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Port of Kahului, Hawaii

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade totaled $1.51 million for the month of October, $16.08 million through October of 2018, and $11.82 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
1Trinidad and Tobago$4.97 M
2Denmark$1.99 M
3Norway$1.96 M
4South Korea$1.56 M
5Kiribati$1.4 M
6China$1.13 M
7Peru$658,699
8Canada$507,354
9Papua New Guinea$354,761
10Japan$230,693

Overall Rank

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade increases 57.35 percent through October

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 57.35 percent, from $10.22 million to $16.08 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 Kahului, Hawaii ranked No. 285 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. 302. It finished No. 303 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 Kahului, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 2 Denmark, No. 3 Norway, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Kiribati . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, China, Canada and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Trinidad and Tobago rose 35.8 percent to $4.97 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 35.8 percent to $4.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Denmark rose 9908.45 percent to $1.99 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 9908.45 percent to $1.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Norway totaled $1.96 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Korea rose 326.82 percent to $1.56 million.
    Exports rose 157.51 percent to $939,344. Imports totaled $617,605.
  • Trade with No. 5 Kiribati totaled $1.4 million.
    Exports totaled $1.4 million. There were no imports.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 73.89 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 21 countries and deficits with 14 through October. That compares with 15 surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Kiribati, $1.4 million; China, $509,590; and South Korea, $321,739. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Trinidad and Tobago, $4.97 million; Denmark, $1.99 million; and Norway, $1.96 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Aluminum waste and scrap; Copper waste and scrap; Imitation jewelry; and Paper, paperboard scrap, in that order. Those accounted for 77.79 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Electric generating sets, rotary converters; Misc. engines and motors, parts; Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 90.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts totaled $1.16 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap rose 43.88 percent compared to last year to $1.05 million.
  • Copper waste and scrap fell 33.01 percent compared to last year to $871,369.
  • Imitation jewelry fell 11.51 percent compared to last year to $207,094.
  • Paper, paperboard scrap fell 58.19 percent compared to last year to $194,198.

On the import side:

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 36.94 percent compared to last year to $8.21 million.
  • Electric generating sets, rotary converters totaled $948,446. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. engines and motors, parts totaled $566,775. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts totaled $435,743. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 18.7 percent compared to last year to $368,657.

Last year Port of Kahului, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $12.07 million. The Port’s surplus was $2.13 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $7.1 million and imports came to $4.97 million.