Port of Skagway, Alaska

Port of Skagway, Alaska’s trade totaled $9.59 million for the month of June, $166.84 million through June of 2020, and $186.62 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
1South Korea$66.52 M
2Canada$51.58 M
3Japan$27.83 M
4China$20.9 M
5Indonesia$4,516
6Thailand$2,295

Overall Rank

Port of Skagway, Alaska’s trade increases 78.16 percent through June

Port of Skagway, Alaska’s trade with the world rose 78.16 percent, from $93.65 million to $166.84 million through the first six 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 $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.

Port of Skagway, Alaska ranked No. 204 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June 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 June Port of Skagway, Alaska’s top trade partners were No. 1 South Korea, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 China and No. 5 Indonesia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by South Korea, Canada, Germany, Japan and China, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 South Korea rose 17.54 percent to $66.52 million.
    Exports rose 17.54 percent to $66.52 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Canada rose 39.28 percent to $51.58 million.
    Exports fell 31.95 percent to $21.5 million. Imports rose 453.26 percent to $30.08 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Japan totaled $27.83 million.
    Exports totaled $27.83 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 China totaled $20.9 million.
    Exports totaled $20.9 million. Imports totaled $828.
  • Trade with No. 5 Indonesia totaled $4,516.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $4,516.

Port of Skagway, Alaska’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 100 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Skagway, Alaska had trade surpluses with three countries and deficits with three through June. That compares with two surpluses and one deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with South Korea, $66.52 million; Japan, $27.83 million; and China, $20.9 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with Canada, $8.58 million; Indonesia, $4,516; and Thailand, $2,295.

Through June its top exports were Oil; Copper ores and concentrates; Gasoline, other fuels; Chlorides; and Cyanides, cyanide oxides, in that order. Those accounted for 99.52 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Copper ores and concentrates; Gold; Furniture, parts; LNG, other petroleum gases; and Quicklime, slaked lime, hydraulic lime, accounting for 99.87 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Skagway, Alaska’s exports:

  • Oil totaled $87.42 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Copper ores and concentrates fell 15.22 percent compared to last year to $27.83 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 31 percent compared to last year to $19.47 million.
  • Chlorides fell 37.22 percent compared to last year to $816,213.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides rose 129.94 percent compared to last year to $557,325.

On the import side:

  • Copper ores and concentrates rose 526.98 percent compared to last year to $28.44 million.
  • Gold rose 286.02 percent compared to last year to $1.56 million.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $22,802. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 41.91 percent compared to last year to $11,707.
  • Quicklime, slaked lime, hydraulic lime totaled $11,440. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

Last year Port of Skagway, Alaska posted total trade with the world of $186.62 million. The Port’s surplus was $172.51 million. Exports totaled $179.57 million and imports came to $7.05 million.