Port of Lorain, Ohio

Port of Lorain, Ohio’s trade totaled $103,988 for the month of July, $4.78 million through July of 2020, and $15.32 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
1Canada$4.53 M
2China$114,519
3Brazil$53,058
4Vietnam$49,104
5Bangladesh$24,174
6The Netherlands$4,121

Overall Rank

Port of Lorain, Ohio’s trade increases 10.31 percent through July

Port of Lorain, Ohio’s trade with the world rose 10.31 percent, from $4.33 million to $4.78 million through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Port of Lorain, Ohio ranked No. 301 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 314. It finished No. 291 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July Port of Lorain, Ohio’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Bangladesh, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Costa Rica. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, South Korea, Costa Rica and Bangladesh, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 6.98 percent to $4.53 million.
    Exports rose 6.98 percent to $4.53 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 113.26 percent to $112,693.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 113.26 percent to $112,693.
  • Trade with No. 3 Bangladesh totaled $24,174.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $24,174.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands totaled $4,121.
    Exports totaled $4,121. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Costa Rica fell 100 percent to $0.
    There were no exports. There were no imports.

Port of Lorain, Ohio’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Lorain, Ohio had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with two through July. That compares with three surpluses and one deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with Canada, $4.53 million; The Netherlands, $4,121; and Costa Rica, $0. The top three deficits through July of this year were with China, $112,693; Bangladesh, $24,174; and Costa Rica, $0.

Through July its top exports were Various forms of salt; Cotton; Books, brochures; Bicycle, other safety helmets; and Pile fabrics, knitted or crocheted, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Bicycle, other safety helmets; Pile fabrics, knitted or crocheted; Woven pile, chenille fabrics; Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; and Athletic, other textile shoes, accounting for 79.13 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Lorain, Ohio’s exports:

  • Various forms of salt totaled $4.53 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cotton totaled $53,058. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Books, brochures totaled $4,121. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Bicycle, other safety helmets totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Pile fabrics, knitted or crocheted totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Bicycle, other safety helmets totaled $49,104. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Pile fabrics, knitted or crocheted totaled $47,229. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Woven pile, chenille fabrics totaled $22,280. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit totaled $17,966. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Athletic, other textile shoes totaled $12,030. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Lorain, Ohio posted total trade with the world of $15.32 million. The Port’s surplus was $14.68 million. Exports totaled $15 million and imports came to $319,030.