|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$10.14 M|
|2||Returned exports, with change||$598,080|
|3||Ship's derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames||$200,000|
|5||Misc.nonelectric machinery parts||$144,607|
|6||Motorboats and yachts||$110,665|
|7||Fork-lifts, other trucks with lifts||$100,000|
|8||Gasoline, other fuels||$77,930|
|9||Self-propelled heavy construction machinery||$60,000|
|1||Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites||$2.3 M|
|2||Value added to a returned import||$458,200|
|3||Lamp and lighting parts||$164,204|
|4||Sands, except metal-bearing||$58,000|
|5||Motorboats and yachts||$51,000|
|7||Printers, all types, parts||$34,923|
|8||Scrap iron, steel||$20,000|
|10||Amplifiers, speakers, microphones||$16,443|
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s trade decreases 41.48 percent through September
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 41.48 percent, from $26.42 million to $15.46 million through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla. ranked No. 281 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Bahamas, No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Hungary. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, South Africa, Bahamas, Japan and Canada, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Brazil fell 9.93 percent to $11.85 million.
Exports fell 27.41 percent to $9.55 million. Imports totaled $2.3 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Bahamas fell 54.16 percent to $1.36 million.
Exports fell 53.8 percent to $1.22 million. Imports fell 57.09 percent to $140,000.
- Trade with No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago rose 1655.46 percent to $590,974.
Exports rose 1655.46 percent to $590,974. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Canada fell 55.18 percent to $242,042.
Exports fell 83.44 percent to $24,165. Imports fell 44.71 percent to $217,877.
- Trade with No. 5 Hungary totaled $194,247.
Exports totaled $36,051. Imports totaled $158,196.
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 92.09 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla. had trade surpluses with 25 countries and deficits with 10 through September. That compares with 33 surpluses and 12 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Brazil, $7.25 million; Bahamas, $1.08 million; and Trinidad and Tobago, $590,974. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Canada, $193,712; Switzerland, $185,715; and Hungary, $122,145.
Through September its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Returned exports, with change; Ship’s derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames; Commercial vehicles; and Misc.nonelectric machinery parts, in that order. Those accounted for 91.9 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Value added to a returned import; Lamp and lighting parts; Sands, except metal-bearing; and Motorboats and yachts, accounting for 95.25 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 22.61 percent compared to last year to $10.14 million.
- Returned exports, with change totaled $598,080. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Ship’s derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames fell 78.33 percent compared to last year to $200,000.
- Commercial vehicles fell 66.67 percent compared to last year to $200,000.
- Misc.nonelectric machinery parts rose 1742.13 percent compared to last year to $144,607.
On the import side:
- Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $2.3 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Value added to a returned import fell 92.84 percent compared to last year to $458,200.
- Lamp and lighting parts totaled $164,204. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Sands, except metal-bearing fell 27.5 percent compared to last year to $58,000.
- Motorboats and yachts fell 27.04 percent compared to last year to $51,000.
Last year Port of Fort Pierce, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $29.4 million. The Port’s surplus was $11.45 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Brazil, South Africa, Bahamas, Japan and Canada. Exports totaled $20.42 million and imports came to $8.98 million.