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Houlton Border Crossing, Maine

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade totaled $476.59 million for the month of August, $3.94 billion through August of 2019, and $5.64 billion 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$2.41 B
2Ireland$1.16 B
3Israel$328.09 M
4United Kingdom$6.95 M
5Mexico$5.4 M
6China$3.89 M
7Germany$3.8 M
8Spain$3.77 M
9Thailand$3.24 M
10Austria$2.82 M

Overall Rank

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade increases 0.55 percent through August

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s trade with the world rose 0.55 percent, from $3.92 billion to $3.94 billion 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.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 0.88 percent to $2.41 billion.
    Exports fell 3.34 percent to $660 million. Imports rose 0.08 percent to $1.75 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland rose 127.06 percent to $1.16 billion.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 127.06 percent to $1.16 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Israel fell 64.42 percent to $328.09 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 64.42 percent to $328.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom fell 47.63 percent to $6.95 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 47.58 percent to $6.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico fell 7.57 percent to $5.4 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 7.57 percent to $5.4 million.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.19 percent of its trade with the world.

Houlton Border Crossing, Maine had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 43 through August. That compares with three surpluses and 45 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Poland, $478,277; Chile, $432,712; and Australia, $104,775. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Ireland, $1.16 billion; Canada, $1.09 billion; and Israel, $328.09 million.

Through August its top exports were Tractors; Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms; Misc. iron and steel articles; Shrimp, other crustaceans; and Self-propelled heavy construction machinery, in that order. Those accounted for 28.69 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 78.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Tractors rose 10.47 percent compared to last year to $54.25 million.
  • Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, primary forms fell 12.16 percent compared to last year to $48.65 million.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles fell 13.99 percent compared to last year to $35.01 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 30.69 percent compared to last year to $26.97 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 4.46 percent compared to last year to $25.13 million.

On the import side:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 3.92 percent compared to last year to $1.5 billion.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 15.17 percent compared to last year to $596.6 million.
  • Rubber tires fell 1.74 percent compared to last year to $240.16 million.
  • Potatoes, prepared, frozen fell 2.51 percent compared to last year to $149.06 million.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. fell 5.84 percent compared to last year to $106.61 million.

Last year Houlton Border Crossing, Maine posted total trade with the world of $5.64 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.58 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Israel, Ireland, Finland and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $1.03 billion and imports came to $4.61 billion.