Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade totaled $110.85 million for the month of July, $713.28 million through July 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$135.14 M
2Brazil$109.53 M
3Trinidad and Tobago$103.65 M
4Russia$70.41 M
5The Netherlands$64.63 M
6Canada$24.54 M
7Nigeria$22.09 M
8Sweden$18.08 M
9India$17.41 M
10Lithuania$17.05 M

Overall Rank

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade decreases 27.68 percent through July

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s trade with the world fell 27.68 percent, from $986.25 million to $713.28 million through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 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 July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 134. It finished No. 137 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

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

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Colombia rose 33.7 percent to $113.28 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 33.7 percent to $113.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Brazil rose 103.75 percent to $97.72 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 103.75 percent to $97.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago fell 72.87 percent to $85.06 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 72.87 percent to $85.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Russia fell 44.23 percent to $64.67 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 44.23 percent to $64.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 The Netherlands rose 321 percent to $59.44 million.
    Exports totaled $1.69 million. Imports rose 309.02 percent to $57.75 million.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R.’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 69.74 percent of its trade with the world.

Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. had trade surpluses with eight countries and deficits with 27 through July. That compares with four surpluses and 35 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with Egypt, $3.63 million; British Virgin Islands, $2.51 million; and St Kitts and Nevis, $2.1 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Colombia, $113.28 million; Brazil, $97.72 million; and Trinidad and Tobago, $85.06 million.

Through July its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Scrap iron, steel; Breathing Appliances & Gas Masks Nesoi; Parts 9020; Molasses from sugar; and Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, 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 98.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 588.93 percent compared to last year to $12.18 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 44.28 percent compared to last year to $9.17 million.
  • Breathing Appliances & Gas Masks Nesoi; Parts 9020 fell 15.62 percent compared to last year to $31,105.
  • Molasses from sugar totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 8.53 percent compared to last year to $449.54 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 65.6 percent compared to last year to $124.77 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 11.11 percent compared to last year to $71.79 million.
  • Molasses from sugar rose 23.64 percent compared to last year to $21.96 million.
  • Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands fell 26.5 percent compared to last year to $12.92 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.