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Port of Calais, Maine

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade totaled $341.57 million for the month of August, $2.34 billion through August of 2019, and $3.53 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$2.28 B
2China$13.74 M
3Germany$7.55 M
4Chile$6.42 M
5Philippines$6.19 M
6Indonesia$4.47 M
7United Kingdom$3.49 M
8South Korea$3.07 M
9Mexico$1.68 M
10Sweden$1.61 M

Overall Rank

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade decreases 6 percent through August

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade with the world fell 6 percent, from $2.49 billion to $2.34 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 Calais, Maine ranked No. 109 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 Calais, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Philippines. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 6.48 percent to $2.28 billion.
    Exports fell 13.54 percent to $798.33 million. Imports fell 2.18 percent to $1.48 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 56.16 percent to $13.74 million.
    Exports rose 26.49 percent to $8.51 million. Imports rose 152.49 percent to $5.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 87.88 percent to $7.55 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 87.88 percent to $7.55 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chile fell 36.03 percent to $6.42 million.
    Exports totaled $590,625. Imports fell 41.91 percent to $5.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Philippines rose 99.05 percent to $6.19 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 99.05 percent to $6.19 million.

Port of Calais, Maine’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.01 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Calais, Maine had trade surpluses with five countries and deficits with 50 through August. That compares with three surpluses and 52 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with China, $3.28 million; South Korea, $2.82 million; and Jamaica, $50,946. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $684.39 million; Germany, $7.55 million; and Philippines, $6.19 million.

Through August its top exports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Oil; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; and Tractors, in that order. Those accounted for 42.49 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Shrimp, other crustaceans; Fish, fresh or chilled; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; and Electrical energy, accounting for 58.79 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Calais, Maine’s exports:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 47.22 percent compared to last year to $115.09 million.
  • Oil totaled $95.23 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 17.91 percent compared to last year to $81.27 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 36 percent compared to last year to $29.31 million.
  • Tractors fell 21.09 percent compared to last year to $23.76 million.

On the import side:

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 4.35 percent compared to last year to $494.74 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 13.87 percent compared to last year to $141.33 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 28.31 percent compared to last year to $130.06 million.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks rose 4.11 percent compared to last year to $71.73 million.
  • Electrical energy rose 24.39 percent compared to last year to $59.8 million.

Last year Port of Calais, Maine posted total trade with the world of $3.53 billion. The Port’s deficit was $829.54 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, China, Chile, Germany and Indonesia. Exports totaled $1.35 billion and imports came to $2.18 billion.