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Port of Tampa, Fla.

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade totaled $410.59 million for the month of October, $3.84 billion through October of 2018, and $4.56 billion 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
1Brazil$776.87 M
2Mexico$460.41 M
3China$416.91 M
4Germany$217.5 M
5Trinidad and Tobago$127.9 M
6South Korea$120.18 M
7Japan$119.78 M
8Colombia$110.69 M
9United Kingdom$100.64 M
10Argentina$91.91 M

Overall Rank

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade increases 1.21 percent through October

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade with the world rose 1.21 percent, from $3.79 billion to $3.84 billion 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 Tampa, Fla. ranked No. 98 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. 93. It finished No. 94 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 Tampa, Fla.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 China, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, China, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Brazil rose 12.02 percent to $776.87 million.
    Exports rose 1.56 percent to $600.21 million. Imports rose 72.27 percent to $176.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Mexico rose 61.25 percent to $460.41 million.
    Exports rose 11.05 percent to $123.66 million. Imports rose 93.35 percent to $336.75 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 China rose 37.57 percent to $416.91 million.
    Exports rose 27.03 percent to $37.42 million. Imports rose 38.71 percent to $379.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Germany rose 13.71 percent to $217.5 million.
    Exports fell 1.25 percent to $120.61 million. Imports rose 40.13 percent to $96.89 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Trinidad and Tobago fell 43.92 percent to $127.9 million.
    Exports fell 95.46 percent to $298,805. Imports fell 42.39 percent to $127.6 million.

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 52.06 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Tampa, Fla. had trade surpluses with 66 countries and deficits with 70 through October. That compares with 69 surpluses and 67 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Brazil, $423.55 million; Australia, $66.02 million; and Bhutan, $52.5 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with China, $342.08 million; Mexico, $213.09 million; and Trinidad and Tobago, $127.3 million.

Through October it’s top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Civilian aircraft, parts; Scrap iron, steel; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Optical fibers, in that order. Those accounted for 84.88 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Ammonia; Gasoline, other fuels; Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm; and Sulfur, not sublimed, accounting for 33.21 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Tampa, Fla.’s exports:

  • Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers fell 6.03 percent compared to last year to $1.13 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 43.88 percent compared to last year to $123.47 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 44.9 percent compared to last year to $52.96 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 17.19 percent compared to last year to $50.22 million.
  • Optical fibers fell 12.68 percent compared to last year to $45.86 million.

On the import side:

  • Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified rose 29.92 percent compared to last year to $291.73 million.
  • Ammonia fell 44.57 percent compared to last year to $133.3 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 36.19 percent compared to last year to $118.05 million.
  • Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm rose 16.15 percent compared to last year to $110.96 million.
  • Sulfur, not sublimed rose 138.65 percent compared to last year to $74.23 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, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $2.03 billion and imports came to $2.29 billion.