Port of Portsmouth, N.H.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s trade totaled $30.68 million for the month of April, $331.4 million through April of 2020, and $1.35 billion 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
1Canada$170.14 M
2Ireland$73.88 M
3France$40.62 M
4Equatorial Guinea$9.34 M
5Congo (Brazzaville)$6.25 M
6Chile$4.79 M
7United Kingdom$4.69 M
8Qatar$4.58 M
9Germany$3.49 M
10Spain$3.06 M

Overall Rank

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s trade decreases 25.02 percent through March

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s trade with the world fell 25.02 percent, from $401.08 million to $300.72 million through the first three 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 $964.77 billion, with exports at $395.69 billion and imports at $569.09 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 3.07 percent and imports fell 4.91 percent.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H. ranked No. 137 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through March 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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through March Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Ireland, No. 3 France, No. 4 Equatorial Guinea and No. 5 Congo (Brazzaville). Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Arab Emirates, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 25.7 percent to $149.48 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 50.98 percent to $149.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Ireland rose 109.9 percent to $73.78 million.
    Exports rose 1820.82 percent to $12.5 million. Imports rose 77.62 percent to $61.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 France totaled $40.62 million.
    Exports totaled $23.25 million. Imports totaled $17.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Equatorial Guinea totaled $9.34 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $9.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $6.25 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $6.25 million.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s top five trading partners through March accounted for 92.93 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Portsmouth, N.H. had trade surpluses with 16 countries and deficits with 13 through March. That compares with 21 surpluses and 14 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through March of this year were with France, $5.87 million; United Kingdom, $4.66 million; and Germany, $3.43 million. The top three deficits through March of this year were with Canada, $149.48 million; Ireland, $48.78 million; and Equatorial Guinea, $9.34 million.

Through March its top exports were Regional aircraft, satellites, etc.; Civilian aircraft, parts; Lard; Other Pig Fat and Poultry Fat, Rendered 1501; Exports military apparel, military equipment; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, in that order. Those accounted for 91.66 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Value added to a returned import; Petroleum products; Regional aircraft, satellites, etc.; and Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons, accounting for 94.13 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Portsmouth, N.H.’s exports:

  • Regional aircraft, satellites, etc. totaled $13.51 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 9.63 percent compared to last year to $12.5 million.
  • Lard; Other Pig Fat and Poultry Fat, Rendered 1501 rose 112.28 percent compared to last year to $7.87 million.
  • Exports military apparel, military equipment totaled $6.73 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $1.97 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 76.46 percent compared to last year to $111.02 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 34.13 percent compared to last year to $61.27 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 9.42 percent compared to last year to $34.09 million.
  • Regional aircraft, satellites, etc. fell 4.99 percent compared to last year to $17.38 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 7 percent compared to last year to $15.59 million.

Last year Port of Portsmouth, N.H. posted total trade with the world of $1.35 billion. The Port’s surplus was $223.38 million. Exports totaled $788.11 million and imports came to $564.73 million.