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Port of San Diego, Calif.

Port of San Diego, Calif.’s trade totaled $603.91 million for the month of February, $1.19 billion through February of 2019, and $7.39 billion 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
1Japan$321.24 M
2Germany$214.27 M
3South Korea$134.5 M
4Slovakia$126.6 M
5Mexico$102.63 M
6Ecuador$53.46 M
7Italy$40.63 M
8United Kingdom$34.19 M
9China$21.1 M
10Norway$20.74 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Diego, Calif.’s trade increases 21.31 percent through February

Port of San Diego, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 21.31 percent, from $980.11 million to $1.19 billion 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 San Diego, Calif. ranked No. 79 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 San Diego, Calif.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Slovakia and No. 5 Mexico . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Japan, Germany, Mexico, South Korea and Ecuador, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Japan fell 4.9 percent to $321.24 million.
    Exports fell 3.2 percent to $43.84 million. Imports fell 5.17 percent to $277.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 0.84 percent to $214.27 million.
    Exports rose 176.75 percent to $7.87 million. Imports fell 1.55 percent to $206.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 75.71 percent to $134.5 million.
    Exports rose 52.12 percent to $1.81 million. Imports rose 76.08 percent to $132.69 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Slovakia rose 394.25 percent to $126.6 million.
    Exports fell 33.33 percent to $144,000. Imports rose 397.88 percent to $126.46 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 20.54 percent to $102.63 million.
    Exports fell 86.06 percent to $3.92 million. Imports rose 73.22 percent to $98.71 million.

Port of San Diego, Calif.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 75.63 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Diego, Calif. had trade surpluses with 56 countries and deficits with 49 through February. That compares with 52 surpluses and 42 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Norway, $11.97 million; Singapore, $6.25 million; and The Netherlands, $5.67 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Japan, $233.57 million; Germany, $198.52 million; and South Korea, $130.88 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Computer chips; Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Medical equipment for physicals, in that order. Those accounted for 43.29 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Commercial vehicles; Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried; Computers; and Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts, accounting for 89.92 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of San Diego, Calif.’s exports:

  • Computer chips rose 0.25 percent compared to last year to $25.65 million.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, Satellites totaled $14.85 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts rose 85.62 percent compared to last year to $14.11 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 34.86 percent compared to last year to $8.27 million.
  • Medical equipment for physicals rose 34.84 percent compared to last year to $7.32 million.

On the import side:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 18.07 percent compared to last year to $812.98 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 84.55 percent compared to last year to $59.57 million.
  • Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried fell 10.06 percent compared to last year to $34.36 million.
  • Computers rose 333 percent compared to last year to $8.3 million.
  • Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts rose 211.93 percent compared to last year to $8.14 million.

Last year Port of San Diego, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $10.54 billion. The Port’s deficit was $6.62 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $1.96 billion and imports came to $8.58 billion.