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Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade totaled $1.09 billion for the month of October, $9.75 billion through October of 2018, and $10.02 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Mexico$1.3 B
2South Korea$673.94 M
3United Kingdom$634.14 M
4Algeria$439.3 M
5The Netherlands$383.52 M
6Brazil$367.96 M
7India$348.64 M
8United Arab Emirates$316.99 M
9Peru$299.14 M
10Belgium$297.18 M

Overall Rank

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade increases 21.49 percent through October

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade with the world rose 21.49 percent, from $8.02 billion to $9.75 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. ranked No. 68 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 70. It finished No. 68 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 Algeria and No. 5 The Netherlands . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Russia, South Korea and Belgium, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 20.15 percent to $1.3 billion.
    Exports rose 20.15 percent to $1.26 billion. Imports rose 20.28 percent to $41.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 76.79 percent to $673.94 million.
    Exports rose 86.45 percent to $500.71 million. Imports rose 53.77 percent to $173.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 166.5 percent to $634.14 million.
    Exports rose 193.99 percent to $538.44 million. Imports rose 74.62 percent to $95.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Algeria rose 65.23 percent to $439.3 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 65.23 percent to $439.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 The Netherlands rose 44.58 percent to $383.52 million.
    Exports rose 39.22 percent to $291.4 million. Imports rose 64.64 percent to $92.11 million.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 35.2 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. had trade surpluses with 58 countries and deficits with 19 through October. That compares with 63 surpluses and 17 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Mexico, $1.22 billion; United Kingdom, $442.73 million; and South Korea, $327.47 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Algeria, $439.3 million; United Arab Emirates, $316.99 million; and Russia, $239.43 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Acyclic alcohols; Corn; and Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground, in that order. Those accounted for 71.87 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Cyclic hydrocarbons; Polyurethanes; Acyclic alcohols; and Oils derived from high temperature coal tar, accounting for 87.14 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 34.84 percent compared to last year to $2.63 billion.
  • Soybeans fell 32.75 percent compared to last year to $918.22 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols rose 91.67 percent compared to last year to $592.9 million.
  • Corn rose 13.96 percent compared to last year to $581.26 million.
  • Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground rose 13.57 percent compared to last year to $446.84 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 49.65 percent compared to last year to $1.65 billion.
  • Cyclic hydrocarbons rose 13.71 percent compared to last year to $367.59 million.
  • Polyurethanes rose 132.91 percent compared to last year to $84.45 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols rose 28.53 percent compared to last year to $72.97 million.
  • Oils derived from high temperature coal tar rose 31.85 percent compared to last year to $53.84 million.

Last year Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. posted total trade with the world of $7.84 billion. The Port’s surplus was $3.17 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $5.51 billion and imports came to $2.34 billion.