Port of Calais, Maine

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade totaled $290.93 million for the month of June, $1.36 billion through June of 2020, and $3.48 billion for all of 2019, 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$1.32 B
2China$6.94 M
3Chile$3.94 M
4Mexico$3.11 M
5Finland$2.82 M
6Germany$2.81 M
7The Netherlands$2.69 M
8Philippines$2.59 M
9United Kingdom$2.57 M
10Indonesia$2.17 M

Overall Rank

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade decreases 19.19 percent through June

Port of Calais, Maine’s trade with the world fell 19.19 percent, from $1.68 billion to $1.36 billion through the first six months of 2020 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 $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.

Port of Calais, Maine ranked No. 107 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June of 2020.

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 June Port of Calais, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Finland. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Philippines, China, Indonesia and Chile, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 19.97 percent to $1.32 billion.
    Exports fell 22.67 percent to $399.26 million. Imports fell 18.73 percent to $918.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 74.09 percent to $6.94 million.
    Exports totaled $4.68 million. Imports fell 43.37 percent to $2.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Chile rose 9.68 percent to $3.94 million.
    Exports rose 55.56 percent to $918,750. Imports rose 0.65 percent to $3.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico rose 281.12 percent to $3.11 million.
    Exports rose 1192.1 percent to $2.69 million. Imports fell 31.94 percent to $412,926.
  • Trade with No. 5 Finland rose 5035.71 percent to $2.82 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 7609.26 percent to $2.82 million.

Port of Calais, Maine’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 98.43 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Calais, Maine had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 43 through June. That compares with four surpluses and 47 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with China, $2.42 million; The Netherlands, $2.41 million; and Mexico, $2.28 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Canada, $519.25 million; Finland, $2.82 million; and Germany, $2.73 million.

Through June its top exports were LNG, other petroleum gases; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Frozen fruit, nuts; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; and Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard, in that order. Those accounted for 33.88 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Shrimp, other crustaceans; Fish, fresh or chilled; LNG, other petroleum gases; Electrical energy; and Mussels, scallops, other mollusks, accounting for 57.44 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 3.97 percent compared to last year to $80.15 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 6.86 percent compared to last year to $21.59 million.
  • Frozen fruit, nuts rose 19.11 percent compared to last year to $16.84 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 82.41 percent compared to last year to $11.32 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 47.8 percent compared to last year to $9.56 million.

On the import side:

  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 23.69 percent compared to last year to $291.72 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 22.36 percent compared to last year to $81.32 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 36.06 percent compared to last year to $80.5 million.
  • Electrical energy rose 14.71 percent compared to last year to $47.87 million.
  • Mussels, scallops, other mollusks fell 23.29 percent compared to last year to $40.96 million.

Last year Port of Calais, Maine posted total trade with the world of $3.48 billion. The Port’s deficit was $918.91 million. Exports totaled $1.28 billion and imports came to $2.2 billion.