Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Port Townsend, Wash.

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade totaled $52.12 million for the month of August, $811.65 million through August of 2019, and $799.69 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Canada$811.16 M
2Indonesia$475,123
3New Zealand$10,400

Overall Rank

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade increases 62.69 percent through August

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 62.69 percent, from $498.89 million to $811.65 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 Townsend, Wash. ranked No. 144 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 Townsend, Wash.’s top trade partners only trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 New Zealand and No. 4 Taiwan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners only spots were held by Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia and New Zealand, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 62.81 percent to $811.16 million.
    Exports rose 19.59 percent to $1.05 million. Imports rose 62.88 percent to $810.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Indonesia totaled $475,123.
    Exports totaled $475,123. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 New Zealand totaled $10,400.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $10,400.
  • Trade with No. 4 Taiwan fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

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

Port Townsend, Wash. had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with two through August. That compares with zero surpluses and two deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Indonesia, $475,123; Taiwan, $0; and New Zealand, $10,400. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $809.06 million; New Zealand, $10,400; and Taiwan $0.

Through August its top exports were Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Safety glass, tempered or laminated; Sand-blasting, other liquid-dispersing equipment; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, in that order. Those accounted for 64.09 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Value added to a returned import; Miscellaneous machine parts; Cassette players, turntables; and Parts and Accessories For Items 8519 to 8521 8522, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts totaled $475,123. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $172,280. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Safety glass, tempered or laminated totaled $160,583. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Sand-blasting, other liquid-dispersing equipment totaled $96,383. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 2642.19 percent compared to last year to $72,668.

On the import side:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 62.87 percent compared to last year to $810.06 million.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $41,817. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts totaled $10,064. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cassette players, turntables totaled $7,400. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Parts and Accessories For Items 8519 to 8521 8522 totaled $3,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port Townsend, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $799.69 million. The Port’s deficit was $795.42 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Taiwan, India, South Korea and Germany. Exports totaled $2.14 million and imports came to $797.55 million.