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Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s trade totaled $9.71 million for the month of February, $25.66 million through February of 2019, and $117.97 million 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
1Canada$8.73 M
2Hong Kong$4.95 M
3Peru$2.98 M
4Italy$1.92 M
5Dominican Republic$1.42 M
6Jamaica$890,000
7Colombia$827,912
8Japan$691,641
9Australia$565,086
10The Netherlands$394,870

Overall Rank

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s trade increases 83.41 percent through February

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s trade with the world rose 83.41 percent, from $13.99 million to $25.66 million 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 Richmond-Petersburg, Va. ranked No. 199 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 Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Hong Kong, No. 3 Peru, No. 4 Italy and No. 5 Dominican Republic . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, Senegal, Dominican Republic, Peru and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 23898 percent to $8.73 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 87164 percent to $8.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Hong Kong rose 94764 percent to $4.95 million.
    Exports rose 94497 percent to $4.93 million. Imports totaled $13,927.
  • Trade with No. 3 Peru rose 102.12 percent to $2.98 million.
    Exports rose 16.89 percent to $1.72 million. Imports totaled $1.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Italy rose 566.15 percent to $1.92 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 913.11 percent to $1.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Dominican Republic fell 21.46 percent to $1.42 million.
    Exports fell 21.46 percent to $1.42 million. There were no imports.

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 77.93 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. had trade surpluses with 19 countries and deficits with 28 through February. That compares with 25 surpluses and 14 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Hong Kong, $4.92 million; Dominican Republic, $1.42 million; and Jamaica, $890,000. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Canada, $8.73 million; Italy, $1.92 million; and Japan, $641,625.

Through February it’s top exports were Computer parts; Nitrogenous fertilizers; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Printers, all types, parts; and Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground, in that order. Those accounted for 95.92 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Aluminum, unwrought; Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery; Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Miscellaneous electrical machinery, accounting for 87.21 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s exports:

  • Computer parts totaled $4.95 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizers fell 48.66 percent compared to last year to $4.85 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 689.96 percent compared to last year to $548,691.
  • Printers, all types, parts totaled $454,311. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Soybean oilcake, other solid residue, not ground totaled $173,075. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Aluminum, unwrought totaled $8.62 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery rose 1234.86 percent compared to last year to $1.47 million.
  • Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide rose 5.39 percent compared to last year to $1.25 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets totaled $678,915. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous electrical machinery totaled $377,391. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. posted total trade with the world of $36.12 million. The Port’s deficit was $24.57 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $5.77 million and imports came to $30.35 million.