|1||Cell phones, related equipment||$23.1 M|
|2||Microscopes, except optical, parts||$13.53 M|
|3||Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf||$9.69 M|
|4||Respiration equipment, etc.||$9.58 M|
|5||Medical equipment for physicals||$7.22 M|
|6||Miscellaneous machine parts||$6.62 M|
|7||Miscellaneous electrical machinery||$4.61 M|
|8||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$4.52 M|
|9||Pumps for dispensing liquids||$4.19 M|
|10||Synethic, organic coloring matter||$3.19 M|
|1||Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites||$280.6 M|
|2||Aircraft engines, engine parts||$6.83 M|
|3||Value added to a returned import||$3.6 M|
|4||Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted||$3.13 M|
|5||Defense-related aircraft, parts||$3.11 M|
|6||Bras, girdles, garters||$2.93 M|
|7||Women's or girls' slips||$2.63 M|
|8||Plastic floor and wall coverings||$2.51 M|
|9||Returned exports, with change||$2.49 M|
|10||Women's or girls' suits, not knit||$2.41 M|
Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade increases 144.62 percent through August
Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s trade with the world rose 144.62 percent, from $196.6 million to $480.91 million 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 Pittsburgh Penn. ranked No. 159 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 Pittsburgh Penn.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 India. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Israel, China, Germany, Canada and India, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Germany rose 1119.89 percent to $291.51 million.
Exports fell 15 percent to $3.99 million. Imports rose 1397.61 percent to $287.52 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Philippines rose 4309.01 percent to $23.8 million.
Exports rose 4309.01 percent to $23.8 million. There were no imports.
- Trade with No. 3 China fell 13.98 percent to $23.57 million.
Exports rose 1.11 percent to $11.93 million. Imports fell 25.38 percent to $11.64 million.
- Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 154.76 percent to $21.98 million.
Exports rose 137.31 percent to $16.63 million. Imports rose 230.12 percent to $5.36 million.
- Trade with No. 5 India rose 17.37 percent to $12.23 million.
Exports fell 20.3 percent to $7.25 million. Imports rose 276.35 percent to $4.98 million.
Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 77.58 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Pittsburgh Penn. had trade surpluses with 74 countries and deficits with 33 through August. That compares with 69 surpluses and 32 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Philippines, $23.8 million; United Kingdom, $11.27 million; and Japan, $5.59 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Germany, $283.52 million; Vietnam, $6.46 million; and Canada, $3.61 million.
Through August its top exports were Cell phones, related equipment; Microscopes, except optical, parts; Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf; Respiration equipment, etc.; and Medical equipment for physicals, in that order. Those accounted for 49.33 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Value added to a returned import; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; and Defense-related aircraft, parts, accounting for 84.22 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Pittsburgh Penn.’s exports:
- Cell phones, related equipment rose 2118.5 percent compared to last year to $23.1 million.
- Microscopes, except optical, parts rose 35.6 percent compared to last year to $13.53 million.
- Misc. chemical elements used in electron, disc waf fell 28.26 percent compared to last year to $9.69 million.
- Respiration equipment, etc. fell 18.84 percent compared to last year to $9.58 million.
- Medical equipment for physicals rose 227.79 percent compared to last year to $7.22 million.
On the import side:
- Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $280.6 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 69.9 percent compared to last year to $6.83 million.
- Value added to a returned import fell 65.52 percent compared to last year to $3.6 million.
- Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 691.64 percent compared to last year to $3.13 million.
- Defense-related aircraft, parts totaled $3.11 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
Last year Port of Pittsburgh Penn. posted total trade with the world of $271.78 million. The Port’s deficit was $27.62 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Canada, Germany, Israel and United Kingdom. Exports totaled $122.08 million and imports came to $149.7 million.