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Port of Beaumont, Texas

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s trade totaled $1.95 billion for the month of October, $15.44 billion through October of 2018, and $13.03 billion 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
1Mexico$3.16 B
2China$2.3 B
3South Korea$1.14 B
4The Netherlands$942.33 M
5United Kingdom$818.51 M
6Brazil$579.8 M
7Japan$566.64 M
8Norway$473.93 M
9Indonesia$460.23 M
10Venezuela$363.38 M

Overall Rank

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s trade increases 60.3 percent through October

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s trade with the world rose 60.3 percent, from $9.63 billion to $15.44 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 Beaumont, Texas ranked No. 49 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. 63. It finished No. 60 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 Beaumont, Texas’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 United Kingdom . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Venezuela, United Kingdom and The Netherlands, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 54.7 percent to $3.16 billion.
    Exports rose 29.14 percent to $2.15 billion. Imports rose 167.31 percent to $1.01 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 33.79 percent to $2.3 billion.
    Exports rose 42.2 percent to $2.27 billion. Imports fell 82.16 percent to $20.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 241.44 percent to $1.14 billion.
    Exports rose 239.76 percent to $1.14 billion. Imports rose 1930.04 percent to $6.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands rose 149.54 percent to $942.33 million.
    Exports rose 149.54 percent to $942.32 million. Imports totaled $16,051.
  • Trade with No. 5 United Kingdom rose 113.34 percent to $818.51 million.
    Exports rose 94.9 percent to $747.77 million. Imports totaled $70.74 million.

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 54.13 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Beaumont, Texas had trade surpluses with 65 countries and deficits with 15 through October. That compares with 57 surpluses and 17 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with China, $2.25 billion; Mexico, $1.14 billion; and South Korea, $1.13 billion. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Venezuela, $195.14 million; Russia, $190.18 million; and Iraq, $118.61 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Ethers, ether-alcohols, alcohol peroxides etc.; and Ethyl alcohol, in that order. Those accounted for 94.74 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Misc. engines and motors, parts; and Ammonia, accounting for 96.39 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Beaumont, Texas’s exports:

  • Oil rose 129.05 percent compared to last year to $6.76 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 22.91 percent compared to last year to $3.13 billion.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 35.88 percent compared to last year to $1.93 billion.
  • Ethers, ether-alcohols, alcohol peroxides etc. rose 49.58 percent compared to last year to $454.3 million.
  • Ethyl alcohol totaled $234.83 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 37.12 percent compared to last year to $1.62 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 177.79 percent compared to last year to $268.61 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 77.98 percent compared to last year to $126.98 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts fell 3.28 percent compared to last year to $100.76 million.
  • Ammonia rose 15.35 percent compared to last year to $43.49 million.

Last year Port of Beaumont, Texas posted total trade with the world of $7.5 billion. The Port’s surplus was $3.8 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $5.65 billion and imports came to $1.85 billion.