Top Exports To BelgiumTotal Exports To Belgium: $10,095,864,533
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
|1||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$868,759,650|
|2||Diamonds, not mounted||$729,448,134|
|4||Heterocyclic chemical compounds||$448,666,198|
|5||Oil, not crude||$338,454,464|
|6||Human blood, animal blood, plasma, vaccines||$314,665,349|
|7||Hormones and steroids used as hormones||$264,341,863|
|9||Polymers of ethylene||$180,997,867|
|10||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$169,949,567|
Total Imports From BelgiumTotal Imports From Belgium: $5,913,291,836
|1||Diamonds, not mounted||$1,213,352,474|
|2||Oil, not crude||$921,548,239|
|4||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$417,898,065|
|5||Imports of returned exports||$404,109,161|
|6||Human blood, animal blood, plasma, vaccines||$256,188,034|
|7||Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds||$256,082,999|
|8||Aircraft engines, parts||$85,205,487|
|9||TVs, computer monitors||$65,919,692|
|10||Self-propelled heavy construction machinery||$63,852,394|
Top Belgium Trading PartnersTotal Belgium trade: $16,009,156,369
|1||New York City||$3,813,651,536|
Top US Trading PartnersTotal U.S. trade for all countries: $1,240,094,299,613
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
Belgium’s trade rose to $16,009,156,369 through April
Belgium’s trade with the United States rose to $16,009,156,369 through the first four months of 2013, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 4.51 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Belgium’s exports increased 1.57 percent while imports rose 9.94 percent. The U.S. surplus with Belgium was $4,182,572,697.Through April, Belgium’s top U.S. Customs districts for total imports and exports were No. 1 New York City, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New Orleans, No. 4 San Juan and No. 5 Philadelphia compared to last year when the top spots were held by No. 1 New York City, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 New Orleans, No. 4 Atlanta/Savannah and No. 5 Chicago. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 88.64 percent of Belgium’s U.S. trade.. That compares to 80.50 percent for the nation’s top five Customs districts during the same time period.
Taking a closer look at the leading U.S. gateways for U.S. trade with Belgium,:
- Trade with No. 1 New York City fell -8.27 percent to $3,813,651,536.
Exports fell -18.82 percent to $1,965,521,218. Imports rose 6.45 percent to $1,848,130,318.
- Trade with No. 2 Houston rose 3.78 percent to $1,559,095,205.
Exports fell -17.91 percent to $1,057,455,495. Imports rose 134.12 percent to $501,639,710.
- Trade with No. 3 New Orleans rose 2.84 percent to $1,217,982,347.
Exports rose 11.90 percent to $737,539,950. Imports fell -8.52 percent to $480,442,397.
- Trade with No. 4 San Juan rose 56.42 percent to $1,002,162,819.
Exports rose 56.96 percent to $942,488,161. Imports rose 48.30 percent to $59,674,658.
- Trade with No. 5 Philadelphia rose 89.99 percent to $893,765,556.
Exports rose 45.69 percent to $533,352,561. Imports rose 245.41 percent to $360,412,995.
Through April, 30 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Belgium while 15 had deficits. That compares with 32 surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with San Juan at $882,813,503, the largest deficit was with Washington, D.C. at $-422,389,400.
Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world decreased to $1,240,094,299,613, down -0.88 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.32 percent to $4,038,186,093; imports dropped -1.20 percent to $-15,017,653,007. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada, China, Mexico, Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit climbed $-214,073,880,779, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $-233,129,719,879.
The top five U.S. exports to Belgium by value through April were medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; diamonds, not mounted; medicine; heterocyclic chemical compounds; and oil, not crude, respectively. They accounted for 30.10 percent of total exports to Belgium.
The value of the top five U.S. imports from Belgium -- diamonds, not mounted; oil, not crude; medicine; motor vehicles for transporting people; and imports of returned exports -- accounted for 57.81 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Belgium:
- Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 4.22 percent compared to last year to $868,759,650.
- Diamonds, not mounted fell -13.39 percent compared to last year to $729,448,134.
- Medicine rose 10.13 percent compared to last year to $653,501,534.
- Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 30.78 percent compared to last year to $448,666,198.
- Oil, not crude rose 3.71 percent compared to last year to $338,454,464.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Belgium
- Diamonds, not mounted rose 7.74 percent compared to last year to $1,213,352,474.
- Oil, not crude rose 102.87 percent compared to last year to $921,548,239.
- Medicine rose 40.50 percent compared to last year to $461,845,459.
- Motor vehicles for transporting people fell -12.35 percent compared to last year to $417,898,065.
- Imports of returned exports rose 15.21 percent compared to last year to $404,109,161.
In the latest annual figures available, Belgium recorded $15,318,568,262 in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its top five Customs districts were New York City, Houston, New Orleans, San Juan and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to Belgium were $29,397,762,217 and imports from Belgium were $17,331,997,005. The U.S. surplus with Belgium was $12,065,765,212.