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St Helena

St Helena ranked No. 195 in total trade value through May with a total of $8.94 million. Exports totaled $513,106 and Imports totaled $8.43 million, a deficit of $7.92 million.

U.S. trade with St Helena rose to $8.94 million through May

St Helena’s trade with the United States rose to $8.94 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 16.8 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to St Helena increased 2154.62 percent while U.S. imports from St Helena rose 10.42 percent. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $7.92 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Los Angeles; No. 3 Port Miami; No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY; and No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Los Angeles No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. and No. 5 Portland International Airport, Ore.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 96.1 percent of St Helena’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 9.66 percent to $4.47 million.
    Exports totaled $290,188. Imports fell 15.53 percent to $4.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Los Angeles rose 26.17 percent to $3.13 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 26.47 percent to $3.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Miami totaled $597,472.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $597,472.
  • Trade with No. 4 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY totaled $217,488.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $217,488.
  • Trade with No. 5 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. totaled $179,433.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $179,433.

St Helena ranked No. 195 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 198.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to St Helena by value through May were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Power supplies, transformers; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; and Unrecorded media for audio, respectively. They accounted for 93.5 percent of total exports to St Helena.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Helena –– Frozen fish; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Value added to a returned import; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Computer chips –– accounted for 99.27 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to St Helena:

  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $213,668. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $141,141. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $50,235. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment totaled $43,230. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Unrecorded media for audio totaled $31,500. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from St Helena:

  • Frozen fish rose 3099.41 percent compared to last year to $6.01 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 13.94 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 620.93 percent compared to last year to $204,608.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts totaled $25,721. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computer chips fell 85.37 percent compared to last year to $23,967.

In the latest annual figures available, St Helena recorded $14.01 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Jacksonville/Tampa; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to St Helena were $ 587,754 and imports from St Helena were $13.43 million. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $12.84 million.