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Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade totaled $93.65 million for the month of October, $1.03 billion through October of 2018, and $634.34 million for all of 2017, 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
1Saudi Arabia$301.62 M
2Indonesia$129.23 M
3France$126.84 M
4India$88.89 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$72.01 M
6Ukraine$66.74 M
7Sweden$48.66 M
8Turkey$38.37 M
9Brazil$32.29 M
10Thailand$24.09 M

Overall Rank

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade increases 103.68 percent through October

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade with the world rose 103.68 percent, from $505 million to $1.03 billion 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 Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. ranked No. 145 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. 166. It finished No. 163 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 Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 France, No. 4 India and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, France, India and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Saudi Arabia totaled $301.62 million.
    Exports totaled $301.62 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Indonesia rose 12.69 percent to $129.23 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 12.69 percent to $129.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 France rose 86.31 percent to $126.84 million.
    Exports rose 86.34 percent to $126.84 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 India rose 44.5 percent to $88.89 million.
    Exports rose 36.69 percent to $83.96 million. Imports rose 5448.63 percent to $4.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago rose 0.78 percent to $72.01 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 0.78 percent to $72.01 million.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 69.86 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. had trade surpluses with nine countries and deficits with 24 through October. That compares with 15 surpluses and 20 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Saudi Arabia, $301.62 million; France, $126.84 million; and India, $79.04 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Indonesia, $129.23 million; Trinidad and Tobago, $72.01 million; and Ukraine, $65.12 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; Phosphoric, related acids; Civilian aircraft, parts; Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground; and Containers for transportation, in that order. Those accounted for 98.63 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Rubber; Spongy ferrous products, iron 99.94% pure; Pig iron; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; and Misc. cereal grains, accounting for 78.56 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts totaled $301.62 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Phosphoric, related acids rose 34.64 percent compared to last year to $119.54 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 86.28 percent compared to last year to $119.5 million.
  • Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground totaled $16.31 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Containers for transportation rose 86.74 percent compared to last year to $7.32 million.

On the import side:

  • Rubber rose 13.36 percent compared to last year to $154.93 million.
  • Spongy ferrous products, iron 99.94% pure rose 3.42 percent compared to last year to $72.01 million.
  • Pig iron rose 385.81 percent compared to last year to $64.23 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 83.8 percent compared to last year to $48.66 million.
  • Misc. cereal grains totaled $18.77 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $644.75 million. The Port’s deficit was $104.95 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $269.9 million and imports came to $374.85 million.