Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s trade totaled $293.64 million for the month of February, $592.28 million through February of 2019, and $4.12 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

Click on any of the countries in the chart below to gain access to the specific exports and imports between that country and (port), how it compares to other ports for trade with that country, how that trade has changed over time, and much more. Data available both by value and tonnage. Download data. If you are not a subscriber, you can learn more by clicking on the subscribe link.

Top Trading Countries

RankPortYTD
1Libya$170.69 M
2South Korea$123.17 M
3Japan$64.05 M
4Argentina$51.12 M
5Russia$47.66 M
6China$36.24 M
7Taiwan$24.81 M
8Singapore$24.63 M
9India$8.41 M
10Indonesia$7.46 M

Overall Rank

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s trade decreases 2.36 percent through February

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 2.36 percent, from $606.61 million to $592.28 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 Honolulu, Hawaii ranked No. 101 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 Honolulu, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 Libya, No. 2 South Korea, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Russia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Indonesia, Japan, China, Nigeria and Libya, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Libya rose 226.85 percent to $170.69 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 226.85 percent to $170.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 South Korea rose 199.86 percent to $123.17 million.
    Exports fell 85.33 percent to $2.84 million. Imports rose 454.2 percent to $120.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 7.86 percent to $64.05 million.
    Exports fell 10.35 percent to $4.66 million. Imports fell 7.66 percent to $59.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Argentina totaled $51.12 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $51.12 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Russia totaled $47.66 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $47.66 million.

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 77.1 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Honolulu, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 12 countries and deficits with 41 through February. That compares with 15 surpluses and 45 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Singapore, $22.32 million; India, $7.42 million; and Marshall Islands, $1.42 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Libya, $170.69 million; South Korea, $117.49 million; and Japan, $54.73 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Scrap iron, steel; Natural waters; and Aluminum waste and scrap, in that order. Those accounted for 76.63 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Furniture, parts; and Bit Mix Fr Nat Asph, Nat Bit,Pet Bit,Min Tar 2715, accounting for 81.66 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 75.36 percent compared to last year to $14.07 million.
  • Petroleum products totaled $9.12 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 1.83 percent compared to last year to $9.08 million.
  • Natural waters rose 30.33 percent compared to last year to $2.46 million.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap rose 16.56 percent compared to last year to $1.61 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 15.96 percent compared to last year to $267.89 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 125.82 percent compared to last year to $117.7 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 11.66 percent compared to last year to $47.71 million.
  • Furniture, parts fell 7.25 percent compared to last year to $7.15 million.
  • Bit Mix Fr Nat Asph, Nat Bit,Pet Bit,Min Tar 2715 totaled $4.5 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $288.92 million and imports came to $2.67 billion.