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Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade totaled $330.49 million for the month of August, $2.41 billion through August 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
1India$426.05 M
2Norway$231.45 M
3The Netherlands$205.01 M
4Canada$189.98 M
5Russia$161.93 M
6United Kingdom$161.34 M
7Portugal$117.69 M
8Italy$85.18 M
9Finland$69.09 M
10Belgium$66.13 M

Overall Rank

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade decreases 19.5 percent through August

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade with the world fell 19.5 percent, from $2.99 billion to $2.41 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 Perth Amboy, N.J. ranked No. 107 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 Perth Amboy, N.J.’s top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 Norway, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Russia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by India, Russia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Portugal, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 India fell 17.73 percent to $426.05 million.
    Exports rose 108.28 percent to $167,190. Imports fell 17.75 percent to $425.88 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Norway rose 54.85 percent to $231.45 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 54.85 percent to $231.45 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 The Netherlands rose 14.41 percent to $205.01 million.
    Exports fell 80.52 percent to $24.92 million. Imports rose 251.52 percent to $180.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Canada rose 460.02 percent to $189.98 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 460.02 percent to $189.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Russia fell 56.51 percent to $161.93 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 56.49 percent to $161.93 million.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 50.49 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. had trade surpluses with 11 countries and deficits with 62 through August. That compares with 25 surpluses and 48 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Argentina, $44.57 million; Bahamas, $16.25 million; and Ecuador, $8.15 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with India, $425.71 million; Norway, $231.45 million; and Canada, $189.98 million.

Through August its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Ethyl alcohol; Aluminum foil, less than 0.2 mm thick; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filers, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 99.21 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Acyclic alcohols; Oil; and Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted, accounting for 97.49 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 69.43 percent compared to last year to $97.25 million.
  • Ethyl alcohol fell 1.36 percent compared to last year to $14.28 million.
  • Aluminum foil, less than 0.2 mm thick rose 73.93 percent compared to last year to $2.41 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 40.17 percent compared to last year to $580,257.
  • Catalytic converters, air filters, oil filers, etc. totaled $295,500. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 14.2 percent compared to last year to $2.12 billion.
  • Petroleum products rose 103.02 percent compared to last year to $35.31 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols fell 9.8 percent compared to last year to $30.45 million.
  • Oil rose 38.87 percent compared to last year to $24.26 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 13.61 percent compared to last year to $17.42 million.

Last year Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. posted total trade with the world of $4.06 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.19 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were India, Russia, United Kingdom, Portugal and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $435.18 million and imports came to $3.63 billion.