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Mail Shipments

Mail Shipments’s trade totaled $10.88 million for the month of October, $124.17 million through October of 2018, and $161.82 million 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$29.37 M
2Japan$16.52 M
3Hong Kong$10.04 M
4China$7.29 M
5United Kingdom$6.29 M
6Germany$5.4 M
7Australia$4.08 M
8Italy$2.71 M
9South Korea$2.59 M
10Afghanistan$2.48 M

Overall Rank

Mail Shipments’s trade decreases 11.48 percent through October

Mail Shipments’s trade with the world fell 11.48 percent, from $140.28 million to $124.17 million 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.

Mail Shipments ranked No. 212 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. 201. It finished No. 203 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 Mail Shipments’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Hong Kong, No. 4 China and No. 5 United Kingdom . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Australia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 6.56 percent to $29.37 million.
    Exports rose 6.56 percent to $29.37 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 31.7 percent to $16.52 million.
    Exports rose 31.7 percent to $16.52 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Hong Kong fell 26.67 percent to $10.04 million.
    Exports fell 26.67 percent to $10.04 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 36.59 percent to $7.29 million.
    Exports fell 36.59 percent to $7.29 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom fell 3.13 percent to $6.29 million.
    Exports fell 3.13 percent to $6.29 million. There were no imports.

Mail Shipments’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 55.97 percent of its trade with the world.

Mail Shipments had trade surpluses with 142 countries and deficits with zero through October. That compares with 139 surpluses and zero deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Canada, $29.37 million; Japan, $16.52 million; and Hong Kong, $10.04 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Maldives, $0; Lebanon, $0; and Suriname, $0.

Through October it’s top exports were Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; Diamonds, not mounted; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; and Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, in that order. Those accounted for 19 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Cell phones, related equipment; Diamonds, not mounted; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; and Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing, accounting for 0 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Mail Shipments’s exports:

  • Computers rose 16.63 percent compared to last year to $5.06 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 39.51 percent compared to last year to $4.93 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 37.34 percent compared to last year to $4.77 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 7680.16 percent compared to last year to $4.44 million.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing fell 26.36 percent compared to last year to $4.39 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment 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.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, 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 $171.03 million. The Port’s surplus was $171.03 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $171.03 million and imports came to $0.