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Port of Calais, Maine

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade totaled $288.94 million for the month of October, $3.06 billion through October of 2018, and $3.3 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$3 B
2China$12.25 M
3Chile$10.35 M
4Indonesia$5.38 M
5Germany$4.57 M
6United Kingdom$3.69 M
7Philippines$3.33 M
8South Korea$2.55 M
9Mexico$1.46 M
10Switzerland$1.41 M

Overall Rank

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade increases 12.51 percent through October

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade with the world rose 12.51 percent, from $2.72 billion to $3.06 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 Calais, Maine ranked No. 107 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. 106. It finished No. 107 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 Calais, Maine’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Indonesia and No. 5 Germany . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, United Kingdom, Chile and Philippines, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 16.31 percent to $3 billion.
    Exports rose 29.02 percent to $1.18 billion. Imports rose 9.37 percent to $1.83 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 85.95 percent to $12.25 million.
    Exports fell 88.4 percent to $9.85 million. Imports rose 6.2 percent to $2.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chile rose 29.23 percent to $10.35 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 29.32 percent to $10.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Indonesia rose 47.38 percent to $5.38 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 47.38 percent to $5.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany rose 27.69 percent to $4.57 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 27.69 percent to $4.57 million.

Port of Calais, Maine’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 99.18 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Calais, Maine had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 53 through October. That compares with seven surpluses and 47 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with China, $7.44 million; South Korea, $2.24 million; and Jamaica, $9,994. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $648.49 million; Chile, $10.35 million; and Indonesia, $5.38 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Tractors; and Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide, in that order. Those accounted for 46.04 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 Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc., accounting for 56.6 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 119.45 percent compared to last year to $247.86 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 45.29 percent compared to last year to $186.05 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 23.99 percent compared to last year to $54.51 million.
  • Tractors rose 93.58 percent compared to last year to $34.82 million.
  • Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide rose 21.44 percent compared to last year to $24.36 million.

On the import side:

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 22.81 percent compared to last year to $585.06 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 8.57 percent compared to last year to $199.29 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 44.96 percent compared to last year to $104.71 million.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks rose 7.95 percent compared to last year to $86.24 million.
  • Prepared, preserved shrimp, lobster, etc. rose 13.79 percent compared to last year to $82.98 million.

Last year Port of Calais, Maine posted total trade with the world of $0. The Port’s deficit was $0 . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $0 and imports came to $0.