Port of Ketchikan, Alaska

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade totaled $17.49 million for the month of July, $87.96 million through July 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$41.8 M
2China$38.62 M
3Japan$4.88 M
4South Korea$2.66 M

Overall Rank

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade decreases 4.99 percent through July

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade with the world fell 4.99 percent, from $92.58 million to $87.96 million through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska ranked No. 206 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 205. It finished No. 207 in the last full year.

The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 The Netherlands. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Japan, Vietnam and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 40.64 percent to $35.53 million.
    Exports fell 1.3 percent to $5.15 million. Imports fell 44.4 percent to $30.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 85.69 percent to $30.07 million.
    Exports rose 86.03 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 Vietnam fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 The Netherlands fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s top five trading partners through July 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 July. That compares with four surpluses and five deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with China, $30.07 million; Japan, $4.88 million; and Vietnam, $0. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Canada, $25.24 million; Vietnam, $0; and The Netherlands, $0.

Through July its top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Glass fibers, glass yarn; Miscellaneous machinery; Medicines in individual dosages; and Fish, fresh or chilled, in that order. Those accounted for 98.17 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures; Returned exports, without change; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Fishing Vessels;Factory Ships & Shps,Ves, Nes 8902, accounting for 99.65 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 73.92 percent compared to last year to $50 million.
  • Glass fibers, glass yarn rose 240.94 percent compared to last year to $632,070.
  • Miscellaneous machinery rose 1359.62 percent compared to last year to $603,040.
  • Medicines in individual dosages totaled $467,506. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 1743.24 percent compared to last year to $385,956.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 40.26 percent compared to last year to $29.59 million.
  • Rafts, buoys, other misc. floating structures totaled $2.53 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 1595.76 percent compared to last year to $2.1 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 135.56 percent compared to last year to $334,513.
  • Fishing Vessels;Factory Ships & Shps,Ves, Nes 8902 fell 12.52 percent compared to last year to $220,929.

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.