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Houlton Border Crossing, Maine

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $537.32 million for the month of October, $4.94 billion through October of 2018, and $4.86 billion 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$3.03 B
2Israel$1.1 B
3Ireland$746.05 M
4United Kingdom$14.05 M
5Finland$13.8 M
6Mexico$6.87 M
7China$6.13 M
8Germany$5.81 M
9Japan$3.66 M
10Thailand$3.6 M

Overall Rank

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade increases 21.6 percent through October

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world rose 21.6 percent, from $4.06 billion to $4.94 billion 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.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine ranked No. 88 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. 89. It finished No. 90 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 Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Israel, No. 3 Ireland, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Finland . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Ireland, Israel, Germany and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 2.2 percent to $3.03 billion.
    Exports rose 2.59 percent to $875.51 million. Imports rose 2.04 percent to $2.15 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Israel rose 2387.14 percent to $1.1 billion.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 2387.14 percent to $1.1 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Ireland fell 25.06 percent to $746.05 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 25.06 percent to $746.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 410.25 percent to $14.05 million.
    Exports fell 31.62 percent to $13,700. Imports rose 413.49 percent to $14.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Finland rose 311.68 percent to $13.8 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 311.68 percent to $13.8 million.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.22 percent of its trade with the world.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 46 through October. That compares with four surpluses and 50 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with United Arab Emirates, $161,763; Australia, $53,922; and Taiwan, $46,949. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $1.28 billion; Israel, $1.1 billion; and Ireland, $746.05 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Shrimp, other crustaceans; Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms; Tractors; Misc. iron and steel articles; and Trailers and similar vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 32.82 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 75.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 3.86 percent compared to last year to $76.4 million.
  • Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms rose 20.02 percent compared to last year to $68.33 million.
  • Tractors rose 0.19 percent compared to last year to $61.58 million.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles rose 10.56 percent compared to last year to $50.55 million.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles rose 16.25 percent compared to last year to $30.97 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 77.56 percent compared to last year to $1.85 billion.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 3.66 percent compared to last year to $593.26 million.
  • Rubber tires rose 20.26 percent compared to last year to $300.89 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen rose 4.61 percent compared to last year to $192.21 million.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. fell 17.78 percent compared to last year to $148.89 million.

Last year Houlton Border Crossing, Maine posted total trade with the world of $0. The Port’s deficit was $0 . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $0 and imports came to $0.