Port of Searsport, Maine

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade totaled $12.59 million for the month of May, $223.1 million through May of 2020, and $520.25 million 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
1Canada$166.54 M
2Denmark$26.18 M
3Spain$12.53 M
4Sweden$5.62 M
5Turkey$4.33 M
6Egypt$3.09 M
7Brazil$3.08 M
8Chile$1.66 M
9China$65,000
10The Netherlands$5,157

Overall Rank

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade increases 8.14 percent through May

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade with the world rose 8.14 percent, from $206.31 million to $223.1 million 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 Searsport, Maine ranked No. 169 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 Searsport, Maine’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Denmark, No. 3 Spain, No. 4 Sweden and No. 5 Turkey. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Turkey, Brazil, Chile and Malaysia, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada fell 13.08 percent to $166.54 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $166.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Denmark totaled $26.18 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $26.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Spain totaled $12.53 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $12.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Sweden totaled $5.62 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $5.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Turkey fell 50.33 percent to $4.33 million.
    Exports totaled $4.33 million. There were no imports.

Port of Searsport, Maine’s top five trading partners through May accounted for 96.45 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Searsport, Maine had trade surpluses with four countries and deficits with seven through May. That compares with four surpluses and four deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through May of this year were with Turkey, $4.33 million; China, $65,000; and The Netherlands, $5,157. The top three deficits through May of this year were with Canada, $166.54 million; Denmark, $26.18 million; and Spain, $12.53 million.

Through May its top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc.; Cotton; Petroleum products; and Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, in that order. Those accounted for 100 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Electric motor, generator parts; Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; Petroleum products; and Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, accounting for 95.79 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Scrap iron, steel fell 50.33 percent compared to last year to $4.33 million.
  • Hay, including alfalfa hay, etc. totaled $65,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Cotton totaled $9,017. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Petroleum products totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade totaled $0. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 12.66 percent compared to last year to $157.65 million.
  • Electric motor, generator parts totaled $25.54 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts totaled $11.83 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Petroleum products fell 19.86 percent compared to last year to $8.89 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade totaled $5.59 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Searsport, Maine posted total trade with the world of $520.25 million. The Port’s deficit was $407.91 million. Exports totaled $56.17 million and imports came to $464.08 million.