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Port of Searsport, Maine

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade totaled $34.32 million for the month of August, $362.19 million through August of 2019, and $531.15 million 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
1Canada$343.72 M
2Turkey$8.72 M
3Brazil$5.79 M
4Chile$2.01 M
5Egypt$1.63 M
6Malaysia$136,596
7El Salvador$90,508
8Australia$55,405
9South Africa$15,107
10Tanzania$14,369

Overall Rank

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade decreases 9.77 percent through August

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade with the world fell 9.77 percent, from $401.42 million to $362.19 million 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 Searsport, Maine ranked No. 167 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 Searsport, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Turkey, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Chile and No. 5 Egypt. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Thailand, China, Turkey and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 1.6 percent to $343.72 million.
    Exports totaled $44.79 million. Imports fell 11.64 percent to $298.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Turkey fell 12.02 percent to $8.72 million.
    Exports fell 12.02 percent to $8.72 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Brazil rose 61.81 percent to $5.79 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 61.81 percent to $5.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chile rose 89.02 percent to $2.01 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 89.02 percent to $2.01 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Egypt fell 49.07 percent to $1.63 million.
    There were no exports. Imports fell 49.07 percent to $1.63 million.

Port of Searsport, Maine’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 99.91 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Searsport, Maine had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with five through August. That compares with four surpluses and 10 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Turkey, $8.72 million; Malaysia, $136,596; and El Salvador, $90,508. The top three deficits through August of this year were with Canada, $254.14 million; Brazil, $5.79 million; and Chile, $2.01 million.

Through August its top exports were Oil; Scrap iron, steel; Equipment, parts for exercising; Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing; and Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved, in that order. Those accounted for 99.82 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Kaolin clays; Various forms of salt; and Value added to a returned import, accounting for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Searsport, Maine’s exports:

  • Oil totaled $44.79 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Scrap iron, steel fell 46.82 percent compared to last year to $8.72 million.
  • Equipment, parts for exercising totaled $136,596. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Seeds, fruits and spores, for sowing totaled $55,405. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved totaled $21,093. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 17.41 percent compared to last year to $278.53 million.
  • Petroleum products fell 9.07 percent compared to last year to $20.4 million.
  • Kaolin clays rose 61.81 percent compared to last year to $5.79 million.
  • Various forms of salt fell 14.63 percent compared to last year to $3.64 million.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $10,000. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Searsport, Maine posted total trade with the world of $531.15 million. The Port’s deficit was $483.3 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Thailand, China, Turkey and Mexico. Exports totaled $23.92 million and imports came to $507.23 million.