Port of Bellingham, Wash.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade totaled $152.82 million for the month of May, $1.26 billion through May of 2020, and $4.18 billion 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
1Canada$520.69 M
2Mexico$265.34 M
3South Korea$151.74 M
4Japan$56.32 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$51.64 M
6Brazil$40.65 M
7Australia$36.68 M
8Russia$34.82 M
9United Kingdom$34.18 M
10Ghana$15.86 M

Overall Rank

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade decreases 3.15 percent through May

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 3.15 percent, from $1.3 billion to $1.26 billion 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 Bellingham, Wash. ranked No. 98 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 Bellingham, Wash.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Argentina, South Korea, Australia and Saudi Arabia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 12.62 percent to $520.69 million.
    Exports fell 99.78 percent to $1.31 million. Imports rose 53156 percent to $519.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 865.17 percent to $265.34 million.
    Exports totaled $265.3 million. Imports fell 99.84 percent to $43,575.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea fell 12.77 percent to $151.74 million.
    Exports totaled $151.74 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 33232 percent to $56.32 million.
    Exports totaled $56.32 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago totaled $51.64 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $51.64 million.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 83.17 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Bellingham, Wash. had trade surpluses with 13 countries and deficits with 13 through May. That compares with 10 surpluses and 14 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Mexico, $265.25 million; South Korea, $151.74 million; and Japan, $56.32 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Canada, $518.08 million; Trinidad and Tobago, $51.64 million; and Brazil, $40.65 million.

Through May its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; LNG, other petroleum gases; Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles; Frozen fish; and Fish fillets, chilled or frozen, in that order. Those accounted for 99.62 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides; Returned exports, with change; and Returned exports, without change, accounting for 99.14 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 629.78 percent compared to last year to $328.99 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 8.07 percent compared to last year to $176.15 million.
  • Cranes, derricks, industrial-use vehicles totaled $1.97 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Frozen fish totaled $1.93 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 1496.16 percent compared to last year to $1.92 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 21.24 percent compared to last year to $667.9 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 70.89 percent compared to last year to $35.38 million.
  • Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides fell 65.96 percent compared to last year to $27.89 million.
  • Returned exports, with change rose 193.01 percent compared to last year to $4.26 million.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 23.98 percent compared to last year to $2.56 million.

Last year Port of Bellingham, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $4.18 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.16 billion. Exports totaled $1.01 billion and imports came to $3.17 billion.