|1||Low value shipments||$621,088|
|2||Insulin, hormones and steroids||$184,157|
|4||Parts for heavy machinery||$117,936|
|6||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$54,010|
|8||Cell phones, related equipment||$24,315|
|9||Plastic floor and wall coverings||$23,318|
|1||Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides||$1.79 M|
|3||Misc. vegetable fats, oils||$96,390|
|6||Value added to a returned import||$5,000|
|7||Plastic tubes, hoses and fittings||$253|
|8||Misc. grains, cereals||$0|
|9||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$0|
|10||Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments||$0|
Top Trading Ports
Total Trade: $3.86 million
|1||Port of Los Angeles||$778,475|
|2||Low-Valued Imports and Exports||$621,088|
|3||Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas||$478,722|
|4||San Francisco International Airport, Calif.||$367,586|
|5||Port of Long Beach||$350,892|
|6||Port of New Orleans||$324,323|
|7||John F. Kennedy International Airport||$300,000|
|8||Los Angeles International Airport||$226,637|
|9||Port of New York||$96,000|
|10||Port of Oakland, Calif.||$79,991|
U.S. trade with Vanuatu rose to $3.86 million through May
Vanuatu’s trade with the United States rose to $3.86 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 53.9 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Vanuatu decreased 68.78 percent while U.S. imports from Vanuatu fell 30.25 percent. The U.S. deficit with Vanuatu was $650,576.
Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles; No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas; No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif.; and No. 5 Port of Long Beach. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Low-Valued Imports and Exports No. 2 Port of Long Beach No. 3 Port of Morgan City, La. No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Miami International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.22 percent of Vanuatu’s U.S. trade.
Among those top five:
- Trade with No. 1 Port of Los Angeles rose 142.65 percent to $778,475.
Exports rose 145.67 percent to $110,886. Imports rose 142.16 percent to $667,589.
- Trade with No. 2 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 69.3 percent to $621,088.
Exports fell 69.3 percent to $621,088. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 3 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas fell 5.32 percent to $478,722.
Exports totaled $2,750. Imports fell 5.86 percent to $475,972.
- Trade with No. 4 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. rose 0.62 percent to $367,586.
There were no exports. Imports rose 5.75 percent to $367,586.
- Trade with No. 5 Port of Long Beach fell 72.65 percent to $350,892.
Exports fell 72.65 percent to $350,892. There were no imports.
Vanuatu ranked No. 209 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 195.
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 Vanuatu by value through May were the categories of Low value shipments; Insulin, hormones and steroids; Office machines; Parts for heavy machinery; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 72.58 percent of total exports to Vanuatu.
The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Vanuatu –– Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; Antiques; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; Frozen fish; and Salvage –– accounted for 99.77 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Vanuatu:
- Low value shipments fell 69.3 percent compared to last year to $621,088.
- Insulin, hormones and steroids totaled $184,157. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Office machines totaled $152,915. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Parts for heavy machinery rose 39.17 percent compared to last year to $117,936.
- Computers fell 2.68 percent compared to last year to $89,585.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Vanuatu:
- Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides fell 25.34 percent compared to last year to $1.79 million.
- Antiques rose 287.32 percent compared to last year to $300,000.
- Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 5.32 percent compared to last year to $96,390.
- Frozen fish rose 132.32 percent compared to last year to $54,269.
- Salvage fell 60.15 percent compared to last year to $7,328.
In the latest annual figures available, Vanuatu recorded $13.26 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Los Angeles; Low Value Shipments; San Francisco; Miami; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Vanuatu were $ 7.9 million and imports from Vanuatu were $5.36 million. The U.S. surplus with Vanuatu was $2.53 million.