Top Exports From HonoluluTotal Exports From Honolulu: $3,050,988,904
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
|2||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$54,343,695|
|4||Landline, cellular phone equipment||$36,075,539|
|5||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$28,426,097|
|7||Scrap iron, steel||$14,725,134|
|8||Silver, various forms||$12,143,500|
|9||Parts for cellular communications||$8,466,091|
Top Imports To HonoluluTotal Imports To Honolulu: $1,950,951,224
|2||Imports of returned exports||$145,504,108|
|3||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$70,187,473|
|4||Oil, not crude||$49,295,433|
|5||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$20,153,324|
|6||Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry||$13,861,907|
|10||Plastic boxes, containers||$6,609,213|
Top Honolulu Trading PartnersTotal Honolulu trade: $5,001,940,128
Top US Trading PartnersTotal U.S. trade for all countries: $1,240,094,299,613
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
Honolulu’s trade decreases -5.33 percent through April
Honolulu’s trade with the world rose to $5,001,940,128 through the first four months of 2013, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s -5.33 percent decreases the Customs district’s total trade during the same time period last year. The district’s exports increased 0.15 percent while imports dropped -12.78 percent.
Through April the district’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Malaysia and No. 5 Japan. Through the first four months of the last year, top five spots were held by China, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand, respectively.
Taking a closer look at the leading trade partners with Honolulu:
- No.1 China’s trade rose 61.40 percent to $1,732,418,779.
Exports rose 61.56 percent to $1,576,682,933. Imports rose 59.77 percent to $155,735,846.
- No.2 Australia’s trade fell -28.19 percent to $534,300,286.
Exports fell -24.47 percent to $524,828,811. Imports fell -80.73 percent to $9,471,475.
- No.3 Indonesia’s trade fell -25.04 percent to $444,433,704.
Exports fell -51.76 percent to $238,342,686. Imports rose 108.69 percent to $206,091,018.
- No.4 Malaysia’s trade rose 290.56 percent to $361,033,769.
Exports rose 227.06 percent to $297,251,326. Imports rose 4,008.34 percent to $63,782,443.
- No.5 Japan’s trade fell -37.01 percent to $352,398,454.
Exports fell -47.62 percent to $241,179,473. Imports rose 12.29 percent to $111,218,981.
Honolulu’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 68.47 percent of its trade with the world. The U.S. average for the same period was 53.19 percent.
Honolulu had trade surpluses with 28 countries and deficits with 72 through April. That compares with 32 surpluses and 62 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with China, $1,420,947,087; Australia, $515,357,336; and Malaysia, $233,468,883. The top three deficits were with Saudi Arabia ($222,142,415), Thailand ($221,352,386) and Vietnam ($183,406,660).
Meanwhile, total U.S. trade 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 as imports dropped -1.20 percent to $-15,017,653,007. The nation’s top five trade districts so far this year, by value, are Los Angeles, New York City, Laredo, Houston and Detroit. 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.
Honolulu’s top five exports by value through April were aircraft; medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; aircraft parts; landline, cellular phone equipment; and orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 89.19 percent of its total outbound trade. The value of the district’s top five imports, oil; imports of returned exports; motor vehicles for transporting people; oil, not crude; and photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts, accounted for 87.05 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Honolulu exports:
- Aircraft rose 3.34 percent compared to last year to $2,566,284,751.
- Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 2.11 percent compared to last year to $54,343,695.
- Aircraft parts fell -50.05 percent compared to last year to $36,112,448.
- Landline, cellular phone equipment fell -23.26 percent compared to last year to $36,075,539.
- Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 3.67 percent compared to last year to $28,426,097.
On the import side:
- Oil fell -13.02 percent compared to last year to $1,413,246,562.
- Imports of returned exports rose 14.40 percent compared to last year to $145,504,108.
- Motor vehicles for transporting people fell -2.51 percent compared to last year to $70,187,473.
- Oil, not crude rose 37.23 percent compared to last year to $49,295,433.
- Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts fell -7.29 percent compared to last year to $20,153,324.
Last year the Honolulu district posted total trade with the world of $16,225,081,999. The district’s surplus was $3,268,717,441. At year end, the region’s top five partners were China, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Exports totaled $9,746,899,720 and imports came to $6,478,182,279.