|2||Trailers and similar vehicles||$94,515|
|3||Make-up and skin-care products||$63,137|
|4||Toys, children's bicycles, games||$52,305|
|5||Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear||$44,285|
|6||Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts||$36,235|
|10||Cameras, including TV cameras||$23,341|
|1||Motorboats and yachts||$1.77 M|
|2||Returned exports, without change||$1.13 M|
|4||Misc. aluminum non-prefab structures||$123,088|
|5||Doors, window frames, wooden joinery||$62,026|
|6||Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic||$54,790|
|7||Misc. builders' plastics||$50,403|
|8||Motor vehicle parts||$13,164|
|9||Respiration equipment, etc.||$10,926|
|10||Multi-walled insulating glass||$8,000|
Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade decreases 47.97 percent through May
Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 47.97 percent, from $9.23 million to $4.8 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.
Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash. ranked No. 278 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 Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Sweden and No. 5 Italy. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy and France, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 32.4 percent to $3.15 million.
Exports fell 60.03 percent to $1.15 million. Imports rose 11.95 percent to $2.01 million.
- Trade with No. 2 China rose 3890.41 percent to $1.39 million.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.39 million.
- Trade with No. 3 France fell 29.96 percent to $195,000.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $195,000.
- Trade with No. 4 Sweden rose 515.83 percent to $60,000.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $60,000.
- Trade with No. 5 Italy fell 98.61 percent to $5,000.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $5,000.
Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.93 percent of its trade with the world.
Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash. had trade surpluses with zero countries and deficits with seven through May. That compares with 10 surpluses and zero deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Australia, $0; Colombia, $0; and Venezuela, $0. The top three deficits through May of this year were with China, $1.39 million; Canada, $855,717; and France, $195,000.
Through May its top exports were Inks; Trailers and similar vehicles; Make-up and skin-care products; Toys, children’s bicycles, games; and Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear, in that order. Those accounted for 39.99 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motorboats and yachts; Returned exports, without change; Natural waters; Misc. aluminum non-prefab structures; and Doors, window frames, wooden joinery, accounting for 95.81 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash.’s exports:
- Inks rose 66.83 percent compared to last year to $205,451.
- Trailers and similar vehicles rose 386.56 percent compared to last year to $94,515.
- Make-up and skin-care products rose 32.39 percent compared to last year to $63,137.
- Toys, children’s bicycles, games fell 30.37 percent compared to last year to $52,305.
- Track suits, ski-suits & swimwear rose 88.98 percent compared to last year to $44,285.
On the import side:
- Motorboats and yachts fell 61.97 percent compared to last year to $1.77 million.
- Returned exports, without change fell 37.93 percent compared to last year to $1.13 million.
- Natural waters fell 32.28 percent compared to last year to $411,743.
- Misc. aluminum non-prefab structures totaled $123,088. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Doors, window frames, wooden joinery fell 40.55 percent compared to last year to $62,026.
Last year Point Roberts Border Crossing, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $22.83 million. The Port’s deficit was $11.05 million. Exports totaled $5.89 million and imports came to $16.94 million.