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Port Manatee, Fla.

Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade totaled $79.05 million for the month of August, $700.58 million through August of 2019, and $973.2 million for all of 2018, 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
1Mexico$250.71 M
2Brazil$164.28 M
3Costa Rica$77.81 M
4Argentina$74.72 M
5Peru$26.82 M
6Colombia$19.76 M
7Australia$14.75 M
8Russia$13.44 M
9Ecuador$10.59 M
10Guatemala$9.09 M

Overall Rank

Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade increases 6.61 percent through August

Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade with the world rose 6.61 percent, from $657.14 million to $700.58 million 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 Manatee, Fla. ranked No. 150 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 Manatee, Fla.’s top trade partners 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 Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica and Australia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 86.25 percent to $250.71 million.
    Exports fell 80.81 percent to $3.31 million. Imports rose 110.84 percent to $247.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Brazil fell 0.96 percent to $164.28 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 0.96 percent to $164.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Costa Rica fell 14.62 percent to $77.81 million.
    Exports rose 118.43 percent to $2.61 million. Imports fell 16.38 percent to $75.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Argentina fell 31.58 percent to $74.72 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 31.58 percent to $74.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Peru rose 95.19 percent to $26.82 million.
    Exports totaled $8.61 million. Imports rose 32.52 percent to $18.21 million.

Port Manatee, Fla.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 84.84 percent of its trade with the world.

Port Manatee, Fla. had trade surpluses with seven countries and deficits with 23 through August. That compares with seven surpluses and 24 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Australia, $14.75 million; Colombia, $13.41 million; and Algeria, $3.08 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $244.08 million; Brazil, $164.28 million; and Argentina, $74.72 million.

Through August its top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Scrap iron, steel; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; Machinery for heating and sterilizing; and Paper, paperboard scrap, in that order. Those accounted for 83 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Aluminum, unwrought; Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; and Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, accounting for 71.95 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port Manatee, Fla.’s exports:

  • Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers fell 2.57 percent compared to last year to $31.34 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 40.07 percent compared to last year to $8.61 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard fell 71.33 percent compared to last year to $2.65 million.
  • Machinery for heating and sterilizing totaled $1.99 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Paper, paperboard scrap fell 28.83 percent compared to last year to $1.77 million.

On the import side:

  • Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified rose 45.14 percent compared to last year to $249.64 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 24.8 percent compared to last year to $73.32 million.
  • Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried fell 11.66 percent compared to last year to $67.66 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. rose 3.55 percent compared to last year to $44.26 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 5.05 percent compared to last year to $28.97 million.

Last year Port Manatee, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $973.2 million. The Port’s deficit was $767.72 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica and Australia. Exports totaled $102.74 million and imports came to $870.46 million.