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Port of Pittsburgh Penn.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade totaled $25 million for the month of October, $237.57 million through October of 2018, and $325.68 million for all of 2017, 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$31.14 M
2Germany$30.24 M
3Canada$30.18 M
4Israel$27.84 M
5India$12.73 M
6United Kingdom$11.21 M
7Switzerland$9.31 M
8Taiwan$9.06 M
9The Netherlands$8.22 M
10Japan$7.39 M

Overall Rank

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade decreases 12.41 percent through October

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade with the world fell 12.41 percent, from $271.24 million to $237.57 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn. ranked No. 188 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 180. It finished No. 180 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; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Israel and No. 5 India . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Norway, Israel, China, Canada and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 21.76 percent to $31.14 million.
    Exports fell 5.19 percent to $14.17 million. Imports fell 31.73 percent to $16.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 273.92 percent to $30.24 million.
    Exports rose 110.35 percent to $5.41 million. Imports rose 350.28 percent to $24.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada rose 113.94 percent to $30.18 million.
    Exports fell 80.35 percent to $600,376. Imports rose 167.67 percent to $29.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Israel fell 35.6 percent to $27.84 million.
    Exports fell 6.71 percent to $196,602. Imports fell 35.74 percent to $27.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 India rose 1204.59 percent to $12.73 million.
    Exports rose 1646.56 percent to $11.41 million. Imports rose 310.97 percent to $1.33 million.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 55.62 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn. had trade surpluses with 74 countries and deficits with 32 through October. That compares with 58 surpluses and 38 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with India, $10.08 million; The Netherlands, $8.05 million; and United Kingdom, $6.14 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $28.98 million; Israel, $27.45 million; and Germany, $19.41 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Respiration equipment, etc.; Microscopes, except optical, parts; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Value added to a returned import, in that order. Those accounted for 50.81 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft engines, engine parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Value added to a returned import; Miscellaneous machines, parts; and Electric sound or visual signaling equipment, accounting for 59.73 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf rose 9.6 percent compared to last year to $16.69 million.
  • Respiration equipment, etc. rose 81.22 percent compared to last year to $13.66 million.
  • Microscopes, except optical, parts rose 260.71 percent compared to last year to $11.82 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 46.08 percent compared to last year to $4.75 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 260.34 percent compared to last year to $3.89 million.

On the import side:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 99.8 percent compared to last year to $31.25 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 32.65 percent compared to last year to $26.61 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 372.27 percent compared to last year to $11.58 million.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 2507.46 percent compared to last year to $8.49 million.
  • Electric sound or visual signaling equipment fell 44.52 percent compared to last year to $4.25 million.

Last year Port of Pittsburgh Penn. posted total trade with the world of $139.24 million. The Port’s deficit was $1.9 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $68.67 million and imports came to $70.57 million.