French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 86 in total trade value through March with a total of $374.42 million. Exports totaled $373.9 million and Imports totaled $519,891, a surplus of $373.38 million.

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $374.42 million through March

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $374.42 million through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 54.82 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to French Guiana increased 54.61 percent while U.S. imports from French Guiana rose 3216.27 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $373.38 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Denver International Airport, Colo.; No. 2 Miami Int’l Airport; No. 3 Port of New York; No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif. No. 2 Port Miami No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 98.72 percent of French Guiana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Denver International Airport, Colo. totaled $354.88 million.
    Exports totaled $354.88 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Miami Int’l Airport rose 5947.63 percent to $6.3 million.
    Exports rose 5982.67 percent to $6.3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 817.81 percent to $4.63 million.
    Exports rose 817.81 percent to $4.63 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico rose 10223 percent to $2.62 million.
    Exports rose 10223 percent to $2.62 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. totaled $1.2 million.
    Exports totaled $1.2 million. There were no imports.

French Guiana ranked No. 86 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 99.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 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 $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to French Guiana by value through March were the categories of Regional aircraft, satellites, etc.; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Medical technology; Gasoline, other fuels; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 98.43 percent of total exports to French Guiana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Guiana –– Value added to a returned import; Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc.; Estimates of low-value imports; General medical equipment; and Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Regional aircraft, satellites, etc. rose 55.07 percent compared to last year to $356.65 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 22048 percent compared to last year to $4.8 million.
  • Medical technology rose 26.55 percent compared to last year to $2.94 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 89.05 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 24.66 percent compared to last year to $1.03 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import totaled $498,456. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc. totaled $14,905. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 45.27 percent compared to last year to $2,562.
  • General medical equipment totaled $2,260. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry totaled $1,708. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, French Guiana recorded $573.23 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to French Guiana were $ 572.9 million and imports from French Guiana were $332,806. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $572.57 million.