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International Port of Memphis, Tenn.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s trade totaled $745.97 million for the month of August, $4.76 billion through August 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$2.12 B
2Canada$771.1 M
3Taiwan$347.52 M
4Vietnam$267.83 M
5Japan$188.36 M
6Mexico$158.98 M
7Ireland$97.54 M
8France$97.2 M
9United Kingdom$89.79 M
10Germany$71.98 M

Overall Rank

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s trade increases 0.49 percent through August

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s trade with the world rose 0.49 percent, from $4.74 billion to $4.76 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.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn. ranked No. 81 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 International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Canada, Taiwan, Vietnam and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 6.99 percent to $2.12 billion.
    Exports fell 44.83 percent to $45.42 million. Imports fell 5.57 percent to $2.08 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 31.69 percent to $771.1 million.
    Exports rose 43.44 percent to $694.7 million. Imports fell 24.52 percent to $76.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan fell 11.1 percent to $347.52 million.
    Exports fell 12.22 percent to $267.49 million. Imports fell 7.14 percent to $80.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Vietnam rose 26.46 percent to $267.83 million.
    Exports fell 83.33 percent to $223,265. Imports rose 27.16 percent to $267.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 12.51 percent to $188.36 million.
    Exports fell 33.67 percent to $44.31 million. Imports rose 43.18 percent to $144.04 million.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 77.6 percent of its trade with the world.

International Port of Memphis, Tenn. had trade surpluses with 98 countries and deficits with 41 through August. That compares with 96 surpluses and 45 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Canada, $618.3 million; Taiwan, $187.46 million; and Hong Kong, $45.56 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $2.03 billion; Vietnam, $267.38 million; and Japan, $99.73 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Computer chips; Cell phones, related equipment; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 73.32 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Printers, all types, parts; Computer chips; Value added to a returned import; Saws, drills and other hand tools; and Cell phones, related equipment, accounting for 22.85 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 41.4 percent compared to last year to $641.09 million.
  • Computer chips fell 9.77 percent compared to last year to $281.26 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 176.42 percent compared to last year to $70.89 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 26.91 percent compared to last year to $32.59 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 79.29 percent compared to last year to $31.71 million.

On the import side:

  • Printers, all types, parts fell 10.67 percent compared to last year to $269.72 million.
  • Computer chips rose 3671.52 percent compared to last year to $143.04 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 39.25 percent compared to last year to $140.46 million.
  • Saws, drills and other hand tools fell 12.64 percent compared to last year to $108.41 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 38.51 percent compared to last year to $97.23 million.

Last year International Port of Memphis, Tenn. posted total trade with the world of $7.72 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.36 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Canada, Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan. Exports totaled $2.18 billion and imports came to $5.54 billion.