|1||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$364.7 M|
|2||Printers, all types, parts||$348.51 M|
|3||Motorboats and yachts||$251.84 M|
|4||Motor vehicle parts||$226.42 M|
|6||Cotton yarn||$212.68 M|
|8||Cell phones, related equipment||$140.52 M|
|9||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$131.77 M|
|10||Prepared foods, beverages||$109.15 M|
|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$884.5 M|
|2||T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted||$643.61 M|
|3||Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted||$473.49 M|
|4||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$304.31 M|
|5||Motorboats and yachts||$261.17 M|
|6||Rum, gin, vodka, other liquors||$197.34 M|
|7||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$177.7 M|
|8||Fish fillets, chilled or frozen||$138.74 M|
|9||Value added to a returned import||$125.44 M|
|10||Men's or boys' slacks, suits, not knit||$112.21 M|
Port Everglades, Fla.’s trade decreases 5.12 percent through August
Port Everglades, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 5.12 percent, from $16.08 billion to $15.25 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.
Port Everglades, Fla. ranked No. 42 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 Port Everglades, Fla.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Colombia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Dominican Republic, Honduras, Chile, Brazil and Colombia, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Honduras fell 3.33 percent to $1.33 billion.
Exports fell 1.67 percent to $533.54 million. Imports fell 4.41 percent to $801.39 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Dominican Republic fell 26.11 percent to $1.3 billion.
Exports fell 23.85 percent to $615.27 million. Imports fell 28.01 percent to $689.06 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Brazil rose 8.83 percent to $1.14 billion.
Exports rose 15.25 percent to $816.76 million. Imports fell 4.51 percent to $325.45 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Chile rose 2.97 percent to $1.1 billion.
Exports rose 6.93 percent to $783.26 million. Imports fell 5.62 percent to $318.18 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Colombia rose 8.89 percent to $836.46 million.
Exports rose 13.7 percent to $496.13 million. Imports rose 2.57 percent to $340.33 million.
Port Everglades, Fla.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 37.49 percent of its trade with the world.
Port Everglades, Fla. had trade surpluses with 81 countries and deficits with 78 through August. That compares with 76 surpluses and 92 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Brazil, $491.31 million; Chile, $465.08 million; and Panama, $439.43 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Honduras, $267.85 million; India, $248.07 million; and Nicaragua, $247.96 million.
Through August its top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Printers, all types, parts; Motorboats and yachts; Motor vehicle parts; and Computers, in that order. Those accounted for 17.16 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; and Motorboats and yachts, accounting for 36.4 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port Everglades, Fla.’s exports:
- Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 7.93 percent compared to last year to $364.7 million.
- Printers, all types, parts rose 29.21 percent compared to last year to $348.51 million.
- Motorboats and yachts fell 5.13 percent compared to last year to $251.84 million.
- Motor vehicle parts rose 14.18 percent compared to last year to $226.42 million.
- Computers fell 14.94 percent compared to last year to $216.2 million.
On the import side:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 32.53 percent compared to last year to $884.5 million.
- T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted fell 3.27 percent compared to last year to $643.61 million.
- Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 14.37 percent compared to last year to $473.49 million.
- Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 12.74 percent compared to last year to $304.31 million.
- Motorboats and yachts fell 1.02 percent compared to last year to $261.17 million.
Last year Port Everglades, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $24.48 billion. The Port’s surplus was $868.09 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Dominican Republic, Honduras, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Exports totaled $12.67 billion and imports came to $11.8 billion.