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Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade totaled $970.54 million for the month of August, $8.34 billion through August 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$1.43 B
2Dominican Republic$668.94 M
3China$653.67 M
4Belgium$531.42 M
5Germany$491.77 M
6Mexico$490.07 M
7Canada$370.5 M
8Ireland$334.13 M
9Japan$317.36 M
10Colombia$303.55 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade decreases 0.35 percent through August

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade with the world fell 0.35 percent, from $8.37 billion to $8.34 billion through the first eight 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 $2.77 trillion, with exports at $1.1 trillion and imports at $1.67 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 0.71 percent and imports fell 0.07 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 August 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 August Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Dominican Republic, No. 3 China, No. 4 Belgium and No. 5 Germany. 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 29.67 percent to $1.43 billion.
    Exports rose 34.95 percent to $1.38 billion. Imports fell 33.42 percent to $56.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Dominican Republic rose 4.69 percent to $668.94 million.
    Exports fell 9.6 percent to $231.81 million. Imports rose 14.27 percent to $437.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China fell 24.92 percent to $653.67 million.
    Exports fell 37.87 percent to $175.02 million. Imports fell 18.72 percent to $478.65 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Belgium fell 3.46 percent to $531.42 million.
    Exports rose 1.93 percent to $491.32 million. Imports fell 41.4 percent to $40.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Germany rose 118.83 percent to $491.77 million.
    Exports rose 224.76 percent to $401.45 million. Imports fell 10.67 percent to $90.33 million.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 45.27 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico had trade surpluses with 54 countries and deficits with 88 through August. That compares with 53 surpluses and 88 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with The Netherlands, $1.32 billion; Belgium, $451.23 million; and Germany, $311.12 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Mexico, $364.4 million; Ireland, $311.51 million; and China, $303.62 million.

Through August its top exports were Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; and Parts for electrical supplies, in that order. Those accounted for 79.96 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; Sulfonamides; and Antibiotics, accounting for 48.01 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 18 percent compared to last year to $1.39 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 25.07 percent compared to last year to $1.22 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 5.95 percent compared to last year to $152.46 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 125.74 percent compared to last year to $78.19 million.
  • Parts for electrical supplies fell 14 percent compared to last year to $71.76 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 7.3 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 4.97 percent compared to last year to $605.65 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 1.57 percent compared to last year to $219.27 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 70.13 percent compared to last year to $210.51 million.
  • Antibiotics rose 397.38 percent compared to last year to $131.94 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.