Port of Rochester, N.Y.

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s trade totaled $3.19 million for the month of May, $11.16 million through May of 2020, and $26.39 million 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
1Taiwan$7.15 M
2Canada$2.33 M
3China$650,264
4United Kingdom$265,259
5Germany$116,718
6Hong Kong$113,831
7Russia$99,818
8Austria$72,837
9India$65,005
10Kuwait$58,024

Overall Rank

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s trade increases 74.61 percent through May

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s trade with the world rose 74.61 percent, from $6.39 million to $11.16 million through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Port of Rochester, N.Y. ranked No. 269 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through May Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Taiwan, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 China, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Taiwan, Germany, United Kingdom and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Taiwan rose 451.97 percent to $7.15 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 15892 percent to $7.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 19.99 percent to $2.33 million.
    Exports fell 99.36 percent to $10,043. Imports rose 536.65 percent to $2.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 146.84 percent to $650,264.
    Exports rose 37.85 percent to $67,637. Imports rose 171.78 percent to $582,627.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom fell 66.84 percent to $265,259.
    Exports rose 118.42 percent to $204,041. Imports fell 91.34 percent to $61,218.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 87.49 percent to $116,718.
    Exports rose 26.72 percent to $96,981. Imports fell 97.7 percent to $19,737.

Port of Rochester, N.Y.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 94.15 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Rochester, N.Y. had trade surpluses with 15 countries and deficits with seven through May. That compares with six surpluses and 22 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with United Kingdom, $142,823; Hong Kong, $113,831; and Russia, $99,818. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Taiwan, $7.15 million; Canada, $2.31 million; and China, $514,990.

Through May its top exports were Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Articles of Nickel, Nesoi 7508; Machinery For Making Pulp & Making Etc Paper, 8439; Time of Day Recording Appar Etc, With Clock E 9106; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, in that order. Those accounted for 55.26 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Electric motors, generators, not sets; Firearms other than handguns; Equipment, parts for exercising; Portland, aluminous and slag cement; and Returned exports, without change, accounting for 91 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 51.32 percent compared to last year to $118,265.
  • Articles of Nickel, Nesoi 7508 rose 119.78 percent compared to last year to $109,240.
  • Machinery For Making Pulp & Making Etc Paper, 8439 totaled $99,818. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Time of Day Recording Appar Etc, With Clock E 9106 fell 58 percent compared to last year to $86,475.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 381.45 percent compared to last year to $85,227.

On the import side:

  • Electric motors, generators, not sets totaled $2.88 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Firearms other than handguns rose 97.18 percent compared to last year to $2.3 million.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising rose 2403.36 percent compared to last year to $1.97 million.
  • Portland, aluminous and slag cement rose 11.11 percent compared to last year to $1.57 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 5879.43 percent compared to last year to $622,758.

Last year Port of Rochester, N.Y. posted total trade with the world of $26.39 million. The Port’s deficit was $7.55 million. Exports totaled $9.42 million and imports came to $16.97 million.