Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade totaled $71.18 million for the month of May, $526.27 million through May of 2020, and $1.76 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Colombia$110.2 M
2Brazil$80.63 M
3Trinidad and Tobago$69.96 M
4The Netherlands$59.29 M
5Russia$53.38 M
6Nigeria$22.09 M
7Canada$20.76 M
8Lithuania$17.05 M
9Sweden$14.05 M
10Portugal$9.93 M

Overall Rank

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade decreases 26.42 percent through May

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade with the world fell 26.42 percent, from $715.24 million to $526.27 million through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. ranked No. 137 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Colombia rose 86.86 percent to $110.2 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 86.86 percent to $110.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Brazil rose 174.69 percent to $80.63 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 174.69 percent to $80.63 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago fell 69.63 percent to $69.96 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 69.63 percent to $69.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands rose 599.52 percent to $59.29 million.
    Exports totaled $1.54 million. Imports rose 581.37 percent to $57.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Russia fell 35.72 percent to $53.38 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 35.72 percent to $53.38 million.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 70.96 percent of its trade with the world.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. had trade surpluses with seven countries and deficits with 25 through May. That compares with four surpluses and 31 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Egypt, $3.63 million; Turkey, $3.57 million; and British Virgin Islands, $2.27 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Colombia, $110.2 million; Brazil, $80.63 million; and Trinidad and Tobago, $69.96 million.

Through May its top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Gasoline, other fuels; Breathing Appliances & Gas Masks Nesoi; Parts 9020; Molasses from sugar; and Coal, briquettes, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; LNG, other petroleum gases; Coal, briquettes; Molasses from sugar; and Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, accounting for 98.83 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Scrap iron, steel fell 34.94 percent compared to last year to $9.17 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 717.39 percent compared to last year to $8.01 million.
  • Breathing Appliances & Gas Masks Nesoi; Parts 9020 totaled $31,105. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Molasses from sugar totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Coal, briquettes totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 6.25 percent compared to last year to $336.16 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 69.44 percent compared to last year to $81.7 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 35.71 percent compared to last year to $58.46 million.
  • Molasses from sugar rose 14.22 percent compared to last year to $18.36 million.
  • Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands fell 3.54 percent compared to last year to $8.42 million.

Last year Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. posted total trade with the world of $1.76 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.7 billion. Exports totaled $30.16 million and imports came to $1.73 billion.