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Port of San Francisco, Calif.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade totaled $551.76 million for the month of September, $7.34 billion through September of 2019, and $5.6 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
1Belgium$2.68 B
2China$1.91 B
3Japan$672.26 M
4Ecuador$375.48 M
5South Korea$260.2 M
6Russia$156.05 M
7Nigeria$139.52 M
8Mexico$124.12 M
9United Kingdom$92.94 M
10Saudi Arabia$63.46 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade increases 70.83 percent through September

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 70.83 percent, from $4.29 billion to $7.34 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. ranked No. 76 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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 September Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Ecuador and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Colombia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Belgium rose 94589 percent to $2.68 billion.
    Exports rose 1338184 percent to $2.67 billion. Imports rose 198.39 percent to $7.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 34.93 percent to $1.91 billion.
    Exports rose 49.28 percent to $1.43 billion. Imports rose 4.66 percent to $475.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan fell 18.44 percent to $672.26 million.
    Exports fell 8.74 percent to $12.57 million. Imports fell 18.6 percent to $659.68 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Ecuador rose 489.86 percent to $375.48 million.
    Exports rose 408.76 percent to $322.65 million. Imports rose 22144 percent to $52.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 195.95 percent to $260.2 million.
    Exports rose 271.47 percent to $48.9 million. Imports rose 182.65 percent to $211.29 million.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 80.38 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. had trade surpluses with 20 countries and deficits with 87 through September. That compares with 14 surpluses and 90 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with Belgium, $2.67 billion; China, $955.37 million; and Ecuador, $269.82 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Japan, $647.11 million; South Korea, $162.39 million; and Russia, $155.98 million.

Through September its top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; and Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets, in that order. Those accounted for 99.62 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Electric storage batteries; Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicle parts; and Coffee, accounting for 53.37 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 325.17 percent compared to last year to $4.19 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 61.53 percent compared to last year to $425.91 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 42.6 percent compared to last year to $48.87 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 1137.16 percent compared to last year to $38.53 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 50.02 percent compared to last year to $4.44 million.

On the import side:

  • Electric storage batteries fell 27.02 percent compared to last year to $560.61 million.
  • Oil fell 13.88 percent compared to last year to $452.78 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 211.62 percent compared to last year to $150.67 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 115.46 percent compared to last year to $128.75 million.
  • Coffee fell 37.77 percent compared to last year to $102.13 million.

Last year Port of San Francisco, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $5.6 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.18 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were China, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Colombia. Exports totaled $1.71 billion and imports came to $3.89 billion.

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