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Port of Rochester, N.Y.

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s trade totaled $2.2 million for the month of August, $12.6 million through August of 2019, and $27.28 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
1Taiwan$4.45 M
2Canada$3.95 M
3Germany$1.13 M
4United Kingdom$848,283
5South Korea$496,896
6China$465,063
7Ghana$240,905
8Hong Kong$190,072
9Singapore$123,754
10Slovenia$106,344

Overall Rank

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s trade decreases 23.17 percent through August

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s trade with the world fell 23.17 percent, from $16.4 million to $12.6 million through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 percent.

Port of Rochester, N.Y. ranked No. 281 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through August 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 August Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Taiwan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Germany and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Taiwan rose 1112.36 percent to $4.45 million.
    Exports totaled $44,702. Imports rose 1100.2 percent to $4.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada fell 7.11 percent to $3.95 million.
    Exports fell 5.94 percent to $468,110. Imports fell 7.26 percent to $3.48 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 10.69 percent to $1.13 million.
    Exports rose 23.25 percent to $1.05 million. Imports fell 52.21 percent to $81,056.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom fell 83.49 percent to $848,283.
    Exports fell 86 percent to $718,178. Imports rose 1196.12 percent to $130,105.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 142.36 percent to $496,896.
    Exports rose 142.36 percent to $496,896. There were no imports.

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 86.32 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Rochester, N.Y. had trade surpluses with 24 countries and deficits with eight through August. That compares with 29 surpluses and 10 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Germany, $965,545; United Kingdom, $588,073; and South Korea, $496,896. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Taiwan, $4.36 million; Canada, $3.02 million; and Israel, $97,555.

Through August its top exports were Aircraft engines, engine parts; Ceramic lab supplies; Time of Day Recording Appar Etc, With Clock E 9106; Plastic boxes, containers; and Pumps for dispensing liquids, in that order. Those accounted for 43.56 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Firearms other than handguns; Portland, aluminous and slag cement; Equipment, parts for exercising; Firearm parts and accessories; and Computers, accounting for 92.42 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s exports:

  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 1317.28 percent compared to last year to $659,997.
  • Ceramic lab supplies rose 1556.59 percent compared to last year to $410,834.
  • Time of Day Recording Appar Etc, With Clock E 9106 fell 46.64 percent compared to last year to $270,175.
  • Plastic boxes, containers rose 135.96 percent compared to last year to $226,576.
  • Pumps for dispensing liquids rose 284.43 percent compared to last year to $217,950.

On the import side:

  • Firearms other than handguns rose 1202.1 percent compared to last year to $3.77 million.
  • Portland, aluminous and slag cement fell 2.51 percent compared to last year to $3.26 million.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising rose 882.84 percent compared to last year to $496,205.
  • Firearm parts and accessories rose 540.34 percent compared to last year to $172,131.
  • Computers totaled $152,558. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Rochester, N.Y. posted total trade with the world of $27.28 million. The Port’s surplus was $752,865. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, China and Germany. Exports totaled $14.02 million and imports came to $13.26 million.