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Port of Bridgeport, Conn.

Port of Bridgeport, Conn.’s trade totaled $8.09 million for the month of August, $57.17 million through August of 2019, and $87.84 million 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
1The Netherlands$42.28 M
2Canada$8.51 M
3Germany$2.4 M
4Egypt$1.25 M
5Israel$1.23 M
6Hong Kong$707,592
7United Kingdom$193,707
8Switzerland$165,513
9Mexico$133,167
10Belgium$101,577

Overall Rank

Port of Bridgeport, Conn.’s trade decreases 15.44 percent through August

Port of Bridgeport, Conn.’s trade with the world fell 15.44 percent, from $67.61 million to $57.17 million 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 Bridgeport, Conn. ranked No. 230 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 Bridgeport, Conn.’s top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Egypt and No. 5 Israel. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by The Netherlands, Canada, Indonesia, Germany and Hong Kong, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 The Netherlands rose 22.67 percent to $42.28 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 22.67 percent to $42.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada fell 17.07 percent to $8.51 million.
    Exports rose 458.09 percent to $693,719. Imports fell 22.9 percent to $7.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany fell 65.34 percent to $2.4 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 65.32 percent to $2.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Egypt totaled $1.25 million.
    Exports totaled $1.25 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Israel totaled $1.23 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.23 million.

Port of Bridgeport, Conn.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 97.39 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Bridgeport, Conn. had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with 17 through August. That compares with five surpluses and 14 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Egypt, $1.25 million; Togo, $3,550; and Italy, $0. The top three deficits through August of this year were with The Netherlands, $42.28 million; Canada, $7.13 million; and Germany, $2.4 million.

Through August its top exports were Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons; Printers, all types, parts; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; Inks; and Amplifiers, speakers, microphones, in that order. Those accounted for 95.26 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Petroleum products; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Power supplies, transformers; and Optical fibers, accounting for 98.25 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Bridgeport, Conn.’s exports:

  • Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons totaled $1.25 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Printers, all types, parts totaled $518,458. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted totaled $58,350. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Inks totaled $46,180. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Amplifiers, speakers, microphones totaled $37,679. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 33.25 percent compared to last year to $41.27 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 23.96 percent compared to last year to $7.67 million.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing fell 58.05 percent compared to last year to $3.4 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers fell 74.4 percent compared to last year to $1.24 million.
  • Optical fibers rose 293.17 percent compared to last year to $614,608.

Last year Port of Bridgeport, Conn. posted total trade with the world of $87.84 million. The Port’s deficit was $80.98 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were The Netherlands, Canada, Indonesia, Germany and Hong Kong. Exports totaled $3.43 million and imports came to $84.41 million.