Port of Kahului, Hawaii

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade totaled $526,335 for the month of June, $17.81 million through June of 2020, and $45.12 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
1Singapore$13.2 M
2Equatorial Guinea$2.16 M
3Trinidad and Tobago$1.42 M
4South Korea$286,070
5Japan$184,182
6Hong Kong$161,882
7Malaysia$114,616
8China$68,118
9Canada$59,354
10Taiwan$45,143

Overall Rank

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade decreases 10.29 percent through June

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 10.29 percent, from $19.85 million to $17.81 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 Kahului, Hawaii ranked No. 255 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 Kahului, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Equatorial Guinea, No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Japan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic and Norway, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Singapore totaled $13.2 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $13.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Equatorial Guinea totaled $2.16 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Trinidad and Tobago totaled $1.42 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.42 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Korea fell 21.42 percent to $286,070.
    Exports fell 21.42 percent to $286,070. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan rose 67.19 percent to $184,182.
    Exports rose 65.36 percent to $182,174. Imports totaled $2,008.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 96.87 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 11 countries and deficits with seven through June. That compares with 13 surpluses and 11 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with South Korea, $286,070; Japan, $180,166; and Hong Kong, $161,882. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Singapore, $13.2 million; Equatorial Guinea, $2.16 million; and Trinidad and Tobago, $1.42 million.

Through June its top exports were Aluminum waste and scrap; Copper waste and scrap; Imitation jewelry; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Original engravings, prints, lithographs, in that order. Those accounted for 80.35 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Returned exports, without change; LNG, other petroleum gases; Power supplies, transformers; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Merry-go-rounds, fairground equipment, accounting for 99.89 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Aluminum waste and scrap rose 67.83 percent compared to last year to $376,608.
  • Copper waste and scrap fell 66.43 percent compared to last year to $132,204.
  • Imitation jewelry fell 1.6 percent compared to last year to $99,722.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork fell 62.22 percent compared to last year to $43,648.
  • Original engravings, prints, lithographs rose 660 percent compared to last year to $38,000.

On the import side:

  • Returned exports, without change rose 17.83 percent compared to last year to $13.22 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 32.75 percent compared to last year to $3.58 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $77,086. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 252.33 percent compared to last year to $36,995.
  • Merry-go-rounds, fairground equipment totaled $18,411. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Kahului, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $45.12 million. The Port’s deficit was $38.97 million. Exports totaled $3.08 million and imports came to $42.05 million.