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Port of Providence, R.I.

Port of Providence, R.I.’s trade totaled $782.88 million for the month of February, $1.81 billion through February of 2019, and $9.07 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
1Mexico$730.55 M
2Germany$403.4 M
3Slovakia$251.42 M
4Canada$177.44 M
5Japan$115.14 M
6Hungary$35.08 M
7The Netherlands$29.09 M
8Turkey$25.55 M
9United Kingdom$15.34 M
10Nigeria$10.41 M

Overall Rank

Port of Providence, R.I.’s trade increases 63.54 percent through February

Port of Providence, R.I.’s trade with the world rose 63.54 percent, from $1.11 billion to $1.81 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Port of Providence, R.I. ranked No. 68 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February Port of Providence, R.I.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Slovakia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Germany, Canada, Japan and France, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 160.33 percent to $730.55 million.
    Exports totaled $4.76 million. Imports rose 158.64 percent to $725.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 46.2 percent to $403.4 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 46.3 percent to $403.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Slovakia rose 445.47 percent to $251.42 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 445.47 percent to $251.42 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Canada rose 36.51 percent to $177.44 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 36.52 percent to $177.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Japan fell 3.53 percent to $115.14 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 3.53 percent to $115.14 million.

Port of Providence, R.I.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 92.57 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Providence, R.I. had trade surpluses with 10 countries and deficits with 15 through February. That compares with 10 surpluses and 15 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Turkey, $23.39 million; Nigeria, $10.41 million; and Benin, $4 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $721.03 million; Germany, $403.4 million; and Slovakia, $251.42 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Motor vehicle parts; Commercial vehicles; and Tractors, in that order. Those accounted for 99.88 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Commercial vehicles; Petroleum products; and Various forms of salt, accounting for 99.86 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Providence, R.I.’s exports:

  • Scrap iron, steel rose 3.32 percent compared to last year to $29.23 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 136.39 percent compared to last year to $10.75 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 56.38 percent compared to last year to $4.08 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 172.12 percent compared to last year to $78,938.
  • Tractors fell 40.75 percent compared to last year to $47,100.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 86.07 percent compared to last year to $1.51 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 13.68 percent compared to last year to $197.61 million.
  • Commercial vehicles totaled $47.53 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Petroleum products fell 35.06 percent compared to last year to $10.39 million.
  • Various forms of salt rose 11.14 percent compared to last year to $4.09 million.

Last year Port of Providence, R.I. posted total trade with the world of $0. The Port’s deficit was $0 . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $0 and imports came to $0.