|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$672.45 M|
|3||Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground||$149.7 M|
|4||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$78.78 M|
|5||Acyclic alcohols||$70.98 M|
|7||Coal, briquettes||$37.73 M|
|9||Petroleum products||$26.75 M|
|10||Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide||$26.41 M|
|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$241.25 M|
|3||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$29.06 M|
|4||Scrap iron, steel||$14.16 M|
|5||Acyclic alcohols||$13.47 M|
|6||Phosphoric, related acids||$9.5 M|
|7||Feldspar; Leucite; Nepheline, N Syenite; Fluo 2529||$6.62 M|
|8||Aluminum ores and concentrates||$6.07 M|
|9||Petroleum jelly, mineral waxes||$5.04 M|
|10||Acyclic hydrocarbons||$3.86 M|
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade increases 16.16 percent through February
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade with the world rose 16.16 percent, from $1.6 billion to $1.85 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. ranked No. 67 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Through February Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Chile, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Belgium . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom, Algeria and Norway, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 21.15 percent to $242.38 million.
Exports rose 21.24 percent to $230.73 million. Imports rose 19.51 percent to $11.65 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Chile rose 176.09 percent to $129.14 million.
Exports rose 176.06 percent to $129.13 million. Imports totaled $14,517.
- Trade with No. 3 Peru rose 247.38 percent to $123 million.
Exports rose 247.38 percent to $123 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 Brazil rose 159.96 percent to $94.74 million.
Exports rose 531.77 percent to $88.66 million. Imports fell 72.89 percent to $6.07 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Belgium rose 60.58 percent to $91.33 million.
Exports fell 18.3 percent to $26.72 million. Imports rose 167.31 percent to $64.61 million.
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 36.7 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. had trade surpluses with 48 countries and deficits with 15 through February. That compares with 36 surpluses and 15 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Mexico, $219.09 million; Chile, $129.11 million; and Peru, $123 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Canada, $59.05 million; Belgium, $37.89 million; and Sweden, $32.8 million.
Through February it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground; Cyclic hydrocarbons; and Acyclic alcohols, in that order. Those accounted for 78.44 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Cyclic hydrocarbons; Scrap iron, steel; and Acyclic alcohols, accounting for 89.03 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s exports:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 105.5 percent compared to last year to $672.45 million.
- Soybeans rose 11.02 percent compared to last year to $171.4 million.
- Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground rose 23.4 percent compared to last year to $149.7 million.
- Cyclic hydrocarbons rose 158.39 percent compared to last year to $78.78 million.
- Acyclic alcohols fell 43.95 percent compared to last year to $70.98 million.
On the import side:
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 21.43 percent compared to last year to $241.25 million.
- Oil totaled $55.63 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Cyclic hydrocarbons fell 51.95 percent compared to last year to $29.06 million.
- Scrap iron, steel totaled $14.16 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Acyclic alcohols rose 8.67 percent compared to last year to $13.47 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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $5.51 billion and imports came to $2.34 billion.