Houlton Border Crossing, Maine

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $631.09 million for the month of July, $3.53 billion through July of 2020, and $5.75 billion 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$1.85 B
2Ireland$1.23 B
3Israel$418.23 M
4Russia$7.2 M
5China$4.26 M
6Norway$4.02 M
7Finland$3.79 M
8Germany$3.33 M
9Mexico$2.77 M
10Thailand$2.02 M

Overall Rank

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade increases 1.91 percent through July

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world rose 1.91 percent, from $3.47 billion to $3.53 billion through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine ranked No. 83 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 89. It finished No. 88 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 Norway. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Ireland, Israel, United Kingdom and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 27.96 percent to $1.52 billion.
    Exports fell 34.07 percent to $373.17 million. Imports fell 25.7 percent to $1.14 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland fell 8.26 percent to $949.7 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 8.26 percent to $949.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Israel rose 40.93 percent to $404.28 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 40.93 percent to $404.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Russia rose 282.48 percent to $4.91 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 282.48 percent to $4.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Norway rose 534.49 percent to $3.93 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 534.49 percent to $3.93 million.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 99.21 percent of its trade with the world.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 40 through July. That compares with five surpluses and 42 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with Australia, $50,362; Costa Rica, $39,906; and South Korea, $4,311. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Ireland, $949.7 million; Canada, $769.19 million; and Israel, $404.28 million.

Through July its top exports were Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms; Tractors; Misc. iron and steel articles; Meters, parts for gas, electric supply; and Self-propelled heavy construction machinery, in that order. Those accounted for 21.67 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Medicines in individual dosages; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Rubber tires; Potatoes, prepared, frozen; and Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc., accounting for 81.98 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s exports:

  • Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms fell 36.9 percent compared to last year to $27.1 million.
  • Tractors fell 50.65 percent compared to last year to $22.62 million.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles fell 44.13 percent compared to last year to $16.91 million.
  • Meters, parts for gas, electric supply rose 2304.09 percent compared to last year to $14.58 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery fell 39.56 percent compared to last year to $12.99 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 24.12 percent compared to last year to $1.65 billion.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 3.8 percent compared to last year to $513.46 million.
  • Rubber tires fell 28.54 percent compared to last year to $150.35 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen rose 8.5 percent compared to last year to $143.86 million.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. fell 2.19 percent compared to last year to $83.67 million.

Last year Houlton Border Crossing, Maine posted total trade with the world of $5.75 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.8 billion. Exports totaled $974.42 million and imports came to $4.77 billion.