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Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade totaled $26.18 million for the month of August, $194.65 million through August of 2019, and $299.21 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$191.98 M
2Taiwan$641,323
3Australia$616,892
4Japan$295,547
5China$277,093
6Egypt$261,477
7Germany$107,459
8South Korea$105,229
9Finland$86,117
10Denmark$54,720

Overall Rank

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade decreases 5.74 percent through August

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade with the world fell 5.74 percent, from $206.5 million to $194.65 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.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. ranked No. 187 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 Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Australia, Finland, China and Taiwan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 5.01 percent to $191.98 million.
    Exports fell 13.45 percent to $118.42 million. Imports rose 12.7 percent to $73.55 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Taiwan rose 52.67 percent to $641,323.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 52.67 percent to $641,323.
  • Trade with No. 3 Australia fell 62.46 percent to $616,892.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 62.46 percent to $616,892.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 10.71 percent to $295,547.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 10.71 percent to $295,547.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 51.21 percent to $277,093.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 49.24 percent to $277,093.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.57 percent of its trade with the world.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 22 through August. That compares with one surpluses and 25 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Canada, $44.87 million; Egypt, $261,477; and Hong Kong, $10,072. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Taiwan, $641,323; Australia, $616,892; and Japan, $295,547.

Through August its top exports were Commercial vehicles; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Train and locomotive parts; Power supplies, transformers; and Tractors, in that order. Those accounted for 32.05 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; Ship’s derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, accounting for 76.56 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Commercial vehicles rose 105.04 percent compared to last year to $8.64 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery fell 11.42 percent compared to last year to $8.35 million.
  • Train and locomotive parts fell 45.24 percent compared to last year to $7.61 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers rose 200.39 percent compared to last year to $7.04 million.
  • Tractors rose 35.52 percent compared to last year to $6.41 million.

On the import side:

  • Newsprint, in rolls or sheets fell 15.07 percent compared to last year to $27.88 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 73.09 percent compared to last year to $18.7 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 3.79 percent compared to last year to $4.25 million.
  • Ship’s derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames totaled $3.75 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 9.05 percent compared to last year to $3.58 million.

Last year Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. posted total trade with the world of $299.21 million. The Port’s surplus was $85.47 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Australia, China, Japan and Finland. Exports totaled $192.34 million and imports came to $106.87 million.