Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade totaled $140.08 million for the month of June, $704.4 million through June of 2020, and $3.07 billion for all of 2019, 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$138.92 M
2The Netherlands$98.75 M
3Russia$66.27 M
4Italy$46.44 M
5Spain$44.42 M
6United Kingdom$41.47 M
7Romania$24.83 M
8Brazil$20.94 M
9Canada$20.17 M
10Nigeria$17.39 M

Overall Rank

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade decreases 60.07 percent through June

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s trade with the world fell 60.07 percent, from $1.76 billion to $704.4 million through the first six months of 2020 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 $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. ranked No. 112 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June of 2020.

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 June Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s top trade partners were No. 1 India, No. 2 The Netherlands, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Spain. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by India, Canada, Norway, The Netherlands and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 India fell 58.2 percent to $138.92 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 58.18 percent to $138.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 The Netherlands fell 32.33 percent to $98.75 million.
    Exports fell 99.96 percent to $10,530. Imports fell 18.41 percent to $98.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Russia fell 37.6 percent to $66.27 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 37.6 percent to $66.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy fell 44.47 percent to $46.44 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 44.47 percent to $46.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Spain rose 29.27 percent to $44.42 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 29.31 percent to $44.42 million.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J.’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 56.05 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. had trade surpluses with 10 countries and deficits with 52 through June. That compares with 11 surpluses and 53 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Romania, $23.3 million; Liberia, $8.83 million; and Brazil, $5.14 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with India, $138.92 million; The Netherlands, $98.73 million; and Russia, $66.27 million.

Through June its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Ethyl alcohol; Anml/Veg Fats & Oils Chem Modified; Inedbl Mx 1518; Aluminum foil, less than 0.2 mm thick; and Medical equipment for physicals, in that order. Those accounted for 98.59 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Acyclic alcohols; Petroleum products; and Leather shoes, accounting for 92.55 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 3.76 percent compared to last year to $40.15 million.
  • Ethyl alcohol fell 55.38 percent compared to last year to $6.37 million.
  • Anml/Veg Fats & Oils Chem Modified; Inedbl Mx 1518 totaled $3.5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Aluminum foil, less than 0.2 mm thick fell 22.1 percent compared to last year to $1.21 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals totaled $320,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 64.64 percent compared to last year to $556.4 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 14.42 percent compared to last year to $15.08 million.
  • Acyclic alcohols fell 56.52 percent compared to last year to $11.55 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 54.86 percent compared to last year to $11.26 million.
  • Leather shoes rose 0.81 percent compared to last year to $9.26 million.

Last year Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. posted total trade with the world of $3.07 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.79 billion. Exports totaled $137.62 million and imports came to $2.93 billion.