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Port of Bellingham, Wash.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade totaled $353.09 million for the month of October, $3.54 billion through October of 2018, and $2.85 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
1Canada$1.35 B
2Russia$557.23 M
3South Korea$322.77 M
4Argentina$249.78 M
5Brazil$210.88 M
6Australia$115.57 M
7Mexico$105.22 M
8United Arab Emirates$103.45 M
9Saudi Arabia$96.85 M
10Angola$67.29 M

Overall Rank

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade increases 62.06 percent through October

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 62.06 percent, from $2.18 billion to $3.54 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 Bellingham, Wash. ranked No. 102 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. 118. It finished No. 112 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 Bellingham, Wash.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Brazil . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, South Korea, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 23.61 percent to $1.35 billion.
    Exports fell 66.41 percent to $3.93 million. Imports rose 24.59 percent to $1.34 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Russia rose 411.48 percent to $557.23 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 411.48 percent to $557.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 29.15 percent to $322.77 million.
    Exports rose 28.55 percent to $268.18 million. Imports rose 32.14 percent to $54.59 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Argentina totaled $249.78 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $249.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Brazil rose 16.6 percent to $210.88 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 16.6 percent to $210.88 million.

Port of Bellingham, Wash.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 75.95 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Bellingham, Wash. had trade surpluses with 18 countries and deficits with 20 through October. That compares with 12 surpluses and 17 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with South Korea, $213.59 million; Mexico, $105.14 million; and China, $57.4 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $1.34 billion; Russia, $557.23 million; and Argentina, $249.78 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Gasoline, other fuels; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; and Parts Etc of Musical Instr; Metronones, T For 9209, in that order. Those accounted for 99.08 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 99.66 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 68.65 percent compared to last year to $376.53 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 190.06 percent compared to last year to $121.35 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 58.92 percent compared to last year to $12.85 million.
  • Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc totaled $4 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Parts Etc of Musical Instr; Metronones, T For 9209 rose 1558.61 percent compared to last year to $697,892.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 39.85 percent compared to last year to $2.08 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 219.78 percent compared to last year to $802.49 million.
  • Misc. aluminum oxides and hydroxides rose 23.47 percent compared to last year to $115.07 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites fell 30.88 percent compared to last year to $8.62 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 24.12 percent compared to last year to $6.14 million.

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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $451.84 million and imports came to $2 billion.