Port of Kona, Hawaii

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade totaled $446,692 for the month of June, $14.59 million through June of 2020, and $105.08 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
1New Zealand$3 M
2Japan$2.88 M
3Taiwan$2.5 M
4Vietnam$2.25 M
5China$1.28 M
6Thailand$934,369
7Singapore$681,651
8India$230,147
9Australia$133,518
10Brazil$121,747

Overall Rank

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade decreases 81.11 percent through June

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 81.11 percent, from $77.23 million to $14.59 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 Kona, Hawaii ranked No. 224 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 Kona, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 New Zealand totaled $3 million.
    Exports totaled $3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 15.71 percent to $2.88 million.
    Exports fell 27.91 percent to $1 million. Imports fell 7.35 percent to $1.88 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan fell 80.42 percent to $2.5 million.
    Exports rose 335.69 percent to $454,417. Imports fell 83.85 percent to $2.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Vietnam fell 62.83 percent to $2.25 million.
    Exports fell 54.39 percent to $1.67 million. Imports fell 75.84 percent to $574,713.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 49.61 percent to $1.28 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 49.61 percent to $1.28 million.

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 81.63 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Kona, Hawaii had trade surpluses with 13 countries and deficits with nine through June. That compares with 10 surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with New Zealand, $3 million; Vietnam, $1.1 million; and Singapore, $232,271. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Taiwan, $1.59 million; China, $1.28 million; and Thailand, $882,369.

Through June its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Musical Instruments with electric sound; Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane; and Scrap iron, steel, in that order. Those accounted for 89.97 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Misc. articles of unhardened vulcanized rubber; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Cell phones, related equipment; and Optical fibers, accounting for 45.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Kona, Hawaii’s exports:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 93.84 percent compared to last year to $3 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans fell 56.43 percent compared to last year to $1.95 million.
  • Musical Instruments with electric sound rose 50.75 percent compared to last year to $669,919.
  • Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane rose 331.28 percent compared to last year to $467,575.
  • Scrap iron, steel totaled $431,415. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf fell 89.08 percent compared to last year to $857,157.
  • Misc. articles of unhardened vulcanized rubber rose 2863.11 percent compared to last year to $839,065.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks totaled $669,367. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 5.73 percent compared to last year to $508,271.
  • Optical fibers fell 79.06 percent compared to last year to $437,567.

Last year Port of Kona, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $105.08 million. The Port’s surplus was $16.02 million. Exports totaled $60.55 million and imports came to $44.53 million.