|1||Civilian aircraft, parts||$48.71 M|
|2||Shrimp, other crustaceans||$5.41 M|
|3||Melons and papayas||$719,983|
|4||Musical Instruments with electric sound||$444,383|
|5||Mussels, scallops, other mollusks||$396,672|
|7||Yeasts, baking powder||$180,535|
|8||Locust beans, seaweed, sugar beets and sugar cane||$144,665|
|10||Essential oil resins||$70,000|
|1||Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf||$11.27 M|
|2||Optical fibers||$2.96 M|
|4||Unrecorded media for audio||$1.13 M|
|5||Cell phones, related equipment||$920,560|
|6||Travel goods, including handbags, wallets, jewelry||$917,772|
|7||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$876,949|
|8||Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V||$754,023|
|9||Parts for cellular communications||$619,605|
|10||Women's or girls' suits, not knit||$596,337|
Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade decreases 52.22 percent through August
Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade with the world fell 52.22 percent, from $184.92 million to $88.36 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 Kona, Hawaii ranked No. 216 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 Kona, Hawaii’s top trade partners were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Taiwan, No. 3 Vietnam, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Singapore fell 47.77 percent to $48.89 million.
Exports fell 47.81 percent to $48.85 million. Imports totaled $36,935.
- Trade with No. 2 Taiwan rose 839.59 percent to $17.53 million.
Exports rose 142.95 percent to $124,840. Imports rose 859.32 percent to $17.41 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Vietnam rose 40.68 percent to $7.36 million.
Exports rose 604.24 percent to $4.43 million. Imports fell 36.29 percent to $2.93 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Japan fell 56.66 percent to $4.65 million.
Exports rose 81.51 percent to $1.63 million. Imports fell 69.29 percent to $3.02 million.
- Trade with No. 5 China rose 102.52 percent to $3.89 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 125.69 percent to $3.89 million.
Port of Kona, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 93.16 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Kona, Hawaii had trade surpluses with nine countries and deficits with 11 through August. That compares with six surpluses and 19 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Singapore, $48.82 million; Vietnam, $1.5 million; and Hong Kong, $286,435. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Taiwan, $17.28 million; China, $3.89 million; and Thailand, $2.85 million.
Through August its top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Melons and papayas; Musical Instruments with electric sound; and Mussels, scallops, other mollusks, in that order. Those accounted for 98.32 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Optical fibers; Computers; Unrecorded media for audio; and Cell phones, related equipment, accounting for 57.34 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Kona, Hawaii’s exports:
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 64.79 percent compared to last year to $48.71 million.
- Shrimp, other crustaceans rose 718.28 percent compared to last year to $5.41 million.
- Melons and papayas rose 5.48 percent compared to last year to $719,983.
- Musical Instruments with electric sound rose 233.96 percent compared to last year to $444,383.
- Mussels, scallops, other mollusks rose 257.33 percent compared to last year to $396,672.
On the import side:
- Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf rose 8026.47 percent compared to last year to $11.27 million.
- Optical fibers rose 2460.29 percent compared to last year to $2.96 million.
- Computers fell 39.68 percent compared to last year to $1.91 million.
- Unrecorded media for audio rose 6013.79 percent compared to last year to $1.13 million.
- Cell phones, related equipment fell 95.65 percent compared to last year to $920,560.
Last year Port of Kona, Hawaii posted total trade with the world of $202.57 million. The Port’s surplus was $83.82 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. Exports totaled $143.2 million and imports came to $59.37 million.