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French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 102 in total trade value through July with a total of $551.43 million. Exports totaled $551.17 million and Imports totaled $259,721, a surplus of $550.91 million.

January – July 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $551.43 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Jose International Airport, Calif. $365,235,667
2Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $163,242,495
3Port of Houston $10,336,390
4Port Miami $4,257,380
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,270,062
6Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $2,257,522
7Port of Virginia $1,581,216
8Port of New York $586,232
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $399,228
10Port Everglades, Fla. $171,964

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $551.43 million through July

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $551.43 million through the first seven months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 160.4 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to French Guiana increased 165.56 percent while U.S. imports from French Guiana fell 93.83 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $550.91 million.

Through July, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif.; No. 2 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port Miami; 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 98.9 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 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 18346 percent to $163.24 million.
    Exports rose 18634 percent to $163.24 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 195.52 percent to $10.34 million.
    Exports rose 195.52 percent to $10.34 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Miami rose 4.95 percent to $4.26 million.
    Exports rose 26.78 percent to $4.1 million. Imports fell 81.02 percent to $155,904.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 71.66 percent to $2.27 million.
    Exports rose 71.66 percent to $2.27 million. There were no imports.

French Guiana ranked No. 102 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 134.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.41 trillion, down 0.06 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $956.44 billion; imports climbed 0.38 percent to $1.45 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 $498.31 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $485.95 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to French Guiana by value through July were the categories of Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Gasoline, other fuels; Containers for transportation; Chlorates, bromates and similar chemicals; and Medical technology, respectively. They accounted for 97.07 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; Defense-related aircraft, parts; Books, brochures; Copper tube or pipe fittings; and Salvage –– accounted for 97.03 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 174.8 percent compared to last year to $518 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 132.73 percent compared to last year to $9.1 million.
  • Containers for transportation rose 262.73 percent compared to last year to $2.72 million.
  • Chlorates, bromates and similar chemicals fell 10.12 percent compared to last year to $2.7 million.
  • Medical technology rose 12053 percent compared to last year to $2.49 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import fell 96.13 percent compared to last year to $161,929.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts totaled $56,418. 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.
  • Salvage fell 40.41 percent compared to last year to $7,643.

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.