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Peru

Peru ranked No. 34 in total trade value through March with a total of $4.03 billion. Exports totaled $2.41 billion and Imports totaled $1.63 billion, a surplus of $778.74 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.03 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $454,573,597
2Port of Houston $431,457,129
3Port of New Orleans $235,698,429
4Port of Los Angeles $219,838,844
5Port Miami $216,615,276
6Port of Philadelphia $196,079,745
7Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $180,419,502
8Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $167,982,336
9Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $159,609,482
10Port Everglades, Fla. $146,343,090

U.S. trade with Peru rose to $4.03 billion through March

Peru’s trade with the United States rose to $4.03 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 9.1 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Peru’s exports increased 6.3 percent while imports fell 25.14 percent. The U.S. surplus with Peru was $778.74 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 Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Port Miami. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Miami International Airport No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 38.64 percent of Peru’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 6.89 percent to $454.57 million.
    Exports rose 7.7 percent to $353.92 million. Imports fell 36.93 percent to $100.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 39.3 percent to $431.46 million.
    Exports fell 47.67 percent to $305.49 million. Imports fell 0.86 percent to $125.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 15.45 percent to $235.7 million.
    Exports rose 53.15 percent to $212.84 million. Imports fell 64.93 percent to $22.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles fell 12.77 percent to $219.84 million.
    Exports fell 31.73 percent to $25.16 million. Imports fell 9.52 percent to $194.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port Miami rose 32.48 percent to $216.62 million.
    Exports rose 28.27 percent to $161.93 million. Imports rose 46.75 percent to $54.68 million.

Peru ranked No. 34 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 33.

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 Peru by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Corn; Low value shipments; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 44.55 percent of total exports to Peru.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Peru –– Grapes, fresh or dried; Gasoline, other fuels; Gold; Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.; and Molybdenum ores, concentrates –– accounted for 43.8 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 0.16 percent compared to last year to $732.9 million.
  • Corn rose 37.49 percent compared to last year to $164.05 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 5.72 percent compared to last year to $59.64 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 99.79 percent compared to last year to $58.39 million.
  • Computers rose 9.21 percent compared to last year to $56.84 million.

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

  • Grapes, fresh or dried fell 6.94 percent compared to last year to $256.82 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 49.71 percent compared to last year to $167.34 million.
  • Gold fell 75.91 percent compared to last year to $115.25 million.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. rose 109.11 percent compared to last year to $87.85 million.
  • Molybdenum ores, concentrates rose 2.44 percent compared to last year to $85.4 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Peru recorded $15.97 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; Great Falls, Mont.; and New York City. Total U.S. exports to Peru were $ 8.69 billion and imports from Peru were $7.28 billion. The U.S. surplus with Peru was $1.4 billion.