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Port of Kahului, Hawaii

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade totaled $2.7 million for the month of February, $14.03 million through February of 2019, and $19.57 million for all of 2018, 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$11.41 M
2Norway$818,947
3Canada$619,770
4Mexico$480,440
5Belize$369,560
6South Korea$180,125
7Hong Kong$81,561
8Japan$28,246
9Italy$10,235
10Spain$8,495

Overall Rank

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade increases 455.97 percent through February

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 455.97 percent, from $2.52 million to $14.03 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 Kahului, Hawaii ranked No. 216 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 Kahului, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Norway, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Belize . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, China, Papua New Guinea and Belgium, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 2889.63 percent to $11.41 million.
    Exports fell 45.72 percent to $207,000. Imports rose 3192122 percent to $11.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Norway totaled $818,947.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $818,947.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada rose 1626.62 percent to $619,770.
    Exports rose 41.61 percent to $35,444. Imports rose 5277.56 percent to $584,326.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico totaled $480,440.
    Exports totaled $480,440. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Belize totaled $369,560.
    Exports totaled $369,560. There were no imports.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 97.62 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 11 countries and deficits with five through February. That compares with 11 surpluses and five deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Mexico, $480,440; Belize, $369,560; and South Korea, $180,125. The top three deficits through February of this year were with China, $11 million; Norway, $818,947; and Canada, $548,882.

Through February it’s top exports were Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts; Copper waste and scrap; Aluminum waste and scrap; Imitation jewelry; and Paintings, drawings and other artwork, in that order. Those accounted for 97.81 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Value added to a returned import; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Automatic regulating instruments, parts; Returned exports, with change; and Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry, accounting for 99.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts totaled $850,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Copper waste and scrap rose 90.35 percent compared to last year to $393,800.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap fell 76.31 percent compared to last year to $70,886.
  • Imitation jewelry fell 48.47 percent compared to last year to $40,674.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 35.94 percent compared to last year to $28,268.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 3062.08 percent compared to last year to $11.22 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 39.39 percent compared to last year to $818,947.
  • Automatic regulating instruments, parts totaled $533,530. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Returned exports, with change totaled $32,065. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry rose 85.84 percent compared to last year to $11,180.

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, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $7.1 million and imports came to $4.97 million.