|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$1.12 M|
|3||Prepared glues and adhesives||$204,084|
|4||Gasoline, other fuels||$139,733|
|5||Printers, all types, parts||$63,536|
|6||Woven steel fencing, etc.||$60,000|
|8||Paper, uncoated, for writing||$50,000|
|9||Medicines in individual dosages||$48,276|
|10||Misc. carving materials||$45,886|
|1||Returned exports, without change||$2.84 M|
|2||Motorboats and yachts||$235,000|
|3||Sands, except metal-bearing||$116,000|
|4||LNG, other petroleum gases||$60,000|
|5||Prepared foods, beverages||$2,219|
|6||Paper, uncoated, for writing||$0|
|7||Electric generating sets, rotary converters||$0|
|8||Misc. carving materials||$0|
|9||Misc. plastic articles||$0|
|10||Misc. knitted or crocheted fabrics||$0|
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s trade decreases 5.11 percent through June
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 5.11 percent, from $6.42 million to $6.09 million 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 Fort Pierce, Fla. ranked No. 274 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 Fort Pierce, Fla.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Argentina, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Jamaica, No. 4 Bahamas and No. 5 Taiwan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada and Hungary, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Argentina rose 7969.08 percent to $2.4 million.
There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.4 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Brazil fell 72.09 percent to $1.06 million.
Exports fell 72.09 percent to $1.06 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 3 Jamaica rose 7370.68 percent to $960,655.
Exports rose 7370.68 percent to $960,655. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Bahamas rose 1.86 percent to $779,679.
Exports fell 62.96 percent to $231,679. Imports rose 291.43 percent to $548,000.
- Trade with No. 5 Taiwan rose 367.28 percent to $238,313.
Exports totaled $6,313. Imports rose 354.9 percent to $232,000.
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 89.38 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Fort Pierce, Fla. had trade surpluses with 16 countries and deficits with five through June. That compares with 21 surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Brazil, $1.06 million; Jamaica, $960,655; and United Arab Emirates, $210,584. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Argentina, $2.4 million; Bahamas, $316,321; and Taiwan, $225,687.
Through June its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Prefabricated buildings; Prepared glues and adhesives; Gasoline, other fuels; and Printers, all types, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 80.1 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Returned exports, without change; Motorboats and yachts; Sands, except metal-bearing; LNG, other petroleum gases; and Prepared foods, beverages, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Fort Pierce, Fla.’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 74.59 percent compared to last year to $1.12 million.
- Prefabricated buildings totaled $750,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Prepared glues and adhesives totaled $204,084. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 986.66 percent compared to last year to $139,733.
- Printers, all types, parts totaled $63,536. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
On the import side:
- Returned exports, without change rose 519.02 percent compared to last year to $2.84 million.
- Motorboats and yachts rose 360.78 percent compared to last year to $235,000.
- Sands, except metal-bearing rose 100 percent compared to last year to $116,000.
- LNG, other petroleum gases totaled $60,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Prepared foods, beverages totaled $2,219. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
Last year Port of Fort Pierce, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $23.5 million. The Port’s surplus was $16.09 million. Exports totaled $19.8 million and imports came to $3.71 million.