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Port of San Francisco, Calif.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade totaled $423.52 million for the month of October, $4.72 billion through October of 2018, and $4.53 billion 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
1China$1.51 B
2Japan$955.24 M
3Mexico$397.46 M
4Saudi Arabia$331.58 M
5Colombia$147.55 M
6Russia$120.88 M
7South Korea$119.93 M
8India$115.25 M
9Australia$108.3 M
10Norway$84.15 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade increases 32.44 percent through October

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s trade with the world rose 32.44 percent, from $3.56 billion to $4.72 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. ranked No. 89 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 95. It finished No. 95 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 October Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top trade parters were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Saudi Arabia and No. 5 Colombia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Australia and Japan, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China rose 4.61 percent to $1.51 billion.
    Exports fell 12.03 percent to $988.88 million. Imports rose 62.31 percent to $525.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan rose 464.79 percent to $955.24 million.
    Exports fell 15.57 percent to $13.88 million. Imports rose 516.52 percent to $941.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Mexico rose 60.53 percent to $397.46 million.
    Exports rose 30.39 percent to $171.83 million. Imports rose 94.81 percent to $225.63 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Saudi Arabia fell 10.66 percent to $331.58 million.
    Exports fell 62.43 percent to $388,858. Imports fell 10.52 percent to $331.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Colombia rose 193.12 percent to $147.55 million.
    Exports rose 148.92 percent to $53,019. Imports rose 193.13 percent to $147.5 million.

Port of San Francisco, Calif.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 70.93 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Francisco, Calif. had trade surpluses with 16 countries and deficits with 91 through October. That compares with 27 surpluses and 77 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with China, $463.02 million; Norway, $82.57 million; and Ecuador, $63.14 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Japan, $927.48 million; Saudi Arabia, $330.8 million; and Colombia, $147.44 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Rice; and Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 97.73 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Electric storage batteries; Oil; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Coffee; and Gasoline, other fuels, accounting for 60.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 7.61 percent compared to last year to $1.03 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 3.45 percent compared to last year to $294.16 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 34.03 percent compared to last year to $85.14 million.
  • Rice fell 15.21 percent compared to last year to $11.44 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 54.98 percent compared to last year to $5.15 million.

On the import side:

  • Electric storage batteries rose 3709.68 percent compared to last year to $893.35 million.
  • Oil rose 6.08 percent compared to last year to $525.73 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 33.27 percent compared to last year to $295.75 million.
  • Coffee rose 1363.35 percent compared to last year to $175.7 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 22.02 percent compared to last year to $72.33 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $688.93 million and imports came to $1.42 billion.