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Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s trade totaled $75.76 million for the month of August, $1.3 billion through August of 2019, and $2.14 billion for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1India$138.46 M
2Argentina$124.88 M
3Haiti$101.28 M
4Algeria$91.62 M
5Brazil$65.55 M
6Sweden$65.49 M
7Guadeloupe$62.06 M
8Martinique$61.28 M
9The Netherlands$50.31 M
10Barbados$49.77 M

Overall Rank

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s trade decreases 4.81 percent through August

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s trade with the world fell 4.81 percent, from $1.36 billion to $1.3 billion through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands ranked No. 130 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2019.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through August Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Haiti, No. 4 Algeria and No. 5 Brazil. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by India, Argentina, Brazil, Martinique and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 India fell 46.24 percent to $138.46 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 46.24 percent to $138.46 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Argentina fell 29.42 percent to $124.88 million.
    Exports fell 49.11 percent to $39.32 million. Imports fell 14.17 percent to $85.56 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Haiti totaled $101.28 million.
    Exports totaled $101.28 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Algeria rose 205.61 percent to $91.62 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 205.61 percent to $91.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Brazil fell 61.99 percent to $65.55 million.
    Exports totaled $21.06 million. Imports fell 74.2 percent to $44.49 million.

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 40.25 percent of its trade with the world.

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands had trade surpluses with 26 countries and deficits with 27 through August. That compares with 18 surpluses and 29 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Haiti, $101.28 million; Guadeloupe, $62.06 million; and Martinique, $61.28 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with India, $138.46 million; Algeria, $91.62 million; and Sweden, $65.49 million.

Through August its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Pebbles, gravel; Cassette players, turntables; Cell phones, related equipment; and Ethyl alcohol, in that order. Those accounted for 99.97 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc.; Molasses from sugar; and Beer, accounting for 99.54 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 36.35 percent compared to last year to $604.39 million.
  • Pebbles, gravel rose 25 percent compared to last year to $348,750.
  • Cassette players, turntables totaled $235,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 1075.2 percent compared to last year to $152,658.
  • Ethyl alcohol totaled $74,375. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 3.44 percent compared to last year to $616.75 million.
  • Oil fell 79.38 percent compared to last year to $52.43 million.
  • Rubbers tubes, pipes, etc. totaled $13.62 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Molasses from sugar fell 36.88 percent compared to last year to $3.35 million.
  • Beer rose 16.74 percent compared to last year to $1.56 million.

Last year Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands posted total trade with the world of $2.14 billion. The Port’s deficit was $668.91 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were India, Argentina, Brazil, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Exports totaled $735.45 million and imports came to $1.4 billion.