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Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s trade totaled $90.96 million for the month of August, $569.31 million through August of 2019, and $558.28 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
1Mexico$565.74 M
2Germany$2.5 M
3Canada$912,783
4China$75,262
5Ireland$49,600
6Finland$13,000
7Norway$7,516
8Israel$6,800
9Japan$6,098
10Malaysia$5,885

Overall Rank

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s trade increases 84.68 percent through August

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s trade with the world rose 84.68 percent, from $308.28 million to $569.31 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 Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La. ranked No. 154 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 Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Ireland. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Ireland, Taiwan, Indonesia and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 87.1 percent to $565.74 million.
    Exports fell 56.47 percent to $8.26 million. Imports rose 96.72 percent to $557.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 20733 percent to $2.5 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada rose 560.38 percent to $912,783.
    Exports rose 230.78 percent to $339,678. Imports rose 1513.06 percent to $573,105.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 62.52 percent to $75,262.
    Exports fell 86.86 percent to $26,379. Imports totaled $48,883.
  • Trade with No. 5 Ireland fell 98.98 percent to $49,600.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 98.98 percent to $49,600.

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.99 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La. had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with five through August. That compares with seven surpluses and four deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Finland, $13,000; Norway, $7,516; and Israel, $6,800. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $549.21 million; Germany, $2.5 million; and Canada, $233,427.

Through August its top exports were Live fowl, including chickens, ducks, turkeys and guineas; Motor vehicle parts; Windshield wipers, electric light parts; Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment; and Iron and steel springs, in that order. Those accounted for 86.73 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Parts for heavy machinery; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Insulated wire, cable, accounting for 99.97 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Live fowl, including chickens, ducks, turkeys and guineas rose 20.53 percent compared to last year to $5.33 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 80.21 percent compared to last year to $1.17 million.
  • Windshield wipers, electric light parts totaled $585,667. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $222,094. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Iron and steel springs rose 267 percent compared to last year to $209,683.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 96.64 percent compared to last year to $556.77 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $2.5 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 453.49 percent compared to last year to $575,628.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $500,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Insulated wire, cable totaled $130,139. 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 $558.28 million. The Port’s deficit was $499.54 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, Ireland, Switzerland, Taiwan and Indonesia. Exports totaled $29.37 million and imports came to $528.91 million.