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Paraguay

Paraguay ranked No. 74 in total trade value through March with a total of $700.1 million. Exports totaled $661.18 million and Imports totaled $38.92 million, a surplus of $622.27 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $700.1 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $487,427,456
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $80,593,572
3Port Everglades, Fla. $34,850,198
4Port of Houston $15,152,878
5Port of New Orleans $10,927,593
6Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $8,657,502
7Port of Charleston $8,533,855
8Port of Newark $7,859,780
9Port of New York $7,505,472
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $5,937,571

U.S. trade with Paraguay rose to $700.1 million through March

Paraguay’s trade with the United States rose to $700.1 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.28 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Paraguay’s exports decreased 6.51 percent while imports rose 60.57 percent. The U.S. surplus with Paraguay was $622.27 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 89.84 percent of Paraguay’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 10.78 percent to $487.43 million.
    Exports fell 10.71 percent to $483.16 million. Imports fell 17.6 percent to $4.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas totaled $80.59 million.
    Exports totaled $80.59 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 53.49 percent to $34.85 million.
    Exports fell 53.88 percent to $34.35 million. Imports rose 9.21 percent to $504,405.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston rose 18.05 percent to $15.15 million.
    Exports rose 3.3 percent to $12.65 million. Imports rose 326.05 percent to $2.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 18.97 percent to $10.93 million.
    Exports rose 9.38 percent to $6.35 million. Imports rose 35.48 percent to $4.57 million.

Paraguay ranked No. 74 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 71.

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 Paraguay by value through March were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Gasoline, other fuels; Computers; Unrecorded media for audio; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, respectively. They accounted for 77.08 percent of total exports to Paraguay.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Paraguay –– Cane, beet sugar, solid form; Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits; Misc. dead animal products; Insulated wire, cable; and Ferroalloys 7202 –– accounted for 70.63 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 7.17 percent compared to last year to $316.84 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 123.42 percent compared to last year to $94.41 million.
  • Computers fell 11.57 percent compared to last year to $55.34 million.
  • Unrecorded media for audio rose 10.75 percent compared to last year to $27.54 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders fell 33.82 percent compared to last year to $15.49 million.

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

  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form rose 465.59 percent compared to last year to $10.36 million.
  • Oil seeds, misc. oleaginous fruits rose 80.09 percent compared to last year to $6.59 million.
  • Misc. dead animal products rose 49.67 percent compared to last year to $5.04 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable fell 14.47 percent compared to last year to $2.8 million.
  • Ferroalloys 7202 totaled $2.7 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Paraguay recorded $2.88 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Houston; New York City; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Paraguay were $ 2.76 billion and imports from Paraguay were $125.13 million. The U.S. surplus with Paraguay was $2.63 billion.