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Port of Hilo, Hawaii

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade totaled $7.56 million for the month of February, $12.71 million through February of 2019, and $147.51 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
1China$4.03 M
2Indonesia$2.45 M
3Australia$1.82 M
4Papua New Guinea$1.82 M
5Norway$1.46 M
6Argentina$1.07 M
7Canada$21,913
8South Korea$15,000
9Taiwan$13,313

Overall Rank

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade increases 112.02 percent through February

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 112.02 percent, from $5.99 million to $12.71 million 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 Hilo, Hawaii ranked No. 221 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 Hilo, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Indonesia, No. 3 Papua New Guinea, No. 4 Australia and No. 5 Norway . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Australia, New Zealand, China, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 197 percent to $4.03 million.
    Exports rose 197 percent to $4.03 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Indonesia totaled $2.45 million.
    Exports totaled $2.45 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Papua New Guinea totaled $1.82 million.
    Exports totaled $1.82 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Australia rose 15.77 percent to $1.82 million.
    Exports rose 15.92 percent to $1.82 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Norway totaled $1.46 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.46 million.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 91.15 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii had trade surpluses with seven countries and deficits with two through February. That compares with six surpluses and three deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with China, $4.03 million; Indonesia, $2.45 million; and Papua New Guinea, $1.82 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Norway, $1.46 million; Argentina, $1.07 million; and Peru, $0.

Through February it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Melons and papayas; Battery waste, scrap, misc. electrical machinery p; and Paper, paperboard scrap, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Medical equipment for physicals; Power supplies, transformers; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; and Computer parts, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 105.4 percent compared to last year to $6.09 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 199.6 percent compared to last year to $4.03 million.
  • Melons and papayas rose 46.59 percent compared to last year to $21,913.
  • Battery waste, scrap, misc. electrical machinery p totaled $15,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Paper, paperboard scrap rose 12.89 percent compared to last year to $13,313.

On the import side:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 82.1 percent compared to last year to $2.54 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Computer parts totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Hilo, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $33.07 million. The Port’s surplus was $14.26 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $23.66 million and imports came to $9.41 million.