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Port of Gary, Ind.

Port of Gary, Ind.’s trade totaled $35,880 for the month of August, $249,022 through August of 2019, and $16.8 million for all of 2018, 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$183,740
2Belgium$35,880
3China$29,402

Overall Rank

Port of Gary, Ind.’s trade decreases 98.5 percent through August

Port of Gary, Ind.’s trade with the world fell 98.5 percent, from $16.65 million to $249,022 through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Port of Gary, Ind. ranked No. 373 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August 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 August Port of Gary, Ind.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Belgium, No. 3 China, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by The Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Japan and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 96.75 percent to $183,740.
    Exports fell 88.62 percent to $183,740. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Belgium totaled $35,880.
    Exports totaled $35,880. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 87.03 percent to $29,402.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 87.03 percent to $29,402.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

Port of Gary, Ind.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Gary, Ind. had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with one through August. That compares with five surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Canada, $183,740; Belgium, $35,880; and The Netherlands, $0. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $29,402; Japan, $0; and The Netherlands, $0.

Through August its top exports were Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment; Motor vehicle parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; Plastics; and Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 98.63 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Fireworks; Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment; Electric motors, generators, not sets; Miscellaneous machine parts; and Furniture, parts, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Gary, Ind.’s exports:

  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $76,229. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $52,064. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts totaled $45,603. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plastics totaled $35,880. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Ball bearings, roller bearings, parts totaled $6,831. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Fireworks totaled $29,402. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electric motors, generators, not sets totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machine parts totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Gary, Ind. posted total trade with the world of $16.8 million. The Port’s surplus was $2.45 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were The Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Japan and China. Exports totaled $9.63 million and imports came to $7.18 million.