Port of Redwood City, Calif.

Port of Redwood City, Calif.’s trade totaled $390,729 for the month of May, $22.48 million through May of 2020, and $46.43 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
1Bangladesh$9.65 M
2Oman$7.2 M
3Canada$3.02 M
4China$1.5 M
5Australia$806,922
6Mexico$319,981

Overall Rank

Port of Redwood City, Calif.’s trade increases 25.75 percent through May

Port of Redwood City, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 25.75 percent, from $17.88 million to $22.48 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 Redwood City, Calif. ranked No. 253 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 Redwood City, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Bangladesh, No. 2 Oman, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 China and No. 5 Australia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Bangladesh, Canada, Australia, Mexico and Oman, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Bangladesh fell 1.01 percent to $9.65 million.
    Exports totaled $9.65 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Oman totaled $7.2 million.
    Exports totaled $7.2 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Canada fell 32.78 percent to $3.02 million.
    Exports fell 99.32 percent to $29,839. Imports rose 2212.78 percent to $2.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 China totaled $1.5 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $1.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Australia fell 60.81 percent to $806,922.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $806,922.

Port of Redwood City, Calif.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 98.58 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Redwood City, Calif. had trade surpluses with two countries and deficits with four through May. That compares with three surpluses and one deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Bangladesh, $9.65 million; Oman, $7.2 million; and Mexico, $319,981. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Canada, $2.96 million; China, $1.5 million; and Australia, $806,922.

Through May its top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Cell phones, related equipment; Computer parts; Acrylic polymers; and Sands, except metal-bearing, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Sands, except metal-bearing; Granulated slag from iron or steel; Pebbles, gravel; Aluminum ores and concentrates; and Gypsum, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Redwood City, Calif.’s exports:

  • Scrap iron, steel rose 72.82 percent compared to last year to $16.84 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment totaled $17,625. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computer parts fell 85.32 percent compared to last year to $9,339.
  • Acrylic polymers totaled $2,875. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Sands, except metal-bearing totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Sands, except metal-bearing fell 21.76 percent compared to last year to $1.98 million.
  • Granulated slag from iron or steel totaled $1.5 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Pebbles, gravel fell 44.86 percent compared to last year to $1.01 million.
  • Aluminum ores and concentrates fell 60.81 percent compared to last year to $806,922.
  • Gypsum fell 79.83 percent compared to last year to $319,981.

Last year Port of Redwood City, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $46.43 million. The Port’s surplus was $8.67 million. Exports totaled $27.55 million and imports came to $18.88 million.