Top Exports To TongaTotal Exports To Tonga: $5,800,232
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
|1||Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen||$3,116,972|
|2||Low value shipments||$1,050,455|
|3||Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic||$799,449|
|4||Prepared foods, beverages||$197,904|
|6||Preparatons for use on hair||$68,742|
|7||Landline, cellular phone equipment||$66,423|
|8||Bird eggs, in the shell||$42,604|
|9||Misc. grains, cereals||$39,815|
|10||Sausages, similar meat products||$38,309|
Total Imports From TongaTotal Imports From Tonga: $444,073
|1||Fish, fresh or chilled||$206,780|
|2||Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides||$76,739|
|3||Coral, shell of mollusks||$59,029|
|5||Paper, Paperboard, Cellul Wad to Size & Arts 4823||$25,833|
|6||Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry||$20,131|
|8||Imports of returned exports||$5,310|
|9||Wallpaper Etc.; Window Transparencies of Pape 4814||$3,692|
Top Tonga Trading PartnersTotal Tonga trade: $6,244,305
|3||Low Value Shipments||$1,090,714|
Top US Trading PartnersTotal U.S. trade for all countries: $1,240,094,299,613
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
Tonga’s trade rose to $6,244,305 through April
Tonga’s trade with the United States rose to $6,244,305 through the first four months of 2013, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s -26.96 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Tonga’s exports decreased -23.21 percent while imports dropped -55.41 percent. The U.S. surplus with Tonga was $5,356,159.Through April, Tonga’s top U.S. Customs districts for total imports and exports were No. 1 Los Angeles, No. 2 San Francisco, No. 3 Low Value Shipments, No. 4 Baltimore and No. 5 Honolulu compared to last year when the top spots were held by No. 1 San Francisco, No. 2 Seattle, No. 3 Low Value Shipments, No. 4 Atlanta/Savannah and No. 5 Los Angeles. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 4.57 percent of Tonga’s U.S. trade.. That compares to 43.17 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 Tonga,:
- Trade with No. 1 Los Angeles rose 145.22 percent to $2,395,504.
Exports rose 154.37 percent to $2,341,689. Imports fell -4.39 percent to $53,815.
- Trade with No. 2 San Francisco fell -29.55 percent to $1,420,698.
Exports fell -29.52 percent to $1,379,226. Imports fell -30.35 percent to $41,472.
- Trade with No. 3 Low Value Shipments fell -23.85 percent to $1,090,714.
Exports fell -22.95 percent to $1,050,455. Imports fell -41.56 percent to $40,259.
- Trade with No. 4 Baltimore rose 2,956.70 percent to $799,449.
Exports rose 2,956.70 percent to $799,449. Imports fell to $0.
- Trade with No. 5 Honolulu fell -66.43 percent to $265,287.
Exports fell to $0. Imports fell -66.43 percent to $265,287.
Through April, 6 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Tonga while 5 had deficits. That compares with 11 surpluses and 4 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with Los Angeles at $2,287,874, the largest deficit was with Honolulu at $-265,287.
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 Tonga by value through April were poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; low value shipments; wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; prepared foods, beverages; and sweetened waters, respectively. They accounted for 90.79 percent of total exports to Tonga.
The value of the top five U.S. imports from Tonga -- fish, fresh or chilled; plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; coral, shell of mollusks; salvage; and paper, paperboard, cellul wad to size & arts 4823 -- accounted for 92.02 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Tonga:
- Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 13.58 percent compared to last year to $3,116,972.
- Low value shipments fell -22.95 percent compared to last year to $1,050,455.
- Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 2,956.70 percent compared to last year to $799,449.
- Prepared foods, beverages fell -18.60 percent compared to last year to $197,904.
- Sweetened waters rose 30.33 percent compared to last year to $101,221.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Tonga
- Fish, fresh or chilled fell -18.05 percent compared to last year to $206,780.
- Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides fell -2.46 percent compared to last year to $76,739.
- Coral, shell of mollusks rose 87.94 percent compared to last year to $59,029.
- Salvage fell -41.56 percent compared to last year to $40,259.
- Paper, Paperboard, Cellul Wad to Size & Arts 4823 rose compared to last year to $25,833.
In the latest annual figures available, Tonga recorded $8,549,352 in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its top five Customs districts were San Francisco, Los Angeles, Low Value Shipments, Atlanta/Savannah and Seattle. Total U.S. exports to Tonga were $20,457,843 and imports from Tonga were $2,247,827. The U.S. surplus with Tonga was $18,210,016.