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Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade totaled $60.35 million for the month of August, $631.79 million through August of 2019, and $1.16 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
1France$157.16 M
2Indonesia$74.8 M
3Trinidad and Tobago$56.09 M
4India$55.52 M
5Brazil$44.23 M
6Sweden$36.29 M
7Turkey$30.99 M
8Thailand$28.9 M
9United Kingdom$22.78 M
10Japan$22.27 M

Overall Rank

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade decreases 27.28 percent through August

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 27.28 percent, from $868.79 million to $631.79 million 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 Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. ranked No. 151 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 Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s top trade partners were No. 1 France, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 4 India and No. 5 Brazil. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, France, India and Ukraine, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France rose 77.99 percent to $157.16 million.
    Exports rose 77.99 percent to $157.16 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Indonesia fell 32.58 percent to $74.8 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 32.58 percent to $74.8 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago rose 8.54 percent to $56.09 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 8.54 percent to $56.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 India fell 17.56 percent to $55.52 million.
    Exports fell 11.06 percent to $55.52 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Brazil rose 62.32 percent to $44.23 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $44.23 million.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 61.38 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. had trade surpluses with 13 countries and deficits with 23 through August. That compares with eight surpluses and 23 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with France, $157.16 million; India, $55.52 million; and Mexico, $14.48 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Indonesia, $74.8 million; Trinidad and Tobago, $56.09 million; and Brazil, $44.23 million.

Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Phosphoric, related acids; Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Containers for transportation; and Compressors and pumps, in that order. Those accounted for 97.64 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Rubber; Spongy ferrous products, iron 99.94% pure; Pig iron; Petroleum products; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic, accounting for 76.28 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 81.64 percent compared to last year to $150.96 million.
  • Phosphoric, related acids fell 37.42 percent compared to last year to $58.18 million.
  • Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers totaled $32.53 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Containers for transportation rose 46.86 percent compared to last year to $7.62 million.
  • Compressors and pumps rose 218.03 percent compared to last year to $4.43 million.

On the import side:

  • Rubber fell 20.91 percent compared to last year to $103.7 million.
  • Spongy ferrous products, iron 99.94% pure rose 8.54 percent compared to last year to $56.09 million.
  • Pig iron fell 10.64 percent compared to last year to $44.23 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 250.71 percent compared to last year to $43.24 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 4.76 percent compared to last year to $36.47 million.

Last year Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $1.16 billion. The Port’s surplus was $126.38 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Saudi Arabia, France, Indonesia, India and Trinidad and Tobago. Exports totaled $642.26 million and imports came to $515.87 million.