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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 September, $9.38 billion through September 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$1.62 B
2China$756.86 M
3Dominican Republic$753.67 M
4Germany$594.6 M
5Mexico$555.28 M
6Belgium$554.91 M
7Canada$472.07 M
8Ireland$378.76 M
9Japan$350.25 M
10Colombia$324.47 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade decreases 0.8 percent through September

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade with the world fell 0.8 percent, from $9.46 billion to $9.38 billion through the first nine 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 $3.11 trillion, with exports at $1.23 trillion and imports at $1.88 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 1.01 percent and imports fell 0.35 percent.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico ranked No. 65 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September 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; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Through September Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 China, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 Germany 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 Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 The Netherlands rose 31.49 percent to $1.62 billion.
    Exports rose 36.75 percent to $1.55 billion. Imports fell 30.35 percent to $67.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China fell 22.31 percent to $756.86 million.
    Exports fell 27.23 percent to $211.63 million. Imports fell 20.22 percent to $545.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dominican Republic rose 5.21 percent to $753.67 million.
    Exports fell 9.63 percent to $257.55 million. Imports rose 15.02 percent to $496.12 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 135.55 percent to $594.6 million.
    Exports rose 239.55 percent to $485.39 million. Imports fell 0.24 percent to $109.21 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 6.28 percent to $555.28 million.
    Exports rose 3.61 percent to $67.73 million. Imports rose 6.66 percent to $487.55 million.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top five trading partners through September accounted for 45.6 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico had trade surpluses with 53 countries and deficits with 90 through September. That compares with 53 surpluses and 90 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through September of this year were with The Netherlands, $1.48 billion; Belgium, $449.71 million; and Germany, $376.18 million. The top three deficits through September of this year were with Mexico, $419.83 million; Ireland, $355.25 million; and China, $333.6 million.

Through September its top exports were Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; and Sulfonamides, in that order. Those accounted for 80.2 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Sulfonamides; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Antibiotics, accounting for 47.59 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 12.93 percent compared to last year to $1.55 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 26.83 percent compared to last year to $1.37 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 5.44 percent compared to last year to $169.23 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 142.18 percent compared to last year to $93.81 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 106.84 percent compared to last year to $87.82 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 14.51 percent compared to last year to $1.22 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 7.27 percent compared to last year to $664.25 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 101.36 percent compared to last year to $252.72 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 2.28 percent compared to last year to $244.76 million.
  • Antibiotics rose 446.09 percent compared to last year to $144.86 million.

Last year Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico posted total trade with the world of $12.56 billion. The Port’s deficit was $2.79 billion. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were The Netherlands, China, Dominican Republic, Belgium and Mexico. Exports totaled $4.88 billion and imports came to $7.68 billion.

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