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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 30 in total trade value through September with a total of $18.23 billion. Exports totaled $14.78 billion and Imports totaled $3.44 billion, a surplus of $11.34 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $18.23 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of New Orleans $1,727,496,329
2Port of Charleston $1,682,670,426
3Port of Houston $1,665,789,172
4John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,280,836,431
5Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,050,094,124
6Port of Newark $1,018,630,707
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $829,512,174
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $672,540,567
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $517,582,097
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $461,578,292

U.S. trade with United Arab Emirates rose to $18.23 billion through September

United Arab Emirates’s trade with the United States rose to $18.23 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 6.12 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates increased 9.54 percent while U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates fell 6.44 percent. The U.S. surplus with United Arab Emirates was $11.34 billion.

Through September, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of New Orleans; No. 2 Port of Charleston; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport; and No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Everett, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 40.64 percent of United Arab Emirates’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of New Orleans rose 7.89 percent to $1.73 billion.
    Exports rose 16.48 percent to $1.45 billion. Imports fell 22.31 percent to $275.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Charleston rose 1824.09 percent to $1.68 billion.
    Exports rose 2099.03 percent to $1.66 billion. Imports rose 79.8 percent to $21.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 22.05 percent to $1.67 billion.
    Exports rose 62.22 percent to $1.29 billion. Imports fell 33.72 percent to $378.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 19.23 percent to $1.28 billion.
    Exports fell 22.18 percent to $1.07 billion. Imports fell 0.44 percent to $213.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio rose 49.81 percent to $1.05 billion.
    Exports rose 53.11 percent to $868.96 million. Imports rose 35.77 percent to $181.14 million.

United Arab Emirates ranked No. 30 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 30.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates by value through September were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Cell phones, related equipment; Oil; and Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts, respectively. They accounted for 44.13 percent of total exports to United Arab Emirates.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates –– Aluminum, unwrought; Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; Diamonds, not mounted; and Misc. iron or steel structures and parts –– accounted for 75.58 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 43.6 percent compared to last year to $2.73 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 8.11 percent compared to last year to $1.49 billion.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 10.45 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Oil rose 4.56 percent compared to last year to $681.23 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 50.7 percent compared to last year to $612.49 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates:

  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 18.45 percent compared to last year to $925.21 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 71.69 percent compared to last year to $865.5 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 37.69 percent compared to last year to $604.23 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 15.81 percent compared to last year to $104.75 million.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts rose 272.56 percent compared to last year to $103.95 million.

In the latest annual figures available, United Arab Emirates recorded $24.33 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Seattle; New Orleans; Houston; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates were $ 20.01 billion and imports from United Arab Emirates were $4.32 billion. The U.S. surplus with United Arab Emirates was $15.68 billion.

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