Port of Richmond, Calif.

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade totaled $552.08 million for the month of April, $2.81 billion through April of 2020, and $9.51 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
1Saudi Arabia$932.02 M
2Japan$591.59 M
3Iraq$301.4 M
4Mexico$248.67 M
5Singapore$128.32 M
6Guatemala$95.37 M
7Belgium$89.46 M
8Chile$83.06 M
9El Salvador$65.04 M
10India$56.48 M

Overall Rank

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade increases 3.86 percent through March

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 3.86 percent, from $2.18 billion to $2.26 billion 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 Richmond, Calif. ranked No. 74 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 Richmond, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Saudi Arabia, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Iraq, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Singapore. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Saudi Arabia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Ecuador, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Saudi Arabia rose 0.91 percent to $731.71 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 0.91 percent to $731.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 11.43 percent to $504.14 million.
    Exports fell 49.24 percent to $10.47 million. Imports rose 14.32 percent to $493.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Iraq rose 222.66 percent to $252.61 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 222.66 percent to $252.61 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico fell 25.51 percent to $189.52 million.
    Exports fell 14.41 percent to $123.23 million. Imports fell 39.98 percent to $66.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Singapore fell 19.87 percent to $95 million.
    Exports fell 66.92 percent to $20.89 million. Imports rose 33.77 percent to $74.11 million.

Port of Richmond, Calif.’s top five trading partners through March accounted for 78.46 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Richmond, Calif. had trade surpluses with 11 countries and deficits with 15 through March. That compares with 16 surpluses and 13 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through March of this year were with Guatemala, $85.03 million; Belgium, $75.28 million; and Chile, $62.98 million. The top three deficits through March of this year were with Saudi Arabia, $731.71 million; Japan, $483.21 million; and Iraq, $252.61 million.

Through March its top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Coal, briquettes; Oils derived from high temperature coal tar; Soybean oil; and Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Passenger vehicles; Gasoline, other fuels; Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513; and Palm oil, accounting for 99.6 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 8.58 percent compared to last year to $465.22 million.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 31.13 percent compared to last year to $8.71 million.
  • Oils derived from high temperature coal tar fell 86.57 percent compared to last year to $1.96 million.
  • Soybean oil fell 25.57 percent compared to last year to $1 million.
  • Sunflower, safflow, cottonseed oil fell 32.36 percent compared to last year to $756,503.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 19.39 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Passenger vehicles rose 4.03 percent compared to last year to $570.27 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 11.21 percent compared to last year to $151.43 million.
  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 rose 87.16 percent compared to last year to $36.84 million.
  • Palm oil rose 12.17 percent compared to last year to $9.79 million.

Last year Port of Richmond, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $9.51 billion. The Port’s deficit was $5.5 billion. Exports totaled $2.01 billion and imports came to $7.51 billion.