|1||Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers||$4.27 M|
|2||Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard||$2.24 M|
|3||Plastic boxes, containers||$722,719|
|4||Cheese and curd||$666,226|
|5||Power supplies, transformers||$495,000|
|6||Electric motors, generators, not sets||$475,000|
|7||Worn clothing, other worn textile articles||$101,830|
|8||Paper, paperboard scrap||$91,150|
|9||Motor vehicle parts||$88,530|
|10||Parts for heavy machinery||$55,483|
|1||Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified||$90.39 M|
|2||Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried||$14.91 M|
|3||Aluminum, unwrought||$11.28 M|
|4||Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.||$9.13 M|
|5||Natural calcium and phosphate||$5.63 M|
|6||Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade||$3.54 M|
|7||Air conditioning machines||$3.5 M|
|8||Portland, aluminous and slag cement||$2.6 M|
|9||Sulfur, not sublimed||$2.54 M|
|10||Misc. wood articles||$1.84 M|
Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade increases 10.68 percent through February
Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade with the world rose 10.68 percent, from $153.74 million to $170.16 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.
Port Manatee, Fla. ranked No. 145 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Through February Port Manatee, Fla.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Peru . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Australia, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 62.46 percent to $64.51 million.
Exports fell 96.32 percent to $179,839. Imports rose 84.77 percent to $64.33 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Brazil rose 69.03 percent to $47.73 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 69.03 percent to $47.73 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Costa Rica fell 38.2 percent to $17.64 million.
Exports rose 206.41 percent to $752,760. Imports fell 40.33 percent to $16.89 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Argentina fell 32.95 percent to $11.28 million.
There were no exports. Imports fell 32.95 percent to $11.28 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Peru totaled $5.63 million.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $5.63 million.
Port Manatee, Fla.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 86.26 percent of its trade with the world.
Port Manatee, Fla. had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 15 through February. That compares with six surpluses and 11 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Guatemala, $2.96 million; Australia, $2.95 million; and Colombia, $759,779. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $64.15 million; Brazil, $47.73 million; and Costa Rica, $16.13 million.
Through February it’s top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; Plastic boxes, containers; Cheese and curd; and Power supplies, transformers, in that order. Those accounted for 88.34 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried; Aluminum, unwrought; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; and Natural calcium and phosphate, accounting for 81.75 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port Manatee, Fla.’s exports:
- Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers fell 74.01 percent compared to last year to $4.27 million.
- Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard fell 30.99 percent compared to last year to $2.24 million.
- Plastic boxes, containers rose 165.87 percent compared to last year to $722,719.
- Cheese and curd totaled $666,226. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Power supplies, transformers totaled $495,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
On the import side:
- Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified rose 100.76 percent compared to last year to $90.39 million.
- Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried fell 34.47 percent compared to last year to $14.91 million.
- Aluminum, unwrought fell 21.86 percent compared to last year to $11.28 million.
- Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 12.88 percent compared to last year to $9.13 million.
- Natural calcium and phosphate rose 68.98 percent compared to last year to $5.63 million.
Last year Port Manatee, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $810.16 million. The Port’s deficit was $599.89 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $105.13 million and imports came to $705.02 million.