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Port of Kona, Hawaii

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade totaled $4 million for the month of October, $191.86 million through October of 2018, and $248.07 million for all of 2017, 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
1Singapore$93.6 M
2Australia$45.6 M
3Thailand$23.71 M
4Japan$11.24 M
5Vietnam$7.28 M
6Taiwan$3.86 M
7China$2.12 M
8Indonesia$1.93 M
9Malaysia$1.46 M
10Cambodia$262,149

Overall Rank

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade increases 25.2 percent through October

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s trade with the world rose 25.2 percent, from $153.24 million to $191.86 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port of Kona, Hawaii ranked No. 197 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 197. It finished No. 188 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Port of Kona, Hawaii’s top trade parters were No. 1 Singapore, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Vietnam . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Singapore rose 104.15 percent to $93.6 million.
    Exports rose 104.15 percent to $93.6 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Australia fell 47.58 percent to $45.6 million.
    Exports fell 48.56 percent to $44.75 million. Imports totaled $850,000.
  • Trade with No. 3 Thailand rose 217960 percent to $23.71 million.
    Exports totaled $42,500. Imports rose 217569 percent to $23.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Japan rose 30.44 percent to $11.24 million.
    Exports rose 316.35 percent to $1.23 million. Imports rose 20.31 percent to $10.01 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Vietnam rose 450.65 percent to $7.28 million.
    Exports totaled $1.21 million. Imports rose 358.94 percent to $6.06 million.

Port of Kona, Hawaii’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 94.56 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Kona, Hawaii had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 19 through October. That compares with five surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Singapore, $93.6 million; Australia, $43.9 million; and Hong Kong, $104,590. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Thailand, $23.63 million; Japan, $8.78 million; and Vietnam, $4.85 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Civilian aircraft, parts; Shrimp, other crustaceans; Melons and papayas; Electrical boards, panels and switches; and Coffee, in that order. Those accounted for 99.54 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Cell phones, related equipment; Computers; Medical equipment for physicals; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; and Optical fibers, accounting for 60.62 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 2.16 percent compared to last year to $138.33 million.
  • Shrimp, other crustaceans totaled $1.28 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Melons and papayas rose 762.67 percent compared to last year to $883,778.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches totaled $196,990. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Coffee rose 1266.5 percent compared to last year to $184,478.

On the import side:

  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 1921.66 percent compared to last year to $21.24 million.
  • Computers rose 3053.82 percent compared to last year to $3.34 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 586.96 percent compared to last year to $2.93 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 1005.25 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.
  • Optical fibers totaled $1.15 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $183.53 million and imports came to $20.83 million.