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Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s trade totaled $106.79 million for the month of October, $1.72 billion through October of 2018, and $1.77 billion for all of 2017, 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$333.56 M
2Argentina$204.64 M
3Brazil$172.47 M
4Martinique$99.05 M
5Guadeloupe$81.02 M
6Mexico$74.1 M
7Turkey$71.92 M
8Spain$70.06 M
9South Korea$67.41 M
10Canada$65.39 M

Overall Rank

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s trade increases 16.88 percent through October

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s trade with the world rose 16.88 percent, from $1.47 billion to $1.72 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands ranked No. 129 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 132. It finished No. 131 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 India rose 97.06 percent to $333.56 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 97.06 percent to $333.56 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Argentina rose 353.12 percent to $204.64 million.
    Exports totaled $77.25 million. Imports rose 182.05 percent to $127.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Brazil rose 24.16 percent to $172.47 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 44.41 percent to $172.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Martinique rose 12.73 percent to $99.05 million.
    Exports rose 11.95 percent to $96.3 million. Imports rose 48.52 percent to $2.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Guadeloupe fell 32.84 percent to $81.02 million.
    Exports fell 32.84 percent to $81.02 million. There were no imports.

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 51.84 percent of its trade with the world.

Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 36 through October. That compares with 27 surpluses and 36 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Martinique, $93.54 million; Guadeloupe, $81.02 million; and Mexico, $72.63 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with India, $333.56 million; Brazil, $172.47 million; and Turkey, $71.89 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment; Parts for heavy machinery; Electric sound or visual signaling equipment; and Pebbles, gravel, in that order. Those accounted for 99.85 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Value added to a returned import; Molasses from sugar; and Lamp and lighting parts, accounting for 99.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 15.72 percent compared to last year to $514 million.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $1.21 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Parts for heavy machinery totaled $363,633. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment totaled $318,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Pebbles, gravel fell 25 percent compared to last year to $279,000.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 50.85 percent compared to last year to $916.92 million.
  • Oil rose 29.76 percent compared to last year to $255.91 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 55.3 percent compared to last year to $10.37 million.
  • Molasses from sugar fell 44.31 percent compared to last year to $5.31 million.
  • Lamp and lighting parts rose 55.83 percent compared to last year to $1.98 million.

Last year Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands posted total trade with the world of $712.52 million. The Port’s deficit was $140.25 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $286.13 million and imports came to $426.38 million.