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Alcan border crossing, Alaska

Alcan border crossing, Alaska’s trade totaled $33.1 million for the month of August, $140.98 million through August of 2019, and $94.58 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Canada$126.13 M
2Mexico$6.96 M
3Japan$1.55 M
4United Kingdom$1.2 M
5Vietnam$955,724
6France$872,753
7China$701,649
8Germany$592,672
9Norway$469,936
10Italy$285,939

Overall Rank

Alcan border crossing, Alaska’s trade increases 102.66 percent through August

Alcan border crossing, Alaska’s trade with the world rose 102.66 percent, from $69.57 million to $140.98 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Alcan border crossing, Alaska ranked No. 195 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August of 2019.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through August Alcan border crossing, Alaska’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Vietnam. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, France, Japan, Australia and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 102.5 percent to $126.13 million.
    Exports fell 24.7 percent to $9.41 million. Imports rose 134.45 percent to $116.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 3385.9 percent to $6.96 million.
    Exports rose 1123.71 percent to $129,236. Imports rose 3512.24 percent to $6.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 10.85 percent to $1.55 million.
    Exports totaled $23,205. Imports rose 9.19 percent to $1.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 418.78 percent to $1.2 million.
    Exports fell 23.59 percent to $7,224. Imports rose 437.55 percent to $1.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Vietnam totaled $955,724.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $955,724.

Alcan border crossing, Alaska’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 97.03 percent of its trade with the world.

Alcan border crossing, Alaska had trade surpluses with four countries and deficits with 31 through August. That compares with three surpluses and 29 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Colombia, $83,130; Ireland, $45,653; and Guatemala, $3,500. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $107.3 million; Mexico, $6.7 million; and Japan, $1.5 million.

Through August its top exports were Fish, fresh or chilled; Seamless iron tubes and pipes; Parts for heavy machinery; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Prefabricated buildings, in that order. Those accounted for 59.88 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; Parts for heavy machinery; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Motor vehicles for transporting more than 10 peopl, accounting for 58.05 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Alcan border crossing, Alaska’s exports:

  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 44.38 percent compared to last year to $3.24 million.
  • Seamless iron tubes and pipes rose 803.63 percent compared to last year to $1.08 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 77.44 percent compared to last year to $567,075.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 57.02 percent compared to last year to $489,697.
  • Prefabricated buildings totaled $477,047. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 172.03 percent compared to last year to $34.5 million.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts rose 3282.83 percent compared to last year to $22.79 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 175.65 percent compared to last year to $10.18 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 86.35 percent compared to last year to $4.91 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting more than 10 peopl rose 2.38 percent compared to last year to $3.79 million.

Last year Alcan border crossing, Alaska posted total trade with the world of $94.58 million. The Port’s deficit was $64.76 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, France, Japan, Australia and China. Exports totaled $14.91 million and imports came to $79.67 million.