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Port Townsend, Wash.

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade totaled $71.48 million for the month of October, $639.22 million through October of 2018, and $973.31 million for all of 2017, 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$638.25 M
2Taiwan$656,880
3South Korea$317,053

Overall Rank

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade decreases 19.65 percent through October

Port Townsend, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 19.65 percent, from $795.59 million to $639.22 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port Townsend, Wash. ranked No. 156 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 148. It finished No. 147 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Port Townsend, Wash.’s top trade parters only trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 South Korea and No. 4 China . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners only spots were held by Canada, China, Taiwan and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 19.64 percent to $638.25 million.
    Exports rose 17.94 percent to $1.51 million. Imports fell 19.7 percent to $636.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Taiwan totaled $656,880.
    Exports totaled $107,880. Imports totaled $549,000.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea totaled $317,053.
    Exports totaled $317,053. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

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

Port Townsend, Wash. had trade surpluses with one countries and deficits with two through October. That compares with zero surpluses and two deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with South Korea, $317,053; China, $0; and Taiwan, $441,120. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $635.23 million; Taiwan, $441,120; and China $0.

Through October it’s top exports were Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene; Hydrogen peroxide; Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery; Glass containers for packing; and Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents, in that order. Those accounted for 54.99 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Motorboats and yachts; Prepared glues and adhesives; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Beans, peas, fresh or chilled, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Dental floss, preparations for oral hygiene totaled $311,669. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Hydrogen peroxide totaled $297,538. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery totaled $224,744. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Glass containers for packing fell 64.79 percent compared to last year to $121,554.
  • Miscellaneous medical chemical re-agents totaled $108,082. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 19.66 percent compared to last year to $636.74 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts totaled $549,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Prepared glues and adhesives totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Beans, peas, fresh or chilled totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port Townsend, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $859.15 million. The Port’s deficit was $770.8 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $44.17 million and imports came to $814.97 million.