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Port of Richmond, Calif.

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade totaled $863.42 million for the month of October, $8.39 billion through October of 2018, and $8.62 billion for all of 2017, 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
1Saudi Arabia$3.22 B
2Japan$2.2 B
3Algeria$476.39 M
4Singapore$328.41 M
5Guatemala$280.6 M
6Iraq$217.4 M
7Belgium$194.82 M
8Mexico$168.88 M
9El Salvador$163.56 M
10South Korea$141 M

Overall Rank

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade increases 20.64 percent through October

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 20.64 percent, from $6.96 billion to $8.39 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port of Richmond, Calif. ranked No. 72 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 74. It finished No. 74 in the last full year.

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 October Port of Richmond, Calif.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Algeria, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 Guatemala . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Saudi Arabia, Japan, Singapore, Algeria and Guatemala, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Saudi Arabia rose 41.79 percent to $3.22 billion.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 41.79 percent to $3.22 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 14.79 percent to $2.2 billion.
    Exports rose 42.61 percent to $84.9 million. Imports rose 13.9 percent to $2.11 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Algeria rose 37.66 percent to $476.39 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 37.66 percent to $476.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Singapore fell 11.86 percent to $328.41 million.
    Exports fell 20.52 percent to $133.24 million. Imports fell 4.76 percent to $195.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Guatemala rose 8.9 percent to $280.6 million.
    Exports rose 8.9 percent to $280.6 million. There were no imports.

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 77.54 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Richmond, Calif. had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 20 through October. That compares with 21 surpluses and 26 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Guatemala, $280.6 million; Belgium, $194.82 million; and El Salvador, $163.56 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Saudi Arabia, $3.22 billion; Japan, $2.03 billion; and Algeria, $476.39 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Scrap iron, steel; Petroleum products; Oils derived from high temperature coal tar; and Coal, briquettes, in that order. Those accounted for 99.28 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513; and Palm oil, accounting for 99.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 24.63 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 38.06 percent compared to last year to $93.02 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 5.65 percent compared to last year to $76.63 million.
  • Oils derived from high temperature coal tar rose 154.62 percent compared to last year to $72.42 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 8.74 percent compared to last year to $66.08 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 31.38 percent compared to last year to $3.56 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 11.12 percent compared to last year to $2.17 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 12.17 percent compared to last year to $958 million.
  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 fell 3.02 percent compared to last year to $163.76 million.
  • Palm oil rose 34.86 percent compared to last year to $39.42 million.

Last year Port of Richmond, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $7.36 billion. The Port’s deficit was $5.13 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $1.11 billion and imports came to $6.25 billion.