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French Guiana

French Guiana ranked No. 99 in total trade value through March with a total of $241.85 million. Exports totaled $241.84 million and Imports totaled $15,677, a surplus of $241.82 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $241.85 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1San Jose International Airport, Calif. $234,443,472
2Port Miami $1,704,365
3Port of Virginia $1,581,216
4Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $1,385,238
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $827,131
6Port of New York $504,861
7Port of Houston $324,977
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $305,533
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $259,926
10Miami International Airport $104,174

U.S. trade with French Guiana rose to $241.85 million through March

French Guiana’s trade with the United States rose to $241.85 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 21.06 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. French Guiana’s exports increased 21.52 percent while imports fell 97.96 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Guiana was $241.82 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port Miami No. 4 Port of Baltimore, Md. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 99.21 percent of French Guiana’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 San Jose International Airport, Calif. totaled $234.44 million.
    Exports totaled $234.44 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Miami fell 36.35 percent to $1.7 million.
    Exports fell 12.87 percent to $1.7 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Virginia totaled $1.58 million.
    Exports totaled $1.58 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands totaled $1.39 million.
    Exports totaled $1.39 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 12.25 percent to $827,131.
    Exports rose 12.25 percent to $827,131. There were no imports.

French Guiana ranked No. 99 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 103.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to French Guiana by value through March were the categories of Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Medical technology; Miscellaneous machine parts; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; and Gasoline, other fuels, respectively. They accounted for 97.99 percent of total exports to French Guiana.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Guiana –– Copper tube or pipe fittings; Salvage; Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts; and Misc. textiles for specific technical uses –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 22.02 percent compared to last year to $230 million.
  • Medical technology rose 11255 percent compared to last year to $2.32 million.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts rose 954.71 percent compared to last year to $1.68 million.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts totaled $1.59 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 12992 percent compared to last year to $1.39 million.

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

  • Copper tube or pipe fittings totaled $8,024. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 4.63 percent compared to last year to $4,681.
  • Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts totaled $2,372. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. textiles for specific technical uses totaled $600. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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.