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Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade totaled $25.23 million for the month of October, $254.46 million through October of 2018, and $310.92 million for all of 2017, 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$249.35 M
2Australia$1.66 M
3China$803,010
4Finland$569,247
5Japan$493,195
6Taiwan$491,832
7Germany$424,592
8Sweden$142,032
9France$120,095
10Mexico$88,338

Overall Rank

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade decreases 4.2 percent through October

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade with the world fell 4.2 percent, from $265.61 million to $254.46 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. ranked No. 185 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 181. It finished No. 182 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 China, No. 4 Finland and No. 5 Japan . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Finland, Australia, Sweden and Thailand, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 2.12 percent to $249.35 million.
    Exports rose 4.83 percent to $166.08 million. Imports fell 13.56 percent to $83.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Australia rose 26.03 percent to $1.66 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 26.03 percent to $1.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 3.82 percent to $803,010.
    Exports totaled $22,043. Imports fell 6.46 percent to $780,967.
  • Trade with No. 4 Finland fell 87.17 percent to $569,247.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 87.17 percent to $569,247.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 605.08 percent to $493,195.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 605.08 percent to $493,195.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.38 percent of its trade with the world.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with 28 through October. That compares with two surpluses and 26 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Canada, $82.81 million; Israel, $0; and Bulgaria, $0. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Australia, $1.66 million; China, $758,924; and Finland, $569,247.

Through October it’s top exports were Train and locomotive parts; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Trailers and similar vehicles; Commercial vehicles; and Parts for heavy machinery, in that order. Those accounted for 28.74 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Newsprint, in rolls or sheets; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Value added to a returned import; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; and Self-propelled heavy construction machinery, accounting for 74.8 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s exports:

  • Train and locomotive parts fell 8.01 percent compared to last year to $16.82 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 49.67 percent compared to last year to $10.56 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 50.49 percent compared to last year to $8.78 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 42.44 percent compared to last year to $5.9 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 13.91 percent compared to last year to $5.68 million.

On the import side:

  • Newsprint, in rolls or sheets rose 7.44 percent compared to last year to $41.81 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 23.17 percent compared to last year to $13.41 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 55.72 percent compared to last year to $4.97 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 30.63 percent compared to last year to $4.2 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 53.04 percent compared to last year to $1.71 million.

Last year Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. posted total trade with the world of $274.91 million. The Port’s surplus was $27.1 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $151 million and imports came to $123.91 million.