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Reunion

Reunion ranked No. 185 in total trade value through March with a total of $7.62 million. Exports totaled $2.34 million and Imports totaled $5.28 million, a deficit of $2.95 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $7.62 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $2,566,456
2Port of Long Beach $1,685,922
3Port Everglades, Fla. $1,060,448
4Port of Freeport, Texas $722,296
5Port of Baltimore, Md. $380,038
6Port of New York $239,016
7Port of Boston $200,000
8Port of Virginia $90,146
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $87,220
10Los Angeles International Airport $79,181

U.S. trade with Reunion rose to $7.62 million through March

Reunion’s trade with the United States rose to $7.62 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.86 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Reunion’s exports decreased 35.06 percent while imports rose 22.07 percent. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $2.95 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Long Beach; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas; and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 3 Port of Long Beach No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 84.22 percent of Reunion’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 14.5 percent to $2.57 million.
    Exports fell 38.93 percent to $121,114. Imports fell 12.77 percent to $2.45 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach rose 92.95 percent to $1.69 million.
    Exports totaled $58,589. Imports rose 86.25 percent to $1.63 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 115.53 percent to $1.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 115.53 percent to $1.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Freeport, Texas totaled $722,296.
    Exports totaled $722,296. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md. totaled $380,038.
    Exports totaled $380,038. There were no imports.

Reunion ranked No. 185 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 186.

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 Reunion by value through March were the categories of Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Miscellaneous machines, parts; Frozen fish; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; and Refrigerators, freezers, respectively. They accounted for 66 percent of total exports to Reunion.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Reunion –– Frozen fish; Computer parts; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Glassware for kitchens, bathrooms; and Salvage –– accounted for 99.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $722,296. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts totaled $380,038. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Frozen fish totaled $227,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks fell 20.15 percent compared to last year to $123,570.
  • Refrigerators, freezers rose 280.41 percent compared to last year to $88,220.

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

  • Frozen fish rose 23.23 percent compared to last year to $5.13 million.
  • Computer parts totaled $78,019. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 33.33 percent compared to last year to $42,472.
  • Glassware for kitchens, bathrooms totaled $18,248. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 47.11 percent compared to last year to $5,343.

In the latest annual figures available, Reunion recorded $23.34 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Miami; Norfolk; and Chicago. Total U.S. exports to Reunion were $ 8.37 million and imports from Reunion were $14.97 million. The U.S. deficit with Reunion was $6.59 million.