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Port of Gulfport, Miss.

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s trade totaled $218.05 million for the month of October, $2.11 billion through October 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$853.81 M
2El Salvador$525.49 M
3Guatemala$379.78 M
4Nicaragua$144.08 M
5Costa Rica$55.67 M
6Madagascar$32.8 M
7Mozambique$22.43 M
8Senegal$18.03 M
9Colombia$16.77 M
10Mexico$12.49 M

Overall Rank

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s trade decreases 3.53 percent through October

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s trade with the world fell 3.53 percent, from $2.19 billion to $2.11 billion through the first 10 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 $3.47 trillion, with exports at $1.37 trillion and imports at $2.09 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 1.15 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.23 percent and imports fell 1.1 percent.

Port of Gulfport, Miss. ranked No. 119 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October 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 October 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 16.06 percent to $853.81 million.
    Exports fell 15.33 percent to $419.87 million. Imports fell 16.75 percent to $433.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 El Salvador rose 4.39 percent to $525.49 million.
    Exports fell 18.01 percent to $68.24 million. Imports rose 8.83 percent to $457.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Guatemala fell 2.1 percent to $379.78 million.
    Exports fell 0.66 percent to $225.94 million. Imports fell 4.15 percent to $153.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Nicaragua rose 28.95 percent to $144.08 million.
    Exports fell 45.6 percent to $10.15 million. Imports rose 43.9 percent to $133.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Costa Rica rose 20.3 percent to $55.67 million.
    Exports rose 12.53 percent to $42.63 million. Imports rose 55.37 percent to $13.04 million.

Port of Gulfport, Miss.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 92.87 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Gulfport, Miss. had trade surpluses with 13 countries and deficits with 31 through October. That compares with eight surpluses and 28 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Guatemala, $72.11 million; Costa Rica, $29.59 million; and Taiwan, $7.13 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with El Salvador, $389.01 million; Nicaragua, $123.77 million; and Madagascar, $32.8 million.

Through October 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 54.93 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 Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614, accounting for 63.9 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard fell 17.88 percent compared to last year to $142.07 million.
  • Synthetic yarn, not retail rose 22.57 percent compared to last year to $98.5 million.
  • Cotton yarn rose 4.86 percent compared to last year to $87.64 million.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled rose 2.46 percent compared to last year to $59.23 million.
  • Uncoated paper, paperboard fell 8.99 percent compared to last year to $44.53 million.

On the import side:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 3.51 percent compared to last year to $263.59 million.
  • Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried rose 3.09 percent compared to last year to $195.02 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 17.77 percent compared to last year to $172.29 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ underwear rose 43.9 percent compared to last year to $123.66 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 rose 13.23 percent compared to last year to $90.68 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.

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