11 million.

Fiji ranked No. 130 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 146.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.47 trillion, down 1.09 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.23 percent to $1.37 trillion; imports dropped 1 percent to $2.1 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 $724.64 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $728.68 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Fiji by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 74.08 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 Cane, beet sugar, solid form –– accounted for 91.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 327.85 percent compared to last year to $53.86 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 11.31 percent compared to last year to $8.82 million.
  • Flour, meal of oil seed, olea fruit fell 44.05 percent compared to last year to $2.95 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 51.6 percent compared to last year to $1.53 million.
  • Computers rose 79.29 percent compared to last year to $1.16 million.

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

  • Natural waters rose 7.86 percent compared to last year to $97.37 million.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish rose 2.73 percent compared to last year to $56.07 million.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides rose 6.22 percent compared to last year to $9.2 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 4.44 percent compared to last year to $7 million.
  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form totaled $3.69 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.

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