St Helena

St Helena ranked No. 204 in total trade value through March with a total of $2.55 million. Exports totaled $90,795 and Imports totaled $2.46 million, a deficit of $2.37 million.

U.S. trade with St Helena rose to $2.55 million through March

St Helena’s trade with the United States rose to $2.55 million through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 16.94 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to St Helena decreased 82.3 percent while U.S. imports from St Helena fell 3.82 percent. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $2.37 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio; No. 4 Port of Los Angeles; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY No. 3 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 98.94 percent of St Helena’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 2.15 percent to $2.34 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 11.35 percent to $2.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport fell 43.98 percent to $79,067.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $79,067.
  • Trade with No. 3 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 1052.14 percent to $74,532.
    Exports totaled $69,238. Imports fell 18.16 percent to $5,294.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Los Angeles totaled $16,828.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $16,828.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 256.79 percent to $10,486.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 256.79 percent to $10,486.

St Helena ranked No. 204 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 203.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 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 $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to St Helena by value through March were the categories of Cell phones, related equipment; Medical technology; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 100 percent of total exports to St Helena.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from St Helena –– Shrimp, other crustaceans; Value added to a returned import; Mattresses and other bedding products; Instruments to measure flow levels, parts; and Estimates of low-value imports –– accounted for 99.48 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 63.44 percent compared to last year to $78,127.
  • Medical technology totaled $8,337. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing totaled $3,029. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments fell 88.37 percent compared to last year to $1,302.

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

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 11.35 percent compared to last year to $2.34 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 54.68 percent compared to last year to $79,067.
  • Mattresses and other bedding products totaled $11,615. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Instruments to measure flow levels, parts totaled $8,305. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Estimates of low-value imports fell 1.96 percent compared to last year to $5,550.

In the latest annual figures available, St Helena recorded $11.92 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to St Helena were $ 572,609 and imports from St Helena were $11.35 million. The U.S. deficit with St Helena was $10.78 million.