US trade with the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 23, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Czech Republic

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with the Czech Republic totaled $1,997.4 million, up 25.42% ($404.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $709.3 million, up 45.80% ($222.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,288.1 million, up 16.46% ($182.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $578.8 million, a 6.58% decrease ($40.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

The Czech Republic was the US 51st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 54th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1915% of US total trade (up from 0.1656% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The Czech Republic was the US 54th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 62nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1740% of US total exports (up from 0.1284% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The Czech Republic was the US 45th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 51st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2027% of US total imports (up from 0.1897% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to the Czech Republic

The major share of US exports to the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.64% of US total exports to the Czech Republic (69.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.91% of US total exports to the Czech Republic (11.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.28% of US total exports to the Czech Republic (5.41% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.80% of US total exports to the Czech Republic (2.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of US total exports to the Czech Republic (1.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of US total exports to the Czech Republic (1.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $145.0 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $45.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $9.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $18.0 million.
US exports to the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3.2 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.8 0.00 6.829.09
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 204.9 0.03 158.229.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 45.1 0.01 202.7-77.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,552.4 0.22 1,275.121.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 79.7 0.01 8.0891.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 102.9 0.01 129.3-20.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 41.2 0.01 336.8-87.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 106.1 0.01 78.435.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.2 0.00 17.1-81.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4.1 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13.1 0.00 5.2152.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,532.6 0.22 1,499.22.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 622.4 0.09 1,153.4-46.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 192.9 0.03 161.719.35
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,728.6 0.38 3,814.3-28.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 133.9 0.02 68.994.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 59.3 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 630.9 0.09 447.441.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,687.3 1.51 6,662.060.42
29 Organic chemicals 1,143.1 0.16 1,004.113.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,902.8 0.69 3,711.232.11
31 Fertilizers 160.2 0.02 58.9171.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 905.8 0.13 721.325.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,028.4 2.12 15,342.6-2.05
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,101.8 0.16 950.015.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,338.1 0.19 1,662.5-19.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,208.3 0.17 1,516.7-20.33
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 664.0 0.09 176.0277.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,593.5 1.07 5,606.035.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,983.3 2.68 16,237.016.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,547.0 0.92 3,729.475.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9.1 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 480.6 0.07 263.682.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 737.6 0.10 358.9105.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.0 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 20.5 0.00 21.8-6.07
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,655.8 0.94 2,270.6193.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,969.1 2.53 8,407.4113.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,595.3 0.22 1,216.731.12
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 95.9-100.00
52 Cotton 22.3 0.00 66.3-66.41
54 Man-made filaments 175.8 0.02 448.4-60.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 103.1 0.01 112.5-8.39
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,418.9 0.62 4,264.53.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 130.2 0.02 177.6-26.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 83.7 0.01 68.721.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 672.0 0.09 332.9101.89
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 89.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 235.2 0.03 200.817.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 154.3 0.02 126.521.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 306.2 0.04 263.116.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 101.4 0.01 42.3139.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 450.0 0.06 108.3315.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 168.2 0.02 52.6219.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,789.1 0.25 338.7428.30
69 Ceramic products 829.7 0.12 615.834.73
70 Glass and glassware 3,375.1 0.48 2,195.853.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,443.0 0.20 1,181.122.17
72 Iron and steel 519.4 0.07 538.9-3.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,650.3 1.36 6,250.154.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,240.0 0.17 712.873.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,370.0 0.19 2,073.4-33.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,397.7 0.20 1,288.18.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 32.6 0.00 36.4-10.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,775.5 0.25 1,367.029.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,420.5 1.75 12,998.9-4.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,976.2 0.28 1,048.588.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 276,556.4 38.99 131,568.6110.20
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 117,982.9 16.63 72,661.262.37
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 362.6 0.05 808.8-55.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,080.1 2.41 14,766.115.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 47,914.0 6.75 65,870.2-27.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 77.1 0.01 161.9-52.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,303.9 7.80 51,153.88.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 101.9 0.01 96.25.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 549.6 0.08 498.010.34
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,445.6 0.20 1,313.510.06
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,547.0 0.36 1,859.636.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,085.6 0.44 2,368.530.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,191.9 0.17 789.850.92
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 240.4 0.03 985.8-75.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 34,246.8 4.83 25,181.036.00

