|1||Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers||$208.53 M|
|2||Optical fibers||$9.01 M|
|3||Civilian aircraft, parts||$6.78 M|
|4||Phosphates, etc.||$5.15 M|
|5||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$3.67 M|
|6||Paper, paperboard scrap||$2.77 M|
|7||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$2.71 M|
|8||Anml/Veg Fats & Oils Chem Modified; Inedbl Mx 1518||$2.25 M|
|9||Copper waste and scrap||$1.88 M|
|10||Aluminum waste and scrap||$1.44 M|
|1||Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified||$51.7 M|
|2||Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm||$22.83 M|
|4||Aluminum, unwrought||$17.74 M|
|5||Commercial vehicles||$14.19 M|
|6||Sulfur, not sublimed||$13.93 M|
|7||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$12.42 M|
|8||Nitrogenous fertilizers||$10.49 M|
|9||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$9.91 M|
|10||Gasoline, other fuels||$9.44 M|
Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade decreases 2.48 percent through February
Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 2.48 percent, from $656.52 million to $640.22 million through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.
Port of Tampa, Fla. ranked No. 98 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Through February Port of Tampa, Fla.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 India and No. 5 Argentina . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia and South Korea, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 30.7 percent to $112.12 million.
Exports rose 8.2 percent to $37.48 million. Imports rose 45.93 percent to $74.64 million.
- Trade with No. 2 China fell 7.45 percent to $70.72 million.
Exports rose 125.23 percent to $19.6 million. Imports fell 24.5 percent to $51.12 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Brazil fell 11.77 percent to $69.96 million.
Exports rose 6.99 percent to $42.56 million. Imports fell 30.67 percent to $27.39 million.
- Trade with No. 4 India rose 1379.19 percent to $51.75 million.
Exports rose 6780.28 percent to $37.68 million. Imports rose 376.79 percent to $14.07 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Argentina rose 342.21 percent to $27.03 million.
Exports rose 312.44 percent to $15.59 million. Imports rose 390.43 percent to $11.45 million.
Port of Tampa, Fla.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 51.79 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Tampa, Fla. had trade surpluses with 51 countries and deficits with 58 through February. That compares with 41 surpluses and 60 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with India, $23.61 million; Canada, $16.3 million; and Brazil, $15.17 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Mexico, $37.16 million; China, $31.52 million; and Russia, $23.08 million.
Through February it’s top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Optical fibers; Civilian aircraft, parts; Phosphates, etc.; and Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks, in that order. Those accounted for 88.73 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm; Ammonia; Aluminum, unwrought; and Commercial vehicles, accounting for 34.14 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Tampa, Fla.’s exports:
- Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers rose 11.43 percent compared to last year to $208.53 million.
- Optical fibers rose 1.99 percent compared to last year to $9.01 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts rose 57.8 percent compared to last year to $6.78 million.
- Phosphates, etc. fell 44.79 percent compared to last year to $5.15 million.
- Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 47.04 percent compared to last year to $3.67 million.
On the import side:
- Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified fell 23.99 percent compared to last year to $51.7 million.
- Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm rose 13.92 percent compared to last year to $22.83 million.
- Ammonia rose 25.36 percent compared to last year to $22.39 million.
- Aluminum, unwrought rose 660.09 percent compared to last year to $17.74 million.
- Commercial vehicles rose 22664 percent compared to last year to $14.19 million.
Last year Port of Tampa, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $4.32 billion. The Port’s deficit was $262.16 million . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $2.03 billion and imports came to $2.29 billion.