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Port of Kahului, Hawaii

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade totaled $878,574 for the month of August, $21.18 million through August 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$11.43 M
2Argentina$3.31 M
3Dominican Republic$1.82 M
4Canada$1.48 M
5Norway$818,947
6South Korea$486,814
7Mexico$480,440
8Belize$369,560
9Hong Kong$299,993
10Japan$160,927

Overall Rank

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade increases 56.03 percent through August

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 56.03 percent, from $13.58 million to $21.18 million through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii ranked No. 263 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through August Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Argentina, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Norway. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Kiribati, South Korea and Norway, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 1042.44 percent to $11.43 million.
    Exports fell 69.69 percent to $209,848. Imports rose 3543.92 percent to $11.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Argentina totaled $3.31 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $3.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dominican Republic totaled $1.82 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Canada rose 301.16 percent to $1.48 million.
    Exports rose 22.18 percent to $197,697. Imports rose 518.92 percent to $1.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Norway fell 19.25 percent to $818,947.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 19.25 percent to $818,947.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 89.01 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Kahului, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 15 countries and deficits with 12 through August. That compares with 17 surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with South Korea, $486,814; Mexico, $480,440; and Belize, $369,560. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $11.01 million; Argentina, $3.31 million; and Dominican Republic, $1.82 million.

Through August its top exports were Misc. machinery for food and drink, parts; Copper waste and scrap; Aluminum waste and scrap; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Imitation jewelry, in that order. Those accounted for 87.5 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; Original sculptures and statues; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, accounting for 98.16 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 fell 6.25 percent compared to last year to $704,400.
  • Aluminum waste and scrap fell 65.75 percent compared to last year to $240,112.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork rose 183.45 percent compared to last year to $195,870.
  • Imitation jewelry fell 22.03 percent compared to last year to $149,948.

On the import side:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 3093.08 percent compared to last year to $11.33 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 11.27 percent compared to last year to $5.95 million.
  • Automatic regulating instruments, parts totaled $533,530. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Original sculptures and statues totaled $341,689. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 143 percent compared to last year to $243,000.

Last year Port of Kahului, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $19.57 million. The Port’s deficit was $9.29 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Trinidad and Tobago, South Korea, Denmark, Norway and Kiribati. Exports totaled $5.14 million and imports came to $14.43 million.