|1||Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers||$11.18 M|
|2||Scrap iron, steel||$10.43 M|
|3||Paper, paperboard scrap||$2.95 M|
|5||Plastic boxes, containers||$1.08 M|
|6||Electric generating sets, rotary converters||$250,000|
|7||Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified||$157,017|
|8||Motor vehicle parts||$131,993|
|9||Self-propelled heavy construction machinery||$125,860|
|10||Paper, Paperboard, Cellul Wad to Size & Arts 4823||$62,395|
|1||Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified||$108.57 M|
|2||Aluminum, unwrought||$69.08 M|
|3||Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried||$46.99 M|
|4||Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.||$29.7 M|
|5||Refrigerators, freezers||$28.6 M|
|6||Cane, beet sugar, solid form||$27.86 M|
|7||Washing, drying machines excluding for laundry||$27.44 M|
|8||Misc. wood articles||$12.18 M|
|9||Oranges, grapefruit, other citrus||$8.49 M|
|10||Essential oil resins||$7.62 M|
Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade decreases 12.79 percent through June
Port Manatee, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 12.79 percent, from $555.94 million to $484.82 million through the first six 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 $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.
Port Manatee, Fla. ranked No. 149 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June 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 June Port Manatee, Fla.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Peru. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina and Peru, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 18.37 percent to $240.45 million.
Exports rose 480.78 percent to $6.16 million. Imports rose 15.94 percent to $234.28 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Argentina rose 36.18 percent to $70.12 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 36.18 percent to $70.12 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Costa Rica rose 8.48 percent to $66.07 million.
Exports fell 31.72 percent to $1.64 million. Imports rose 10.13 percent to $64.42 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Brazil fell 69.94 percent to $41.7 million.
There were no exports. Imports fell 69.94 percent to $41.7 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Peru fell 48.48 percent to $10.55 million.
Exports fell 12.82 percent to $7.51 million. Imports fell 74.38 percent to $3.04 million.
Port Manatee, Fla.’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 88.46 percent of its trade with the world.
Port Manatee, Fla. had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 23 through June. That compares with seven surpluses and 23 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Australia, $6.51 million; Colombia, $4.67 million; and Peru, $4.47 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Mexico, $228.12 million; Argentina, $70.12 million; and Costa Rica, $62.78 million.
Through June its top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Scrap iron, steel; Paper, paperboard scrap; Tractors; and Plastic boxes, containers, in that order. Those accounted for 96.1 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 Refrigerators, freezers, accounting for 61.92 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port Manatee, Fla.’s exports:
- Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers fell 26.23 percent compared to last year to $11.18 million.
- Scrap iron, steel rose 21.07 percent compared to last year to $10.43 million.
- Paper, paperboard scrap rose 294.04 percent compared to last year to $2.95 million.
- Tractors rose 422.22 percent compared to last year to $1.14 million.
- Plastic boxes, containers fell 19.85 percent compared to last year to $1.08 million.
On the import side:
- Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified fell 50.81 percent compared to last year to $108.57 million.
- Aluminum, unwrought rose 34.17 percent compared to last year to $69.08 million.
- Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried fell 11.44 percent compared to last year to $46.99 million.
- Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 11.53 percent compared to last year to $29.7 million.
- Refrigerators, freezers rose 240.89 percent compared to last year to $28.6 million.
Last year Port Manatee, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $1.05 billion. The Port’s deficit was $762.31 million. Exports totaled $145.35 million and imports came to $907.66 million.