Port of Hilo, Hawaii

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade totaled $1.26 million for the month of June, $15.36 million through June of 2020, and $83.85 million for all of 2019, 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$4.46 M
2Equatorial Guinea$3.79 M
3Philippines$2.25 M
4Indonesia$2.25 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$1.48 M
6Taiwan$382,052
7Japan$269,303
8South Korea$255,210
9Australia$78,068
10Canada$66,466

Overall Rank

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade decreases 39.03 percent through June

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 39.03 percent, from $25.19 million to $15.36 million through the first six months of 2020 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 $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii ranked No. 231 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June of 2020.

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 June Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Equatorial Guinea, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 Philippines and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Australia, China, Argentina, Indonesia and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 14.4 percent to $4.46 million.
    Exports fell 14.06 percent to $4.45 million. Imports fell 61.6 percent to $14,654.
  • Trade with No. 2 Equatorial Guinea totaled $3.79 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $3.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Indonesia fell 8.16 percent to $2.25 million.
    Exports fell 8.16 percent to $2.25 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Philippines totaled $2.25 million.
    Exports totaled $2.25 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago totaled $1.48 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.48 million.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 92.7 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii had trade surpluses with eight countries and deficits with six through June. That compares with eight surpluses and six deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with China, $4.43 million; Indonesia, $2.25 million; and Philippines, $2.25 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Equatorial Guinea, $3.79 million; Trinidad and Tobago, $1.48 million; and Japan, $132,519.

Through June its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Scrap iron, steel; Motorboats and yachts; and Misc. printed matter, including photos, in that order. Those accounted for 94.78 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were LNG, other petroleum gases; Electric motors, generators, not sets; Photo plates, film; Printers, all types, parts; and Rubber tires, accounting for 98.28 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 63.44 percent compared to last year to $4.5 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. fell 18.83 percent compared to last year to $4.2 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel totaled $324,275. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Motorboats and yachts totaled $156,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. printed matter, including photos totaled $91,795. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 23.45 percent compared to last year to $5.27 million.
  • Electric motors, generators, not sets totaled $75,042. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Photo plates, film totaled $64,525. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Printers, all types, parts totaled $33,357. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Rubber tires rose 1.2 percent compared to last year to $31,408.

Last year Port of Hilo, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $83.85 million. The Port’s deficit was $13.77 million. Exports totaled $35.04 million and imports came to $48.81 million.