French Polynesia

French Polynesia ranked No. 155 in total trade value through May with a total of $52.67 million. Exports totaled $43.82 million and Imports totaled $8.85 million, a surplus of $34.98 million.

U.S. trade with French Polynesia rose to $44.18 million through May

French Polynesia’s trade with the United States rose to $44.18 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 78.91 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to French Polynesia decreased 81.69 percent while U.S. imports from French Polynesia fell 30.29 percent. The U.S. surplus with French Polynesia was $28.38 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Long Beach; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Port of Long Beach; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 69.17 percent of French Polynesia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Long Beach fell 34.24 percent to $9.58 million.
    Exports fell 37.09 percent to $8.84 million. Imports rose 43.24 percent to $738,782.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport fell 47.07 percent to $8.84 million.
    Exports fell 49.97 percent to $4.73 million. Imports fell 43.29 percent to $4.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 2.48 percent to $8.02 million.
    Exports fell 2.48 percent to $8.02 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 1.54 percent to $6.96 million.
    Exports fell 2.76 percent to $6.87 million. Imports totaled $86,059.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 14.39 percent to $3.05 million.
    Exports fell 14.39 percent to $3.05 million. There were no imports.

French Polynesia ranked No. 155 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 106.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to French Polynesia by value through May were the categories of Chicken and other poultry; Wood, tongue & groove, shaped; Low value shipments; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Passenger vehicles, respectively. They accounted for 41.2 percent of total exports to French Polynesia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from French Polynesia –– Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101; Returned exports, without change; Fish, fresh or chilled; Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved; and Vanilla Beans –– accounted for 87.15 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Chicken and other poultry fell 2.46 percent compared to last year to $7.95 million.
  • Wood, tongue & groove, shaped rose 22.29 percent compared to last year to $3.1 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 14.39 percent compared to last year to $3.05 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 98.68 percent compared to last year to $2.11 million.
  • Passenger vehicles rose 38.42 percent compared to last year to $1.85 million.

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

  • Pearls, Natural or Cultured, Not Strung or Se 7101 fell 34.05 percent compared to last year to $3.42 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 2.71 percent compared to last year to $1.5 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 67.83 percent compared to last year to $1.39 million.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved rose 83.46 percent compared to last year to $967,376.
  • Vanilla Beans rose 18.53 percent compared to last year to $430,068.

In the latest annual figures available, French Polynesia recorded $702.6 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to French Polynesia were $ 651.18 million and imports from French Polynesia were $51.43 million. The U.S. surplus with French Polynesia was $599.75 million.