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Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade totaled $1.08 billion for the month of August, $7.23 billion through August of 2019, and $11.91 billion 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
1Mexico$735.86 M
2Russia$637.19 M
3Brazil$517.22 M
4Peru$500.85 M
5South Korea$376.94 M
6Algeria$364.23 M
7Chile$289.18 M
8United Kingdom$283.83 M
9Belgium$237.52 M
10Colombia$231.77 M

Overall Rank

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade decreases 6.94 percent through August

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s trade with the world fell 6.94 percent, from $7.77 billion to $7.23 billion 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 Greater Baton Rouge, La. ranked No. 70 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 Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Russia, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Peru and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom, Algeria and The Netherlands, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico fell 30.16 percent to $735.86 million.
    Exports fell 32.52 percent to $690.66 million. Imports rose 49.96 percent to $45.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Russia rose 326.17 percent to $637.19 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 326.17 percent to $637.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Brazil rose 88.89 percent to $517.22 million.
    Exports rose 123.46 percent to $474.51 million. Imports fell 30.52 percent to $42.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Peru rose 74.93 percent to $500.85 million.
    Exports rose 74.93 percent to $500.85 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea fell 30.8 percent to $376.94 million.
    Exports fell 35.31 percent to $266.92 million. Imports fell 16.69 percent to $110.03 million.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 38.26 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. had trade surpluses with 57 countries and deficits with 20 through August. That compares with 54 surpluses and 15 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Mexico, $645.47 million; Peru, $500.85 million; and Brazil, $431.8 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Russia, $637.19 million; Algeria, $294.13 million; and Canada, $102.08 million.

Through August its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Acyclic alcohols; Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground; and Cyclic hydrocarbons, in that order. Those accounted for 74.4 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Pig iron; Cyclic hydrocarbons; Oil; and Acyclic alcohols, accounting for 90.54 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 14.82 percent compared to last year to $2.39 billion.
  • Soybeans fell 8.49 percent compared to last year to $542.38 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols fell 24.36 percent compared to last year to $363.56 million.
  • Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground fell 16.93 percent compared to last year to $350.87 million.
  • Cyclic hydrocarbons rose 59.49 percent compared to last year to $169.66 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 3.47 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.
  • Pig iron totaled $196.63 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cyclic hydrocarbons fell 34.18 percent compared to last year to $192.19 million.
  • Oil rose 13826 percent compared to last year to $113.2 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols fell 15.35 percent compared to last year to $51.26 million.

Last year Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. posted total trade with the world of $11.91 billion. The Port’s surplus was $5.82 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom, Algeria and Brazil. Exports totaled $8.86 billion and imports came to $3.05 billion.