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Port of Ketchikan, Alaska

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade totaled $16.27 million for the month of February, $31.79 million through February 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$17.25 M
2Vietnam$5.99 M
3China$4.37 M
4Japan$4.17 M

Overall Rank

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade increases 93.31 percent through February

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s trade with the world rose 93.31 percent, from $16.44 million to $31.79 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska ranked No. 191 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February Port of Ketchikan, Alaska’s top trade parters only trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 China and No. 4 Japan . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners only spots were held by Canada, China, Japan and Vietnam, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 131.96 percent to $17.25 million.
    Exports rose 264.99 percent to $3.02 million. Imports rose 115.28 percent to $14.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Vietnam totaled $5.99 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $5.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 27.57 percent to $4.37 million.
    Exports fell 27.57 percent to $4.37 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 40.59 percent to $4.17 million.
    Exports rose 23.13 percent to $3.66 million. Imports totaled $518,219.

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

Port of Ketchikan, Alaska had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with two through February. That compares with two surpluses and one deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with China, $4.37 million; Japan, $3.14 million; and Vietnam, $5.99 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Canada, $11.2 million; Vietnam, $5.99 million; and Japan $3.14 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Wood in the rough, stripped or not of sapwood, etc; Articles of Asphalt or of Similar Material 6807; Computers; Paper, Paperboard, Cellul Wad to Size & Arts 4823; and Misc. textile fabrics, in that order. Those accounted for 99.42 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 and steel articles; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Misc. handtools, blow torches, anvils, accounting for 99.86 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 18.91 percent compared to last year to $10.87 million.
  • Articles of Asphalt or of Similar Material 6807 totaled $39,881. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers fell 31.38 percent compared to last year to $35,081.
  • Paper, Paperboard, Cellul Wad to Size & Arts 4823 totaled $25,959. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. textile fabrics totaled $20,084. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 115.28 percent compared to last year to $14.22 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 and steel articles totaled $965,628. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $470,639. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. handtools, blow torches, anvils totaled $18,845. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Ketchikan, Alaska posted total trade with the world of $114.02 million. The Port’s surplus was $34.81 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $74.42 million and imports came to $39.6 million.