US Imports from the Czech Republic

The major share of US imports from the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.01% of US total imports from the Czech Republic (60.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.01% of US total imports from the Czech Republic (14.91% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.54% of US total imports from the Czech Republic (7.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.35% of US total imports from the Czech Republic (1.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $71.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $46.2 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $20.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $4.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.3 million.
US imports from the Czech Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,451.0 0.11 591.5145.30
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29.1 0.00 43.6-33.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.7 0.00 71.1-80.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20.5 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 169.0 0.01 19.1783.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 30.4 0.00 171.3-82.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.3 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 101.4 0.01 141.0-28.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 497.6 0.04 843.6-41.01
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 347.7 0.03 562.9-38.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,435.7 0.19 2,954.4-17.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 253.8 0.02 240.85.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 488.0 0.04 295.565.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.2 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 304.7 0.02 154.197.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,748.3 0.21 2,178.626.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,318.4 0.10 1,702.7-22.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 55.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 87.6 0.01 24.7254.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,402.5 0.19 3,639.5-33.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,660.3 0.44 7,226.2-21.67
29 Organic chemicals 22,568.6 1.75 20,186.911.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 24,573.2 1.91 32,108.8-23.47
31 Fertilizers 28.9 0.00 217.3-86.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,160.7 0.40 2,019.3155.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,036.5 0.24 2,738.410.88
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,328.1 0.10 589.2125.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,404.5 0.26 2,340.545.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 10,114.3 0.79 8,501.918.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 521.4 0.04 438.718.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,220.0 0.33 2,458.271.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,146.0 2.26 26,146.411.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70,681.4 5.49 59,983.217.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2.8 0.00 729.0-99.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 627.1 0.05 695.0-9.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 60.2 0.00 4.51,240.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,164.9 0.48 4,519.836.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,565.8 0.43 5,164.47.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,085.3 0.08 618.675.44
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 199.5 0.02 477.9-58.25
52 Cotton 125.8 0.01 310.8-59.52
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 31.6 0.00 23.136.81
54 Man-made filaments 115.2 0.01 157.9-27.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 56.6 0.00 88.8-36.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,137.7 0.32 3,437.120.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,195.9 0.09 1,718.0-30.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 74.2 0.01 42.674.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,766.5 0.14 1,615.99.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.7 0.00 2.776.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 532.6 0.04 307.273.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 616.5 0.05 675.6-8.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,360.2 0.49 7,783.9-18.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,142.7 0.09 1,090.74.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 425.5 0.03 556.6-23.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 556.8 0.04 431.628.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,507.3 0.19 3,404.0-26.34
69 Ceramic products 1,244.6 0.10 2,491.0-50.04
70 Glass and glassware 18,691.8 1.45 17,844.54.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,518.6 0.20 2,706.3-6.94
72 Iron and steel 15,393.7 1.20 15,873.1-3.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 84,136.3 6.53 37,950.7121.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,171.4 0.09 1,135.23.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 442.2 0.03 752.3-41.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,302.4 0.57 4,824.251.37
79 Zinc and articles thereof 119.2 0.01 44.8166.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,829.1 0.37 2,047.7135.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,744.8 0.60 7,548.52.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,575.5 1.13 15,066.2-3.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 353,293.6 27.43 281,832.925.36
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 220,562.9 17.12 217,834.61.25
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 2,539.2 0.20 4,538.8-44.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 72,658.7 5.64 61,227.018.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 23,942.3 1.86 22,417.16.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 352.4 0.03 631.5-44.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 86,796.7 6.74 78,665.010.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 58.1 0.00 88.7-34.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 533.8 0.04 1,034.5-48.40
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28,458.6 2.21 24,277.717.22
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 43,747.0 3.40 23,491.186.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,620.8 1.14 11,953.522.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,626.1 0.20 1,754.649.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,415.3 0.27 1,409.0142.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 49,823.5 3.87 54,099.9-7.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce