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Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade totaled $137.53 million for the month of October, $1.29 billion through October of 2018, and $1.43 billion 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
1Trinidad and Tobago$350.71 M
2Lithuania$243.75 M
3Colombia$114.18 M
4Argentina$95.84 M
5Italy$83.9 M
6Russia$58.76 M
7Brazil$57.14 M
8Nigeria$47.73 M
9The Netherlands$47.07 M
10Mexico$28.59 M

Overall Rank

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade increases 4 percent through October

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade with the world rose 4 percent, from $1.24 billion to $1.29 billion 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.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. ranked No. 138 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. 139. It finished No. 141 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 Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 2 Lithuania, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Italy . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Trinidad and Tobago, Lithuania, Brazil, Colombia and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Trinidad and Tobago rose 11.3 percent to $350.71 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 11.3 percent to $350.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Lithuania fell 1.29 percent to $243.75 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 1.29 percent to $243.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Colombia rose 30.01 percent to $114.18 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 30.01 percent to $114.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Argentina rose 196.41 percent to $95.84 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 196.41 percent to $95.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Italy rose 2835.42 percent to $83.9 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 2835.42 percent to $83.9 million.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 68.94 percent of its trade with the world.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 34 through October. That compares with 13 surpluses and 34 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Mexico, $27.8 million; British Virgin Islands, $1.74 million; and Singapore, $84,983. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Trinidad and Tobago, $350.71 million; Lithuania, $243.75 million; and Colombia, $114.18 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Gasoline, other fuels; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Instruments to measure flow levels, parts; and Electrical resistors, except heating resistors, in that order. Those accounted for 100 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 Portland, aluminous and slag cement, accounting for 99.27 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Scrap iron, steel rose 77.55 percent compared to last year to $28.2 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 77.44 percent compared to last year to $1.74 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 79.04 percent compared to last year to $117,217.
  • Instruments to measure flow levels, parts fell 21.83 percent compared to last year to $20,891.
  • Electrical resistors, except heating resistors fell 88.61 percent compared to last year to $6,678.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 6.04 percent compared to last year to $746.15 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 15.43 percent compared to last year to $407.32 million.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 28.46 percent compared to last year to $61.54 million.
  • Molasses from sugar rose 19.45 percent compared to last year to $25.65 million.
  • Portland, aluminous and slag cement rose 1724.22 percent compared to last year to $8.66 million.

Last year Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. posted total trade with the world of $1.43 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.35 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $40.69 million and imports came to $1.39 billion.