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Saint Maarten

Sint Maarten ranked No. 102 in total trade value through March with a total of $230.84 million. Exports totaled $201.41 million and Imports totaled $29.43 million, a surplus of $171.99 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $230.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1John F. Kennedy International Airport $74,012,375
2Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $23,756,837
3Port Everglades, Fla. $23,219,024
4Miami International Airport $15,003,913
5Port of Newark $14,571,770
6Port of New Orleans $10,891,302
7Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $10,346,380
8Port Miami $9,939,794
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $9,851,509
10Port of New York $9,821,300

U.S. trade with Saint Maarten rose to $230.84 million through March

Saint Maarten’s trade with the United States rose to $230.84 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 14.7 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Saint Maarten’s exports increased 17.72 percent while imports fell 2.47 percent. The U.S. surplus with Saint Maarten was $171.99 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla.; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Port Miami and No. 5 Miami International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.23 percent of Saint Maarten’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 1.6 percent to $74.01 million.
    Exports rose 13.92 percent to $53.88 million. Imports fell 21.21 percent to $20.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Palm Beach, Fla. fell 9.1 percent to $23.76 million.
    Exports fell 9.07 percent to $23.76 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 5.85 percent to $23.22 million.
    Exports rose 4.81 percent to $22.56 million. Imports rose 60.54 percent to $661,252.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 28.9 percent to $15 million.
    Exports rose 36.62 percent to $13.09 million. Imports fell 6.97 percent to $1.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 188.26 percent to $14.57 million.
    Exports rose 95.65 percent to $9.77 million. Imports rose 7920.08 percent to $4.8 million.

Saint Maarten ranked No. 102 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 102.

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 Saint Maarten by value through March were the categories of Jewelry, parts; Diamonds, not mounted; Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious; Low value shipments; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, respectively. They accounted for 58.08 percent of total exports to Saint Maarten.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Saint Maarten –– Value added to a returned import; Aluminum waste and scrap; Motorboats and yachts; Salvage; and Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors –– accounted for 99.15 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Saint Maarten:

  • Jewelry, parts rose 18.58 percent compared to last year to $62.06 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 33.1 percent compared to last year to $21.4 million.
  • Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious rose 15.21 percent compared to last year to $17.83 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 11.66 percent compared to last year to $9.85 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 1.71 percent compared to last year to $5.84 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Saint Maarten:

  • Value added to a returned import fell 2.77 percent compared to last year to $28.65 million.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap fell 40.91 percent compared to last year to $166,155.
  • Motorboats and yachts totaled $140,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Salvage rose 94.22 percent compared to last year to $114,438.
  • Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors rose 216.8 percent compared to last year to $99,318.

In the latest annual figures available, Saint Maarten recorded $613.79 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New York City; U.S. Virgin Islands; New Orleans; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Saint Maarten were $ 543.39 million and imports from Saint Maarten were $70.4 million. The U.S. surplus with Saint Maarten was $472.99 million.