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Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s trade totaled $5.32 million for the month of October, $87.54 million through October of 2018, and $73.94 million 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
1Brazil$16.29 M
2Italy$13.94 M
3Dominican Republic$9.75 M
4The Netherlands$7.91 M
5Peru$5.75 M
6Germany$5.61 M
7Belgium$5.13 M
8Honduras$3.58 M
9China$2.53 M
10Senegal$2.5 M

Overall Rank

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s trade increases 48.64 percent through October

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s trade with the world rose 48.64 percent, from $58.9 million to $87.54 million 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-Petersburg, Va. ranked No. 223 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. 239. It finished No. 239 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-Petersburg, Va.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Italy, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 The Netherlands and No. 5 Peru . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, Dominican Republic, Peru, Honduras and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Brazil fell 5.5 percent to $16.29 million.
    Exports fell 6.38 percent to $16.12 million. Imports rose 723.96 percent to $172,324.
  • Trade with No. 2 Italy rose 1976.93 percent to $13.94 million.
    Exports rose 201.33 percent to $436,516. Imports rose 2465.44 percent to $13.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dominican Republic fell 2.1 percent to $9.75 million.
    Exports fell 2.1 percent to $9.75 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 The Netherlands rose 317.31 percent to $7.91 million.
    Exports rose 1188.25 percent to $4.12 million. Imports rose 140.55 percent to $3.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Peru fell 32.6 percent to $5.75 million.
    Exports rose 19.59 percent to $5.75 million. There were no imports.

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 61.28 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Richmond-Petersburg, Va. had trade surpluses with 31 countries and deficits with 32 through October. That compares with 29 surpluses and 32 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Brazil, $15.95 million; Dominican Republic, $9.75 million; and Peru, $5.75 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Italy, $13.07 million; Belgium, $3.29 million; and Germany, $1.69 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Nitrogenous fertilizers; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Fuel wood in logs, chips; Compasses and similar navigational instruments; and Machinery for rubber, plastic industry, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 90.17 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide; Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Transmission shafts, bearings, gears; and Medicines in individual dosages, accounting for 64.18 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Nitrogenous fertilizers rose 6.44 percent compared to last year to $41.72 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 990.79 percent compared to last year to $4.07 million.
  • Fuel wood in logs, chips rose 990.65 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Compasses and similar navigational instruments rose 383.01 percent compared to last year to $1.5 million.
  • Machinery for rubber, plastic industry, parts rose 40.13 percent compared to last year to $1.04 million.

On the import side:

  • Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide rose 18.75 percent compared to last year to $7.9 million.
  • Dishwashers and other cleaning machinery rose 27339 percent compared to last year to $7.55 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 8820.54 percent compared to last year to $2.62 million.
  • Transmission shafts, bearings, gears rose 958.06 percent compared to last year to $1.49 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 82.43 percent compared to last year to $1.06 million.

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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $5.77 million and imports came to $30.35 million.