Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade totaled $19.11 million for the month of May, $103.7 million through May of 2020, and $283.17 million for all of 2019, 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$102.46 M
2Taiwan$465,382
3Germany$285,128
4China$205,356
5Japan$117,899
6Brazil$46,770
7Switzerland$30,332
8France$22,000
9Mexico$13,083
10Italy$12,023

Overall Rank

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade decreases 13.48 percent through May

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s trade with the world fell 13.48 percent, from $119.85 million to $103.7 million through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. ranked No. 192 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 13.53 percent to $102.46 million.
    Exports rose 28.31 percent to $58.75 million. Imports fell 39.88 percent to $43.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Taiwan rose 6.45 percent to $465,382.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $465,382.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 191.9 percent to $285,128.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $285,128.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 17.24 percent to $205,356.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $205,356.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan fell 32.32 percent to $117,899.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $117,899.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.84 percent of its trade with the world.

Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with 16 through May. That compares with 20 surpluses and three deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Canada, $15.04 million; New Zealand, $0; and Finland, $0. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Taiwan, $465,382; Germany, $285,128; and China, $205,356.

Through May its top exports were Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Tractors; Parts for heavy machinery; Machinery for sorting minerals, ores; and Instruments to measure flow levels, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 29.02 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Newsprint, in rolls or sheets; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Returned exports, without change; Paper, uncoated, for writing; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, accounting for 77.18 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 37.42 percent compared to last year to $6.66 million.
  • Tractors fell 36.1 percent compared to last year to $3.07 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 129.9 percent compared to last year to $2.67 million.
  • Machinery for sorting minerals, ores rose 27.21 percent compared to last year to $2.55 million.
  • Instruments to measure flow levels, parts fell 9.76 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.

On the import side:

  • Newsprint, in rolls or sheets fell 7.09 percent compared to last year to $16.47 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 22.58 percent compared to last year to $8.81 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 176.85 percent compared to last year to $4.78 million.
  • Paper, uncoated, for writing rose 463.39 percent compared to last year to $2.4 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 3.38 percent compared to last year to $2.24 million.

Last year Grand Portage Border Crossing, Minn. posted total trade with the world of $283.17 million. The Port’s surplus was $54.79 million. Exports totaled $168.98 million and imports came to $114.19 million.