Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade totaled $802.58 million for the month of April, $3.79 billion through April of 2020, and $12.37 billion for all of 2019, 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$794.92 M
2Germany$324.52 M
3Dominican Republic$302.01 M
4China$230.61 M
5Mexico$202.31 M
6Japan$197.63 M
7Canada$153.89 M
8Ireland$121.68 M
9Belgium$119.5 M
10South Korea$100.04 M

Overall Rank

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade decreases 7.22 percent through April

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s trade with the world fell 7.22 percent, from $4.08 billion to $3.79 billion through the first four months of 2020 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 $1.23 trillion, with exports at $491.46 billion and imports at $733.63 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 9.31 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 9.55 percent and imports fell 9.15 percent.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico ranked No. 63 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through April of 2020.

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 April Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top trade partners were No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 2 Germany, No. 3 Dominican Republic, No. 4 China and No. 5 Mexico. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by The Netherlands, Belgium, China, Dominican Republic and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 The Netherlands rose 10.22 percent to $794.92 million.
    Exports rose 2857.02 percent to $758.64 million. Imports fell 94.78 percent to $36.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Germany rose 318.1 percent to $324.52 million.
    Exports rose 598.72 percent to $266.09 million. Imports rose 47.78 percent to $58.42 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Dominican Republic fell 4.77 percent to $302.01 million.
    Exports fell 47.16 percent to $108.3 million. Imports rose 72.66 percent to $193.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 China fell 33.09 percent to $230.61 million.
    Exports fell 81.31 percent to $45.7 million. Imports rose 84.74 percent to $184.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico fell 25.8 percent to $202.31 million.
    Exports fell 89.23 percent to $25.09 million. Imports rose 346.9 percent to $177.22 million.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s top five trading partners through April accounted for 48.98 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico had trade surpluses with 45 countries and deficits with 91 through April. That compares with 77 surpluses and 49 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through April of this year were with The Netherlands, $722.35 million; Germany, $207.67 million; and Belgium, $79.16 million. The top three deficits through April of this year were with Mexico, $152.12 million; China, $139.21 million; and Ireland, $118.5 million.

Through April its top exports were Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Misc. medical chemical re-agents; Medical instruments; and Gasoline, other fuels, in that order. Those accounted for 80.67 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Passenger vehicles; Medical instruments; Sulfonamides; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 45.72 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 8.84 percent compared to last year to $693.37 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 23.26 percent compared to last year to $500 million.
  • Misc. medical chemical re-agents rose 110.13 percent compared to last year to $63.8 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 20.87 percent compared to last year to $60.4 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 50.22 percent compared to last year to $52.61 million.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 15.89 percent compared to last year to $463.85 million.
  • Passenger vehicles fell 22.53 percent compared to last year to $263.15 million.
  • Medical instruments fell 5.67 percent compared to last year to $99.96 million.
  • Sulfonamides rose 716.86 percent compared to last year to $98.76 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 15.87 percent compared to last year to $28.57 million.

Last year Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico posted total trade with the world of $12.37 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.58 billion. Exports totaled $5.39 billion and imports came to $6.98 billion.