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Port of Port Arthur, Texas

Port of Port Arthur, Texas’s trade totaled $1.11 billion for the month of September, $14.82 billion through September of 2019, and $22.91 billion for all of 2018, 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
1Canada$4.18 B
2Mexico$2.19 B
3Saudi Arabia$1.85 B
4Brazil$757.2 M
5Colombia$703.66 M
6Russia$639.36 M
7Iraq$540.92 M
8Chile$530.6 M
9Peru$293.79 M
10India$268.28 M

Overall Rank

Port of Port Arthur, Texas’s trade decreases 11.32 percent through September

Port of Port Arthur, Texas’s trade with the world fell 11.32 percent, from $16.71 billion to $14.82 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

Port of Port Arthur, Texas ranked No. 46 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Port of Port Arthur, Texas’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Saudi Arabia, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 Colombia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Saudi Arabia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 20.99 percent to $4.18 billion.
    Exports rose 33.03 percent to $2.45 billion. Imports rose 7.2 percent to $1.73 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 7.79 percent to $2.19 billion.
    Exports fell 19.39 percent to $514.39 million. Imports rose 20.28 percent to $1.67 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Saudi Arabia fell 58.39 percent to $1.85 billion.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 58.39 percent to $1.85 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Brazil fell 13.41 percent to $757.2 million.
    Exports rose 9.55 percent to $552.11 million. Imports fell 44.64 percent to $205.09 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Colombia rose 45.96 percent to $703.66 million.
    Exports rose 1086.81 percent to $520.15 million. Imports fell 58.13 percent to $183.51 million.

Port of Port Arthur, Texas’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 65.32 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Port Arthur, Texas had trade surpluses with 43 countries and deficits with 27 through September. That compares with 51 surpluses and 21 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Canada, $726.43 million; Chile, $530.6 million; and Brazil, $347.01 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Saudi Arabia, $1.85 billion; Mexico, $1.16 billion; and Russia, $639.36 million.

Through September its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Petroleum products; Cyclic hydrocarbons; and Carbonates, in that order. Those accounted for 98.44 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Aluminum, unwrought; and Misc. iron or steel structures and parts, accounting for 98.15 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Port Arthur, Texas’s exports:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 15.99 percent compared to last year to $3.58 billion.
  • Oil rose 123.99 percent compared to last year to $2.86 billion.
  • Petroleum products fell 19.1 percent compared to last year to $357.13 million.
  • Cyclic hydrocarbons fell 43.59 percent compared to last year to $92.03 million.
  • Carbonates fell 27.04 percent compared to last year to $82.66 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 30.65 percent compared to last year to $6.61 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 42.89 percent compared to last year to $764.14 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 23.18 percent compared to last year to $101.49 million.
  • Aluminum, unwrought totaled $95.55 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts rose 349.89 percent compared to last year to $28.29 million.

Last year Port of Port Arthur, Texas posted total trade with the world of $22.91 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.81 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Saudi Arabia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil. Exports totaled $9.55 billion and imports came to $13.36 billion.

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