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Port of Hilo, Hawaii

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade totaled $5.72 million for the month of October, $130.91 million through October of 2018, and $34.12 million 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
1China$103.12 M
2Australia$10.21 M
3Trinidad and Tobago$4.67 M
4Japan$3.41 M
5Norway$1.78 M
6Switzerland$1.5 M
7New Zealand$1.41 M
8Cook Islands$888,092
9Hong Kong$788,884
10Peru$696,714

Overall Rank

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade increases 329.59 percent through October

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 329.59 percent, from $30.47 million to $130.91 million 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 Hilo, Hawaii ranked No. 209 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. 261. It finished No. 263 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 Hilo, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Norway . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Australia, China, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and Dominican Republic, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 1270.02 percent to $103.12 million.
    Exports rose 1272.66 percent to $102.94 million. Imports rose 550.34 percent to $178,766.
  • Trade with No. 2 Australia fell 0.29 percent to $10.21 million.
    Exports rose 12.8 percent to $10.21 million. Imports fell 99.83 percent to $2,024.
  • Trade with No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago rose 34.58 percent to $4.67 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 34.58 percent to $4.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 488.35 percent to $3.41 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 5878.3 percent to $3.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Norway totaled $1.78 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.78 million.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 94.1 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Hilo, Hawaii had trade surpluses with eight countries and deficits with 13 through October. That compares with 10 surpluses and four deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with China, $102.76 million; Australia, $10.21 million; and New Zealand, $1.38 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Trinidad and Tobago, $4.67 million; Japan, $3.41 million; and Norway, $1.78 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved; Scrap iron, steel; and Melons and papayas, in that order. Those accounted for 99.83 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Steam turbines, parts; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Make-up and skin-care products; and Miscellaneous electrical machinery, accounting for 97.18 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 696.94 percent compared to last year to $111.06 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. fell 41.47 percent compared to last year to $4.58 million.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved totaled $522,443. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 69.48 percent compared to last year to $298,755.
  • Melons and papayas totaled $140,312. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 46.37 percent compared to last year to $7.74 million.
  • Steam turbines, parts totaled $3.37 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites rose 213.48 percent compared to last year to $2 million.
  • Make-up and skin-care products totaled $438,478. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery totaled $175,011. 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $23.66 million and imports came to $9.41 million.