Port of Tampa, Fla.

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade totaled $343.19 million for the month of June, $1.84 billion through June of 2020, and $4.2 billion 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
1Brazil$334.92 M
2China$325.45 M
3Argentina$105.47 M
4Vietnam$75.64 M
5South Korea$72.71 M
6Mexico$69.94 M
7Germany$65.04 M
8France$56.08 M
9Trinidad and Tobago$44.33 M
10Costa Rica$41.77 M

Overall Rank

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade decreases 15.68 percent through June

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s trade with the world fell 15.68 percent, from $2.18 billion to $1.84 billion 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 Tampa, Fla. ranked No. 97 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 Tampa, Fla.’s top trade partners were No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 China, No. 3 Argentina, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 South Korea. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Brazil, Mexico, China, Argentina and Germany, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Brazil fell 27.57 percent to $334.92 million.
    Exports fell 24.8 percent to $314.18 million. Imports fell 53.5 percent to $20.74 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 37.92 percent to $325.45 million.
    Exports fell 48.03 percent to $17.85 million. Imports rose 52.56 percent to $307.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Argentina rose 3.02 percent to $105.47 million.
    Exports rose 45.5 percent to $82.18 million. Imports fell 49.26 percent to $23.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Vietnam rose 70.38 percent to $75.64 million.
    Exports rose 249.12 percent to $2.02 million. Imports rose 68.01 percent to $73.62 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 South Korea rose 31.07 percent to $72.71 million.
    Exports rose 20.72 percent to $6.7 million. Imports rose 32.22 percent to $66.01 million.

Port of Tampa, Fla.’s top five trading partners through June accounted for 49.74 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Tampa, Fla. had trade surpluses with 67 countries and deficits with 56 through June. That compares with 66 surpluses and 69 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through June of this year were with Brazil, $293.44 million; Argentina, $58.89 million; and Mexico, $42.65 million. The top three deficits through June of this year were with China, $289.76 million; Vietnam, $71.6 million; and South Korea, $59.31 million.

Through June its top exports were Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers; Scrap iron, steel; Civilian aircraft, parts; Potassic fertilizers; and Phosphates, etc., in that order. Those accounted for 86.03 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Furniture, parts; Satellites, related equipment; Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm; Gasoline, other fuels; and Ammonia, accounting for 23.74 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. mineral or chemical fertilizers fell 20.22 percent compared to last year to $611.03 million.
  • Scrap iron, steel rose 61.1 percent compared to last year to $47.32 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 3.74 percent compared to last year to $24.74 million.
  • Potassic fertilizers rose 230.97 percent compared to last year to $20.5 million.
  • Phosphates, etc. fell 39.54 percent compared to last year to $15.19 million.

On the import side:

  • Furniture, parts rose 126.55 percent compared to last year to $53.35 million.
  • Satellites, related equipment totaled $50 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Flat-rolled iron, steel not under 600 mm fell 3.76 percent compared to last year to $49.44 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 34.82 percent compared to last year to $42.73 million.
  • Ammonia fell 26.63 percent compared to last year to $42.43 million.

Last year Port of Tampa, Fla. posted total trade with the world of $4.2 billion. The Port’s deficit was $507.73 million. Exports totaled $1.85 billion and imports came to $2.35 billion.