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Port of Ketchikan, Alaska

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade totaled $16.53 million for the month of August, $109.12 million through August of 2019, and $135.73 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
1Canada$68.41 M
2China$24.17 M
3Japan$8.45 M
4Vietnam$5.99 M
5South Korea$1.82 M
6France$241,890
7Saint Maarten$22,790
8Taiwan$5,565
9The Netherlands$2,329

Overall Rank

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade increases 68.83 percent through August

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade with the world rose 68.83 percent, from $64.63 million to $109.12 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 Ketchikan, Alaska ranked No. 205 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 Ketchikan, Alaska’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and Saint Maarten, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 102.08 percent to $68.41 million.
    Exports rose 40.64 percent to $6.16 million. Imports rose 111.21 percent to $62.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 24.92 percent to $24.17 million.
    Exports rose 24.64 percent to $24.12 million. Imports totaled $55,929.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 1.42 percent to $8.45 million.
    Exports fell 4 percent to $7.93 million. Imports rose 647.79 percent to $518,219.
  • Trade with No. 4 Vietnam totaled $5.99 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $5.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea fell 0.4 percent to $1.82 million.
    Exports fell 0.4 percent to $1.82 million. There were no imports.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.75 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska had trade surpluses with four countries and deficits with five through August. That compares with five surpluses and three deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with China, $24.06 million; Japan, $7.42 million; and South Korea, $1.82 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $56.08 million; Vietnam, $5.99 million; and France, $241,890.

Through August its top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Printers, all types, parts; Glass fibers, glass yarn; Computer chips; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 96.99 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity; Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; Misc. iron and steel articles; and Pumps for dispensing liquids, accounting for 95.84 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 16.95 percent compared to last year to $36.71 million.
  • Printers, all types, parts rose 32223 percent compared to last year to $1.51 million.
  • Glass fibers, glass yarn rose 74.7 percent compared to last year to $261,020.
  • Computer chips totaled $233,428. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 367.1 percent compared to last year to $139,470.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 102.84 percent compared to last year to $56.9 million.
  • Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity totaled $5.03 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts totaled $2.36 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. iron and steel articles totaled $965,628. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Pumps for dispensing liquids totaled $941,264. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Ketchikan, Alaska posted total trade with the world of $135.73 million. The Port’s deficit was $7.69 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and Saint Maarten. Exports totaled $64.02 million and imports came to $71.71 million.