Port of San Francisco, Calif.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade totaled $379.42 million for the month of May, $2.95 billion through May of 2020, and $9.79 billion 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
1Belgium$865.57 M
2Japan$501.25 M
3South Korea$381.75 M
4United Kingdom$277.36 M
5China$253.66 M
6Taiwan$112.98 M
7Ecuador$73.17 M
8Vietnam$40.9 M
9Australia$35.13 M
10Spain$30.2 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade decreases 30.37 percent through May

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade with the world fell 30.37 percent, from $4.23 billion to $2.95 billion 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 San Francisco, Calif. ranked No. 76 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 San Francisco, Calif.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 China. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Belgium, China, Japan, Ecuador and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Belgium fell 48.55 percent to $865.57 million.
    Exports rose 54190 percent to $859.84 million. Imports fell 99.66 percent to $5.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 59.26 percent to $501.25 million.
    Exports fell 98.18 percent to $5.6 million. Imports rose 6552.08 percent to $495.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 191.44 percent to $381.75 million.
    Exports rose 201.35 percent to $289.89 million. Imports rose 164.04 percent to $91.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 United Kingdom rose 3954.3 percent to $277.36 million.
    Exports rose 5308.77 percent to $272.15 million. Imports rose 187.74 percent to $5.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 China fell 79.68 percent to $253.66 million.
    Exports fell 68.35 percent to $82.77 million. Imports fell 82.68 percent to $170.88 million.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 77.37 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. had trade surpluses with 28 countries and deficits with 69 through May. That compares with 79 surpluses and 18 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Belgium, $854.11 million; United Kingdom, $266.95 million; and South Korea, $198.03 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Japan, $490.05 million; China, $88.11 million; and Vietnam, $40.9 million.

Through May its top exports were Passenger vehicles; Gasoline, other fuels; Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; and Petroleum products, in that order. Those accounted for 99.36 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Electric storage batteries; Passenger vehicles; Motor vehicle parts; Coffee; and Portland, aluminous and slag cement, accounting for 55.97 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Passenger vehicles fell 41.94 percent compared to last year to $1.55 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 4.92 percent compared to last year to $183.65 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 32529 percent compared to last year to $27.12 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 1.71 percent compared to last year to $22.29 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 59.71 percent compared to last year to $13.31 million.

On the import side:

  • Electric storage batteries rose 5.69 percent compared to last year to $286.8 million.
  • Passenger vehicles rose 45180 percent compared to last year to $196.08 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 2.18 percent compared to last year to $69.08 million.
  • Coffee fell 20.77 percent compared to last year to $51.58 million.
  • Portland, aluminous and slag cement rose 94.37 percent compared to last year to $33.51 million.

Last year Port of San Francisco, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $9.79 billion. The Port’s surplus was $3.31 billion. Exports totaled $6.55 billion and imports came to $3.24 billion.