Port of Toledo, Ohio

Port of Toledo, Ohio’s trade totaled $66.51 million for the month of March, $251.83 million through March of 2020, and $1.89 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
1Canada$172.72 M
2China$57.94 M
3Germany$6 M
4Vietnam$4.57 M
5Thailand$2 M
6Mexico$1.85 M
7Indonesia$1.71 M
8Italy$1.66 M
9Ireland$1.61 M
10Taiwan$528,875

Overall Rank

Port of Toledo, Ohio’s trade increases 92.26 percent through March

Port of Toledo, Ohio’s trade with the world rose 92.26 percent, from $130.99 million to $251.83 million through the first three 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 $964.77 billion, with exports at $395.69 billion and imports at $569.09 billion. The nation’s total trade decreased 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 3.07 percent and imports fell 4.91 percent.

Port of Toledo, Ohio ranked No. 146 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through March 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; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Port of Newark.

Through March Port of Toledo, Ohio’s top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Germany, No. 4 Vietnam and No. 5 Thailand. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Canada, China, Mexico, Germany and South Korea, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Canada rose 106 percent to $172.72 million.
    Exports fell 59.99 percent to $4.93 million. Imports rose 134.61 percent to $167.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 China rose 31.87 percent to $57.94 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 31.88 percent to $57.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Germany rose 805.27 percent to $6 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 805.27 percent to $6 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Vietnam totaled $4.57 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $4.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Thailand totaled $2 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $2 million.

Port of Toledo, Ohio’s top five trading partners through March accounted for 96.58 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Toledo, Ohio had trade surpluses with seven countries and deficits with 18 through March. That compares with two surpluses and eight deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through March of this year were with Ireland, $1.61 million; Singapore, $279,044; and The Netherlands, $15,350. The top three deficits through March of this year were with Canada, $162.86 million; China, $57.94 million; and Germany, $6 million.

Through March its top exports were Coal, briquettes; Sugar and starch residues; Tomatoes, prepared or preserved; Preparations for use on hair; and Apparel and accessories made of rubber, in that order. Those accounted for 71.67 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Electrical boards, panels and switches; Electric motors, generators, not sets; Electric motor, generator parts; and Washing machines, accounting for 80.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Toledo, Ohio’s exports:

  • Coal, briquettes fell 40.88 percent compared to last year to $2.15 million.
  • Sugar and starch residues totaled $1.61 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Tomatoes, prepared or preserved rose 312.85 percent compared to last year to $576,701.
  • Preparations for use on hair totaled $372,107. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Apparel and accessories made of rubber totaled $248,580. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

On the import side:

  • Oil rose 190.09 percent compared to last year to $152.45 million.
  • Electrical boards, panels and switches fell 22.78 percent compared to last year to $15.97 million.
  • Electric motors, generators, not sets rose 34.02 percent compared to last year to $13.06 million.
  • Electric motor, generator parts rose 80.62 percent compared to last year to $9.2 million.
  • Washing machines rose 901.34 percent compared to last year to $7.61 million.

Last year Port of Toledo, Ohio posted total trade with the world of $1.89 billion. The Port’s deficit was $1.17 billion. Exports totaled $361.66 million and imports came to $1.53 billion.