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Port of Richmond, Calif.

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade totaled $739.62 million for the month of September, $7.3 billion through September of 2019, and $10.16 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
1Saudi Arabia$2.39 B
2Japan$1.32 B
3Mexico$626.02 M
4Iraq$586.76 M
5Algeria$484.43 M
6Singapore$381.92 M
7Guatemala$201.23 M
8Belgium$161.81 M
9Ecuador$153.28 M
10South Korea$132.09 M

Overall Rank

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade decreases 3.07 percent through September

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade with the world fell 3.07 percent, from $7.53 billion to $7.3 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 Richmond, Calif. ranked No. 77 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 Richmond, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Iraq and No. 5 Algeria. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Saudi Arabia, Japan, Algeria, Singapore and Guatemala, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Saudi Arabia fell 16.71 percent to $2.39 billion.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 16.71 percent to $2.39 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 33.86 percent to $1.32 billion.
    Exports rose 17.9 percent to $84.38 million. Imports fell 35.79 percent to $1.24 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico rose 271.8 percent to $626.02 million.
    Exports rose 263.96 percent to $367.81 million. Imports rose 283.57 percent to $258.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Iraq rose 169.9 percent to $586.76 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 169.9 percent to $586.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Algeria rose 27.77 percent to $484.43 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 27.77 percent to $484.43 million.

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 74.09 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Richmond, Calif. had trade surpluses with 17 countries and deficits with 25 through September. That compares with 19 surpluses and 20 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Guatemala, $201.23 million; Belgium, $133.77 million; and Ecuador, $114.64 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Saudi Arabia, $2.39 billion; Japan, $1.15 billion; and Iraq, $586.76 million.

Through September its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Scrap iron, steel; Coal, briquettes; Petroleum products; and Oils derived from high temperature coal tar, in that order. Those accounted for 99.4 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 99.62 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 25.02 percent compared to last year to $1.29 billion.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 14.08 percent compared to last year to $76.29 million.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 1.39 percent compared to last year to $53.76 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 37.88 percent compared to last year to $41.95 million.
  • Oils derived from high temperature coal tar fell 51.63 percent compared to last year to $30.67 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 3.04 percent compared to last year to $3.11 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 25.17 percent compared to last year to $1.49 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 33.27 percent compared to last year to $1.07 billion.
  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 fell 46.83 percent compared to last year to $80.53 million.
  • Palm oil fell 39.24 percent compared to last year to $23.01 million.

Last year Port of Richmond, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $10.16 billion. The Port’s deficit was $6.68 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Saudi Arabia, Japan, Algeria, Singapore and Guatemala. Exports totaled $1.74 billion and imports came to $8.42 billion.

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