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Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s trade totaled $54.47 million for the month of October, $423.86 million through October of 2018, and $158.87 million 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
1Mexico$417.9 M
2Ireland$4.88 M
3Taiwan$359,121
4Indonesia$206,377
5China$200,825
6Canada$138,220
7Finland$59,335
8Kuwait$56,721
9Germany$28,358
10United Kingdom$10,000

Overall Rank

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s trade increases 827.87 percent through October

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s trade with the world rose 827.87 percent, from $45.68 million to $423.86 million 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 Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La. ranked No. 169 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. 244. It finished No. 205 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 Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 China . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, United Kingdom, Canada, Kuwait and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 876.19 percent to $417.9 million.
    Exports fell 13.16 percent to $23.84 million. Imports rose 2465.92 percent to $394.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland totaled $4.88 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $4.88 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan totaled $359,121.
    Exports totaled $357,024. Imports totaled $2,097.
  • Trade with No. 4 Indonesia totaled $206,377.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $206,377.
  • Trade with No. 5 China rose 1117.71 percent to $200,825.
    Exports rose 1556.56 percent to $200,825. There were no imports.

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.93 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La. had trade surpluses with seven countries and deficits with six through October. That compares with five surpluses and one deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Taiwan, $354,927; China, $200,825; and Canada, $67,162. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Mexico, $370.22 million; Ireland, $4.88 million; and Indonesia, $206,377.

Through October it’s top exports were Motor vehicle parts; Live fowl, including chickens, ducks, turkeys and guineas; Engine parts; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Diesel engines, in that order. Those accounted for 81.07 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Computer chips; Value added to a returned import; Wigs, other products, from human hair; and Parts for heavy machinery, accounting for 99.95 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicle parts fell 38.59 percent compared to last year to $8.37 million.
  • Live fowl, including chickens, ducks, turkeys and guineas rose 3.41 percent compared to last year to $5.91 million.
  • Engine parts rose 91.1 percent compared to last year to $2.91 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 156.86 percent compared to last year to $1.42 million.
  • Diesel engines totaled $1.36 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 2474.94 percent compared to last year to $393.82 million.
  • Computer chips totaled $3.12 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $1.76 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair totaled $206,377. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Parts for heavy machinery totaled $104,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La. posted total trade with the world of $26.59 million. The Port’s surplus was $25.82 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $26.2 million and imports came to $386,267.