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Port of Salem, Mass.

Port of Salem, Mass.’s trade totaled $5.06 million for the month of October, $37.27 million through October of 2018, and $230.14 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
1Japan$8.72 M
2China$7.78 M
3Taiwan$4.27 M
4Germany$3.49 M
5Sweden$2.73 M
6Turkey$1.92 M
7France$1.44 M
8Poland$1.18 M
9United Kingdom$1.11 M
10Singapore$1.09 M

Overall Rank

January – December 2017

Port of Salem, Mass. Top Trading Partners

Total trade: $230.14 million

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Germany $217,636,461
2Romania $2,723,971
3Indonesia $2,231,451
4China $1,324,772
5France $1,241,720
6United Kingdom $910,906
7Singapore $883,617
8Bermuda $637,525
9Poland $589,466
10India $353,994

January – December 2017

Top U.S. Trading Partners

Total U.S. trade: $3.89 trillion

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $635,966,594,548
2Canada $582,446,910,813
3Mexico $557,033,857,620
4Japan $204,239,482,434
5Germany $171,237,510,586
6South Korea $119,440,710,726
7United Kingdom $109,403,656,910
8France $82,469,431,746
9India $74,331,747,932
10Italy $68,286,326,460

Port of Salem, Mass.’s trade increases 862.78 percent through December

Port of Salem, Mass.’s trade with the world rose 862.78 percent, from $23.9 million to $230.14 million in 2017 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 $3.89 trillion, with exports at $1.55 trillion and imports at $2.34 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 6.77 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 6.4 percent and imports rose 7.02 percent.

Port of Salem, Mass. ranked No. 190 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through December of 2017. During the same period of 2016 it ranked No. 279. It finished No. 279 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 December Port of Salem, Mass.’s top five trade partners were No. 1 Germany, No. 2 Romania, No. 3 Indonesia, No. 4 China and No. 5 France . Through the same period of the previous year, the top five spots were held by China, South Korea, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden, respectively

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Germany rose 290167 percent to $217.64 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 290167 percent to $217.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Romania rose 80064 percent to $2.72 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 80064 percent to $2.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Indonesia totaled $2.23 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 90.04 percent to $1.32 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 90.04 percent to $1.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 France rose 308.6 percent to $1.24 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 308.6 percent to $1.24 million.

Port of Salem, Mass.’s top five trading partners through December accounted for 97.83 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Salem, Mass. had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with 37 through December. That compares with three surpluses and 21 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through December of this year were with Bermuda, $637,525; Guatemala, $12,039; and Peru, $6,128. The top three deficits through December of this year were with Germany, $217.64 million; Romania, $2.72 million; and Indonesia, $2.23 million.

January – December 2017

Top Exports from Port of Salem, Mass.

Total Exports: $655,692

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Beer $290,454
2Air conditioning machines $289,714
3Water-based paints and varnishes $29,257
4Bread, pastry, cakes $28,100
5Prepared glues and adhesives $12,039
6Books, brochures $6,128
7Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets $0
8Insulated wire, cable $0
9Exports returned, without change $0
10Aircraft engines, engine parts $0

January – December 2017

Top Imports from Port of Salem, Mass.

Total Imports: $229.49 million

RankCommodityTotal YTD
1Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets $210,037,723
2Books, brochures $4,637,402
3Insulated wire, cable $3,515,246
4Exports returned, without change $3,270,248
5Aircraft engines, engine parts $1,264,766
6Motorboats and yachts $994,391
7Power supplies, transformers $765,192
8Microscopes, except optical, parts $531,651
9Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks $480,548
10Unrecorded media for audio $412,284

Through December it’s top five exports by value December were Beer; Air conditioning machines; Water-based paints and varnishes; Bread, pastry, cakes; and Prepared glues and adhesives, in that order. Those accounted for 99.07 percent of its total outbound trade. The value of the Port’s top five imports December were Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Books, brochures; Insulated wire, cable; Exports returned, without change; and Aircraft engines, engine parts, accounted for 97.05 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Salem, Mass.’s exports:

  • Beer rose 79.26 percent compared to last year to $290,454.
  • Air conditioning machines totaled $289,714. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Water-based paints and varnishes totaled $29,257. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Bread, pastry, cakes totaled $28,100. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Prepared glues and adhesives totaled $12,039. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 94971 percent compared to last year to $210.04 million.
  • Books, brochures totaled $4.64 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Insulated wire, cable totaled $3.52 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Exports returned, without change totaled $3.27 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts fell 49.51 percent compared to last year to $1.26 million.

Last year Port of Salem, Mass. posted total trade with the world of $23.9 million. The Port’s deficit was $23.28 million . At the end of the year, the region’s top five partners were Canada, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $312,531 and imports came to $23.59 million.