Port of Pittsburgh Penn.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade totaled $48.43 million for the month of July, $281.64 million through July of 2020, and $695.83 million 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
1Germany$184.6 M
2China$22.89 M
3United Kingdom$16.25 M
4The Netherlands$9.29 M
5Canada$6.95 M
6France$3.45 M
7Taiwan$3.25 M
8India$2.88 M
9Japan$2.81 M
10Switzerland$2.61 M

Overall Rank

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade decreases 38.33 percent through July

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade with the world fell 38.33 percent, from $456.69 million to $281.64 million through the first seven 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 $2.08 trillion, with exports at $799.82 billion and imports at $1.28 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.79 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.38 percent and imports fell 12.08 percent.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn. ranked No. 165 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through July of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 158. It finished No. 164 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.

Through July Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 China, No. 3 United Kingdom, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Canada. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Germany, Philippines, China, United Kingdom and India, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany fell 51.2 percent to $141.66 million.
    Exports rose 9.43 percent to $4.02 million. Imports fell 51.98 percent to $137.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 2.86 percent to $21.04 million.
    Exports rose 13.64 percent to $11.7 million. Imports fell 8.05 percent to $9.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom fell 21.23 percent to $15.72 million.
    Exports fell 8.48 percent to $13.62 million. Imports fell 58.61 percent to $2.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands rose 7.68 percent to $8.88 million.
    Exports rose 40.67 percent to $8.75 million. Imports fell 93.63 percent to $129,064.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada rose 84.29 percent to $6.83 million.
    Exports rose 26.87 percent to $234,145. Imports rose 87.3 percent to $6.6 million.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s top five trading partners through July accounted for 83.25 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn. had trade surpluses with 60 countries and deficits with 20 through July. That compares with 70 surpluses and 32 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through July of this year were with United Kingdom, $11.52 million; The Netherlands, $8.62 million; and Japan, $2.41 million. The top three deficits through July of this year were with Germany, $133.63 million; Canada, $6.36 million; and Switzerland, $1.73 million.

Through July its top exports were Respiration equipment, etc.; Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Microscopes, except optical, parts; Medical instruments; and Gaskets, similar joints of metal sheeting, in that order. Those accounted for 63.51 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Satellites, related equipment; Garments, of felt; Misc. aircraft parts; Misc. articles made from textile materials; and Returned exports, with change, accounting for 90.05 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s exports:

  • Respiration equipment, etc. rose 109.48 percent compared to last year to $18.89 million.
  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf rose 15.76 percent compared to last year to $9.66 million.
  • Microscopes, except optical, parts fell 45.28 percent compared to last year to $6.74 million.
  • Medical instruments rose 10.88 percent compared to last year to $4.09 million.
  • Gaskets, similar joints of metal sheeting rose 14678 percent compared to last year to $3.05 million.

On the import side:

  • Satellites, related equipment fell 37.05 percent compared to last year to $176.63 million.
  • Garments, of felt rose 3995.82 percent compared to last year to $6.97 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts fell 16.56 percent compared to last year to $5.65 million.
  • Misc. articles made from textile materials rose 1303.4 percent compared to last year to $2.24 million.
  • Returned exports, with change fell 21.93 percent compared to last year to $1.94 million.

Last year Port of Pittsburgh Penn. posted total trade with the world of $695.83 million. The Port’s deficit was $338.18 million. Exports totaled $178.83 million and imports came to $517 million.