|1||Gasoline, other fuels||$3.9 B|
|3||Ethyl alcohol||$503.64 M|
|4||Acetic acids, vinyl acetates, etc.||$149.32 M|
|5||Acyclic alcohols||$89.05 M|
|6||Petroleum products||$71.41 M|
|7||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$70.85 M|
|8||Ethers, ether-alcohols, alcohol peroxides etc.||$50.81 M|
|9||Oxygen-function amino-compounds||$44.77 M|
|10||Polycarboxylic acids and other realted chemicals||$25.45 M|
|2||Gasoline, other fuels||$32.58 M|
|3||Acetic acids, vinyl acetates, etc.||$14.24 M|
|4||Cyclic hydrocarbons||$11.41 M|
|5||Acyclic alcohols||$9.36 M|
|6||Oils derived from high temperature coal tar||$6.25 M|
|7||Ethyl alcohol||$1.62 M|
|8||Ketones, quinones including butanone||$1.06 M|
|9||Cell phones, related equipment||$311,080|
|10||Toilet paper, similar household sanitary items||$211,315|
Port of Texas City, Texas’s trade increases 8.17 percent through October
Port of Texas City, Texas’s trade with the world rose 8.17 percent, from $7.52 billion to $8.13 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 Texas City, Texas ranked No. 75 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. 73. It finished No. 73 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 Texas City, Texas’s top trade parters were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Iraq, No. 3 Venezuela, No. 4 China and No. 5 Italy . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Iraq and Colombia, respectively.
Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:
- Trade with No. 1 Mexico rose 8.37 percent to $2.17 billion.
Exports rose 33.47 percent to $2.08 billion. Imports fell 78.95 percent to $94.18 million.
- Trade with No. 2 Iraq rose 17.81 percent to $654.46 million.
There were no exports. Imports rose 22.07 percent to $654.46 million.
- Trade with No. 3 Venezuela rose 932.48 percent to $600.65 million.
Exports rose 304.68 percent to $152.13 million. Imports rose 2079.16 percent to $448.52 million.
- Trade with No. 4 China rose 422.63 percent to $496.77 million.
Exports rose 428.6 percent to $492.65 million. Imports rose 122.36 percent to $4.12 million.
- Trade with No. 5 Italy rose 1311.38 percent to $407.09 million.
Exports rose 1586.27 percent to $403.91 million. Imports fell 34.84 percent to $3.19 million.
Port of Texas City, Texas’s top five trading partners through October accounted for 53.26 percent of its trade with the world.
Port of Texas City, Texas had trade surpluses with 53 countries and deficits with 10 through October. That compares with 50 surpluses and 17 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through October of this year were with Mexico, $1.98 billion; China, $488.53 million; and Italy, $400.72 million. The top three deficits through October of this year were with Iraq, $654.46 million; Venezuela, $296.39 million; and Saudi Arabia, $182.82 million.
Through October it’s top exports were Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Ethyl alcohol; Acetic acids, vinyl acetates, etc.; and Acyclic alcohols, in that order. Those accounted for 94.95 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Acetic acids, vinyl acetates, etc.; Cyclic hydrocarbons; and Acyclic alcohols, accounting for 99.4 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at Port of Texas City, Texas’s exports:
- Gasoline, other fuels rose 21.91 percent compared to last year to $3.9 billion.
- Oil rose 4156.6 percent compared to last year to $1.54 billion.
- Ethyl alcohol rose 10.21 percent compared to last year to $503.64 million.
- Acetic acids, vinyl acetates, etc. rose 2.43 percent compared to last year to $149.32 million.
- Acyclic alcohols rose 49.85 percent compared to last year to $89.05 million.
On the import side:
- Oil fell 49.6 percent compared to last year to $1.54 billion.
- Gasoline, other fuels fell 68.23 percent compared to last year to $32.58 million.
- Acetic acids, vinyl acetates, etc. totaled $14.24 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
- Cyclic hydrocarbons fell 11.93 percent compared to last year to $11.41 million.
- Acyclic alcohols fell 37.85 percent compared to last year to $9.36 million.
Last year Port of Texas City, Texas posted total trade with the world of $8.8 billion. The Port’s surplus was $2.5 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, Germany, Iceland, Norway and The Netherlands. Exports totaled $5.65 billion and imports came to $3.15 billion.