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International Port of Memphis, Tenn.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s trade totaled $521.01 million for the month of February, $1.13 billion through February of 2019, and $7.72 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
1China$521.58 M
2Canada$163.56 M
3Japan$63.26 M
4Taiwan$58.93 M
5Ireland$56.55 M
6Vietnam$46.03 M
7Mexico$44.26 M
8France$25.57 M
9United Kingdom$20.06 M
10Germany$18.48 M

Overall Rank

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s trade increases 2.97 percent through February

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s trade with the world rose 2.97 percent, from $1.1 billion to $1.13 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn. ranked No. 81 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Taiwan and No. 5 Ireland . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Canada, Taiwan, Mexico and Vietnam, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 9.31 percent to $521.58 million.
    Exports fell 31.23 percent to $12.6 million. Imports fell 8.59 percent to $508.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 52.15 percent to $163.56 million.
    Exports rose 77.39 percent to $148.36 million. Imports fell 36.3 percent to $15.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 42.85 percent to $63.26 million.
    Exports fell 48.22 percent to $11.35 million. Imports rose 132.07 percent to $51.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan fell 4.73 percent to $58.93 million.
    Exports rose 2.52 percent to $44.77 million. Imports fell 22.15 percent to $14.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Ireland rose 1144.69 percent to $56.55 million.
    Exports rose 12.01 percent to $1.2 million. Imports rose 1492.95 percent to $55.35 million.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 76.42 percent of its trade with the world.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn. had trade surpluses with 69 countries and deficits with 33 through February. That compares with 69 surpluses and 42 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Canada, $133.16 million; Taiwan, $30.61 million; and Hong Kong, $11.75 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with China, $496.37 million; Ireland, $54.15 million; and Vietnam, $45.82 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Computer chips; Cell phones, related equipment; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, in that order. Those accounted for 72.09 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Printers, all types, parts; Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds; Value added to a returned import; Saws, drills and other hand tools; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, accounting for 25.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 84.54 percent compared to last year to $140.63 million.
  • Computer chips rose 1.68 percent compared to last year to $46.24 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 419.07 percent compared to last year to $18.6 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 153.04 percent compared to last year to $9.36 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 21.91 percent compared to last year to $8.36 million.

On the import side:

  • Printers, all types, parts fell 6.33 percent compared to last year to $62.86 million.
  • Nucleic acids and salts, heterocyclic compounds rose 1029.62 percent compared to last year to $52.11 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 14.43 percent compared to last year to $33.74 million.
  • Saws, drills and other hand tools rose 35.07 percent compared to last year to $32.12 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 549.97 percent compared to last year to $29.36 million.

Last year International Port of Memphis, Tenn. posted total trade with the world of $7.37 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.12 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $2.12 billion and imports came to $5.25 billion.