Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade totaled $50.57 million for the month of May, $317.57 million through May of 2020, and $917.11 million for all of 2019, 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$72.07 M
2Indonesia$62.5 M
3Sweden$32.69 M
4Ukraine$24.79 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$20.92 M
6India$15.44 M
7Argentina$15.3 M
8Brazil$10.86 M
9Turkey$9.9 M
10Thailand$9.61 M

Overall Rank

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade decreases 27.78 percent through May

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s trade with the world fell 27.78 percent, from $439.75 million to $317.57 million through the first five months of 2020 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. ranked No. 155 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May of 2020.

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 May Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s top trade partners were No. 1 France, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 Sweden, No. 4 Ukraine and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by France, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Indonesia and Brazil, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 France fell 19.31 percent to $72.07 million.
    Exports totaled $72.07 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Indonesia rose 34.96 percent to $62.5 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $62.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Sweden rose 25.05 percent to $32.69 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $32.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ukraine rose 149.37 percent to $24.79 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1005.88 percent to $24.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago fell 56.33 percent to $20.92 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $20.92 million.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 67.06 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. had trade surpluses with 12 countries and deficits with 23 through May. That compares with 20 surpluses and 12 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with France, $72.07 million; India, $15.29 million; and Argentina, $8.66 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Indonesia, $62.5 million; Sweden, $32.69 million; and Ukraine, $24.79 million.

Through May its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Binders for found molds; chemical products; Phosphoric, related acids; Phosphates, etc.; and Containers for transportation, in that order. Those accounted for 99.98 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Rubber; Pig iron; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Spongy ferrous products, iron 99.94% pure; and Misc. cereal grains, accounting for 81.93 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 19.33 percent compared to last year to $69.55 million.
  • Binders for found molds; chemical products totaled $18.98 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Phosphoric, related acids fell 63.67 percent compared to last year to $17.59 million.
  • Phosphates, etc. totaled $4.4 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Containers for transportation fell 44.27 percent compared to last year to $2.51 million.

On the import side:

  • Rubber rose 12.69 percent compared to last year to $72.09 million.
  • Pig iron fell 25.9 percent compared to last year to $32.77 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 25.05 percent compared to last year to $32.69 million.
  • Spongy ferrous products, iron 99.94% pure fell 56.33 percent compared to last year to $20.92 million.
  • Misc. cereal grains fell 48.05 percent compared to last year to $9.08 million.

Last year Port of Beaufort-Morehead City, N.C. posted total trade with the world of $917.11 million. The Port’s deficit was $163.3 million. Exports totaled $376.91 million and imports came to $540.2 million.