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Port of Searsport, Maine

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade totaled $16.61 million for the month of October, $457.42 million through October of 2018, and $427.34 million for all of 2017, 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$392.58 M
2Thailand$17.47 M
3China$11.73 M
4Turkey$9.91 M
5Mexico$6.49 M
6Saudi Arabia$4.81 M
7Belgium$4.81 M
8Brazil$4.46 M
9Egypt$3.21 M
10Chile$1.85 M

Overall Rank

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade increases 33.32 percent through October

Port of Searsport, Maine’s trade with the world rose 33.32 percent, from $343.1 million to $457.42 million through the first 10 months of 2018 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 $3.51 trillion, with exports at $1.39 trillion and imports at $2.12 trillion. The nation’s total trade increased 9.25 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 8.95 percent and imports rose 9.44 percent.

Port of Searsport, Maine ranked No. 166 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through October of 2018. During the same period of 2017 it ranked No. 173. It finished No. 173 in the last full year.

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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through October Port of Searsport, Maine’s top trade parters were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Thailand, No. 3 China, No. 4 Turkey and No. 5 Mexico . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, Japan, Brazil, China and Mexico, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 33.84 percent to $392.58 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 33.84 percent to $392.58 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Thailand totaled $17.47 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $17.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 68.6 percent to $11.73 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 68.6 percent to $11.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Turkey rose 104.32 percent to $9.91 million.
    Exports rose 104.32 percent to $9.91 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Mexico rose 7.01 percent to $6.49 million.
    Exports rose 7.01 percent to $6.49 million. There were no imports.

Port of Searsport, Maine’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 95.79 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Searsport, Maine had trade surpluses with six countries and deficits with 10 through October. That compares with seven surpluses and six deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Turkey, $9.91 million; Mexico, $6.49 million; and Honduras, $35,426. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Canada, $392.58 million; Thailand, $17.47 million; and China, $11.73 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Scrap iron, steel; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; Bread, pastry, cakes; Lamp and lighting parts; and Preparations for animal feeding, in that order. Those accounted for 99.83 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum products; Machinery for heating and sterilizing; Various forms of salt; and Kaolin clays, accounting for 99.99 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Scrap iron, steel rose 7.06 percent compared to last year to $16.39 million.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles totaled $22,924. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Bread, pastry, cakes totaled $8,036. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Lamp and lighting parts totaled $6,015. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Preparations for animal feeding totaled $4,972. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 30.57 percent compared to last year to $391.51 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 107.73 percent compared to last year to $22.43 million.
  • Machinery for heating and sterilizing totaled $17.46 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Various forms of salt rose 68.96 percent compared to last year to $5.05 million.
  • Kaolin clays fell 10.76 percent compared to last year to $4.46 million.

Last year Port of Searsport, Maine posted total trade with the world of $0. The Port’s deficit was $0 . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $0 and imports came to $0.