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Mail Shipments

Mail Shipments’s trade totaled $9.87 million for the month of August, $89.15 million through August of 2019, and $160.54 million 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$18.92 M
2Japan$7.32 M
3United Kingdom$6.29 M
4Hong Kong$5.23 M
5China$4.12 M
6Italy$3.3 M
7Saint Maarten$2.92 M
8Germany$2.54 M
9Australia$2.46 M
10Saudi Arabia$2.26 M

Overall Rank

Mail Shipments’s trade decreases 12.32 percent through August

Mail Shipments’s trade with the world fell 12.32 percent, from $101.67 million to $89.15 million 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.

Mail Shipments ranked No. 214 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 Mail Shipments’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Hong Kong and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, China and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 21.3 percent to $18.92 million.
    Exports fell 21.3 percent to $18.92 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 51.2 percent to $7.32 million.
    Exports fell 51.2 percent to $7.32 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 20.4 percent to $6.29 million.
    Exports rose 20.4 percent to $6.29 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hong Kong fell 36.32 percent to $5.23 million.
    Exports fell 36.32 percent to $5.23 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 35.04 percent to $4.12 million.
    Exports fell 35.04 percent to $4.12 million. There were no imports.

Mail Shipments’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 46.97 percent of its trade with the world.

Mail Shipments had trade surpluses with 140 countries and deficits with zero through August. That compares with 138 surpluses and zero deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Canada, $18.92 million; Japan, $7.32 million; and United Kingdom, $6.29 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Bolivia, $0; Tajikistan, $0; and French Polynesia, $0.

Through August its top exports were Collectors items of historic or botanic interest; Diamonds, not mounted; Computers; Jewelry, parts; and Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, in that order. Those accounted for 21.68 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Collectors items of historic or botanic interest; Diamonds, not mounted; Computers; Jewelry, parts; and Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, accounting for 0 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Mail Shipments’s exports:

  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest rose 263.69 percent compared to last year to $5.26 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 9.68 percent compared to last year to $3.81 million.
  • Computers fell 22.89 percent compared to last year to $3.53 million.
  • Jewelry, parts rose 47 percent compared to last year to $3.4 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing fell 6.63 percent compared to last year to $3.32 million.

On the import side:

  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Diamonds, not mounted totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computers totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Jewelry, parts totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Mail Shipments posted total trade with the world of $160.54 million. The Port’s surplus was $160.54 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, China and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $160.54 million and imports came to $0.