Port of Pittsburgh Penn.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade totaled $21.65 million for the month of May, $220.3 million through May 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$141.3 M
2China$16.11 M
3United Kingdom$13.61 M
4The Netherlands$8.11 M
5Canada$6.49 M
6India$2.8 M
7Taiwan$2.73 M
8France$2.61 M
9Switzerland$2.39 M
10South Korea$2.24 M

Overall Rank

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade decreases 12.85 percent through May

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade with the world fell 12.85 percent, from $252.79 million to $220.3 million through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn. ranked No. 164 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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 May 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 Jordan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany rose 2.26 percent to $141.3 million.
    Exports rose 44.57 percent to $3.73 million. Imports rose 1.45 percent to $137.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 10.82 percent to $16.11 million.
    Exports rose 50.47 percent to $10.25 million. Imports fell 24.16 percent to $5.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 United Kingdom rose 11.67 percent to $13.61 million.
    Exports rose 28.44 percent to $11.56 million. Imports fell 35.62 percent to $2.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands rose 50.54 percent to $8.11 million.
    Exports rose 71.69 percent to $7.98 million. Imports fell 82.53 percent to $129,064.
  • Trade with No. 5 Canada rose 102.37 percent to $6.49 million.
    Exports fell 37.78 percent to $100,579. Imports rose 109.81 percent to $6.39 million.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 84.26 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Pittsburgh Penn. had trade surpluses with 56 countries and deficits with 20 through May. That compares with 62 surpluses and 31 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with United Kingdom, $9.51 million; The Netherlands, $7.85 million; and China, $4.4 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Germany, $133.84 million; Canada, $6.29 million; and Switzerland, $1.61 million.

Through May its top exports were Respiration equipment, etc.; Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Microscopes, except optical, parts; Medical instruments; and Returned exports, without change, in that order. Those accounted for 63.92 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Satellites, related equipment; Misc. aircraft parts; Garments, of felt; Misc. articles made from textile materials; and Returned exports, with change, accounting for 88.3 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Respiration equipment, etc. rose 195.74 percent compared to last year to $16.63 million.
  • Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf rose 19.71 percent compared to last year to $7.05 million.
  • Microscopes, except optical, parts fell 43.73 percent compared to last year to $5.04 million.
  • Medical instruments rose 26.55 percent compared to last year to $3.13 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 35.3 percent compared to last year to $2.27 million.

On the import side:

  • Satellites, related equipment rose 2.21 percent compared to last year to $134.01 million.
  • Misc. aircraft parts fell 12.68 percent compared to last year to $5.65 million.
  • Garments, of felt rose 2738.39 percent compared to last year to $3.61 million.
  • Misc. articles made from textile materials rose 3618.49 percent compared to last year to $2.17 million.
  • Returned exports, with change rose 21.96 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.