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Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade totaled $166.25 million for the month of August, $1.15 billion through August of 2019, and $1.57 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
1Trinidad and Tobago$357.84 M
2Russia$147.95 M
3Colombia$112.11 M
4Argentina$93.94 M
5Lithuania$75.64 M
6Brazil$56.96 M
7Italy$43.2 M
8Algeria$38.88 M
9Sweden$33.95 M
10The Netherlands$21.79 M

Overall Rank

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade increases 13.29 percent through August

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade with the world rose 13.29 percent, from $1.02 billion to $1.15 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.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. ranked No. 134 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 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Lithuania. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Trinidad and Tobago, Lithuania, Colombia, Italy and Argentina, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Trinidad and Tobago rose 35.83 percent to $357.84 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 35.83 percent to $357.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Russia rose 277.42 percent to $147.95 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 277.42 percent to $147.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Colombia rose 20.43 percent to $112.11 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 20.43 percent to $112.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Argentina rose 39.79 percent to $93.94 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 39.79 percent to $93.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Lithuania fell 65.66 percent to $75.64 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 65.66 percent to $75.64 million.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 68.33 percent of its trade with the world.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. had trade surpluses with four countries and deficits with 37 through August. That compares with five surpluses and 29 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Mexico, $16.46 million; British Virgin Islands, $2.15 million; and Costa Rica, $295,049. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Trinidad and Tobago, $357.84 million; Russia, $147.95 million; and Colombia, $112.11 million.

Through August its top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Gasoline, other fuels; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Prefabricated buildings, in that order. Those accounted for 99.53 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Coal, briquettes; Molasses from sugar; and Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, accounting for 98.76 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s exports:

  • Scrap iron, steel fell 17.66 percent compared to last year to $21.15 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 62.71 percent compared to last year to $2.06 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 151.71 percent compared to last year to $295,049.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts totaled $229,112. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Prefabricated buildings totaled $40,750. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 0.04 percent compared to last year to $591.67 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 30.71 percent compared to last year to $407.03 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 38.89 percent compared to last year to $76.92 million.
  • Molasses from sugar fell 6.57 percent compared to last year to $21.47 million.
  • Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands totaled $17.58 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. posted total trade with the world of $1.57 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.51 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Trinidad and Tobago, Lithuania, Colombia, Argentina and Italy. Exports totaled $33.6 million and imports came to $1.54 billion.