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Port of Baltimore, Md.

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s trade totaled $4.67 billion for the month of February, $9.37 billion through February 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
1Japan$999.74 M
2United Kingdom$874.35 M
3Germany$847.21 M
4China$729.86 M
5Belgium$562.47 M
6Mexico$466.28 M
7Brazil$370.41 M
8India$365.05 M
9Italy$288.7 M
10Sweden$272 M

Overall Rank

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s trade increases 8.6 percent through February

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s trade with the world rose 8.6 percent, from $8.63 billion to $9.37 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Port of Baltimore, Md. ranked No. 22 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February Port of Baltimore, Md.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 China and No. 5 Belgium . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, United Kingdom, China, Japan and Brazil, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Japan rose 40.99 percent to $999.74 million.
    Exports rose 237.55 percent to $253.57 million. Imports rose 17.7 percent to $746.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 0.54 percent to $874.35 million.
    Exports rose 113.77 percent to $166.42 million. Imports fell 10.59 percent to $707.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany fell 5.91 percent to $847.21 million.
    Exports fell 22.65 percent to $100.34 million. Imports fell 3.09 percent to $746.87 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 15.96 percent to $729.86 million.
    Exports fell 53.91 percent to $56.98 million. Imports fell 9.66 percent to $672.88 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Belgium rose 188.21 percent to $562.47 million.
    Exports fell 39.09 percent to $78.18 million. Imports rose 624.86 percent to $484.29 million.

Port of Baltimore, Md.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 42.82 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Baltimore, Md. had trade surpluses with 85 countries and deficits with 76 through February. That compares with 79 surpluses and 82 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Australia, $84.04 million; Ukraine, $38.27 million; and India, $36.09 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Germany, $646.53 million; China, $615.9 million; and United Kingdom, $541.51 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Coal, briquettes; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Tractors; and Fork-lifts, other trucks with lifts, in that order. Those accounted for 60.67 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Commercial vehicles; and Aluminum, unwrought, accounting for 47.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Coal, briquettes rose 39.57 percent compared to last year to $435.74 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 39.49 percent compared to last year to $366.23 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 1398663 percent compared to last year to $349.69 million.
  • Tractors rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $199.94 million.
  • Fork-lifts, other trucks with lifts rose 55.75 percent compared to last year to $71.56 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 6.31 percent compared to last year to $2.23 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 1751.64 percent compared to last year to $404.02 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery rose 45.53 percent compared to last year to $268.82 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 13.79 percent compared to last year to $240.87 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 25.5 percent compared to last year to $224.62 million.

Last year Port of Baltimore, Md. posted total trade with the world of $49.98 billion. The Port’s deficit was $21.86 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $14.06 billion and imports came to $35.92 billion.