Port of New Bedford, Mass.

Port of New Bedford, Mass.’s trade totaled $224,021 for the month of May, $1.42 million through May of 2020, and $7.57 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
1The Netherlands$640,427
2Norway$365,000
3Germany$197,655
4United Kingdom$174,655
5China$32,368
6Belgium$8,587
7Honduras$3,600

Overall Rank

Port of New Bedford, Mass.’s trade increases 22.91 percent through May

Port of New Bedford, Mass.’s trade with the world rose 22.91 percent, from $1.16 million to $1.42 million through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Port of New Bedford, Mass. ranked No. 318 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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 May Port of New Bedford, Mass.’s top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Norway, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Iceland, Cape Verde, Hong Kong, Denmark and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 The Netherlands totaled $640,427.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $640,427.
  • Trade with No. 2 Norway totaled $365,000.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $365,000.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany totaled $197,655.
    Exports totaled $197,655. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 410.91 percent to $174,655.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $174,655.
  • Trade with No. 5 China rose 300.79 percent to $32,368.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $32,368.

Port of New Bedford, Mass.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 99.14 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of New Bedford, Mass. had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with five through May. That compares with four surpluses and three deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Germany, $197,655; Honduras, $3,600; and Hong Kong, $0. The top three deficits through May of this year were with The Netherlands, $640,427; Norway, $365,000; and United Kingdom, $174,655.

Through May its top exports were Respiration equipment, etc.; Rubber tires; Pulley, hoists, winches; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; and Leather shoes, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment; Pulley, hoists, winches; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; Leather shoes; and Woven Fabrics of Flax 5309, accounting for 97.7 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of New Bedford, Mass.’s exports:

  • Respiration equipment, etc. totaled $197,655. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Rubber tires totaled $3,600. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Pulley, hoists, winches totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments fell 100 percent compared to last year to $0.
  • Leather shoes totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Meteorological, hydraulic and survey equipment rose 2874.02 percent compared to last year to $1.02 million.
  • Pulley, hoists, winches totaled $80,808. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments totaled $60,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Leather shoes rose 824.15 percent compared to last year to $26,939.
  • Woven Fabrics of Flax 5309 totaled $8,587. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of New Bedford, Mass. posted total trade with the world of $7.57 million. The Port’s deficit was $4.09 million. Exports totaled $1.74 million and imports came to $5.83 million.