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Georgia ranked No. 100 in total trade value through September with a total of $711.22 million. Exports totaled $595.31 million and Imports totaled $115.91 million, a surplus of $479.41 million.

Top Trading Ports

RankPortYTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga.$95.31 M
2Port of Houston$94.56 M
3Port of New York$84.63 M
4Port of Newark$81.73 M
5Port of New Orleans$81.16 M
6Port of Long Beach$74.42 M
7Port of Los Angeles$35.16 M
8Port of Charleston$29.23 M
9Port of Oakland, Calif.$23.34 M
10Port Miami$21.28 M
January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $711.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $95,307,331
2Port of Houston $94,560,615
3Port of New York $84,628,862
4Port of Newark $81,731,595
5Port of New Orleans $81,161,992
6Port of Long Beach $74,415,826
7Port of Los Angeles $35,163,974
8Port of Charleston $29,226,620
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $23,340,145
10Port Miami $21,280,807

U.S. trade with Georgia rose to $711.22 million through September

Georgia’s trade with the United States rose to $711.22 million through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 48.68 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Georgia increased 77.97 percent while U.S. imports from Georgia fell 19.42 percent. The U.S. surplus with Georgia was $479.41 million.

Through September, 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 York; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. 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 61.5 percent of Georgia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 101.86 percent to $95.31 million.
    Exports rose 102.19 percent to $94.98 million. Imports rose 37.61 percent to $330,403.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 19.44 percent to $94.56 million.
    Exports rose 12.42 percent to $71.05 million. Imports rose 47.2 percent to $23.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New York rose 42.07 percent to $84.63 million.
    Exports rose 41.99 percent to $84.58 million. Imports totaled $43,919.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 108.01 percent to $81.73 million.
    Exports rose 199.84 percent to $66.8 million. Imports fell 12.25 percent to $14.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans fell 13.5 percent to $81.16 million.
    Exports rose 104.47 percent to $31.95 million. Imports fell 37.08 percent to $49.21 million.

Georgia ranked No. 100 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 110.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Georgia by value through September were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Chicken and other poultry; Mach F Manuf or Finish Nonwovens;Hat Blocks; 8449; Motor vehicle parts; and Precious metal ores, concentrates, respectively. They accounted for 83.55 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 86.97 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 121.32 percent compared to last year to $370.04 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 182.55 percent compared to last year to $69.42 million.
  • Mach F Manuf or Finish Nonwovens;Hat Blocks; 8449 totaled $20.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 59.47 percent compared to last year to $18.82 million.
  • Precious metal ores, concentrates totaled $18.59 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Ferroalloys 7202 fell 20.49 percent compared to last year to $84.04 million.
  • Stable isotopes fell 4.92 percent compared to last year to $8.52 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 312.07 percent compared to last year to $3.11 million.
  • Cyclic hydrocarbons totaled $2.91 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $2.22 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.

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