Houlton Border Crossing, Maine

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $685.08 million for the month of May, $2.28 billion through May 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$1.11 B
2Ireland$815.82 M
3Israel$332.23 M
4Norway$3.87 M
5China$3.23 M
6Germany$2.65 M
7Russia$2.62 M
8Finland$2.43 M
9Mexico$2 M
10Thailand$1.72 M

Overall Rank

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade decreases 0.16 percent through May

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world fell 0.16 percent, from $2.29 billion to $2.28 billion 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.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine ranked No. 88 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 Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Israel, No. 4 Norway and No. 5 China. 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 18.42 percent to $1.11 billion.
    Exports fell 25.16 percent to $313.21 million. Imports fell 15.42 percent to $795.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland rose 25.06 percent to $815.82 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 25.06 percent to $815.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Israel rose 35.71 percent to $332.23 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 35.71 percent to $332.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Norway rose 690.15 percent to $3.87 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 690.15 percent to $3.87 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 China rose 30.96 percent to $3.23 million.
    Exports rose 17.34 percent to $643,806. Imports rose 34.86 percent to $2.59 million.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.16 percent of its trade with the world.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 38 through May. That compares with four surpluses and 40 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with South Korea, $123,499; Australia, $70,596; and Costa Rica, $39,906. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Ireland, $815.82 million; Canada, $482.46 million; and Israel, $332.23 million.

Through May its top exports were Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms; Tractors; Misc. iron and steel articles; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; and Meters, parts for gas, electric supply, in that order. Those accounted for 21.27 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 Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, accounting for 80.28 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms fell 36.82 percent compared to last year to $20.42 million.
  • Tractors fell 55.65 percent compared to last year to $16.22 million.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles fell 47.59 percent compared to last year to $11.91 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery fell 33.75 percent compared to last year to $9.64 million.
  • Meters, parts for gas, electric supply rose 96717 percent compared to last year to $8.71 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 27.13 percent compared to last year to $1.15 billion.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 26.52 percent compared to last year to $178.6 million.
  • Rubber tires fell 26.1 percent compared to last year to $113.73 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen rose 0.95 percent compared to last year to $98.43 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 22.93 percent compared to last year to $41.59 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.