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Port of Beaumont, Texas

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s trade totaled $1.68 billion for the month of August, $14.58 billion through August of 2019, and $18.78 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
1Mexico$2.24 B
2South Korea$1.21 B
3The Netherlands$997.56 M
4Japan$977.94 M
5Chile$826.14 M
6China$737.64 M
7Brazil$685.9 M
8United Kingdom$681.03 M
9Ireland$581.64 M
10India$515.03 M

Overall Rank

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s trade increases 25.16 percent through August

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s trade with the world rose 25.16 percent, from $11.65 billion to $14.58 billion 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 Beaumont, Texas ranked No. 43 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 Beaumont, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Chile. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, South Korea, The Netherlands and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 2.55 percent to $2.24 billion.
    Exports rose 1.91 percent to $1.73 billion. Imports fell 15.21 percent to $507.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 51.96 percent to $1.21 billion.
    Exports rose 50.59 percent to $1.19 billion. Imports rose 212.57 percent to $21.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 The Netherlands rose 43.77 percent to $997.56 million.
    Exports rose 43.77 percent to $997.56 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 233.11 percent to $977.94 million.
    Exports rose 233.11 percent to $977.93 million. Imports totaled $10,004.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chile rose 426.26 percent to $826.14 million.
    Exports rose 426.26 percent to $826.14 million. There were no imports.

Port of Beaumont, Texas’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 42.86 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Beaumont, Texas had trade surpluses with 60 countries and deficits with 10 through August. That compares with 61 surpluses and 11 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Mexico, $1.22 billion; South Korea, $1.17 billion; and The Netherlands, $997.56 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Venezuela, $25.65 million; Greece, $21.65 million; and Russia, $18.66 million.

Through August its top exports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Acyclic alcohols; and Ethers, ether-alcohols, alcohol peroxides etc., in that order. Those accounted for 95.2 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Misc. engines and motors, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; and Ammonia, accounting for 90.69 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 60.89 percent compared to last year to $8.3 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 13.14 percent compared to last year to $2.61 billion.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 3.01 percent compared to last year to $1.43 billion.
  • Acyclic alcohols rose 296.02 percent compared to last year to $294.25 million.
  • Ethers, ether-alcohols, alcohol peroxides etc. fell 19.04 percent compared to last year to $284.46 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 49.61 percent compared to last year to $578.24 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 22.88 percent compared to last year to $138.21 million.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts rose 41.94 percent compared to last year to $126.23 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 79.84 percent compared to last year to $48.75 million.
  • Ammonia fell 40.94 percent compared to last year to $22.92 million.

Last year Port of Beaumont, Texas posted total trade with the world of $18.78 billion. The Port’s surplus was $13.32 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, China, South Korea, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $16.05 billion and imports came to $2.73 billion.