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Port of Frederiksted, V.I.

Port of Frederiksted, V.I.’s trade totaled $1.99 million for the month of October, $120.08 million through October of 2018, and $251.86 million 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
1Dominican Republic$30.89 M
2Argentina$25.25 M
3Guadeloupe$14.62 M
4British Virgin Islands$13.98 M
5St Kitts and Nevis$7.38 M
6Martinique$4.45 M
7Grenada$4.26 M
8Antigua and Barbuda$3.89 M
9Anguilla$3.56 M
10French Guiana$3.56 M

Overall Rank

Port of Frederiksted, V.I.’s trade decreases 36.88 percent through October

Port of Frederiksted, V.I.’s trade with the world fell 36.88 percent, from $190.25 million to $120.08 million 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.

Port of Frederiksted, V.I. ranked No. 213 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. 189. It finished No. 187 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 Port of Frederiksted, V.I.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Dominican Republic, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Guadeloupe, No. 4 British Virgin Islands and No. 5 St Kitts and Nevis . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Dominican Republic fell 7.75 percent to $30.89 million.
    Exports fell 7.75 percent to $30.89 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Argentina rose 14.53 percent to $25.25 million.
    Exports rose 14.53 percent to $25.25 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Guadeloupe rose 10295 percent to $14.62 million.
    Exports rose 10295 percent to $14.62 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 British Virgin Islands fell 47.53 percent to $13.98 million.
    Exports fell 47.53 percent to $13.98 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 St Kitts and Nevis rose 47.23 percent to $7.38 million.
    Exports rose 47.23 percent to $7.38 million. There were no imports.

Port of Frederiksted, V.I.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 76.71 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Frederiksted, V.I. had trade surpluses with 18 countries and deficits with one through October. That compares with 19 surpluses and zero deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Dominican Republic, $30.89 million; Argentina, $25.25 million; and Guadeloupe, $14.62 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Taiwan, $39,022; Chile, $0; and Brazil, $0.

Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Cell phones, related equipment; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Computer chips; and Power supplies, transformers, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Plastic boxes, containers; Gasoline, other fuels; Cell phones, related equipment; Motor vehicles for transporting people; and Computer chips, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Frederiksted, V.I.’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 37 percent compared to last year to $119.84 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $163,916. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people totaled $15,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computer chips totaled $13,134. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $4,204. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Plastic boxes, containers totaled $39,022. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computer chips totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Frederiksted, V.I. posted total trade with the world of $13.85 million. The Port’s surplus was $13.85 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $13.85 million and imports came to $0.