|1||Shrimp, other crustaceans||$1.23 M|
|2||Musical Instruments with electric sound||$444,383|
|3||Melons and papayas||$163,998|
|4||Mussels, scallops, other mollusks||$121,766|
|5||Yeasts, baking powder||$46,250|
|7||Misc. printed matter, including photos||$3,369|
|8||Fish, fresh or chilled||$3,181|
|9||Plastic boxes, containers||$0|
|10||Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf||$0|
|1||Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf||$2.56 M|
|3||Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry||$502,225|
|4||Parts for cellular communications||$417,427|
|5||Parts & Access For Cycles & Invalid Carriages 8714||$300,225|
|7||Essential oil resins||$246,750|
|9||Frames, mountings for glasses, goggles||$124,514|
Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade decreases 83.71 percent through February
Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 83.71 percent, from $50.9 million to $8.29 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 Kona, Hawaii ranked No. 238 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 Kona, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 Taiwan, No. 2 Vietnam, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Thailand . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Taiwan rose 1451.32 percent to $4.61 million.
Exports rose 171.59 percent to $73,898. Imports rose 1580.25 percent to $4.54 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Vietnam rose 246.75 percent to $1.92 million.
Exports rose 1044.94 percent to $893,051. Imports rose 116.11 percent to $1.03 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 69.33 percent to $751,440.
Exports rose 460.33 percent to $713,647. Imports fell 98.37 percent to $37,793.
- Trade with No. 4 China rose 439.98 percent to $576,566.
There were no exports. Imports rose 457.24 percent to $576,566.
- Trade with No. 5 Thailand fell 94.21 percent to $125,505.
Exports totaled $78,002. Imports fell 97.81 percent to $47,503.
Port of Kona, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 96.34 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Kona, Hawaii had trade surpluses with nine countries and deficits with five through February. That compares with two surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Japan, $675,854; Hong Kong, $104,500; and Singapore, $55,629. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Taiwan, $4.46 million; China, $576,566; and Vietnam, $136,941.
Through February it’s top exports were Shrimp, other crustaceans; Musical Instruments with electric sound; Melons and papayas; Mussels, scallops, other mollusks; and Yeasts, baking powder, in that order. Those accounted for 99.18 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Optical fibers; Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry; Parts for cellular communications; and Parts & Access For Cycles & Invalid Carriages 8714, accounting for 71.24 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Kona, Hawaii’s exports:
- Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 1480.81 percent compared to last year to $1.23 million.
- Musical Instruments with electric sound totaled $444,383. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Melons and papayas rose 25.52 percent compared to last year to $163,998.
- Mussels, scallops, other mollusks totaled $121,766. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
- Yeasts, baking powder totaled $46,250. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
On the import side:
- Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf totaled $2.56 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Optical fibers totaled $682,525. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry rose 5217.36 percent compared to last year to $502,225.
- Parts for cellular communications totaled $417,427. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Parts & Access For Cycles & Invalid Carriages 8714 rose 7178.18 percent compared to last year to $300,225.
Last year Port of Kona, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $204.36 million. The Port’s surplus was $162.71 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $183.53 million and imports came to $20.83 million.