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Port of Newark

Port of Newark’s trade totaled $17.21 billion for the month of August, $131.68 billion through August of 2019, and $195.25 billion for all of 2018, 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
1China$21.77 B
2India$9.19 B
3Germany$9.17 B
4Italy$8.44 B
5France$6.58 B
6Switzerland$6.52 B
7Japan$6.06 B
8United Kingdom$4.28 B
9Ireland$4.15 B
10South Korea$4.15 B

Overall Rank

Port of Newark’s trade increases 1.28 percent through August

Port of Newark’s trade with the world rose 1.28 percent, from $130.02 billion to $131.68 billion 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 Newark ranked No. 4 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 Newark’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 India, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 France. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Germany, India, Italy and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 7.54 percent to $21.77 billion.
    Exports fell 5.93 percent to $519.56 million. Imports fell 7.58 percent to $21.25 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 India rose 5.95 percent to $9.19 billion.
    Exports rose 8.93 percent to $421.55 million. Imports rose 5.81 percent to $8.77 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany fell 2.34 percent to $9.17 billion.
    Exports rose 36.52 percent to $877.84 million. Imports fell 5.2 percent to $8.29 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy fell 2.14 percent to $8.44 billion.
    Exports rose 34.7 percent to $435.8 million. Imports fell 3.58 percent to $8 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 1.86 percent to $6.58 billion.
    Exports fell 11.66 percent to $463.88 million. Imports rose 3.05 percent to $6.12 billion.

Port of Newark’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 41.89 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Newark had trade surpluses with 53 countries and deficits with 170 through August. That compares with 53 surpluses and 166 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Kuwait, $139.29 million; United Arab Emirates, $51.86 million; and Georgia, $43.44 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $20.73 billion; India, $8.35 billion; and Italy, $7.56 billion.

Through August its top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Scrap of precious metal; and Medicines in individual dosages, in that order. Those accounted for 29.65 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Medicines in individual dosages; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; and Oil, accounting for 23.37 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Newark’s exports:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 59.09 percent compared to last year to $1.17 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 11.53 percent compared to last year to $1.02 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 28.14 percent compared to last year to $452.74 million.
  • Scrap of precious metal fell 22.53 percent compared to last year to $406.63 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 19.67 percent compared to last year to $383.79 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 0.22 percent compared to last year to $8.34 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 6.8 percent compared to last year to $7.46 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 15.25 percent compared to last year to $6.43 billion.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 8.28 percent compared to last year to $3.54 billion.
  • Oil fell 23.36 percent compared to last year to $2.3 billion.

Last year Port of Newark posted total trade with the world of $195.25 billion. The Port’s deficit was $161.95 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Germany, India, Italy and France. Exports totaled $16.65 billion and imports came to $178.6 billion.