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Port of Bellingham, Wash.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade totaled $238.1 million for the month of February, $386.51 million through February of 2019, and $4.18 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
1Canada$127.35 M
2Argentina$88.34 M
3Saudi Arabia$53.24 M
4Australia$44.85 M
5South Korea$37.11 M
6China$17.69 M
7Chile$17.56 M
8Japan$146,880
9Hong Kong$137,368
10United Kingdom$27,854

Overall Rank

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade decreases 23.29 percent through February

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 23.29 percent, from $503.83 million to $386.51 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Port of Bellingham, Wash. ranked No. 116 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 South Korea . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 48.6 percent to $127.35 million.
    Exports fell 53.13 percent to $294,724. Imports fell 48.59 percent to $127.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Argentina rose 0.06 percent to $88.34 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 0.06 percent to $88.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Saudi Arabia totaled $53.24 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $53.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Australia rose 26470 percent to $44.85 million.
    Exports rose 25.64 percent to $212,064. Imports totaled $44.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 56.66 percent to $37.11 million.
    Exports rose 56.9 percent to $37.11 million. There were no imports.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 90.78 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Bellingham, Wash. had trade surpluses with 13 countries and deficits with four through February. That compares with 13 surpluses and five deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with South Korea, $37.11 million; China, $17.68 million; and Chile, $17.56 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Canada, $126.76 million; Argentina, $88.34 million; and Saudi Arabia, $53.24 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Gasoline, other fuels; Parts Etc of Musical Instr; Metronones, T For 9209; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Fish fillets, chilled or frozen, in that order. Those accounted for 99.61 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides; Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; and Hardware for fixtures, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s exports:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 58.39 percent compared to last year to $54.79 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 68.01 percent compared to last year to $17.59 million.
  • Parts Etc of Musical Instr; Metronones, T For 9209 rose 191.15 percent compared to last year to $233,409.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 25.64 percent compared to last year to $212,064.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen totaled $120,335. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 33.69 percent compared to last year to $267.85 million.
  • Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides totaled $44.64 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 143.04 percent compared to last year to $550,573.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 97.22 percent compared to last year to $235,453.
  • Hardware for fixtures totaled $2,494. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Bellingham, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $2.45 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.55 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $451.84 million and imports came to $2 billion.