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Port of Bellingham, Wash.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade totaled $462.9 million for the month of August, $2.58 billion through August 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$1.04 B
2South Korea$300.41 M
3Mexico$229.92 M
4Argentina$186.34 M
5Nigeria$128.09 M
6Australia$117.82 M
7Angola$109.24 M
8Russia$98.61 M
9Saudi Arabia$80.21 M
10Brazil$62.99 M

Overall Rank

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade decreases 7.84 percent through August

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade with the world fell 7.84 percent, from $2.8 billion to $2.58 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 Bellingham, Wash. ranked No. 101 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 Bellingham, Wash.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Nigeria. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Russia, Argentina, South Korea and Brazil, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 6.18 percent to $1.04 billion.
    Exports fell 13.58 percent to $2.81 million. Imports fell 6.16 percent to $1.04 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 24.8 percent to $300.41 million.
    Exports rose 60.38 percent to $299.66 million. Imports fell 98.61 percent to $750,242.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico rose 318.18 percent to $229.92 million.
    Exports rose 318.18 percent to $229.92 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Argentina fell 25.4 percent to $186.34 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 25.4 percent to $186.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Nigeria rose 731.9 percent to $128.09 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 731.9 percent to $128.09 million.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 73.02 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Bellingham, Wash. had trade surpluses with 17 countries and deficits with 15 through August. That compares with 15 surpluses and 20 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with South Korea, $298.91 million; Mexico, $229.92 million; and Chile, $17.56 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $1.03 billion; Argentina, $186.34 million; and Nigeria, $128.09 million.

Through August its top exports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Gasoline, other fuels; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Motorboats and yachts; and Frozen fish, in that order. Those accounted for 99.54 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 99.58 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 12.93 percent compared to last year to $333.37 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 350.17 percent compared to last year to $247.51 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 83.48 percent compared to last year to $23.35 million.
  • Motorboats and yachts rose 386.79 percent compared to last year to $1.62 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 159.94 percent compared to last year to $1.43 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 4.23 percent compared to last year to $1.59 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 64.23 percent compared to last year to $235.02 million.
  • Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides rose 27.97 percent compared to last year to $116.99 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 81.15 percent compared to last year to $8.67 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 88.58 percent compared to last year to $8.21 million.

Last year Port of Bellingham, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $4.18 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.87 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Russia, Argentina, South Korea and Brazil. Exports totaled $657.32 million and imports came to $3.53 billion.