Port Townsend, Wash.

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade totaled $38.1 million for the month of July, $347.74 million through July of 2020, and $1.11 billion for all of 2019, 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
1Canada$347.6 M
2Costa Rica$83,555
3China$56,354

Overall Rank

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade decreases 54.22 percent through July

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 54.22 percent, from $759.53 million to $347.74 million through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Port Townsend, Wash. ranked No. 157 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 143. It finished No. 146 in the last full year.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July Port Townsend, Wash.’s top trade partners only trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 New Zealand and No. 4 Indonesia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners only spots were held by Canada, Indonesia, New Zealand and Costa Rica, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 59.22 percent to $309.56 million.
    Exports fell 53.42 percent to $366,270. Imports fell 59.22 percent to $309.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Costa Rica totaled $83,555.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $83,555.
  • Trade with No. 3 New Zealand fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Indonesia fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

Port Townsend, Wash.’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.

Port Townsend, Wash. had trade surpluses with zero countries and deficits with two through July. That compares with one surpluses and two deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with New Zealand, $0; Indonesia, $0; and Costa Rica, $83,555. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Canada, $308.83 million; Costa Rica, $83,555; and New Zealand $0.

Through July its top exports were Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Rubber tires; Air conditioning machines; Parts for heavy machinery; and Preparations for animal feeding, in that order. Those accounted for 65.89 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were LNG, other petroleum gases; Motorboats and yachts; X-ray apparatus; Rubber tires; and Air conditioning machines, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port Townsend, Wash.’s exports:

  • Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified totaled $72,625. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Rubber tires totaled $71,420. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Air conditioning machines totaled $67,145. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Parts for heavy machinery totaled $35,869. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Preparations for animal feeding totaled $24,142. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 54.21 percent compared to last year to $347.19 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts totaled $83,555. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • X-ray apparatus totaled $56,354. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Rubber tires totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Air conditioning machines totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port Townsend, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $1.11 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.11 billion. Exports totaled $1.58 million and imports came to $1.11 billion.