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Port of Newport, R.I.

Port of Newport, R.I.’s trade totaled $4.52 million for the month of October, $7.98 million through October of 2018, and $52.19 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
1Bahamas$4 M
2Spain$1.29 M
3United Kingdom$795,000
4Italy$658,912
5Canada$477,783
6Antigua and Barbuda$367,000
7The Netherlands$150,000
8British Virgin Islands$133,350
9Latvia$47,460
10China$33,026

Overall Rank

January – December 2017

Port of Newport, R.I. Top Trading Partners

Total trade: $52.19 million

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Spain $19,882,936
2United Kingdom $12,657,315
3Antigua and Barbuda $12,299,294
4Italy $5,396,250
5Mexico $1,104,148
6Kenya $464,973
7China $142,783
8Cote D’Ivoire $135,858
9South Korea $64,579
10The Netherlands $13,981

January – December 2017

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $3.89 trillion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $635,966,594,548
2Canada $582,446,910,813
3Mexico $557,033,857,620
4Japan $204,239,482,434
5Germany $171,237,510,586
6South Korea $119,440,710,726
7United Kingdom $109,403,656,910
8France $82,469,431,746
9India $74,331,747,932
10Italy $68,286,326,460

Port of Newport, R.I.’s trade increases 0.47 percent through December

Port of Newport, R.I.’s trade with the world rose 0.47 percent, from $51.95 million to $52.19 million in 2017 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 $3.89 trillion, with exports at $1.55 trillion and imports at $2.34 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 6.77 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 6.4 percent and imports rose 7.02 percent.

Port of Newport, R.I. ranked No. 245 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through December of 2017. During the same period of 2016 it ranked No. 248. It finished No. 248 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 December Port of Newport, R.I.’s top five trade partners were No. 1 Spain, No. 2 United Kingdom, No. 3 Antigua and Barbuda, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Mexico . Through the same period of the previous year, the top five spots were held by France, Japan, United Kingdom, Bahamas and Colombia, respectively

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Spain rose 1049.42 percent to $19.88 million.
    Exports rose 2719.44 percent to $19.88 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 United Kingdom rose 103.13 percent to $12.66 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 143.18 percent to $12.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Antigua and Barbuda totaled $12.3 million.
    Exports totaled $12.3 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy totaled $5.4 million.
    Exports totaled $5.4 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 138.68 percent to $1.1 million.
    Exports rose 138.68 percent to $1.1 million. There were no imports.

Port of Newport, R.I.’s top five trading partners through December accounted for 98.37 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Newport, R.I. had trade surpluses with nine countries and deficits with four through December. That compares with six surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through December of this year were with Spain, $19.88 million; Antigua and Barbuda, $12.3 million; and Italy, $5.4 million. The top three deficits through December of this year were with United Kingdom, $12.66 million; China, $142,783; and Finland, $9,936.

Through December it’s top five exports by value December were Motorboats and yachts; Exports returned, without change; Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc.; Insecticides, fungicides; and Misc. articles of stone, mineral substance, in that order. Those accounted for 98.61 percent of its total outbound trade. The value of the Port’s top five imports December were Motorboats and yachts; Certain heterocyclic compounds; Electrical boards, panels and switches; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Misc. medical chemical re-agents, accounted for 99.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Newport, R.I.’s exports:

  • Motorboats and yachts rose 279.87 percent compared to last year to $29.46 million.
  • Exports returned, without change totaled $5.28 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Tarpaulins, sails, awnings, tents, etc. rose 1223.03 percent compared to last year to $3.37 million.
  • Insecticides, fungicides totaled $600,831. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Misc. articles of stone, mineral substance rose 3930.77 percent compared to last year to $120,923.

On the import side:

  • Motorboats and yachts rose 83.44 percent compared to last year to $12.65 million.
  • Certain heterocyclic compounds totaled $127,915. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches rose 12.03 percent compared to last year to $14,868.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $9,936. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents totaled $8,515. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Newport, R.I. posted total trade with the world of $51.95 million. The Port’s deficit was $35.43 million . At the end of the year, the region’s top five partners were Canada, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $8.26 million and imports came to $43.69 million.