|4||Grain sorghum||$9.29 M|
|5||Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides||$0|
|6||Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins||$0|
|8||Misc. cast articles of iron, steel||$0|
|10||Value added to a returned import||$0|
|1||Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel||$106.35 M|
|2||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$24.15 M|
|3||Fl-Rl Iron & Na Steel Nun600Mm Wd Cold-Rl, No 7209||$15.03 M|
|4||Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm||$42,815|
|5||Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins||$42,509|
|6||Agricultural machinery for lawns, lawn rollers, pa||$36,901|
|7||Mineral Wools, Expanded Mineral Material & Mi 6806||$36,740|
|8||Synthetic filament yarn, not for retail||$29,643|
|10||Misc. cast articles of iron, steel||$26,080|
Port of Kalama, Wash.’s trade increases 2.77 percent through September
Port of Kalama, Wash.’s trade with the world rose 2.77 percent, from $2.71 billion to $2.78 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.
Port of Kalama, Wash. ranked No. 106 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Port of Kalama, Wash.’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Philippines, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Taiwan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 China rose 36.78 percent to $1.03 billion.
Exports rose 36.93 percent to $1.03 billion. Imports fell 91.03 percent to $79,410.
- Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 20.54 percent to $716.93 million.
Exports fell 15.97 percent to $660.92 million. Imports fell 51.63 percent to $56.01 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Philippines rose 29.39 percent to $180.63 million.
Exports rose 29.39 percent to $180.63 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 4 South Korea fell 44.84 percent to $178.18 million.
Exports fell 54.67 percent to $128.81 million. Imports rose 27.12 percent to $49.37 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Taiwan fell 0.08 percent to $172.38 million.
Exports rose 7.63 percent to $148.23 million. Imports fell 30.6 percent to $24.15 million.
Port of Kalama, Wash.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 81.93 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Kalama, Wash. had trade surpluses with 21 countries and deficits with three through September. That compares with 17 surpluses and three deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with China, $1.03 billion; Japan, $604.92 million; and Philippines, $180.63 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Australia, $16.05 million; India, $98,429; and Ireland, $3,000.
Through September its top exports were Soybeans; Wheat; Corn; Grain sorghum; and Wire of iron, nonalloy steel, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel; Cyclic hydrocarbons; Fl-Rl Iron & Na Steel Nun600Mm Wd Cold-Rl, No 7209; Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm; and Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, accounting for 99.88 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Kalama, Wash.’s exports:
- Soybeans rose 53.46 percent compared to last year to $1.11 billion.
- Wheat rose 57.64 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
- Corn fell 53.27 percent compared to last year to $502.12 million.
- Grain sorghum fell 81 percent compared to last year to $9.29 million.
- Wire of iron, nonalloy steel totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
On the import side:
- Hot-rolled flat iron, non-alloy steel fell 31.83 percent compared to last year to $106.35 million.
- Cyclic hydrocarbons fell 30.6 percent compared to last year to $24.15 million.
- Fl-Rl Iron & Na Steel Nun600Mm Wd Cold-Rl, No 7209 fell 17.3 percent compared to last year to $15.03 million.
- Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm fell 97.62 percent compared to last year to $42,815.
- Iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins totaled $42,509. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
Last year Port of Kalama, Wash. posted total trade with the world of $3.47 billion. The Port’s surplus was $2.96 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines. Exports totaled $3.22 billion and imports came to $255.9 million.