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Georgia

Georgia ranked No. 101 in total trade value through August with a total of $616.18 million. Exports totaled $505.49 million and Imports totaled $110.69 million, a surplus of $394.8 million.

Top Trading Ports

RankPortYTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga.$81.68 M
2Port of Houston$79.51 M
3Port of New Orleans$76.77 M
4Port of Long Beach$68.24 M
5Port of Newark$66.95 M
6Port of New York$66.86 M
7Port of Los Angeles$30 M
8Port of Charleston$24.96 M
9Port of Oakland, Calif.$22.23 M
10Port Miami$18.33 M
January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $616.18 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $81,678,629
2Port of Houston $79,509,010
3Port of New Orleans $76,768,917
4Port of Long Beach $68,243,442
5Port of Newark $66,945,520
6Port of New York $66,861,115
7Port of Los Angeles $29,998,334
8Port of Charleston $24,959,032
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $22,226,881
10Port Miami $18,330,137

U.S. trade with Georgia rose to $616.18 million through August

Georgia’s trade with the United States rose to $616.18 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 44.64 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Georgia increased 76.86 percent while U.S. imports from Georgia fell 21.05 percent. The U.S. surplus with Georgia was $394.8 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Long Beach; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 60.56 percent of Georgia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 105.05 percent to $81.68 million.
    Exports rose 105.37 percent to $81.35 million. Imports rose 47.72 percent to $330,403.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 12.54 percent to $79.51 million.
    Exports rose 2.07 percent to $56 million. Imports rose 48.93 percent to $23.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 15.53 percent to $76.77 million.
    Exports rose 115.23 percent to $27.6 million. Imports fell 37.01 percent to $49.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Long Beach rose 220.06 percent to $68.24 million.
    Exports rose 270.77 percent to $60.9 million. Imports rose 49.98 percent to $7.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 89.8 percent to $66.95 million.
    Exports rose 191.91 percent to $55.19 million. Imports fell 28.18 percent to $11.75 million.

Georgia ranked No. 101 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 113.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Georgia by value through August were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Chicken and other poultry; Mach F Manuf or Finish Nonwovens;Hat Blocks; 8449; Precious metal ores, concentrates; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 82.86 percent of total exports to Georgia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Georgia –– Ferroalloys 7202; Stable isotopes; Value added to a returned import; Cyclic hydrocarbons; and Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment –– accounted for 87.76 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Georgia:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 112.59 percent compared to last year to $305.12 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 206.94 percent compared to last year to $58.5 million.
  • Mach F Manuf or Finish Nonwovens;Hat Blocks; 8449 totaled $20.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Precious metal ores, concentrates totaled $18.59 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 49.71 percent compared to last year to $16.14 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Georgia:

  • Ferroalloys 7202 fell 20.77 percent compared to last year to $83.03 million.
  • Stable isotopes fell 28.46 percent compared to last year to $6.36 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 338.73 percent compared to last year to $3.04 million.
  • Cyclic hydrocarbons totaled $2.91 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $1.8 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Georgia recorded $514.07 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; New Orleans; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Georgia were $ 383.43 million and imports from Georgia were $130.65 million. The U.S. surplus with Georgia was $252.78 million.