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New Zealand

New Zealand ranked No. 52 in total trade value through June with a total of $3.96 billion. Exports totaled $1.8 billion and Imports totaled $2.16 billion, a deficit of $366.35 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $3.96 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Philadelphia $784,350,907
2Port of Long Beach $435,440,231
3Los Angeles International Airport $401,575,467
4Port of Los Angeles $301,712,080
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $258,034,014
6Port of Charleston $178,126,655
7Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $170,341,710
8Port of Seattle, Wash. $168,043,839
9Chicago O’Hare International Airport $159,630,322
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $137,021,038

U.S. trade with New Zealand rose to $3.96 billion through June

New Zealand’s trade with the United States rose to $3.96 billion through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.28 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. New Zealand’s exports increased 0.13 percent while imports fell 4.2 percent. The U.S. deficit with New Zealand was $366.35 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia; No. 2 Port of Long Beach; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia No. 2 Port of Long Beach No. 3 Port of Los Angeles No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55.05 percent of New Zealand’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Philadelphia fell 6.28 percent to $784.35 million.
    Exports rose 35.26 percent to $73.36 million. Imports fell 9.16 percent to $710.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach fell 1.09 percent to $435.44 million.
    Exports rose 0.36 percent to $316.69 million. Imports fell 4.76 percent to $118.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 23.51 percent to $401.58 million.
    Exports rose 16.19 percent to $204.67 million. Imports rose 32.15 percent to $196.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles fell 13.76 percent to $301.71 million.
    Exports rose 8.72 percent to $25.53 million. Imports fell 15.38 percent to $276.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 17.92 percent to $258.03 million.
    Exports fell 8.23 percent to $59.6 million. Imports fell 20.44 percent to $198.44 million.

New Zealand ranked No. 52 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 52.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 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 $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to New Zealand by value through June were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Commercial vehicles; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, respectively. They accounted for 33.76 percent of total exports to New Zealand.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from New Zealand –– Frozen beef; Wine; Sheep or goat meat, fresh, chilled or frozen; Value added to a returned import; and Whey, misc. milk products –– accounted for 49.88 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to New Zealand:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 15.53 percent compared to last year to $275.03 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 0.21 percent compared to last year to $137.02 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 34.33 percent compared to last year to $104.39 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 158.55 percent compared to last year to $59.07 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 29.14 percent compared to last year to $31.52 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from New Zealand:

  • Frozen beef fell 27.46 percent compared to last year to $414.96 million.
  • Wine rose 3.71 percent compared to last year to $239.26 million.
  • Sheep or goat meat, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 14.34 percent compared to last year to $173.26 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 42.53 percent compared to last year to $137.84 million.
  • Whey, misc. milk products fell 17.31 percent compared to last year to $114.13 million.

In the latest annual figures available, New Zealand recorded $8.08 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Charleston; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to New Zealand were $ 3.92 billion and imports from New Zealand were $4.16 billion. The U.S. deficit with New Zealand was $230.68 million.