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Port of Baltimore, Md.

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s trade totaled $4.47 billion for the month of August, $39.79 billion through August of 2019, and $59.72 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
1Germany$4.47 B
2Japan$4.03 B
3United Kingdom$3.43 B
4China$2.74 B
5Mexico$2.25 B
6India$1.76 B
7Belgium$1.7 B
8Italy$1.67 B
9Brazil$1.52 B
10Sweden$960.76 M

Overall Rank

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s trade increases 0.08 percent through August

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s trade with the world rose 0.08 percent, from $39.76 billion to $39.79 billion 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 of Baltimore, Md. ranked No. 20 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 of Baltimore, Md.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, China and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany rose 0.65 percent to $4.47 billion.
    Exports fell 23.88 percent to $646.99 million. Imports rose 6.46 percent to $3.82 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 8.89 percent to $4.03 billion.
    Exports rose 21.86 percent to $780.79 million. Imports rose 6.17 percent to $3.25 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 1.14 percent to $3.43 billion.
    Exports rose 5.24 percent to $507.06 million. Imports rose 0.46 percent to $2.92 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 17.76 percent to $2.74 billion.
    Exports fell 32.8 percent to $264.93 million. Imports fell 15.73 percent to $2.47 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 31.48 percent to $2.25 billion.
    Exports rose 2.15 percent to $440.28 million. Imports rose 41.34 percent to $1.81 billion.

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 42.52 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Baltimore, Md. had trade surpluses with 98 countries and deficits with 85 through August. That compares with 101 surpluses and 83 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Australia, $362.23 million; India, $290.35 million; and Ukraine, $174.87 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Germany, $3.17 billion; Japan, $2.47 billion; and United Kingdom, $2.42 billion.

Through August its top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Coal, briquettes; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Tractors; and Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites, in that order. Those accounted for 56.16 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Commercial vehicles; and Aluminum, unwrought, accounting for 48.52 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Baltimore, Md.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 30.07 percent compared to last year to $2.04 billion.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 0.46 percent compared to last year to $1.52 billion.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 60.8 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
  • Tractors rose 5.43 percent compared to last year to $815.52 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 1316.58 percent compared to last year to $362 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 6.16 percent compared to last year to $10.03 billion.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 39.83 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 113.73 percent compared to last year to $1.1 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 2.87 percent compared to last year to $964.09 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 28.33 percent compared to last year to $840.12 million.

Last year Port of Baltimore, Md. posted total trade with the world of $59.72 billion. The Port’s deficit was $26.14 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, China and Mexico. Exports totaled $16.79 billion and imports came to $42.93 billion.