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Port of Gulfport, Miss.

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s trade totaled $207.35 million for the month of April, $837.79 million through April of 2019, and $2.57 billion 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
1Honduras$361.06 M
2El Salvador$185.96 M
3Guatemala$161.8 M
4Nicaragua$50.2 M
5Costa Rica$21.76 M
6Mozambique$13.38 M
7Madagascar$13.13 M
8Mexico$10.17 M
9Senegal$4.37 M
10Colombia$3.89 M

Overall Rank

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s trade decreases 2.66 percent through April

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s trade with the world fell 2.66 percent, from $860.64 million to $837.79 million through the first four 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 $1.35 trillion, with exports at $543.34 billion and imports at $807.48 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 0.58 percent and imports rose 0.56 percent.

Port of Gulfport, Miss. ranked No. 115 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through April 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; Port of Newark; Chicago O’Hare International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through April Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Honduras, No. 2 El Salvador, No. 3 Guatemala, No. 4 Nicaragua and No. 5 Costa Rica. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Honduras fell 12.03 percent to $361.06 million.
    Exports fell 9.14 percent to $186.84 million. Imports fell 14.93 percent to $174.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 El Salvador fell 2.53 percent to $185.96 million.
    Exports fell 19.31 percent to $29.18 million. Imports rose 1.4 percent to $156.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Guatemala rose 1.17 percent to $161.8 million.
    Exports fell 3.13 percent to $98.43 million. Imports rose 8.67 percent to $63.37 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Nicaragua rose 25.41 percent to $50.2 million.
    Exports fell 51.57 percent to $5.25 million. Imports rose 54.02 percent to $44.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Costa Rica rose 22.28 percent to $21.76 million.
    Exports rose 23.6 percent to $18.03 million. Imports rose 16.29 percent to $3.73 million.

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 93.2 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Gulfport, Miss. had trade surpluses with 10 countries and deficits with 20 through April. That compares with seven surpluses and 19 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with Guatemala, $35.06 million; Costa Rica, $14.3 million; and Honduras, $12.63 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with El Salvador, $127.6 million; Nicaragua, $39.69 million; and Mozambique, $13.38 million.

Through April its top exports were Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; Synthetic yarn, not retail; Cotton yarn; Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled; and Uncoated paper, paperboard, in that order. Those accounted for 54.27 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ underwear; and Insulated wire, cable, accounting for 63 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s exports:

  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 1.57 percent compared to last year to $73.88 million.
  • Synthetic yarn, not retail rose 43.66 percent compared to last year to $37.26 million.
  • Cotton yarn fell 9.36 percent compared to last year to $32.27 million.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled fell 1.2 percent compared to last year to $23.9 million.
  • Uncoated paper, paperboard rose 5.68 percent compared to last year to $21.28 million.

On the import side:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted fell 8.1 percent compared to last year to $96.09 million.
  • Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried rose 4.23 percent compared to last year to $75.59 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 11.49 percent compared to last year to $53.84 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ underwear rose 40.53 percent compared to last year to $42.6 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 31.51 percent compared to last year to $40.75 million.

Last year Port of Gulfport, Miss. posted total trade with the world of $2.57 billion. The Port’s deficit was $524.65 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Exports totaled $1.02 billion and imports came to $1.55 billion.