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Port of Wilmington, Dela.

Port of Wilmington, Dela.’s trade totaled $942.34 million for the month of February, $1.91 billion through February of 2019, and $14.51 billion for all of 2018, 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
1Norway$191.02 M
2Nigeria$178.43 M
3Russia$148.22 M
4Qatar$133.67 M
5Saudi Arabia$119.48 M
6France$108.47 M
7Colombia$96.54 M
8Canada$91.31 M
9Costa Rica$78.84 M
10Chile$71.5 M

Overall Rank

Port of Wilmington, Dela.’s trade decreases 12.75 percent through February

Port of Wilmington, Dela.’s trade with the world fell 12.75 percent, from $2.19 billion to $1.91 billion through the first two 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 $650.55 billion, with exports at $260.05 billion and imports at $390.5 billion. The nation’s total trade increased 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports rose 2.61 percent and imports rose 0.14 percent.

Port of Wilmington, Dela. ranked No. 66 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through February 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; Port of Newark; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Through February Port of Wilmington, Dela.’s top trade parters were No. 1 Norway, No. 2 Nigeria, No. 3 Russia, No. 4 Qatar and No. 5 Saudi Arabia . Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Nigeria, Algeria, Colombia, Canada and Chile, respectively.

Taking a closer look at its leading trade partners:

  • Trade with No. 1 Norway rose 59.89 percent to $191.02 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 59.9 percent to $191.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Nigeria fell 43.75 percent to $178.43 million.
    Exports totaled $8.58 million. Imports fell 46.45 percent to $169.86 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Russia totaled $148.22 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $148.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Qatar rose 1329.54 percent to $133.67 million.
    Exports rose 1329.54 percent to $133.67 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Saudi Arabia rose 63.94 percent to $119.48 million.
    Exports rose 80 percent to $119.48 million. There were no imports.

Port of Wilmington, Dela.’s top five trading partners through February accounted for 40.4 percent of its trade with the world.

Port of Wilmington, Dela. had trade surpluses with 40 countries and deficits with 28 through February. That compares with 31 surpluses and 32 deficits for the same period one year earlier. The top three surpluses through February of this year were with Qatar, $133.67 million; Saudi Arabia, $119.48 million; and France, $108.47 million. The top three deficits through February of this year were with Norway, $191.02 million; Nigeria, $161.28 million; and Russia, $148.22 million.

Through February it’s top exports were Motor vehicles for transporting people; Civilian aircraft, parts; Navigational equipment; Value added to a returned import; and Commercial vehicles, in that order. Those accounted for 55.68 percent of its total outbound trade. The Port’s top imports were Oil; Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried; Grapes, fresh or dried; Gasoline, other fuels; and Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc., accounting for 91.3 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at Port of Wilmington, Dela.’s exports:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 74.08 percent compared to last year to $120.5 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 1441840 percent compared to last year to $109.01 million.
  • Navigational equipment rose 175.56 percent compared to last year to $73.51 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 242.37 percent compared to last year to $58.62 million.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 82.81 percent compared to last year to $41.05 million.

On the import side:

  • Oil fell 33.87 percent compared to last year to $860.09 million.
  • Bananas and plantains, fresh or dried rose 12.23 percent compared to last year to $96.47 million.
  • Grapes, fresh or dried fell 48.34 percent compared to last year to $55.39 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 30.53 percent compared to last year to $51.59 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. rose 3.41 percent compared to last year to $18.21 million.

Last year Port of Wilmington, Dela. posted total trade with the world of $10 billion. The Port’s deficit was $3.84 billion . At the end of the year, the port’s top five trade partners were Canada, The Netherlands, Iceland, Germany and Norway. Exports totaled $3.08 billion and imports came to $6.92 billion.