Port of Savannah, Ga.

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade totaled $7.66 billion for the month of May, $41.28 billion through May of 2020, and $108.14 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
1China$8.38 B
2Japan$2.87 B
3South Korea$2.84 B
4Singapore$2.27 B
5India$2.23 B
6Germany$1.79 B
7Vietnam$1.61 B
8Italy$1.13 B
9United Kingdom$1.07 B
10Thailand$1.06 B

Overall Rank

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade decreases 9.31 percent through May

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s trade with the world fell 9.31 percent, from $45.52 billion to $41.28 billion through the first five 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 $1.48 trillion, with exports at $582.11 billion and imports at $898.44 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 13.61 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.09 percent and imports fell 12.63 percent.

Port of Savannah, Ga. ranked No. 10 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through May 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 May Port of Savannah, Ga.’s top trade partners were No. 1 China, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Singapore and No. 5 India. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by China, Japan, South Korea, India and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 China fell 22.51 percent to $8.38 billion.
    Exports fell 86.55 percent to $1.3 billion. Imports rose 520.09 percent to $7.08 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Japan fell 5.18 percent to $2.87 billion.
    Exports fell 85.88 percent to $373.88 million. Imports rose 564.11 percent to $2.49 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 South Korea rose 4.3 percent to $2.84 billion.
    Exports fell 84.33 percent to $375.39 million. Imports rose 648.58 percent to $2.47 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Singapore rose 19.65 percent to $2.27 billion.
    Exports fell 88.78 percent to $196.73 million. Imports rose 1331.91 percent to $2.07 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 India fell 6.2 percent to $2.23 billion.
    Exports fell 82.53 percent to $331.25 million. Imports rose 291.69 percent to $1.9 billion.

Port of Savannah, Ga.’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 45.05 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Savannah, Ga. had trade surpluses with 132 countries and deficits with 69 through May. That compares with 76 surpluses and 127 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Australia, $629.43 million; The Netherlands, $249.11 million; and Belgium, $223.6 million. The top three deficits through May of this year were with China, $5.78 billion; Japan, $2.12 billion; and South Korea, $2.09 billion.

Through May its top exports were Cotton; Passenger vehicles; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; and Civilian aircraft, parts, in that order. Those accounted for 24.43 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Prepared foods, beverages; Motor vehicle parts; Medicines in individual dosages; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; and Furniture, parts, accounting for 18.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Savannah, Ga.’s exports:

  • Cotton fell 7.49 percent compared to last year to $825.66 million.
  • Passenger vehicles fell 27.9 percent compared to last year to $635.9 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 7.83 percent compared to last year to $565.32 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 13.83 percent compared to last year to $429.51 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 4.03 percent compared to last year to $426.39 million.

On the import side:

  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 17.66 percent compared to last year to $1.79 billion.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 15.55 percent compared to last year to $1.33 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 10.88 percent compared to last year to $981.16 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery fell 27.23 percent compared to last year to $671.84 million.
  • Furniture, parts fell 10.04 percent compared to last year to $625.17 million.

Last year Port of Savannah, Ga. posted total trade with the world of $108.14 billion. The Port’s deficit was $48.35 billion. Exports totaled $29.89 billion and imports came to $78.24 billion.