Port of Ketchikan, Alaska

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade totaled $21.04 million for the month of June, $70.47 million through June of 2020, and $178.91 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
1Canada$35.53 M
2China$30.07 M
3Japan$4.88 M

Overall Rank

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade decreases 16.24 percent through June

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade with the world fell 16.24 percent, from $84.13 million to $70.47 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 Ketchikan, Alaska ranked No. 207 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 Ketchikan, Alaska’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Taiwan. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Japan, Vietnam and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 36.32 percent to $35.53 million.
    Exports rose 32.27 percent to $5.15 million. Imports fell 41.46 percent to $30.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 120.23 percent to $30.07 million.
    Exports rose 120.71 percent to $30.07 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 42.32 percent to $4.88 million.
    Exports fell 38.55 percent to $4.88 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Taiwan fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with one through June. That compares with two surpluses and five deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with China, $30.07 million; Japan, $4.88 million; and The Netherlands, $0. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Canada, $25.24 million; The Netherlands, $0; and Taiwan, $0.

Through June its top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Miscellaneous machinery; Glass fibers, glass yarn; Medicines in individual dosages; and Fish, fresh or chilled, in that order. Those accounted for 97.86 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Returned exports, without change; Railway or tramway freight cars, not self-propelld; Pebbles, gravel; and Glass fibers, glass yarn, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s exports:

  • Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc rose 53.06 percent compared to last year to $37.34 million.
  • Miscellaneous machinery rose 1359.62 percent compared to last year to $603,040.
  • Glass fibers, glass yarn rose 310.26 percent compared to last year to $496,113.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $467,506. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 1458.68 percent compared to last year to $326,373.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 39.85 percent compared to last year to $28.16 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 1595.76 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Railway or tramway freight cars, not self-propelld totaled $90,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Pebbles, gravel totaled $31,430. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Glass fibers, glass yarn totaled $0. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Ketchikan, Alaska posted total trade with the world of $178.91 million. The Port’s deficit was $37.78 million. Exports totaled $70.56 million and imports came to $108.35 million.