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Haiti

Haiti ranked No. 77 in total trade value through April with a total of $799.59 million. Exports totaled $461.39 million and Imports totaled $338.2 million, a surplus of $123.19 million.

January – April 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $799.59 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $265,584,497
2Port Everglades, Fla. $134,325,314
3Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $80,751,584
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $70,554,094
5Port of New York $34,004,314
6Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $29,459,109
7Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $28,038,881
8Miami International Airport $27,209,850
9Port of Houston $23,272,667
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $21,907,964

U.S. trade with Haiti rose to $799.59 million through April

Haiti’s trade with the United States rose to $799.59 million through the first four months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.55 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Haiti decreased 1.15 percent while U.S. imports from Haiti rose 16.3 percent. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $123.19 million.

Through April, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of New York. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 73.19 percent of Haiti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami rose 15.46 percent to $265.58 million.
    Exports rose 36.06 percent to $97.66 million. Imports rose 6.12 percent to $167.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 2.62 percent to $134.33 million.
    Exports rose 12.64 percent to $39.2 million. Imports fell 7.77 percent to $95.12 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands totaled $80.75 million.
    Exports totaled $80.75 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 8.28 percent to $70.55 million.
    Exports fell 55.35 percent to $29 million. Imports rose 20815 percent to $41.55 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York fell 22.16 percent to $34 million.
    Exports fell 22 percent to $34 million. There were no imports.

Haiti ranked No. 77 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 78.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.35 trillion, up 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.58 percent to $543.34 billion; imports climbed 0.56 percent to $807.48 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 $264.14 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $262.72 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Haiti by value through April were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Returned exports, with change; Rice; Low value shipments; and Chicken and other poultry, respectively. They accounted for 64.22 percent of total exports to Haiti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Haiti –– T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 86.5 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Haiti:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 12.51 percent compared to last year to $106.42 million.
  • Returned exports, with change fell 21.14 percent compared to last year to $92.02 million.
  • Rice fell 8.57 percent compared to last year to $55.56 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 1.09 percent compared to last year to $21.91 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 5.22 percent compared to last year to $20.39 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Haiti:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 42.49 percent compared to last year to $160.6 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 10.66 percent compared to last year to $79.02 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 24.61 percent compared to last year to $25.43 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 28.86 percent compared to last year to $18.55 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 22.76 percent compared to last year to $8.94 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Haiti recorded $2.31 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Haiti were $ 1.38 billion and imports from Haiti were $922.23 million. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $461.07 million.