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Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade totaled $983.54 million for the month of February, $2.09 billion through February of 2019, and $12.56 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
1The Netherlands$395.31 M
2China$181.16 M
3Belgium$176.77 M
4Dominican Republic$145.11 M
5Mexico$144.99 M
6Japan$91.72 M
7Colombia$65.46 M
8India$63.1 M
9Canada$62.18 M
10Russia$54.43 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade increases 14.53 percent through February

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade with the world rose 14.53 percent, from $1.82 billion to $2.09 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 Juan, Puerto Rico ranked No. 64 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 Juan, Puerto Rico’s top trade parters were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 China, No. 3 Belgium, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Mexico . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by The Netherlands, China, Dominican Republic, Ireland and United Kingdom, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 The Netherlands rose 41.1 percent to $395.31 million.
    Exports rose 45.86 percent to $388.12 million. Imports fell 48.88 percent to $7.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 6.1 percent to $181.16 million.
    Exports fell 29.34 percent to $48.91 million. Imports rose 6.9 percent to $132.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Belgium rose 185.89 percent to $176.77 million.
    Exports rose 371.38 percent to $163.2 million. Imports fell 50.12 percent to $13.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Dominican Republic fell 3.24 percent to $145.11 million.
    Exports fell 19.01 percent to $54.85 million. Imports rose 9.74 percent to $90.26 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 51.27 percent to $144.99 million.
    Exports rose 2.7 percent to $27.08 million. Imports rose 69.71 percent to $117.91 million.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 49.98 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico had trade surpluses with 41 countries and deficits with 76 through February. That compares with 40 surpluses and 78 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with The Netherlands, $380.92 million; Belgium, $149.63 million; and United Kingdom, $12.16 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $90.83 million; China, $83.35 million; and Japan, $64.47 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Gasoline, other fuels; and Parts for electrical supplies, in that order. Those accounted for 81.71 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Antibiotics; and Furniture, parts, accounting for 51.74 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s exports:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 44.21 percent compared to last year to $379 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 39.54 percent compared to last year to $282.42 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 13.77 percent compared to last year to $32.21 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 23.38 percent compared to last year to $25.39 million.
  • Parts for electrical supplies fell 3.44 percent compared to last year to $17.07 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 21.45 percent compared to last year to $320.62 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 194.92 percent compared to last year to $188.91 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 19.05 percent compared to last year to $52.05 million.
  • Antibiotics rose 704.52 percent compared to last year to $34.16 million.
  • Furniture, parts rose 61.65 percent compared to last year to $18.25 million.

Last year Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico posted total trade with the world of $10.07 billion. The Port’s deficit was $768.09 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $4.65 billion and imports came to $5.42 billion.