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French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 103 in total trade value through May with a total of $386.37 million. Exports totaled $386.29 million and Imports totaled $86,863, a surplus of $386.2 million.

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $386.37 million through May

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $386.37 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 87.24 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to French Guiana increased 87.99 percent while U.S. imports from French Guiana fell 90.03 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $386.2 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port Miami; No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 2 Port Miami No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 99.07 percent of French Guiana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif. totaled $365.24 million.
    Exports totaled $365.24 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 194.56 percent to $10.11 million.
    Exports rose 194.56 percent to $10.11 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Miami fell 7.9 percent to $3.26 million.
    Exports rose 19.98 percent to $3.26 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands totaled $2.26 million.
    Exports totaled $2.26 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 63.15 percent to $1.93 million.
    Exports rose 63.15 percent to $1.93 million. There were no imports.

French Guiana ranked No. 103 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 120.

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 French Guiana by value through May were the categories of Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Gasoline, other fuels; Chlorates, bromates and similar chemicals; Medical technology; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 96.86 percent of total exports to French Guiana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Guiana –– Defense-related aircraft, parts; Books, brochures; Copper tube or pipe fittings; Value added to a returned import; and Salvage –– accounted for 96.22 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to French Guiana:

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 89.92 percent compared to last year to $358 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 132.59 percent compared to last year to $9.1 million.
  • Chlorates, bromates and similar chemicals fell 10.12 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Medical technology rose 11769 percent compared to last year to $2.43 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 63.15 percent compared to last year to $1.93 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from French Guiana:

  • Defense-related aircraft, parts totaled $46,074. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Books, brochures totaled $17,990. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Copper tube or pipe fittings totaled $8,024. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 99.3 percent compared to last year to $6,025.
  • Salvage fell 40.33 percent compared to last year to $5,463.

In the latest annual figures available, French Guiana recorded $165.75 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Washington, D.C.; Miami; Baltimore; Houston; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to French Guiana were $ 162.56 million and imports from French Guiana were $3.19 million. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $159.37 million.