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Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade totaled $1.04 billion for the month of October, $10.49 billion through October of 2018, and $9.93 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
1The Netherlands$1.33 B
2China$1.12 B
3Dominican Republic$802.69 M
4Belgium$736.29 M
5Mexico$590.65 M
6United Kingdom$480.48 M
7Canada$451.3 M
8Colombia$419.96 M
9Japan$416.09 M
10India$406.54 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade increases 25.87 percent through October

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade with the world rose 25.87 percent, from $8.34 billion to $10.49 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 Juan, Puerto Rico ranked No. 66 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. 67. It finished No. 69 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 Juan, Puerto Rico’s top trade parters were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 China, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Mexico . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by The Netherlands, China, Dominican Republic, Belgium and Canada, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 The Netherlands rose 10.98 percent to $1.33 billion.
    Exports rose 8.67 percent to $1.22 billion. Imports rose 46.28 percent to $107.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 57.29 percent to $1.12 billion.
    Exports rose 148.3 percent to $346 million. Imports rose 35.16 percent to $774.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dominican Republic rose 20.99 percent to $802.69 million.
    Exports rose 7.67 percent to $315.86 million. Imports rose 31.55 percent to $486.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Belgium rose 46.35 percent to $736.29 million.
    Exports rose 49.03 percent to $660.31 million. Imports rose 26.58 percent to $75.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 47.33 percent to $590.65 million.
    Exports rose 72.3 percent to $74.86 million. Imports rose 44.3 percent to $515.79 million.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 43.66 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico had trade surpluses with 56 countries and deficits with 90 through October. That compares with 55 surpluses and 83 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with The Netherlands, $1.12 billion; Belgium, $584.33 million; and United Kingdom, $262.09 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Mexico, $440.94 million; China, $428.79 million; and Colombia, $400.72 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Gasoline, other fuels; and Parts for electrical supplies, in that order. Those accounted for 76.46 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; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; and Sulfonamides, accounting for 46.64 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 5.96 percent compared to last year to $1.53 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 30.79 percent compared to last year to $1.16 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 11.62 percent compared to last year to $200.71 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 32.53 percent compared to last year to $114.78 million.
  • Parts for electrical supplies rose 21.25 percent compared to last year to $103.66 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 43.27 percent compared to last year to $1.6 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 36.63 percent compared to last year to $722.86 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 20.98 percent compared to last year to $283.58 million.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 1258.99 percent compared to last year to $259.63 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 44.86 percent compared to last year to $129.03 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $4.65 billion and imports came to $5.42 billion.