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Port of Oakland, Calif.

Port of Oakland, Calif.’s trade totaled $4.52 billion for the month of August, $33.79 billion through August of 2019, and $49.73 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$9.12 B
2Japan$4.55 B
3Taiwan$2.98 B
4South Korea$2.57 B
5Vietnam$1.17 B
6India$910.74 M
7Germany$791.39 M
8France$778.55 M
9Australia$761.3 M
10Thailand$756.98 M

Overall Rank

Port of Oakland, Calif.’s trade increases 3.93 percent through August

Port of Oakland, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 3.93 percent, from $32.51 billion to $33.79 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 Oakland, Calif. ranked No. 25 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 Oakland, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 South Korea and No. 5 Vietnam. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 9.1 percent to $9.12 billion.
    Exports fell 18.42 percent to $1.33 billion. Imports fell 7.29 percent to $7.79 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 9.47 percent to $4.55 billion.
    Exports rose 3.01 percent to $3 billion. Imports rose 24.59 percent to $1.55 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Taiwan rose 53.16 percent to $2.98 billion.
    Exports fell 1.72 percent to $831.76 million. Imports rose 95.28 percent to $2.15 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 South Korea rose 9.9 percent to $2.57 billion.
    Exports rose 16.29 percent to $1.39 billion. Imports rose 3.21 percent to $1.18 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Vietnam rose 10.43 percent to $1.17 billion.
    Exports fell 11.56 percent to $263.81 million. Imports rose 19.02 percent to $908.31 million.

Port of Oakland, Calif.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 60.37 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Oakland, Calif. had trade surpluses with 117 countries and deficits with 80 through August. That compares with 113 surpluses and 84 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Japan, $1.45 billion; Hong Kong, $404.77 million; and United Arab Emirates, $253.57 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $6.46 billion; Taiwan, $1.32 billion; and Vietnam, $644.5 million.

Through August its top exports were Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Beef, fresh or chilled; Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled; Wine; and Motor vehicles for transporting people, in that order. Those accounted for 43.83 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Computers; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Wine; Furniture, parts; and Misc. inorganic compounds, accounting for 18.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Oakland, Calif.’s exports:

  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 6.41 percent compared to last year to $2.82 billion.
  • Beef, fresh or chilled fell 1.82 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.
  • Pork meat, fresh, frozen or chilled rose 7.95 percent compared to last year to $921.4 million.
  • Wine fell 14.08 percent compared to last year to $445.01 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 53.79 percent compared to last year to $352.05 million.

On the import side:

  • Computers rose 82.45 percent compared to last year to $1.25 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 4.04 percent compared to last year to $763.37 million.
  • Wine fell 1.34 percent compared to last year to $678.76 million.
  • Furniture, parts fell 13.2 percent compared to last year to $572.86 million.
  • Misc. inorganic compounds rose 99.71 percent compared to last year to $568.39 million.

Last year Port of Oakland, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $49.73 billion. The Port’s deficit was $10.14 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. Exports totaled $19.79 billion and imports came to $29.94 billion.