Port of Charleston

Total Trade Compared to the same month a year ago

47.49%

Compared to last month

1.42%

Total Exports Compared to the same month a year ago

78.13%

Compared to last month

10.05%

Total Imports Compared to the same month a year ago

33.72%

Compared to last month

-3.12%

Current RankAmong U.S. airports, seaports, border crossings

13

Rank 2020

13

Port of Charleston’s total trade with the world was $7.9 billion in April, a change of 47.49 percent from the same month one year ago. The change in exports was 78.13 percent and the change in imports was 33.72 percent. Port of Charleston ranked No. 13 among U.S. trade partners in April. It had ranked No. 13 for the same month last year.

Port of Charleston’s top three exports by value in April were (1) Passenger vehicles, (2) Civilian aircraft, parts, and (3) Motor vehicle parts. Its top three imports, also by value, were (1) Motor vehicle parts, (2) Medicines in individual dosages, and (3) Motor vehicle engines. By tonnage, Port of Charleston’s top three exports were (1) Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, (2) Passenger vehicles, and (3) Paper, paperboard scrap. Its top three imports, also by tonnage, were (1) Pebbles, gravel, (2) Pig iron, and (3) Cyclic hydrocarbons.

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