|1||Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers||$988.11 M|
|2||Scrap iron, steel||$43.1 M|
|3||Optical fibers||$38.77 M|
|4||Civilian aircraft, parts||$33.41 M|
|5||Phosphates, etc.||$32.04 M|
|6||Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets||$13.72 M|
|7||Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks||$11.37 M|
|8||Computer chips||$9.03 M|
|9||Potassic fertilizers||$8.43 M|
|10||Copper waste and scrap||$8.1 M|
|1||Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified||$152.94 M|
|2||Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts||$95.17 M|
|3||Gasoline, other fuels||$90.47 M|
|5||Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm||$65.39 M|
|6||Aluminum, unwrought||$62.18 M|
|7||Furniture, parts||$43.92 M|
|8||Sulfur, not sublimed||$41.07 M|
|9||Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons||$37.82 M|
|10||Seats, excluding barber, dental||$35.65 M|
Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade decreases 6.18 percent through August
Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 6.18 percent, from $3.08 billion to $2.89 billion 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 Tampa, Fla. ranked No. 97 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 Tampa, Fla.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Argentina and No. 5 Germany. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, Mexico, China, Germany and Japan, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Brazil fell 5.74 percent to $592.47 million.
Exports rose 11.47 percent to $536.3 million. Imports fell 61.9 percent to $56.17 million.
- Trade with No. 2 China rose 12.8 percent to $366.27 million.
Exports rose 52.78 percent to $39.38 million. Imports rose 9.35 percent to $326.88 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Mexico fell 13.59 percent to $288.84 million.
Exports fell 3.98 percent to $107.87 million. Imports fell 18.46 percent to $180.97 million.
- Trade with No. 4 Argentina rose 90.45 percent to $132.49 million.
Exports rose 91.81 percent to $78.68 million. Imports rose 88.48 percent to $53.81 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Germany fell 30.51 percent to $123.67 million.
Exports fell 31.11 percent to $65.54 million. Imports fell 29.82 percent to $58.12 million.
Port of Tampa, Fla.’s top five trading partners through August accounted for 52.1 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Tampa, Fla. had trade surpluses with 67 countries and deficits with 71 through August. That compares with 63 surpluses and 67 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through August of this year were with Brazil, $480.13 million; Colombia, $47.85 million; and Australia, $40.64 million. The top three deficits through August of this year were with China, $287.5 million; Malaysia, $78.91 million; and Trinidad and Tobago, $76.59 million.
Through August its top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Scrap iron, steel; Optical fibers; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Phosphates, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 87.91 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts; Gasoline, other fuels; Ammonia; and Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm, accounting for 30.07 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Tampa, Fla.’s exports:
- Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers rose 4.15 percent compared to last year to $988.11 million.
- Scrap iron, steel rose 15.03 percent compared to last year to $43.1 million.
- Optical fibers rose 3.52 percent compared to last year to $38.77 million.
- Civilian aircraft, parts fell 72.06 percent compared to last year to $33.41 million.
- Phosphates, etc. rose 3.57 percent compared to last year to $32.04 million.
On the import side:
- Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified fell 39.76 percent compared to last year to $152.94 million.
- Photo-sensitive semi-conductors, parts rose 1366 percent compared to last year to $95.17 million.
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 20 percent compared to last year to $90.47 million.
- Ammonia fell 22.3 percent compared to last year to $75.52 million.
- Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm fell 27.62 percent compared to last year to $65.39 million.
Last year Port of Tampa, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $4.51 billion. The Port’s deficit was $648.77 million. At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Brazil, Mexico, China, Germany and Trinidad and Tobago. Exports totaled $1.93 billion and imports came to $2.58 billion.