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Port of San Francisco, Calif.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade totaled $1.23 billion for the month of February, $1.95 billion through February 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$880.81 M
2China$554.4 M
3Japan$182.88 M
4Mexico$56.08 M
5South Korea$42.4 M
6Brazil$34.57 M
7Saudi Arabia$32.03 M
8Ecuador$19.11 M
9Colombia$16.5 M
10Germany$14.78 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade increases 78.29 percent through February

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 78.29 percent, from $1.09 billion to $1.95 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 Francisco, Calif. ranked No. 65 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 Francisco, Calif.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Belgium, No. 2 China, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 South Korea . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, Norway, Mexico and Colombia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Belgium rose 86354 percent to $880.81 million.
    Exports rose 3146817 percent to $880.16 million. Imports fell 34.15 percent to $652,460.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 27.6 percent to $554.4 million.
    Exports rose 22.77 percent to $453.42 million. Imports rose 54.95 percent to $100.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan rose 19.2 percent to $182.88 million.
    Exports rose 223.59 percent to $1.64 million. Imports rose 18.52 percent to $181.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Mexico fell 32.03 percent to $56.08 million.
    Exports rose 56.35 percent to $44.37 million. Imports fell 78.37 percent to $11.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 522.92 percent to $42.4 million.
    Exports rose 368.45 percent to $11.88 million. Imports rose 614.62 percent to $30.52 million.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 88.19 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. had trade surpluses with 11 countries and deficits with 68 through February. That compares with nine surpluses and 65 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Belgium, $879.51 million; China, $352.44 million; and Mexico, $32.66 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Japan, $179.59 million; Brazil, $34.57 million; and Saudi Arabia, $31.36 million.

Through February it’s 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 99.69 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Electric storage batteries; Oil; Motor vehicle parts; Coffee; and Computers, accounting for 56.57 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 196.62 percent compared to last year to $1.33 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 6.65 percent compared to last year to $61.71 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 31.36 percent compared to last year to $17.14 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 1003.75 percent compared to last year to $10.53 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 465.84 percent compared to last year to $3.22 million.

On the import side:

  • Electric storage batteries rose 16.64 percent compared to last year to $170.33 million.
  • Oil fell 9.06 percent compared to last year to $59.56 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 1961.58 percent compared to last year to $26.4 million.
  • Coffee fell 28.78 percent compared to last year to $26.23 million.
  • Computers rose 46.56 percent compared to last year to $13.96 million.

Last year Port of San Francisco, Calif. posted total trade with the world of $2.11 billion. The Port’s deficit was $735.72 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $688.93 million and imports came to $1.42 billion.