|1||Various forms of salt||$929,995|
|2||Portland, aluminous and slag cement||$676,203|
|5||Plastic plates, sheet, film||$81,185|
|6||Misc. articles of unhardened vulcanized rubber||$6,401|
|8||Gaskets & Similar Joints of Metal Sheeting 8484||$5,192|
|9||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$4,186|
|1||Ash and residues, with metal content||$122.68 M|
|2||Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614||$6.66 M|
|3||Various forms of salt||$2.08 M|
|4||Aluminum ores and concentrates||$1.92 M|
|5||Potassic fertilizers||$1.56 M|
|7||Waste from iron, steel manufacturing||$556,708|
|8||Sands, except metal-bearing||$296,270|
Port of Ashtabula, Ohio’s trade increases 24.4 percent through October
Port of Ashtabula, Ohio’s trade with the world rose 24.4 percent, from $111.39 million to $138.57 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 of Ashtabula, Ohio ranked No. 206 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. 212. It finished No. 211 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 of Ashtabula, Ohio’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Africa, No. 3 Norway, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Turkey . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, South Africa, Norway, Kenya and Australia, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 31.01 percent to $85.89 million.
Exports fell 63.85 percent to $697,649. Imports rose 33.89 percent to $85.2 million.
- Trade with No. 2 South Africa rose 14.22 percent to $28.02 million.
Exports rose 96.47 percent to $5,126. Imports rose 14.21 percent to $28.01 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Norway rose 71.41 percent to $13.12 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 71.41 percent to $13.12 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Australia rose 98.88 percent to $6.67 million.
Exports fell 45.17 percent to $13,916. Imports rose 99.98 percent to $6.66 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Turkey totaled $1.92 million.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.92 million.
Port of Ashtabula, Ohio’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 97.88 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Ashtabula, Ohio had trade surpluses with 18 countries and deficits with seven through October. That compares with 20 surpluses and five deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with France, $1.06 million; Taiwan, $169,200; and United Kingdom, $97,362. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $84.5 million; South Africa, $28.01 million; and Norway, $13.12 million.
Through October it’s top exports were Various forms of salt; Portland, aluminous and slag cement; Cotton; Organo-sulfur compounds; and Plastic plates, sheet, film, in that order. Those accounted for 99.01 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Ash and residues, with metal content; Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614; Various forms of salt; Aluminum ores and concentrates; and Potassic fertilizers, accounting for 98.9 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Ashtabula, Ohio’s exports:
- Various forms of salt totaled $929,995. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Portland, aluminous and slag cement rose 21.4 percent compared to last year to $676,203.
- Cotton fell 9.12 percent compared to last year to $273,157.
- Organo-sulfur compounds totaled $192,510. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Plastic plates, sheet, film totaled $81,185. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
On the import side:
- Ash and residues, with metal content rose 32.11 percent compared to last year to $122.68 million.
- Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 fell 38.24 percent compared to last year to $6.66 million.
- Various forms of salt rose 127.99 percent compared to last year to $2.08 million.
- Aluminum ores and concentrates totaled $1.92 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Potassic fertilizers rose 76.05 percent compared to last year to $1.56 million.
Last year Port of Ashtabula, Ohio posted total trade with the world of $200.72 million. The Port’s deficit was $112.8 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $43.96 million and imports came to $156.76 million.