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Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade totaled $260.82 million for the month of February, $470.68 million through February of 2019, and $4.06 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
1United Kingdom$82.27 M
2Portugal$78.2 M
3India$55.38 M
4The Netherlands$44.45 M
5Qatar$42.03 M
6Russia$37.89 M
7Saudi Arabia$27.43 M
8South Korea$15.99 M
9Canada$15.95 M
10Venezuela$14.14 M

Overall Rank

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade increases 45.31 percent through February

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade with the world rose 45.31 percent, from $323.92 million to $470.68 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. ranked No. 108 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s top trade parters were No. 1 United Kingdom, No. 2 Portugal, No. 3 India, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Qatar . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Russia, Venezuela, South Korea and Peru, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 United Kingdom fell 0.65 percent to $82.27 million.
    Exports totaled $8,070. Imports fell 0.66 percent to $82.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Portugal rose 1078355 percent to $78.2 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 1078355 percent to $78.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 India rose 48454 percent to $55.38 million.
    Exports totaled $16,350. Imports rose 48440 percent to $55.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands rose 48564 percent to $44.45 million.
    Exports rose 27181 percent to $24.92 million. Imports totaled $19.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Qatar totaled $42.03 million.
    Exports totaled $60,000. Imports totaled $41.97 million.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 64.23 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. had trade surpluses with eight countries and deficits with 33 through February. That compares with 12 surpluses and 26 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with The Netherlands, $5.39 million; Jamaica, $941,009; and Dominican Republic, $678,952. The top three deficits through February of this year were with United Kingdom, $82.25 million; Portugal, $78.2 million; and India, $55.35 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Ethyl alcohol; Aluminum foil, less than 0.2 mm thick; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Bells, ornaments, photo frames, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 99.61 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Acyclic alcohols; Leather shoes; and Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted, accounting for 98.61 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels totaled $25.15 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Ethyl alcohol fell 86.71 percent compared to last year to $941,009.
  • Aluminum foil, less than 0.2 mm thick rose 91.6 percent compared to last year to $534,203.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 23.57 percent compared to last year to $144,749.
  • Bells, ornaments, photo frames, etc. rose 562.16 percent compared to last year to $73,500.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 54.23 percent compared to last year to $414.21 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 115.68 percent compared to last year to $8.48 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols rose 108.29 percent compared to last year to $7.29 million.
  • Leather shoes rose 175.22 percent compared to last year to $4.55 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 0.16 percent compared to last year to $3.05 million.

Last year Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. posted total trade with the world of $2.96 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.54 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $212.72 million and imports came to $2.75 billion.