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Port of Honolulu, Hawaii

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s trade totaled $327.69 million for the month of October, $3.65 billion through October of 2018, and $3.62 billion 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
1Indonesia$1.04 B
2Japan$424.72 M
3Libya$383.49 M
4Russia$372 M
5South Korea$327.32 M
6China$272.76 M
7United Arab Emirates$139.54 M
8Vietnam$96.56 M
9Singapore$94.13 M
10Taiwan$89.06 M

Overall Rank

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s trade increases 26.67 percent through October

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 26.67 percent, from $2.88 billion to $3.65 billion 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 Honolulu, Hawaii ranked No. 101 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. 101. It finished No. 98 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 Honolulu, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 Indonesia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Libya, No. 4 Russia and No. 5 South Korea . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Indonesia, Japan, China, Libya and Russia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Indonesia rose 66.07 percent to $1.04 billion.
    Exports fell 57.44 percent to $378,435. Imports rose 66.25 percent to $1.04 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 6.79 percent to $424.72 million.
    Exports fell 39.56 percent to $25.22 million. Imports fell 3.48 percent to $399.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Libya rose 63.72 percent to $383.49 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 63.72 percent to $383.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Russia rose 67.18 percent to $372 million.
    Exports rose 39.35 percent to $309,937. Imports rose 67.21 percent to $371.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 123.19 percent to $327.32 million.
    Exports rose 198.78 percent to $180.1 million. Imports rose 70.44 percent to $147.22 million.

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 69.71 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 22 countries and deficits with 57 through October. That compares with 21 surpluses and 54 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Singapore, $73.65 million; South Korea, $32.88 million; and The Netherlands, $15.85 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Indonesia, $1.04 billion; Libya, $383.49 million; and Japan, $374.29 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Scrap iron, steel; Natural waters; Aluminum waste and scrap; and Paper, paperboard scrap, in that order. Those accounted for 86.2 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Coal, briquettes; and Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts, accounting for 84.12 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 49.38 percent compared to last year to $275.52 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 63.32 percent compared to last year to $35.34 million.
  • Natural waters fell 11.1 percent compared to last year to $12.3 million.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap rose 34.05 percent compared to last year to $10.52 million.
  • Paper, paperboard scrap rose 38.23 percent compared to last year to $8.65 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 38.15 percent compared to last year to $2.09 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 8.49 percent compared to last year to $327.83 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 7.47 percent compared to last year to $216.55 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 44.61 percent compared to last year to $50.27 million.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts rose 335.71 percent compared to last year to $49.22 million.

Last year Port of Honolulu, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $2.96 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.38 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $288.92 million and imports came to $2.67 billion.